Monthly Archives:
September, 2014


  1. Co-founder of Azevan Pharmaceuticals featured in Keystone Edge

    Azevan Pharmaceuticals is currently in Phase Two of clinical trials for a drug that its founders hope will help patients with mood disorders, including intermittent explosive disorder and PTSD. Read more:

  2. LifeAire Selected as Emerging Business of the Year Finalist

    LifeAire Systems, LLC, has been named a finalist in the Emerging Business of the Year category in the Lehigh Valley Business, Business of the Year awards program. The Business of the Year awards program celebrates the region’s most dynamic businesses and business leaders who share a commitment to professional excellence, business growth and the community. Continue Reading…

  3. Ben Franklin Director Earns Lifetime Achievement Award

    Barbara Lampe, long-time Ben Franklin Board Member, earned the Lifetime Achievement Award, which was presented at the second annual Lehigh Valley Business CFO of the Year Awards ceremony. Read more:

  4. GiveGab Implemented at SUNY Geneseo

    Volunteering just became one click easier for State University of New York (SUNY) at Geneseo students thanks to the website GiveGab: The Social Network for Volunteers. With GiveGab, not only can students easily find and track volunteer opportunities, but the university will also have a record of student involvement on campus and in the community. Continue Reading…

  5. Blazing Technologies Produces 911 Memorial

    Ben Franklin client Blazing Technologies built a NYC twin towers memorial for Rouzerville, Franklin County. Blazing Technologies is a custom design and engineering firm. See the photo

  6. Leveraging Digital Distribution

    The Ben Franklin Technology Partners iXchange 2014 event featured keynote speaker Jeff Hoffman, who presented New Rules of Business Leadership and Entrepreneurial Success. See his insights at:  

  7. Founder of Bison Analytics Featured in Keystone Edge

    Kurt Steckel and his team at Bison Analytics produce software that helps small- to mid-size businesses create financial reports that allow them to view trends, and understand where they are and where they’re going. It does this by drawing data from QuickBooks, the most popular accounting software among these businesses. Read more:

  8. Micro Interventional Devices, Inc. Initiates “First-in-Man” Clinical Study of Permaseal™

    Micro Interventional Devices, Inc. reports the first successful clinical case using its Permaseal Cardiac Access and Closure technology. This new technology simplifies minimally invasive aorticvalve replacement procedures. The patient is the first to be enrolled in the Secure Transapical Access and Closure Study (STASIS) being conducted in Europe.   The first STASIS case was performed Continue Reading…

  1. Cerora Selected to Participate in Prestigious TEDMED 2014 Bi-Coastal Meeting

    Cerora, Inc. has been chosen by TEDMED as a featured participant in the Hive, a select group of startups and entrepreneurs that are powering innovations for a healthier future as they simultaneously gather on the east and west coasts September 10 through 12. Read more:

  2. TSG Software Teams with EPAY Systems to Provide Integrated Labor and Work Order Management Solution

    TSG Software, a cloud-based commercial cleaning software provider and  developer of Accelerator CC, has announced that it has teamed with EPAY Systems, a leading cloud-based time and labor management provider. Together, EPAY Systems and TSG will provide an integrated labor and work order management solution, which allows commercial cleaning businesses to track employee time and Continue Reading…

  3. Every Business is an “L” Business

    Ain’t talking ’bout love. Ah, the “L” word. No, not “love”. The other “L” word. You know the one…the one that puts startup founders into an internal rage. The one that signals to the founder that the person using the word finds their business less than exciting. When someone refers to the founder’s business as Continue Reading…

  4. Cerora on Philadelphia ABC Action News

    Local company testing new concussion detection technology 

  5. Demco Automation Named to Inc.’s List of Fastest-Growing Companies

    Demco Automation is one of only eight PA Manufacturers that is Listed on Inc. Magazine’s 33rd Annual Inc. 5000 List of the Fastest-Growing Private Companies in the U.S. – Read more

  6. LifeAire boosts fertility rates at UC West Chester

    Doctors say it is something in the air that’s helping infertile couples conceive at West Chester Hospital. Ever since the installation of  LifeAire System’s high-tech air filtration system, the UC Health Center for Reproductive Health has seen a 20% increase in fertility for in vitro fertilization. Read more

  7. How Do You Managing the Pace of Change

    The Ben Franklin Technology Partners iXchange 2014 event featured keynote speaker Jeff Hoffman, who presented New Rules of Business Leadership and Entrepreneurial Success. See his insights at:  

  8. Being Small is Not a Strategy for Beating Your Competition

    Always assume your competition is further ahead than you think. A meaningful percentage of my startup clients have no respect for their competition.  Too many first-time founders have bought the story that big existing companies in their space are too slow to be a competitive threat.  Or that “existing competitors aren’t as nimble as we’re able to Continue Reading…