Monthly Archives:
January, 2017


  1. Available Business Incubator Space in the Lehigh Valley

    The Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corporation (LVEDC) is e-publishing quarterly listings of available business incubator space in the region, including Ben Franklin TechVentures® and other members of the Ben Franklin Business Incubator Network. More via LVEDC:

  2. DCED Spotlight: Gilson Boards

    Gilson Boards CEO Nick Gilson says, “Without our Pennsylvania neighbors, we wouldn’t be here. Our first presses were welded by an expert in return for cutting his firewood. Today, some say we build the most advanced skis and snowboards in the world, and Outside Magazine recently ranked us a top American brand. In 2015, we Continue Reading…

  3. Ben Franklin Caps Off Year With Expansion Throughout Region

    From unveiling plans to expand its Bethlehem facility to adding four new networks to its business incubator network, Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania capped off a year filled with growing investments in innovation. Via Lehigh Valley Business:

  4. BFTP Presents New Annual Report

    BFTP’s long and successful experience in business incubation has been pivotal to the success of dozens of PA companies. Read about it in our new 2016 annual report, Incubating Innovation.

  5. Bison Analytics Now Part of Intuit Apps for QuickBooks

    The Bison system enables emerging companies to scale up on QuickBooks by implementing sophisticated business intelligence. More:

  6. Demco Automation Announces New Facility

    Demco Automation is completing construction of a new 35,000-square-foot climate-controlled facility that will support its continued growth. Demco is a leading supplier of flexible, cost-effective, and low-risk automated manufacturing systems for technology-based industry sectors. More:; Via Morning Call

  7. Lesson #6: What Would Captain Kirk do?

    Wayne Barz, manager of Ben Franklin TechVentures, posted the sixth installment in his Keystone Edge series, “Lessons from Incubating Innovation.” Captain Kirk of the original Star Trek television series pursued the same strategy that our best clients do: probe, probe, probe. In an early-stage firm, the transition from being an R&D and product development company to a Continue Reading…

  8. Lesson #5: Make Your Own Luck

    Wayne Barz, manager of Ben Franklin TechVentures, posted the fifth installment in his Keystone Edge series, “Lessons from Incubating Innovation.” In the world of your startup venture, your glass is neither half-full nor half-empty. It is completely, totally and utterly full. And it is full of only two things: luck and risk. Read more via Keystone Continue Reading…

  1. Saladax Licenses Alzheimer’s Diagnostics Tests

    Saladax Biomedical has signed an agreement to license diagnostic tests for Alzheimer’s disease to Siemens Healthineers. These tests can lead to early identification of Alzheimer’s Disease, which is the sixth leading cause of death in the U.S., affecting nearly 50 million patients worldwide, with 10 million new cases each year. Read more:; Via Morning Continue Reading…

  2. LVEDC Releases New Economic Development Magazine

    The feature story, “Innovation Lives Here” beginning on page 19 cites Ben Franklin Technology Partners, TechVentures and client LifeAire Systems. Via LVEDC

  3. BFTP Clients Among Recipients of PA Tax Credits

    The PA Department of Community & Economic Development announced the approval of $15 million in tax credits to support early-stage companies through the state’s Keystone Innovation Zones. Among the recipients are BFTP clients Orbweaver Sourcing LLC, Hager Biosciences LLC, Cryoconcepts LP, Pivitec LLC, viihealth Inc., US Specialty Formulations LLC, and Cernostics. More via Lehigh Valley Continue Reading…

  4. Make “Made in America” Great Again

    “Made in the USA” is still one of the most trustworthy brands across the globe. Even more exciting, the global middle class is growing quickly, with one billion new additions in the past decade. Many of these consumers are preferring “Made in the USA,” because it signifies trust, satisfaction, value–and for the first time, they Continue Reading…

  5. Vigon International Named One of Best Employers in US

    Vigon International has been honored as one of the nation’s best and brightest companies to work for by the National Association for Business Resources. The company won the 2016 Ben Franklin Technology Partners’ Manufacturing Achievement Innovation Award at the iXchange. More via Pocono Record: