Monthly Archives:
March, 2017


  1. Arkados Signs Letter of Intent to Acquire SolBright Renewable Energy

    Combination will expand the energy services business into solar and open significant customer opportunities for Industrial Internet of Things solutions Arkados Group, Inc. (OTC: AKDS), which conducts its core research and development activities at Ben Franklin TechVentures®, Bethlehem, has signed a letter of intent to acquire the assets of SolBright Renewable Energy, LLC, a renewable Continue Reading…

  2. Lesson #8: Don’t Believe the Hype

    Wayne Barz, manager of Ben Franklin TechVentures, posted the eighth installment in his series, “Lessons from Incubating Innovation.” Not every hot new thing goes mainstream, so avoid the hype cycle and instead push innovators to adopt your tech-driven product. More via Keystone Edge:    

  3. Bridgeworks Incubator Companies Increasing Revenues and Hiring

    Resident companies in the Bridgeworks Enterprise Center, Allentown, a member of the Ben Franklin Business Incubator Network, increased revenues nearly 15% and employment 11% in one year. Via Lehigh Valley Business:

  4. Micro Interventional Devices Wins Top Cardiovascular Innovation Award

    Micro Interventional Devices, Inc™ won the “Top Cardiovascular Innovation Award” for its MIA™ product at the CRT 2017, which is one of the world’s leading interventional cardiology conferences. More:

  5. LVstartup Posts March E-newsletter

    Includes stories on BFTP news and client and alumni company news.

  6. viihealth Announces Acquisition of Hubdata

    Ben Franklin TechVentures-based viihealth, Inc., a next-generation Customer Engagement Company dedicated to helping global Life Science clients improve business results, has acquired Hubdata SARL, a France-based provider of leading edge decision analytics SaaS solutions. More:

  7. OraSure Receives Key Global Health Endorsement

    OraSure Technologies has earned a key global health agency endorsement of its OraQuick HIV Self-Test, a critical step in expanding the market for the diagnostic tool outside the U.S., especially in developing countries. The classification allows entities using funding from The Global Fund or UNITAID to purchase the test for 12 months while OraSure pursues Continue Reading…

  8. Ben Franklin Announces iXchange Award Winners

    Winners to be Honored at May 9th iXchange Event  The Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania has announced the winners of the Northeastern Pennsylvania Innovation Awards. Winners will be honored at the Ben Franklin iXchange event, which will be held at 5:00 PM on Tuesday, May 9th at the Zoellner Arts Center at Lehigh Continue Reading…