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April, 2018


  1. Jacob’s Raw — Cabbage Cache

    Between founder Scott Grzybek’s family-tested recipes and a growing demand for raw fermented foods, Jacob’s Raw is now in 200 stores and selling about 100,000 jars of kraut annually. The brand has grown to include salad dressings and health tonics. Via Reading Eagle: 

  2. LifeAire Earns Top Honors as 2018 INTERPHEX Exhibitor

    LifeAire Systems was named an INTERPHEX Exhibitor Award winner at the International Pharmaceutical Expo in New York City. The awards program was established to recognize companies that showcase creative technologies and new strategies that have significantly improved pharma and biopharma development and manufacturing. More: 

  3. Teamwork is Key to Region’s Success

    BFTP Regional Manager Ken Okrepkie is an economic development specialist who is a true hybrid, with a demonstrated focus on investment, business processes, and community service. Feature via NE PA Business Journal: 

  4. LVEDC’s Lehigh Valley Startup

    The April edition of LVEDC’s e-newsletter includes stories on BFTP clients Cernostics, EthosGen, Saladax, and Viddler, as well as on BFTP’s latest funding round and iXchange – 

  5. Play Impossible Nominated for Webby

    Play Impossible is one of the top five nominees for a prestigious Webby Award in the Games – Technical Achievement category. The Play Impossible Gameball™ is a multi-sport “smart ball” that provides connected games designed to keep five- to 15-year-old boys and girls challenged, entertained, and moving with active play. The Webby Awards is the Continue Reading…

  6. Ben Franklin to Invest $552,215 in Regional Companies

    The Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania’s (BFTP/NEP) Board of Directors has approved the investment of $552,215 in support of regional economic development. BFTP/NEP’s goal is to help lead northeastern Pennsylvania to a better economic future by building partnerships that develop and apply technology for competitive advantage. To achieve this goal, Ben Franklin staff Continue Reading…