Monthly Archives:
May, 2018


  1. Distraction Expert Presents at Ben Franklin iXchange

    Three minutes. That’s the average amount of time we work uninterrupted by email, social media, colleagues, phone calls, and other distractions, according to Ben Franklin iXchange keynote speaker Curt Steinhorst. The Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania (BFTP/NEP) hosted its annual iXchange at the Zoellner Arts Center at Lehigh University in Bethlehem on Tuesday Continue Reading…

  2. Ben Franklin iXchange: We want your feedback!

    Thank you for registering for last night’s Ben Franklin Technology Partners iXchange. We hope you found it enjoyable and worthwhile. We request that you complete a brief post-event survey at so that we can continue to improve our event. Please forward this note to your guests. Thank you in advance for your input.

  3. Play Impossible Gameball in Wall Street Journal List

    Play Impossible’s Gameball was included in the Weekend Wall Street Journal’s 50 new twists on old summer traditions – Gears and Gadgets listing, published on May 20.

  4. Viddler Targets Healthcare and Training Industries

    Viddler Inc. of Bethlehem, a creator of online video software for business training, has quietly and successfully built an impressive list of big-name clients. The Bethlehem company’s clients include Amazon and The Walt Disney Co. Via Lehigh Valley Business: 

  5. Bioscience Announces Expansion

    Bioscience, Inc., Allentown, has expanded to 20,000 sf of offices, laboratories, and manufacturing space in Lehigh Valley Industrial Park III. The company, one of the Ben Franklin Business Incubator’s first clients, is an ISO-certified provider of innovative waste and wastewater treatment biotechnology solutions in industrial, commercial, and agricultural settings. More: 

  6. Ben Franklin to Invest $695,000 in Regional Companies

    The Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania’s (BFTP/NEP) Board of Directors has approved the investment of $695,000 NEW 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…

  7. TRuCapSol Expands into Bridgeworks

    TruCapSol, LLC, is a microencapsulation company that produces environmentally friendly capsules, utilizing patented processes that decrease waste and improve the effectiveness of customers’ formulations. The company began in Ben Franklin TechVentures and is scaling up production in AEDC’s Bridgeworks Enterprise Center, a member of the Ben Franklin Business Incubator Network. R&D will remain in TechVentures. Continue Reading…

  8. BFTP Manager Presents at PEDA Conference

    BFTP Manager of Entrepreneurial Services Wayne Barz presented “Equity Financing — Investing in Companies With Negative Cash Flow,” at the Pennsylvania Economic Development Association Spring Conference. The presentation described Ben Franklin’s support of early-stage firms and how that investment is leveraged to attract follow-on funding from other investors. More: 

  1. BFTP CMO Named Lehigh Valley Woman of Influence

    BFTP’s Chief Marketing Officer Laura S. Eppler was honored as a 2018 Woman of Influence by Lehigh Valley Business on May 9 at Cedar Crest College. “This awards program was established to recognize local women leaders who are successful in their professional careers and who have made – and continue to make – a significant and highly positive impact Continue Reading…

  2. LVEDC Posts Lehigh Valley Startup

    The May edition of LVEDC’s e-newsletter includes stories on BFTP client LifeAire Systems, BFTP’s latest funding round, teamwork as key to economic development, and iXchange –