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  1. The Entrepreneur

    The quintessential entrepreneur starts with a great idea and a real market need. It takes hard work, tremendous tenacity, keen instincts, and support, notably from Ben Franklin Technology Partners, to survive.

  2. Bio Med Sciences – PBS TV39 Focus

    Mark Dillon, President of Ben Franklin alumnus Bio Med Sciences, was featured on PBS TV39 Focus – Tech Talk on February 28, 2014.

  3. Cerora – PBS TV39 Focus

    Adam Simon, President and CEO of Ben Franklin client Cerora, was featured on PBS TV39 Focus – Tech Talk on February 28, 2014.

  4. Ben Franklin Overview – PBS TV39 Focus

    Ben Franklin TechVentures® Manager Wayne Barz was featured on PBS TV39 Focus – Tech Talk on February 28, 2014.

  5. Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corporation – The Greater Lehigh Valley

    LVEDC depicts the many attributes of the Greater Lehigh Valley region, including Ben Franklin TechVentures®.

  6. 2013 Annual Report: Inspiring Innovation

    Selecting, nurturing, and supporting technology-based companies is not a practice that is easily mastered. Since the Ben Franklin Technology Partners began 30 years ago, our team has built and developed its knowledge base, relationships, and networks. This deep experience allows us to effectively fund and support entrepreneurs and established manufacturers. Each client and industry is Continue Reading…

  7. Let Us Begin with the Beginning

    “And so, in conclusion, we project that our exit will occur on July 30, 2019.” Perhaps the only aspect of your business’s future that is less certain than your 3rd year EBITDA, is the financial exit that you and your investors will experience. But that doesn’t prevent nearly every funding application summary from asking the Continue Reading…

  8. Don’t Bring Me Angel Investors. Bring Me Hero Investors.

    In case you haven’t seen the headlines, let me deliver some bad news to you. You’re not going to like it, but it’s time you hear it too. The United States is no longer great at spurring entrepreneurial innovation and part of the blame lies with the angels (investors, that is) among us. Access to start-up-stage capital has Continue Reading…

  1. Entrepreneurial Quarks: The Elementary Particle of the American Economy

    Some of you may have recently read about the Higgs boson particle and how its potentially confirmed existence would explain how anything with mass (i.e., everything that exists) is built. Some of you may have also recently read about how President Obama doesn’t feel that entrepreneurs actually built their businesses, but that the businesses were Continue Reading…

  2. American Independence: The Greatest Entrepreneurial Venture Ever

    It is July, 1774. You own about 600 acres of farmland. You essentially run a medium -sized agricultural business and employ some 60 people. You have four children and a pregnant wife. Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Virginia and others are discussing a multi-colony gathering to consider making a unified statement on behalf of all the Continue Reading…

  3. Texas Instruments Lehigh Valley: Innovation and Expansion in Northeastern Pennsylvania

    Now more than ever, job creation is a hot-button issue–not only creating more employment opportunities, but also keeping jobs in the area. Texas Instruments Lehigh Valley (formerly CICLON Semiconductor Device Corporation) has excelled at both efforts, and plans expansion and new hiring in 2011. Even after CICLON’s acquisition in 2009, all jobs remained in northeastern Continue Reading…

  4. Diversified Information Technologies Grows 49% in 2010

    Diversified Information Technologies, based in Scranton, optimizes how insurance, financial services, health care and government clients manage critical information while reducing fixed costs associated with information collection, processing, and compliance. Diversified began as a records storage company in 1982, and the company has flourished in the industry by continually realigning operations to match the needs Continue Reading…

  5. TechVentures2 Building Designed to Earn Energy Star Recognition

    Spillman Farmer Architects, an official ENERGY STAR Partner with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) and the U.S. Department of Energy, announced that the Ben Franklin TechVentures2 building has achieved “Designed to Earn the ENERGY STAR” recognition. Ben Franklin TechVentures2® will be a technology incubator/post-incubator facility owned and managed by the Ben Franklin Technology Continue Reading…

  6. Mayor Callahan Announces $1.5 Million Grant for Ben Franklin TechVentures2

    Bethlehem Mayor John Callahan announced a $1.5 million Pennsylvania Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) grant to support the expansion of Ben Franklin TechVentures2®. The City of Bethlehem advocated for this grant with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Ben Franklin TechVentures2 will improve Ben Franklin’s ability to provide resources, workspace, and hands-on support to early-stage technology companies, Continue Reading…

  7. Registration Open for i xchange on May 12

    Each year, the Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania hosts i xchange, the premier business networking opportunity in northeastern Pennsylvania. Click here to register now! The event attracts more than 600 technology entrepreneurs, manufacturers, venture capitalists, economic developers, regional influencers, 

  8. Texas Instruments Acquires CICLON Semiconductor; Strengthens Analog Power Management Portfolio

    February 11, 2009–Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NYSE: TXN) today acquired Bethlehem, PA-based CICLON Semiconductor Device Corporation, a leading designer of high-frequency, high-efficiency power management semiconductors. The acquisition expands TI’s capability to improve energy efficiency in today’s end-equipment designs, including high-power computing and server systems. CICLON Semiconductor Device Corporation (pronounced See-Clone) is a fabless provider of Continue Reading…