Helping Tech Start-ups Succeed

Business incubation provides vital support to entrepreneurs and early-stage firms at their most vulnerable times and is often pivotal to their survival and prosperity. The reduced operating costs of starting a company in a business incubator are typically what initially draw early-stage companies to an incubator facility. But the business development assistance and sharing of best practices among tenants are often even more important.

Incubation Pioneers

With more than 35 years owning and managing its own incubator, BFTP/NEP was one of the pioneers of business incubation in the nation. Today, BFTP/NEP owns and manages both the award-winning Ben Franklin TechVentures and the Bloomsburg Regional Technology Center.

Collaborative Support

With 13 current members, the Ben Franklin Incubator Network is among the largest business incubator networks in the U.S. Business incubation is an important element in BFTP/NEP’s strategy for developing the northeastern Pennsylvania technology infrastructure. Ben Franklin staff meet with incubator network managers annually to exchange ideas and information, work collaboratively, and provide guidelines and training that are in accordance with International Business Incubation Association standards.


Ben Franklin TechVentures®
Bethlehem –

The Bloomsburg Regional Technology Center
Bloomsburg –

The Bridgeworks Enterprise Center
Allentown –

The CAN BE Innovation Center
West Hazleton –

The Carbondale Technology Transfer Center
Carbondale –

The East Stroudsburg University Innovation Center
East Stroudsburg –

The Innovation Center @ Wilkes-Barre
Wilkes-Barre https://wilkesbarreconnect

The Allan P. Kirby Enterprise Center at Wilkes University

The O’Pake Institute for Economic Development and Entrepreneurship at Alvernia University
Reading –

The Scranton Enterprise Center
Scranton –

StartupLewisburg (Bucknell University Entrepreneur’s Incubator)
Lewisburg –

The Stourbridge Incubator
Honesdale –

The TekRidge Center
Jessup –