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.
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.
With 14 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®
Bloomsburg Regional Technology Center
Bridgeworks Enterprise Center – Allentown Economic Development Corporation
CAN BE Innovation Center
Carbondale Technology Transfer Center
East Stroudsburg University Innovation Center
Innovation Center @ Wilkes-Barre
Allan P. Kirby Enterprise Center at Wilkes University
O’Pake Institute for Economic Development and Entrepreneurship at Alvernia University
Scranton Enterprise Center
Startup Danville – Bucknell University
Startup Lewisburg – Bucknell University