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  1. Ben Franklin Venture Idol: November 8

      November 8th Event Also Features a High-Stakes Deal Making Simulation Ben Franklin Venture Idol is a cross between Shark Tank® and American Idol® that illustrates a significant way in which entrepreneurs obtain seed capital for their early-stage firms. The Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania will host its annual Ben Franklin Venture Idol Continue Reading…

  2. Ben Franklin Celebrates Manufacturing Day

    In recognition of National Manufacturing Day, BFTP/NEP is celebrating the importance of manufacturing and its role in helping to keep a healthy and vibrant manufacturing economy in the region. “We’re really creating that next generation of manufacturers,” said BFTP President and CEO Chad Paul. Ben Franklin’s investment in and support of its manufacturing clients resulted Continue Reading…

  3. South Bethlehem Start-up Incentive Program Earns International Award

    The International Economic Development Council awarded Bethlehem Economic Development Corp. and the city of Bethlehem a Gold Excellence in Economic Development Award for its SouthSide Bethlehem Keystone Innovation Zone. Ben Franklin Technology Partners NEP is a partner in that initiative. Via @LehighValleyBusiness: https://bit.ly/2Oxz9wH

  4. Ben Franklin Northeast Impact: 31,935 Manufacturing Jobs 1994-2017

    National Manufacturing Day Oct. 5 Ben Franklin Invests in Established Manufacturers and Early-Stage Tech-Based Manufacturers This Oct. 5, the Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania (BFTP/NEP) is joining the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) in celebrating National Manufacturing Day, promoting the importance of manufacturing in Pennsylvania and the jobs associated with Continue Reading…

  5. Ben Franklin Venture Idol: High-Stakes Deal Making

    November 8th Event Also Features a Deal Negotiation Simulation The television show Shark Tank® has brought the art of venture capital investing into everyone’s living room. But what happens between the entrepreneur and investor to bring a deal to life? Only 27% of the “deals” that are shown on-air actually happen at the agreed-upon terms, Continue Reading…

  6. Ben Franklin Announces Board Changes

    The Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania (BFTP/NEP) Board of Directors announced the appointment of a new chair, a new member, and a new executive committee member at its September board meeting. Jan S. Heller is the new board chair. She has served on the BFTP/NEP board for 26 years, as vice chair from Continue Reading…

  7. Ben Franklin Venture Idol – Register Now!

    Ben Franklin Venture Idol is a cross between Shark Tank® and American Idol®. Register now for this year’s event, which will be held on Thursday, November 8, 2018, at Ben Franklin TechVentures® on Lehigh University’s Mountaintop Campus. REGISTER NOW.  

  8. BFTP Partners Among Lehigh Valley Business’ Fastest Growing Companies

    Lehigh Valley Business named 45 eastern Pennsylvania companies to its Fastest Growing Companies list for 2018 – companies identified as the region’s most dynamic that have made significant contributions to the local economy. Among them were BFTP client Vigon International, Inc. and BFTP Solutions Network member Altitude Marketing. Via Lehigh Valley Business: https://bit.ly/2PE36Ik

  1. PA Innovation Featured in Inc. Magazine

    Steeped in history, the Keystone State is a modern example of how legacy industries can thrive alongside the most innovative technology companies. Via Inc. Magazine: https://bit.ly/2N1Q3CD

  2. LVEDC’s Lehigh Valley Startup

    The August edition of LVEDC’s e-newsletter includes stories on BFTP’s clients, latest funding round, and perspectives: https://bit.ly/2OzkE7Y

  3. Ben Franklin to Invest $535,000 in Regional Companies

    The Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania’s (BFTP/NEP) Board of Directors has approved the investment of $535,000 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…

  4. Wolf Administration Hosts Business RoundTable/Demo at TechVentures

    On June 26, Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin demonstrated Governor Wolf’s new PA Business One-Stop Shop, a tool designed to help entrepreneurs in all stages of starting and running a business, at Ben Franklin TechVentures. Secretary Davin also hosted a roundtable discussion that included Ben Franklin client companies, to Continue Reading…

  5. BFTP in LVEDC’s Lehigh Valley Startup

    The June edition of the Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corporation’s e-newsletter includes stories on Ben Franklin’s investments, clients, and events – https://bit.ly/2Mc32hP.

  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. 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: https://bit.ly/2Kadvsz 

  8. 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…