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  1. 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.

  2. 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…

  3. 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 https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2018ixchange so that we can continue to improve our event. Please forward this note to your guests. Thank you in advance for your input.

  4. 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…

  5. 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 

  6. 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…

  7. 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 – https://bit.ly/2JUm1vl 

  8. Ben Franklin to Invest $203,855 in Regional Companies

    The Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania’s (BFTP/NEP) Board of Directors has approved the investment of $203,855 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…

  1. Teamwork is Key to Region’s Success

    BFTP Regional Manager Ken Okrepkie is an economic development specialist who is a true hybrid, with a demonstrated focus on investment, business processes, and community service. Feature via NE PA Business Journal: https://bit.ly/2qrEVli 

  2. LVEDC’s Lehigh Valley Startup

    The April edition of LVEDC’s e-newsletter includes stories on BFTP clients Cernostics, EthosGen, Saladax, and Viddler, as well as on BFTP’s latest funding round and iXchange – https://bit.ly/2HdJFD0 

  3. Ben Franklin to Invest $552,215 in Regional Companies

    The Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania’s (BFTP/NEP) Board of Directors has approved the investment of $552,215 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. Ben Franklin Announces Distraction Expert Curt Steinhorst as iXchange Keynoter

    The average person loses up to three hours each workday due to digital distractions. Curt Steinhorst, iXchange keynote speaker, is on a mission to help today’s workforce with the battle against distraction. Having spent years studying the impact of technology on human behavior, he now equips professionals around the world to work smarter and stronger Continue Reading…

  5. Economic Diversity in NE PA

    A technical diversity among businesses that helped protect the region from many of the crippling effects of the Great Recession still exists within NEPA, according to Ken Okrepkie, regional manager with the Ben Franklin Technology Partners. Via NE PA Business Journal: http://bit.ly/2pgIcU3 

  6. Ben Franklin Announces iXchange Innovation Award Winners

    Winners to be Honored at May 22nd iXchange Event  The Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania has announced the winners of its annual Northeastern Pennsylvania Innovation Awards. Winners will be honored at the Ben Franklin iXchange event, which will be held at 5:00 PM on Tuesday, May 22 at the Zoellner Arts Center at Continue Reading…

  7. Altitude COO Cites Work with BFTP, Clients

    In an executive profile, Altitude Marketing COO Gwen Shields cites her engineering background and how it fits well with her firm’s work with BFTP and its clients. Via Lehigh Valley Business: http://bit.ly/2sMqMnd 

  8. Ben Franklin Announces Job Impacts

    Ben Franklin Technology Partners’ work in 2017 resulted in the creation or retention of 5,097 northeastern Pennsylvania jobs, for a cumulative total of 49,896 job creations or retentions since the program’s inception in 1983. Client companies raised an additional $34.5 million in follow-on funding from angel investors, venture capitalists, and other investors in 2017, for Continue Reading…