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  1. Small is Different from Big

    If you’ve ever wanted to read a story that compares the study of business with the study of physics, this is the story for you. And it’s about the difference between small and big. In this column, originally published in the Spring 2018 Network magazine, Ben Franklin Manager of Entrepreneurial Services Wayne Barz, discusses fundamental Continue Reading…

  2. BFTP’s Okrepkie on tecBridge Radio

    BFTP Pocono Northeast Regional Manager Ken Okrepkie was featured in a podcast on 94.3 The Talker on September 30th. Okrepkie addresses business incubation and the entrepreneurial climate in Northeastern PA. Via tecBridge Radio: http://www.tecbridgepa.org/tecbridge-radio.  

  3. Success Story – Saladax Biomedical

    Sal Salamone, Ph.D., CEO of BFTP/NEP client Saladax Biomedical, Ben Franklin TechVentures, Bethlehem – http://bit.ly/2w4KFD9 

  4. Success Story – FMI

    – Successful Ben Franklin alumnus client: Kevin Rhodes, CEO and founder of BFTP/NEP client FMI, Allentown – http://bit.ly/2wVio3d 

  5. Success Story – Custom Processing Services

     Successful Ben Franklin client Gregg Shemanski, president of Custom Processing Services, Reading, describes his company and BFTP’s support – http://bit.ly/2w1IFPr      

  6. Incubation 101: Graduation

    It begins with an idea: starting a business of your own making a product that is different from or better than the rest. And the support of a business incubator, like the Bridgeworks Enterprise Center, a member of the Ben Franklin Business Incubator Network, can help a new manufacturing company take off. The experts at Allentown Economic Continue Reading…

  7. Incubation 101: Life in the Incubator

    It begins with an idea: starting a business of your own making a product that is different from or better than the rest. And the support of a business incubator, like the Bridgeworks Enterprise Center, a member of the Ben Franklin Business Incubator Network, can help a new manufacturing company take off. The experts at Allentown Economic Continue Reading…

  8. Incubation 101: Pre-Incubation

    It begins with an idea: starting a business of your own making a product that is different from or better than the rest. And the support of a business incubator, like the Bridgeworks Enterprise Center, a member of the Ben Franklin Business Incubator Network, can help a new manufacturing company take off. The experts at Allentown Economic Continue Reading…

  1. Lessons from Incubating Innovation #9: Beware the Old TAM SAM Scam

    BF TechVentures Manager Wayne Barz takes aim at hubristic market-size predictions, warning start-ups to start at the bottom, rather than the top. Via Keystone Edge: http://bit.ly/2qdm8YQ

  2. Innovation Featured in Network Magazine

    Lessons in Incubating Innovation – blog series by BFTP Manager of Entrepreneurial Services Wayne Barz, @TechonomicMan, featured on pp. 44/45 of Spring issue of Network Magazine – http://bit.ly/2nUjt5n

  3. Growth of Lehigh Valley Manufacturing

    The Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corporation produced a video on the growth of the Lehigh Valley manufacturing sector that includes BFTP clients/alumni OraSure Technologies, B. Braun Medical, Mack Trucks, Victaulic, and the Orbel Corporation. View: http://bit.ly/2o6SoQb

  4. Lesson #8: Don’t Believe the Hype

    Wayne Barz, manager of Ben Franklin TechVentures, posted the eighth installment in his series, “Lessons from Incubating Innovation.” Not every hot new thing goes mainstream, so avoid the hype cycle and instead push innovators to adopt your tech-driven product. More via Keystone Edge: http://bit.ly/2mMQfGv    

  5. Lesson #7: 1 > 1,000,000

    Wayne Barz, manager of Ben Franklin TechVentures, posted the seventh installment in his series, “Lessons from Incubating Innovation.” Nabbing your first sale is more important than the actual dollar amount you get for it, i.e. 1 > 1,000,000. More via Keystone Edge: http://bit.ly/2jGe2JV

  6. Lesson #6: What Would Captain Kirk do?

    Wayne Barz, manager of Ben Franklin TechVentures, posted the sixth installment in his Keystone Edge series, “Lessons from Incubating Innovation.” Captain Kirk of the original Star Trek television series pursued the same strategy that our best clients do: probe, probe, probe. In an early-stage firm, the transition from being an R&D and product development company to a Continue Reading…

  7. Lesson #5: Make Your Own Luck

    Wayne Barz, manager of Ben Franklin TechVentures, posted the fifth installment in his Keystone Edge series, “Lessons from Incubating Innovation.” In the world of your startup venture, your glass is neither half-full nor half-empty. It is completely, totally and utterly full. And it is full of only two things: luck and risk. Read more via Keystone Continue Reading…

  8. Executive Leaders Radio – Venture Idol Winners and Fred Beste

    Executive Leaders Radio provides business leader interviews to give listeners a good sense of “what makes success.” Host Herb Cohen interviews BFTP Board Chair Fred Beste and Venture Idol finalists Kevin Langdon, Drew Kearney, and Roger Howell. 11/18/16 show: http://bit.ly/2fBnqbE