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  1. Ben Franklin Clients Innovating to Recovery

    As the government, public, and private sectors continue to address the severe problems created by the COVID-19 pandemic, many Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania (BFTP/NEP) clients contribute to the efforts. Ben Franklin enables client companies to not only create highly paid, sustainable technology-based jobs, but also to develop innovative solutions that fight COVID-19 Continue Reading…

  2. The Faces of Ben Franklin: Re-Thinking What is Possible in Northeast Pa.

    by R. Chadwick Paul, Jr., President and CEO, Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania For more than 18 years, I have had the privilege of leading the Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania. Along the way, we have mentored and supported a variety of companies in many different technology and manufacturing sectors. Several Continue Reading…

  3. Pennsylvania Tech Steps Up in COVID-19 Recovery Efforts

    By Dennis M. Davin, Secretary, Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development Earlier this year when the COVID-19 pandemic halted operations of Pennsylvania and the entire world, we found ourselves in the position of balancing public health and safety with economic and community recovery efforts. We know that personal protective equipment, including masks, face shields, Continue Reading…

  4. BFTP Clients Share Their Inspiration to Innovate During COVID-19

    By Ryan E. Glenn, Director of Statewide Initiatives, Ben Franklin Technology Partners Over the last several months, Ben Franklin Technology Partners’ clients across Pennsylvania have done an outstanding job of quickly adjusting their focuses to innovate against COVID-19. Many pivoted to help address the unique challenges presented by this devastating pandemic. But what did the response Continue Reading…

  5. BRAND BUILDING for Small Business

    “BRAND BUILDING for Small Business” is a branding/communications blog designed for entrepreneurs and small businesses. Produced by two experienced communications professionals who worked for a company within the Berkshire Hathaway family, its goal is to provide practical, Do-It-Yourself advice about creating a brand identity. It provides simple, straightforward tips that can be executed by a Continue Reading…

  6. Pennsylvania Cannot Afford for Tech Start-ups to be Casualties of COVID-19

    By R. Chadwick Paul, Jr., President and CEO, Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania In April, the Ben Franklin Technology Development Authority (BFTDA), which funds the statewide Ben Franklin Technology Partners initiative, awarded $4 million to the statewide Ben Franklin Technology Partners to protect investments in promising clients that are affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, Continue Reading…

  7. Statewide, Ben Franklin Clients Answer Call to Combat COVID-19

    By Ryan E. Glenn, Director of Statewide Initiatives, Ben Franklin Technology Partners Ben Franklin Technology Partners has long been focused on supporting revolutionary technological developments that improve the human condition and address critical challenges now and in the future. That mission takes on an entirely new meaning today as our state and nation come together Continue Reading…

  8. BFTP + PA Higher Ed = a Winning Partnership

    With world-class research universities and hundreds of colleges and universities located across 67 counties, Pennsylvania is an attractive destination for entrepreneurs looking to launch a technology firm. But it’s not just PA’s educational institutions that set it apart, it’s the powerful partnership that exists between Ben Franklin’s regional offices and the state’s higher education that Continue Reading…

  1. The Importance of University Partnerships

    BFTP client and serial entrepreneur,  Dr. R. Sam Niedbala, CEO of CryoConcepts, LP, Bethlehem, producer of patented cryosurgical tools for physicians, veterinarians, aestheticians, and consumers, presents to the PA House of Representatives Policy and Appropriations committees on how BFTP helped his company.

  2. Gas Pedal to the Floor

    BFTP client, Nick Gilson, CEO of Gilson Snow, Inc., Winfield, manufacturer of innovative snowboards and skis, presents to the PA House of Representatives Policy and Appropriations committees on how BFTP helped his company.

  3. Pa. must do more to help tech-based entrepreneurs

    The key to keeping the sought-after, tech-based entrepreneurs here in Pennsylvania is ensuring they have access to the essential support and resources they need to bring their business ideas to life. However, a recent report by the Brookings Institution found that Pennsylvania is not doing all it can to create jobs and grow its tech-based economy. Continue Reading…

  4. How an Innovation Economy Helps Companies Create Jobs

    Comcast Newsmakers interviews BFTP Director of Statewide Initiatives Ryan Glenn about Pennsylvania’s innovation economy and how we can avoid falling behind other states if we address challenges, as researched by The Brookings Institution. View.

  5. Ben Franklin is a proven resource.

    BFTP client, Catherine Bailey, Rea.deeming Beauty, Inc., manufacturer of Beautyblender, presents to the PA House of Representatives Policy and Appropriations committees on how BFTP helped her company.

  6. PA needs to invest more in business innovation.

    When I launched Saladax Biomedical Inc. in 2004, we planned to locate in New Jersey. But New Jersey didn’t offer us the support we needed, so we started in Ben Franklin’s business incubator in Bethlehem. Ben Franklin invested in us, introduced us to experts and advised us through many startup issues. We went on to Continue Reading…

  7. It’s time to restore funding to PA’s tech-based job-creation engine.

    Entrepreneurship feature on statewide funding of BFTP. Via NETWORK MAGAZINE:

  8. 4 Reasons Why: Business Incubation is Vital to Early-Stage Technology Firms.

    Business incubators provide innovative entrepreneurs and start-up companies with access to needed essential support services when they are most at risk – during their formative years. Blog by Chad Paul, BFTP/NEP CEO: