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  1. Area businesses fight COVID-19 with innovation

    As the economic wreckage of the COVID-19 war piles higher, some clients of the Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania serve on the regional battlefield by distributing products and services that can directly aid in the response and recovery effort. “Ben Franklin Technology Partners invests in innovative solutions for many industries,” said Ken Okrepkie, 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:  

  3. Vizinex RFID to Expand, Add Equipment

    Vizinex RFID, which makes radio frequency identification tags for a variety of industries, will buy new automated equipment and expand its manufacturing capabilities. The new facility in Hanover Township, Lehigh County, will provide room for growth. Via Lehigh Valley Business

  4. Glemser and Intelex Partner to Deliver Optimized Quality Management Solutions to Life Science Market

    Expanded practices drive performance and lower total cost of ownership for medical device and pharmaceutical customers. More:

  5. An Optimist vs. a Pessimist

    What is the difference between an optimist and a pessimist? At BFTP’s annual iXchange on May 17, 2016, speaker Byron Reese presented a keynote on Bold Optimism, in which he addressed how to spot key technologies and identify the macro factors that will drive innovation. Reese shares his perspectives in this eight-part video series. #8 – Continue Reading…

  6. OraSure Wins Major International Contract

    OraSure Technologies, Bethlehem, has received an $18 million product supply contract to support a foreign country’s nationwide hepatitis C testing and treatment program with the goal of eliminating hepatitis C virus infection across the country by 2020. More via Lehigh Valley Business.

  7. Appeeling Fruit Celebrates 25th Anniversary

    Appeeling Fruit, Inc., Dauberville, celebrated twenty-five years in the fresh fruit processing business with an open house that included speeches by PA Senator Judy Schwank and PA Secretary of Agriculture Russell Redding. Appeeling Fruit’s first customers were bakeries looking for  fresh peeled apple slices to incorporate into their desserts. In the 1990s, Appeeling Fruit began processing fresh, Continue Reading…

  8. US DOE Catalyst Demo Day in Philadelphia on Dec. 10

    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory are hosting Catalyst Demo Day in Philadelphia on December 10. This is an opportunity for companies in the region to connect with the DOE’s national innovation network and prize competition at the U.S. Department of Energy. The event is free of charge. Read Continue Reading…

  1. Ben Franklin Venture Idol: November 12 – SOLD OUT

    Ben Franklin Venture Idol is a cross between Shark Tank® and American Idol®…but with great food and networking. After earning their way through the afternoon selection process, three technology company entrepreneurs will briefly pitch their start-up companies to investors and attendees. Audience members decide how to “fund” the companies. Keynote presentation by Dr. Kathryn C. Continue Reading…

  2. Manufacturing Job Seekers: Register Now for Berks Manufacturing Day

    Meet 30 manufacturing employers throughout Greater Reading. Event presented by Greater Reading Economic Partnership in recognition of Pennsylvania Manufacturing Week. Saturday, 10/3/15, 8-11 AM. Register: Video:

  3. The Entrepreneur – View Our New Video!

    The quintessential entrepreneur starts with a great idea and a real market need. It takes hard work, tremendous tenacity, keen instincts, and support, notably from Ben Franklin Technology Partners, to survive. View here: