Funding Eligibility

Our Mission = Your Success

No matter your industry or market niche, landing startup funding from Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeast Pennsylvania hinges on many factors, but the most important one is a passion for innovation and business growth.

Here at Ben Franklin Northeast, we’re not just seeking dreamers; we’re on the hunt for doers—founders ready to turn their big dreams into real-world success stories. Take a look at how our criteria for innovative technology and job creation serve as qualifications for aspiring ventures:

Dreamers & Doers

We're all about turning visionary ideas into tangible outcomes. Show us your passion for taking bold steps and making things happen.

Strategy in Motion

It's not just about having a great idea; it's about having a solid plan to bring it to market. We're excited to see how you'll navigate the path from concept to commercial success.

Commercialization Intent

Successful applicants exhibit a clear intention to commercialize their innovations, driving revenue and growth in their respective industries.

Employment Impact

We prioritize ventures with the potential to create high-quality, high-paying sustainable jobs. Your ability to articulate how your business model will lead to employment opportunities is key.

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Funding Eligibility

To qualify for Ben Franklin Northeast funding, you need to meet a few criteria

Geographical Reach

Your business must be located within the 21-county area we serve, including:
Berks • Bradford • Carbon • Columbia • Lackawanna • Lehigh • Luzerne • Lycoming • Monroe • Montour • Northampton • Northumberland • Pike • Schuylkill • Snyder • Sullivan • Susquehanna • Tioga • Union • Wayne • Wyoming

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Protecting Your Ideas

Whether through patents, trademarks, or trade secrets, you need some way to protect your intellectual property.

Financial Commitment

While we provide capital investment, you’ll need to bring a personal and financial commitment to match it. Think of it as a collaboration, not just an investment. Ben Franklin funding is not a small business grant; there is a user-friendly payback process that begins once your engagement with us is over. We use the payback from successful projects to continue funding new startups in Northeastern Pennsylvania!

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Ready to Take the Next Step?

If your venture is driven by innovation and aims to make a meaningful impact, we want to hear from you. Discover the funding opportunities available through Ben Franklin Northeast and let's explore how we can work together to move your business forward!

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