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  1. Ben Franklin Appoints Andre Rodriguez as Maintenance Technician

    The Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania (BFTP/NEP) has announced the appointment of Andre L. Rodriguez as Maintenance Technician. Rodriguez will be responsible for mechanical and facilities repair and maintenance at BFTP/NEP’s award-winning business incubator, Ben Franklin TechVentures. Rodriguez brings five years of experience as an electrician and maintenance mechanic in residential, commercial, and Continue Reading…

  2. Saladax Hires 8 to Address Demand for Schizophrenia Medication Test

    Saladax Biomedical, Inc., Ben Franklin TechVentures, Bethlehem, has expanded its staff with eight new employees in R&D, operations, regulatory affairs, and sales to ramp up production of its test for Clozapine, a key medication in the treatment of schizophrenia. The test earned U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) market authorization in April. Saladax’s MyCare™ Psychiatry Continue Reading…

  3. Ben Franklin Venture Idol to go virtual for Entrepreneur’s Day

    Ben Franklin Technology Partners has announced that this year’s Venture Idol competition will go on, but, like most events, this year’s competition will be virtual. Venture Idol will be offered free-of-charge and held Nov. 17, the day before a similar event, StartUp Lehigh Valley’s competition Nov. 18. Both events are being held leading up to Continue Reading…

  4. Startups to take center stage at two Lehigh Valley business events

    The coronavirus pandemic hasn’t dampened the Lehigh Valley entrepreneurial spirit. Two events — “Venture Idol” and “StartUp Lehigh Valley”— are set to be held virtually and on back-to-back days next month. Both aim to highlight and help fund startup businesses. Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania will host its 17th annual “Venture Idol” event Continue Reading…

  5. Core Business Solutions Continuing to Grow During Pandemic

    Core Business Solutions, Lewisburg, has appointed three new consulting staff, an audit assistant, an additional software support specialist, and a junior business analyst, continuing its growth despite the pandemic. The company is a client of the Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania “We like to think that we are continuing to grow because our Continue Reading…

  6. OPTiMO Develops Platform to Support COVID Reporting in Classrooms

    In response to the pandemic, OPTiMO IT, Bloomsburg, has developed a Screen4School COVID-19 reporting platform that readily integrates into school classrooms and existing school IT architectures. The solution is a suite of screening and reporting apps to allow school staff to securely and easily capture COVID-19 screening data in the classroom, as well as support Continue Reading…

  7. Ben Franklin Announces Venture Idol Start-Up Contestants

    The Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania will host its 17th annual Ben Franklin Venture Idol on Tuesday, November 17, 2020 from 5:00 – 7:45 PM. This year’s event will be held virtually and is free-of-charge to guests. November 19 is National Entrepreneur’s Day. In celebration, leading up to that day, Ben Franklin Venture Continue Reading…

  8. Ben Franklin Virtual Venture Idol

    REGISTER NOW!  Free-of-charge to attend. Virtual event held via Zoom on Tuesday, November 17, 2020, 5:00 – 7:45 PM Ben Franklin Venture Idol is a cross between Shark Tank® and American Idol®. After earning their way through the selection process held earlier in the month, three technology entrepreneurs will briefly pitch their start-up companies to Continue Reading…

  1. Skillion producing device that can detect if you’re wearing a mask

    Skillion, based at Ben Franklin TechVentures, produces “connected dashboards” that use artificial intelligence and machine learning to do various tasks. That capability is applicable during the pandemic to identify whether someone is wearing a mask. Via WFMZ-TV69: https://bit.ly/34er2e6

  2. New Incubation Video Posted by Scranton Chamber’s IGNITE

    The Scranton Chamber of Commerce’s Ignite incubator program recently posted a new video on the benefits to young firms of locating in a business incubator. Ignite includes Ben Franklin Business Incubator Network members Carbondale Technology Transfer Center, Scranton Enterprise Center, and TekRidge. BFTP/NEP is a proud supporter and partner in business incubation throughout northeastern Pennsylvania. Continue Reading…

  3. New Entrepreneurship Video Posted by Scranton Chamber’s IGNITE

    The Scranton Chamber of Commerce’s Ignite incubator program, including Ben Franklin Business Incubator Network members Carbondale Technology Transfer Center, Scranton Enterprise Center, and TekRidge, recently posted a new video. The video presents the Greater Scranton Chamber’s incubator support network and other crucial entrepreneurial resources available through Ignite. BFTP/NEP is a proud supporter and partner in Continue Reading…

  4. LifeAire: The quest for cleaner hospital air

    The coronavirus pandemic has challenged the way hospitals think about the design of their facilities, changing how doctors and nurses move through the hallways and rearranging patients’ beds. NewsHour Weekend’s Christopher Booker takes us inside LifeAire Systems, a BFTP client that has set its sights on cleaning the air that is being moved through our Continue Reading…

  5. Alvernia’s O’Pake Institute joins Ben Franklin Incubator Network

    Alvernia University and the Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania (BFTP/NEP) have collaborated to provide incubator support and potential funding to support innovative projects developed by local entrepreneurs and industry partners through the university’s O’Pake Institute for Economic Development and Entrepreneurship. Alvernia’s O’Pake Institute for Economic Development and Entrepreneurship joined BFTP/NEP’s Ben Franklin Business Incubator Network. Continue Reading…

  6. USSF’s COVID-19 Oral and Injectable Vaccines Yield Positive Pre-Clinical Results

    Two promising new COVID-19 vaccines show positive results in pre-clinical trials, developed through an alliance formed by Ben Franklin clients VaxForm LLC, a vaccine development company, and US Specialty Formulations LLC (USSF), a cGMP pharmaceutical manufacturing company. These new vaccines utilize novel delivery platforms for COVID-19 with one oral delivery and the other a conventional Continue Reading…

  7. 6 BFTP Clients Among Region’s Fastest-Growing Cos

    Lehigh Valley Business announced the Greater Lehigh Valley’s Fastest Growing Companies, which includes six Ben Franklin clients: Demco Automation; Forge3, Ltd.; Gateway Ticketing Systems, Inc.; Nazareth Pallet Co., Inc.; Unique Pretzel Bakery, Inc.; and US Specialty Formulations, LLC. The Fastest Growing Companies program identifies the region’s most dynamic companies that have made significant contributions to Continue Reading…

  8. SCORE Seeking Lehigh Valley Mentors

      SCORE fosters vibrant small business communities through education and mentoring. Now, more than ever, seasoned entrepreneurs can support new entrepreneurs as mentors. Join Lehigh Valley SCORE for an hour of virtual networking – 4:00-5:00 PM, Tuesday, September 1, Free. Register now.  Facebook event.