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  1. Ben Franklin Northeast Announces $2.3 Million in Q1 Investments

    Ben Franklin Northeast Announces $2.3 Million in Q1 Investments Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania (Ben Franklin Northeast) has approved $2.3 million in investments during Q1 of Fiscal Year 2024. 10 innovative companies, including eight startups and two manufacturers, received funding. $610,000 in investments will be made to the following early-stage companies. iDEAL Semiconductor Continue Reading…

  2. Ben Franklin Northeast to Invest $675,000 in 7 Regional Companies

    Ben Franklin Northeast to Invest $675,000 in 7 Regional Companies Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania’s (Ben Franklin Northeast) Board of Directors has approved the investment of $675,000 in support of regional economic development. Seven companies, including six technology startups and one established manufacturer, received funding. Ben Franklin Northeast announces $350,000 in early-stage company Continue Reading…

  3. Ben Franklin Northeast to Invest $925,000 in 11 Regional Companies

    Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania’s (Ben Franklin Northeast) Board of Directors has approved the investment of $925,000 in support of regional economic development. 11 companies, including five technology startups and six established manufacturers, received funding. Ben Franklin Northeast announces $350,000 in early-stage company investments. CatapalloVR Reading, Berks County Ben Franklin Northeast Investment: $100,000 Continue Reading…

  4. Ben Franklin Northeast to Invest $1.1 million in the Regional Economy

    Ben Franklin to Invest $1.1 million in the Regional Economy Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania’s (Ben Franklin Northeast) Board of Directors has approved the investment of $1.1 million in support of regional economic development. 11 companies, including six technology startups and five established manufacturers, from Ben Franklin Northeast’s service area received funding. Ben Continue Reading…

  5. Ben Franklin Launches Fund to Assist Life Science Startups

    Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania (Ben Franklin Northeast) has announced the Life Science and Healthcare Technology Fund, designed to assist in the creation of life science startups in Northeastern Pennsylvania. The fund provides up to $250,000 to match investments by regional healthcare providers and specialists, private corporations, and academic institutions that are creating Continue Reading…

  6. Ben Franklin Announces New Regional Manager, Upper Susquehanna

    Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania (Ben Franklin Northeast) has announced the appointment of Joshua Bradley to Regional Manager, Upper Susquehanna. As Regional Manager, Bradley will lead entrepreneurial and advanced manufacturing activities in the Upper Susquehanna region of Pennsylvania, including the counties of Bradford, Columbia, Lycoming, Montour, Northumberland, Schuylkill, Snyder, Sullivan, and Tioga. He Continue Reading…

  7. Applications Open for New TechCelerator @Lackawanna County Program 

    TechCelerator @Lackawanna County is a ten-week course with evening in-person classroom sessions, formal mentoring, and subject matter expert networking opportunities for aspiring start-ups. If a participant satisfies all of the required program work, the venture can also be eligible for $10,000 in reimbursable expenses to jump start the business. The 2023 TechCelerator @Lackawanna County cohort Continue Reading…

  8. FLX Solutions Wins Ben Franklin Venture Idol

    FLX Solutions won the 19th annual Ben Franklin Venture Idol, held at Ben Franklin TechVentures on November 15, 2022. FLX Solutions, a Bethlehem-based startup, created the FLX Bot, a modular, snake-like robotic arm that can be used for visual inspection and 3D mapping in spaces that are inaccessible or difficult to access. The event brought Continue Reading…

  1. Lehigh Provost Dr. Nathan Urban Appointed to Ben Franklin Board

    The Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania has announced the appointment of Nathan Urban, Ph.D., Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, Lehigh University, to its board of directors. Ben Franklin Northeast has had a decades long and mutually beneficial partnership with Lehigh, and Urban will continue the good work of now-retired board Continue Reading…

  2. Expanded OraSure Technologies Facility to Manufacture Millions of COVID-19 Tests

    Ben Franklin alumnus client OraSure Technologies recently completed an expansion that will allow it to manufacture almost 2 million in-home COVID-19 self-tests per week, while also creating or retaining more than 400 jobs in the Lehigh Valley. OraSure, a home-grown Bethlehem-based developer and manufacturer of point-of-care diagnostic tests and specimen collection devices, celebrated the addition Continue Reading…

  3. Mussel Polymers Developing Treatment for Tooth Sensitivity

    Ben Franklin client Mussel Polymers, located in Ben Franklin TechVentures, Bethlehem, has developed a new adhesive that chemically mimics the way mussels adhere to surfaces underwater. The firm announced a breakthrough in the use of its product, to treat sensitive teeth by alleviating “dentin sensitivity.” Read more via Lehigh Valley Business.

  4. Ben Franklin Northeast to receive $19+ Million over several years through PA’s Dept. of Community and Economic Development

    Governor Tom Wolf announced that Pennsylvania has awarded $246.8 million in American Rescue Plan funding, through the State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI), to local economic development partners to make direct equity investments and loans to small businesses to spur success and job creation opportunities across the commonwealth. “The dollars awarded today will help businesses Continue Reading…

  5. Mussel Polymers New Product Launch of Coral Glue

    Ben Franklin client Mussel Polymers presents new product launch of coral glue, SeaTak, at MACNA conference in Milwaukee. View interview.

  6. LifeAire Presents Air Purification Roundtable at TechVentures

    Sixty-nine to 80 percent of pathogens that cause illness and infections are airborne, according to Dr. Kathryn Worrilow, founder and chief executive officer of Ben Franklin client, LifeAire Systems. That statistic, presented at a roundtable discussion at Ben Franklin TechVentures, should make anyone wary of getting shoulder-to-shoulder in a crowd. Worrilow’s presentation to some area Continue Reading…

  7. New Ben Franklin Award at FACTORY’s StartUp Lehigh Valley

    More than $30,000 in prize money up for grabs in 4th annual StartUp Lehigh Valley pitch competition for entrepreneurs StartUp Lehigh Valley, a pitch competition for entrepreneurs developed and hosted by Factory LLC, is back for a fourth year! This year’s competition will be held live at Factory’s headquarters in south Bethlehem broadcast and streamed live on 69 Continue Reading…

  8. Gov. Wolf Announces New Tech Jobs with Expansion of iDEAL Semiconductor

    Governor Tom Wolf announced that Ben Franklin client, iDEAL Semiconductor Devices, Inc., a fabless semiconductor company, plans to expand its technology research and development and create at least 63 new, high-paying jobs in the Lehigh Valley. “This is exactly the type of project my administration is proud to invest in – it’s a big win Continue Reading…