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  1. UBMe Launches Revolutionary Online Ordering and Curbside Communication Product for Restaurants

    New product helps restaurants increase revenue while safely and conveniently communicating with customers during COVID-19 restrictions in cooler weather. With investment support from the Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania and the Southside Bethlehem KIZ, UBMe, Inc., a hyperlocal technology company, has launched a new product called Online Ordering and Curbside Communication, to help restaurants Continue Reading…

  2. Venture Idol Program Book Available Online

    This year’s Ben Franklin Venture Idol program book is available at https://bit.ly/2U8N3Xb. The program includes venture profiles of each of the seven competitors, an article, “What Has 2020 Taught Us About Start-Ups And Funding Them In 2021?” by Paul Martino, General Partner of Bullpen Capital, bios on investor panelists and emcees, a listing of regional venture Continue Reading…

  3. Gilson Snow channels the spirit of experimentation and adventure

    “One of the biggest obstacles to forward motion or to even pursuing things you care about is the fear of failure,” says Nick Gilson, CEO of Gilson Snow, Inc. “In certain environments, it can be quite crippling.” As winter sports enthusiasts, Nick Gilson and co-owner Austin Royer decided to put that spirit of experimentation to Continue Reading…

  4. Thread Bioscience Wins Ben Franklin Venture Idol

    Thread Bioscience, Inc.  was selected as the winner of the 2020 Ben Franklin Venture Idol competition. The Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania hosted its 17th annual Ben Franklin Venture Idol, held virtually this year, on Tuesday evening, November 17. More than 200 guests attended free-of-charge. Thread Bioscience, Bethlehem, is poised to disrupt the Continue Reading…

  5. Finalists Selected: Ben Franklin Virtual Venture Idol

    Program Book Preview Available  Rocket Cloud, Inc.; studio BE Mindfulness, LLC; and Thread Bioscience, Inc. were selected as the three finalists for the 2020 Ben Franklin Venture Idol competition by a panel of experienced private investors. The Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania will host its 17th annual Ben Franklin Venture Idol on Tuesday Continue Reading…

  6. 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…

  7. Ben Franklin Virtual Venture Idol Nov. 17, Free to Attend

    Crowdfunding-Style Event Celebrating National Entrepreneur’s Day The Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania will host its 17th annual Ben Franklin Venture Idol on Tuesday, November 17, 2020 from 6:00 – 7:45 PM. This year’s event will be held virtually and is offered free-of-charge; register at https://ventureidol.ticketmambo.com/. November 19 is National Entrepreneur’s Day. In celebration, Continue Reading…

  8. Lehigh Valley’s Life Sciences Sector Continues to Thrive

    Lehigh Valley’s vibrant life sciences sector has been stepping up to the challenge created by the continuing COVID-19 crisis, with companies including Ben Franklin clients OraSure Technologies, Skillion, Inc., and Saladax Biomedical taking steps to fight the coronavirus and other deadly diseases. Via LVEDC

  1. Ben Franklin to Invest $407,130 in the Regional Economy

    The Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania’s (BFTP/NEP) Board of Directors has approved the investment of $407,130 in support of regional economic development. Nine companies in BFTP/NEP’s 21-county service area received funding. Investments identified as continuation projects indicate that the client achieved pre-determined milestones and is receiving more funding to accomplish additional project work. Continue Reading…

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

  8. 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…