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  1. Made Possible in Lehigh Valley

    Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corporation has unveiled its new “Made Possible in Lehigh Valley” branding video, highlighting the innovation, determination, and work ethic of the region.

  2. Here’s to 30 years of nurturing companies in Allentown.

    Congratulations on 30 years of success to Ben Franklin Business Incubator Network member, AEDC’s Bridgeworks Enterprise Center. Via Keystone Edge: https://bit.ly/2ujINHj

  3. Seth Mattison will keynote on The War At Work at the Ben Franklin iXchange.

    On-Line registration for the May 21st iXchange is open. We have the most diverse workforce in U.S. history, with five generations at work. While workers of different ages are pretty much looking for the same things – meaningful contribution, advancement opportunities, and compensation for a job well done – they can have very different ideas Continue Reading…

  4. BFTP Testifies before Senate Appropriations Committee as Proposed Budget Keeps Funding at Historically Low Levels

    The four CEOs of Ben Franklin Technology Partners’ statewide network testified today before the state Senate Appropriations Committee and cautioned that the 2019-20 draft budget plan that keeps funding at historic lows represents a disinvestment in Pennsylvania’s economic growth at a time when other states are stepping up investments. View testimony HERE. Since 2007-08, “Challenge Continue Reading…

  5. Ben Franklin Technology Partners Testify Before Senate Appropriations Committee as Proposed Budget Keeps Funding at Historically Low Levels

    The four CEOs of Ben Franklin Technology Partners’ statewide network testified today before the state Senate Appropriations Committee and cautioned that the 2019-20 draft budget plan that keeps funding at historic lows represents a disinvestment in Pennsylvania’s economic growth at a time when other states are stepping up investments.

  6. Ben Franklin Technology Partners to Appear Before PA Senate Appropriations Committee

    3:00 PM, Wednesday, March 6, live-streamed: https://www.pasenategop.com/ The Ben Franklin Technology Partners (Ben Franklin) Pennsylvania statewide network will present before the Pennsylvania Senate Appropriations Committee regarding the proposed 2019-2020 Pennsylvania budget at 3:00 PM on Wednesday, March 6, live-streamed here: https://www.pasenategop.com/. The Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania is one of four Ben Franklins Continue Reading…

  7. NextShift to Streamline Healthcare Processes

    Doctors and their patients have a lot to keep track of during and after a visit – discharge instructions, medication reminders, and follow-up appointments. Ben Franklin TechVentures start-up NextShift LLC is applying technology to streamline that process. Via Lehigh Valley Business: https://bit.ly/2VkEV4r

  8. Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Map Highlights Regional Resources for Start-ups

    A new, interactive map has been launched by the Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corporation that highlights organizations, initiatives, and resources available in the Lehigh Valley to entrepreneurs and start-up companies. https://bit.ly/2GMlr5C

  1. Bridgeworks Enterprise Center Reaches Capacity and Breaks Records

    Clients of the Bridgeworks Enterprise Center, a member of the Ben Franklin Business Incubator Network, together earned nearly $7 million in revenue, and employed 31 full-time and another 43 part-time/contracted employees in 2018. The Allentown Economic Development Corporation announced the aggregated results of its annual Incubator Client Impact Survey.  https://bit.ly/2Ez4Akw

  2. Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania Creates/Retains 5,968 Jobs in 2018

    The Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania (BFTP/NEP) has reported that 5,968 northeastern Pennsylvania jobs were created or retained as a result of its work in 2018, for a cumulative total of 55,864 job creations or retentions since the program’s inception in 1983. Client companies raised an additional $62.9 million in follow-on funding from Continue Reading…

  3. Applied Separations Featured for #NationalInventor’sDay

    Applied Separations develops machinery that utilizes supercritical carbon dioxide for processes including fragrance and spice extractions, cleaning medical implements, and waterless dyeing of textiles. The company has received multiple BFTP investments to develop its technology and streamline its manufacturing, and New Tripoli Bank helped finance Applied Separations’ headquarters in center city Allentown. Via @NewTripBank: https://bit.ly/2BxGbK0

  4. Ben Franklin Tech Partners asks for more state funding

    The state budget proposed by Gov. Wolf continues funding of $14.5 million per year for Ben Franklin’s four-center statewide network, the same budget it’s been working with since 2007 when BFTP’s statewide budget was nearly halved from its previous allotment. Via Lehigh Valley Business; News Release

  5. Proposed Budget Perpetuates Reduced Funding Levels for Ben Franklin

    Funding has dropped nearly 50 percent, from $28 million to $14.5 million, since 2007-08, even as neighboring states compete more, invest more HARRISBURG, Pa. (Feb. 5, 2019) — Gov. Tom Wolf’s proposed 2019-20 General Fund budget would continue to fund Ben Franklin Technology Partners at the reduced level of $14.5 million. The appropriation is about Continue Reading…

  6. Innovative Control Systems Expanding

    Ben Franklin client Innovative Control Systems, the industry-leading provider of car wash control, payment, and management systems, is expanding operations and opening a new 52,000 square-foot manufacturing facility in the Lehigh Valley. Via LVEDC: https://bit.ly/2DVJ2hB

  7. Ben Franklin Announces iXchange Award Winners

    Register Now – Early registration discount, $75, until May 7, $95 thereafter. Register on-line at http://sites.ennect.com/e6908 or contact the Ben Franklin Technology Partners at 610-758-5200 or iXchange@nep.benfranklin.org. Hot hors d’oeuvres and dessert will be served; a cash bar will be available. A nationally known speaker will present the keynote. Ben Franklin has announced the winners of Continue Reading…

  8. Glenn Discusses Statewide BFTP on Harrisburg Program

    BFTP Director of Statewide Initiatives Ryan Glenn was interviewed on January 24 on Smart Talk, a Harrisburg-based, daily live interactive program featuring conversations with newsmakers. Glenn discussed Ben Franklin’s work and funding challenges: https://bit.ly/2RthZOg