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  1. LVEDC has released its January 2019 LVstartup

    This month’s issue includes stories on Ben Franklin economic impacts and client successes. https://bit.ly/2VXPJqm

  2. Ben Franklin Technology Partners Brings Victories

    One organization we consistently hear from is the Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania, an investor in the region’s technology sectors since 1983. Despite having its state funding cut by more than half in the past 10 years, it has continued to bankroll companies in Berks County and the surrounding region. Every one of Continue Reading…

  3. Carenade Health Becomes New Ben Franklin TechVentures Resident Company

    Carenade Health is creating an easy-to-use, efficient online tool through which consumers can compare prices, read reviews, and buy in-home health care services for themselves or their loved ones. Via The Morning Call: https://bit.ly/2CmFdjj

  4. How Marketers Attract and Retain Attention

    The Ben Franklin Technology Partners iXchange 2018 event featured digital distraction expert Curt Steinhorst as the keynote speaker. Having spent years studying the impact of technology on human behavior, Steinhorst equips professionals around the world to work smarter and stronger in this constantly connected age. See his insights on how marketers attract and maintain the Continue Reading…

  5. Georg Fischer Harvel Among Global CPVC Pipe & Fittings 2018 Top Manufacturers

    The critical and significant data in the study makes the research a very important tool for experts, analysts and managers to get ready-to-access analysis by the industry professionals. More: https://bit.ly/2QDTOvV

  6. Study: Ben Franklin Grew Pa.’s Economy by $4.1 Billion, Created 11,407 Jobs from 2012 to 2016

    Challenges remain because of state funding shortfalls. With a focus on startups and innovation, Ben Franklin Technology Partners (BFTP) remains a powerful job creation and high-tech economic development engine for Pennsylvania, according to the latest independent economic analysis of the organization. But state funding shortfalls are starting to curtail the partners’ ability to fund companies Continue Reading…

  7. Four Ben Franklin Clients Receive KIZ Tax Credits

    Ben Franklin clients/TechVentures resident companies NextShift Interactive, US Specialty Formulations, Logic54 LLC, and Mind Me Inc. were among seven start-ups to receive tax credits through the Southside Bethlehem Keystone Innovation Zone, which is administered by the Bethlehem Economic Development Corp. Via Lehigh Valley Business: https://bit.ly/2AyCmDU

  8. OraSure to Buy Two Companies

    OraSure Technologies Inc. of Bethlehem has agreed to acquire two companies that will open new markets and add between $4 million and $7 million to its net revenues this year. Via Lehigh Valley Business: https://bit.ly/2SxHq2l

  1. Ben Franklin to Invest $220,000 in Regional Economy

    Ben Franklin to Invest $220,000 in Regional Economy  Investments in 2 Early-Stage Technology Firms and 5 Established Manufacturers  The Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania’s (BFTP/NEP) Board of Directors has approved the investment of $220,000 in support of regional economic development. BFTP/NEP announces the following early-stage company investments that are provided in the form Continue Reading…

  2. Innovative Control Systems Expanding, Hiring More Workers in Lehigh Valley

    A manufacturer of point-of-purchase hardware and quality control systems for car washes will consolidate three locations into a single expanded location in Lower Nazareth, and will grow employment from 135 to about 200. Via Morning Call: https://bit.ly/2RZZIc7  

  3. BFTP Honors and Remembers Frederick J. Beste III

    The longest-serving board member of the Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania passed away on December 8, 2018. Frederick J. Beste III served more than 30 years in multiple board roles including several times as chairman. He was appointed to serve on Pennsylvania’s Ben Franklin Technology Development Authority Board and volunteered and advocated tirelessly Continue Reading…

  4. Economic Effort Needs More Funds

    Development funding crucial for Pennsylvania’s prospects. Via Reading Eagle: https://bit.ly/2E7Dq4b

  5. What Makes Technology Different Today?

    Having spent years studying the impact of technology on human behavior, iXchange keynote speaker Curt Steinhorst equips professionals around the world to work smarter and stronger in this constantly connected age.

  6. What are Some Practices to Reduce the Noise Around You In and Out of the Workplace?

    Having spent years studying the impact of technology on human behavior, iXchange keynote speaker Curt Steinhorst equips professionals around the world to work smarter and stronger in this constantly connected age.

  7. What is Your Advice to Improve Communications Among Generations?

    Having spent years studying the impact of technology on human behavior, iXchange keynote speaker Curt Steinhorst equips professionals around the world to work smarter and stronger in this constantly connected age.

  8. How Do You Think Greater Interconnectivity has Most Changed the Way We Communicate and Why?

    Having spent years studying the impact of technology on human behavior, iXchange keynote speaker Curt Steinhorst equips professionals around the world to work smarter and stronger in this constantly connected age.