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  1. Why are Digital Distractions so Dangerous in Business 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.

  2. How Do Marketers Attract and Maintain the Attention of Consumers?

    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.

  3. TRuCapSol Celebrates Grand Opening of its Bridgeworks Lab

    TRuCapSol, which accomplished much of its R&D at Ben Franklin TechVentures, is the newest tenant of the Allentown Economic Development Corp.’s Bridgeworks Enterprise Center. Bridgeworks is a member of the Ben Franklin Business Incubator Network. TRuCapSol manufactures time-release capsules for consumer products that are strong enough to protect their contents, such as the fragrance in Continue Reading…

  4. TechVentures Startup is Revolutionizing the Information Kiosk Industry

    HootBoard has developed a digital concierge platform, providing informative hardware and software in public places the way smartphones provide information in the palm of a user’s hand. Via LVEDC: https://bit.ly/2DQ37WG

  5. Ben Franklin to Invest $486,250 in Northeastern PA Economy

    The Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania’s (BFTP/NEP) Board of Directors has approved the investment of $486,250 in support of regional economic development. BFTP/NEP announces the following early-stage company investments that are provided in the form of loans with warrants. HootBoard, https://www.hootboard.com/, Ben Franklin TechVentures Bethlehem, Northampton County Ben Franklin Investment: $100,000 Complete efforts to Continue Reading…

  6. Signallamp Wins Ben Franklin Venture Idol

    Signallamp Health, Scranton, won Ben Franklin Venture Idol, hosted by the Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania (BFTP/NEP), on Thursday evening, November 8. The event was held in the newly expanded Ben Franklin TechVentures® West Wing. TechVentures is the business technology incubator/post-incubator owned and managed by BFTP/NEP and located on Lehigh University’s Mountaintop Campus. Ken Continue Reading…

  7. HootBoard – New Ben Franklin TechVentures Resident Company  

     Technology That Customizes Information Kiosks Faster, Cheaper, and Better HootBoard is changing the way people get information in hotels, schools, hospitals and workplaces. The company has developed a digital concierge platform; in other words, Hootboard provides information-rich hardware and software in public places the way smart phones provide information in the palm of a user’s Continue Reading…

  8. Silberline Expanding, Adding Capabilities

    Silberline Manufacturing Co. of Schuylkill County broke ground on a 22,000-square-foot manufacturing expansion, which will allow the company to produce pigments compatible with waterborne coating systems. Once finished, Silberline says it will be the “leading waterborne compatible aluminum pigment manufacturer in North America.” Via Morning Call: https://bit.ly/2q0MKi7

  1. Particle Sciences boosts manufacturing services with Pennsylvania site

    The 5,000-square-foot Bethlehem-based expansion responds to client demand, says Particle Sciences president Robert Lee: “The market for services is growing, yet the supply of CMOs interested in taking on these complex drug products is not.” Via In-PharmaTechnologist.com: https://bit.ly/2NLCbsv

  2. East Penn Manufacturing Foresees Bright Future

    As worldwide demand for batteries grows, East Penn Manufacturing Co. and EnerSys, two of the world’s largest battery makers and both headquartered in Berks County, are expanding research and development. The two companies are exploring lithium-ion and lead-acid batteries for a variety of applications including telecommunications, electric vehicles and back-up power to electric grids. East Continue Reading…

  3. Micro Interventional Devices Successfully Treats First-in-Human Patient with Percutaneous MIA

    Successful patient’s tricuspid heart valve repair using new procedure and tools Micro Interventional Devices, Inc.™ (MID) announced today the world’s first percutaneous implantation of its MIA, Minimally Invasive Annuloplasty, technology for tricuspid and mitral repair. This marks the first patient enrolled in the transcatheter arm of the STTAR (Study of Transcatheter Tricuspid Annular Repair) trial being Continue Reading…

  4. Ben Franklin Celebrates Manufacturing Day

    In recognition of National Manufacturing Day, BFTP/NEP is celebrating the importance of manufacturing and its role in helping to keep a healthy and vibrant manufacturing economy in the region. “We’re really creating that next generation of manufacturers,” said BFTP President and CEO Chad Paul. Ben Franklin’s investment in and support of its manufacturing clients resulted Continue Reading…

  5. South Bethlehem Start-up Incentive Program Earns International Award

    The International Economic Development Council awarded Bethlehem Economic Development Corp. and the city of Bethlehem a Gold Excellence in Economic Development Award for its SouthSide Bethlehem Keystone Innovation Zone. Ben Franklin Technology Partners NEP is a partner in that initiative. Via @LehighValleyBusiness: https://bit.ly/2Oxz9wH

  6. Stourbridge Project Wins PEDA Award

    The PA Economic Development Association (PEDA) chose Wayne County’s Stourbridge Project as one of just three initiatives across the Commonwealth to receive a 2018 Economic Development Award. Stourbridge, a member of the Ben Franklin Business Incubator Network, was selected as the 2018 Economic Development Project of the Year. More: https://bit.ly/2NqutE2

  7. Ben Franklin Northeast Impact: 31,935 Manufacturing Jobs 1994-2017

    National Manufacturing Day Oct. 5 Ben Franklin Invests in Established Manufacturers and Early-Stage Tech-Based Manufacturers This Oct. 5, the Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania (BFTP/NEP) is joining the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) in celebrating National Manufacturing Day, promoting the importance of manufacturing in Pennsylvania and the jobs associated with Continue Reading…

  8. RADIUS® Partners with Exclusive Distributor in Vietnam

    RADIUS has entered into the Vietnamese market with a newly selected exclusive distributor – Natulife Co. Ltd. The Vietnamese market continues to grow and show interest in the organic and natural products industry, in products such as RADIUS’ USDA Organic Children’s Coconut Banana Toothpaste. Via Digital Journal: https://bit.ly/2NYlL5b