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  1. Ben Franklin to Invest $150,000 in the Regional Economy

    The Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania’s (BFTP_NEPA) Board of Directors has approved the investment of $150,000 in support of regional economic development. Five companies from BFTP_NEPA’s 21-county service area received funding. BFTP_NEPA announces the following early-stage company investment, which is provided in the form of loans with warrants. Molcube, LLC, Ben Franklin TechVentures, Continue Reading…

  2. EcoTech Marine Featured on PBS39/WLVT Lehigh Valley Rising

    Ben Franklin client EcoTech Marine is featured in Episode 9 of PBS39/WLVT’s Lehigh Valley Rising show that highlights regional lighting companies. WATCH HERE.

  3. Watch the Ben Franklin iXchange Video!

    Watch the iXchange video here. More information about the program and sponsors is here.  The Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania (BFTP_NEPA) presented its annual iXchange virtually at 3:30 PM on Wednesday afternoon, May 18, 2022. This year’s iXchange theme was Innovators: Past, Present, and Future. It included the presentation of six innovation awards Continue Reading…

  4. Report: Ben Franklin Tech Partners created hundreds of jobs in our region

    The Ben Franklin Technology Partners is showing it’s still making quite an impact in Pennsylvania with its 2021 economic impact report. It’s one of the nation’s longest running tech-based economic development programs with one of the largest incubator networks. “We do that by investing and supporting early-stage organizations. Secondly, we do that by supporting new Continue Reading…

  5. Ben Franklin CMO Laura Eppler Appears on “Marketing Champs”

    Each week on “Marketing Champs,” hosts talk to media experts across the country.  On May 2, Laura Eppler, BFTP’s Chief Marketing Officer, was the guest with host Howard Wolpoff. Via Daily Ad Brief.

  6. Mussel Power

    Ben Franklin client Mussel Polymers mimics the protein chemistry used in mussels in its hunt for glues that are super-strong, non-toxic, and that stick under water or inside the body. The polystyrene system is the basis of a start-up company called Mussel Polymers (MPI) (musselpolymers.com). With labs in Ben Franklin TechVentures, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, MPI has Continue Reading…

  7. Congressman Dan Meuser Visits Bloomsburg Regional Technology Center

    Congressman Dan Meuser visited the Bloomsburg Regional Technology Center (BRTC) business incubator, which is owned and managed by the Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania (BFTP_NEPA), on Friday, April 22. He and his staff toured the facility and met with Ben Franklin President and CEO Angelo J. Valletta and BRTC staff to learn more Continue Reading…

  8. Ben Franklin Investments Pay Huge Dividends for PA

    Statewide initiative helped clients create 2,438 jobs, retain 12,923 more, and generate $2 billion in revenue, according to 2021 Impact Report Ben Franklin Technology Partners and its network of clients continue to bring to market cutting-edge ideas that directly impact Pennsylvania’s economy by driving investments, fostering the entrepreneurial ecosystem, supporting innovation in established manufacturers, and Continue Reading…

  1. FLX Solutions Among 3 Winners in US DoE E-ROBOT Competition + Wins PitchForce

    The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) announced three winners of its American-Made E-ROBOT Prize, a competition that challenged teams of entrepreneurs to design and build robotic-driven approaches to retrofit buildings more safely and quickly with higher energy-performing walls and other building envelope solutions. Each winner will receive equal shares of the Continue Reading…

  2. USSF Developing Oral COVID Vaccine

    Ben Franklin clients US Specialty Formulations, LLC and Vaxform, LLC, Allentown, are developing a new oral COVID-19 vaccine that promises to expand the number of people vaccinated around the world. It does not require refrigeration and is drunk rather than injected, making it especially helpful for administration in developing nations. Via PBS39.

  3. American Paper Bag Wins Global Green Business Award

    Ben Franklin client American Paper Bag, LLC, Sugar Notch, was recognized with a Global Green Business Award, Leading Innovators in Retail Sustainability 2021, by Acquisition International.

  4. Investing Locally – 6 Pocono-NE Firms Receive Ben Franklin Funding

    Six Firms Receiving Nearly $200K in Combined Investments from the Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania. Via the Times-Tribune Scranton and the Citizens’ Voice Wilkes Barre. 

  5. Lehigh’s Baker Institute Presents Innovate! Celebrate! Awards at Ben Franklin TechVentures

    Event Spotlights Entrepreneurial Talent in Lehigh Students “I want to acknowledge the influence and impact of the Lehigh University Baker Institute for Entrepreneurship, Creativity, and Innovation, which for more than a decade has played a critical role in fostering an entrepreneurial mindset in Lehigh students from all backgrounds, identities, and disciplines. It has provided a Continue Reading…

  6. LifeAire Systems Selected by ABE Airport for Mitigation of Airborne Pathogens

    ABE Will be First Airport in the World to Install LifeAire Systems In the midst of designing a brand-new Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Checkpoint at Lehigh Valley International Airport (ABE), the unexpected arrival of COVID-19 and ensuing pandemic posed the following question: How does the Airport protect passengers, stakeholders, and employees from airborne pathogens today Continue Reading…

  7. Saladax Biomedical Acquires IP Portfolio for Antipsychotic Drug Tests

    Ben Franklin client and TechVentures resident company, Saladax Biomedical, Inc. (Saladax) has announced that it has acquired a patent portfolio for antipsychotic drug testing from Janssen Pharmaceutica NV. This intellectual property (IP) portfolio includes 17 patent families and has resulted in 33 U.S. patents and 296 patents in ex-U.S. countries. This IP, along with the Continue Reading…

  8. Ben Franklin Invests $465,000 in 11 Companies and 12 Business Incubators

    The Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania’s (BFTP_NEPA) Board of Directors has approved the investment of $465,000 in support of regional economic development. Eleven companies and 12 business incubators from BFTP_NEPA’s 21-county service area received funding. BFTP_NEPA announces the following early-stage company investments, which are provided in the form of loans with warrants. Brewpub Continue Reading…