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Press Releases from Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern PA (24 total)

Ben Franklin to Invest $136,000 in Regional Economic Development

The Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania’s (BFTP/NEP) Board of Directors has approved the investment of $136,000 in support of regional economic development. BFTP/NEP’s goal is to help lead northeastern Pennsylvania to a better economic future by building partnerships that develop and apply technology for competitive advantage. To achieve this goal, Ben Franklin staff concentrate their efforts on three key areas: 1. developing and growing early-stage technology-based companies, 2. helping established manufacturers creatively

Ben Franklin Technology Partners Creates/Retains 904 Jobs in 2013

The Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania (BFTP/NEP) has reported that 904 northeastern Pennsylvania jobs were created or retained as a result of its work in 2013. These results were accomplished in the organization’s 21-county service area, including Berks, Bradford, Carbon, Columbia, Lackawanna, Lehigh, Luzerne, Lycoming, Monroe, Montour, Northampton, Northumberland, Pike, Schuylkill, Snyder, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Tioga, Union, Wayne, and Wyoming counties. Impact results are a summation of the accomplishments of

Pivitec Wins Ben Franklin Venture Idol

First Northeastern PA-Based Crowdfunding Event Pivitec, LLC won Ben Franklin Venture Idol, hosted by the Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania on Thursday, November 21. The event was held at the Innovation Institute in Ben Franklin TechVentures®, the award-winning technology incubator/post-incubator on Lehigh University’s Mountaintop Campus. Ben Franklin Venture Idol is like a cross between Shark Tank® and American Idol®, but with entrepreneurs and investors instead of vocalists and

Ben Franklin Hosts PA House Manufacturing Caucus

The Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania (BFTP/NEP) hosted the Pennsylvania House Manufacturing Caucus at its Ben Franklin TechVentures® headquarters on Lehigh University’s campus on Thursday afternoon, November 14. More than a dozen elected officials and state dignitaries toured the award-winning, technology-based incubator/post-incubator facility, stopping at resident company XiGo Nanotools and post-incubator client Saladax Biomedical. Guests then traveled to successful Ben Franklin alumni clients IQE and OraSure Technologies at

First Northeastern PA-Based Crowd Funding Event at Ben Franklin Venture Idol

The Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania will host the first crowd funding event in Northeastern Pennsylvania on Thursday, November 21 at Ben Franklin Venture Idol. Ben Franklin Venture Idol is like a cross between Shark Tank® and American Idol®, but with entrepreneurs and investors instead of vocalists and celebrities. After earning their way through two rounds of judging, three remaining start-up technology company entrepreneurs will briefly pitch their

Ben Franklin TechVentures Wins Sustainability Award

The Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania has announced that the expansion of its Ben Franklin TechVentures® (BFTV) business incubator/post incubator facility has won a Lehigh Valley Sustainability Award, private project category, from the Delaware Valley Green Building Council (DVGBC). Selected from among four finalists, BFTV was honored as an example of sustainable facility design, construction, and management practices. In May 2013, the TechVentures expansion earned a Leadership in

Ben Franklin to Invest $354,876 In Regional Economic Development

The Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania’s (BFTP/NEP) Board of Directors has approved the investment of $354,876 in support of regional economic development. BFTP/NEP’s goal is to help lead northeastern Pennsylvania to a better economic future by building partnerships that develop and apply technology for competitive advantage. To achieve this goal, Ben Franklin staff concentrate their efforts on three key areas: 1. developing and growing early-stage technology-oriented companies, 2. helping

LifeAire Systems Wins Ben Franklin Venture Idol

It was a cross between Shark Tank and American Idol, and with great networking and workshops. “Ben Franklin Venture Idol” illustrated a significant way in which early-stage entrepreneurs seek and obtain seed capital. The Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania hosted the event on Thursday evening, November 15th, at the Innovation Institute at Ben Franklin TechVentures®, the award-winning technology incubator/post-incubator on Lehigh University’s Mountaintop Campus. The event began in the

Ben Franklin TechVentures Hosts StartUp Weekend

In support of regional entrepreneurship, Ben Franklin TechVentures® hosted Lehigh Valley Startup Weekend on November 2-4, 2012. Startup Weekend is a 54-hour, hands-on experience where entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs gather and develop ideas to determine if start-up ideas are viable. The Lehigh Valley event, at which100 participants, coaches, and organizers spent their weekends, was organized and presented by Lehigh Valley Tech. Beginning with a pitch-fire session on Friday evening, attendees brought

Governor Corbett Visits Award-Winning Ben Franklin TechVentures Business Incubat …

Governor Corbett praises Ben Franklin the impact on Job Creation in the Northeast. Bethlehem – Governor Tom Corbett today toured the Ben Franklin Partners’ TechVentures facility, a highly successful business incubator located at Lehigh University that has helped to launch dozens of start-up companies that support thousands of jobs in Pennsylvania. “My administration has been happy to partner with Ben Franklin and TechVentures to create the innovative, high-tech and high-wage jobs that

Ben Franklin to Invest $260,000 In Regional Economic Development

The Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania’s (BFTP/NEP) Board of Directors has approved the investment of $260,000 in support of regional economic development. BFTP/NEP’s goal is to help lead northeastern Pennsylvania to a better economic future by building partnerships that develop and apply technology for competitive advantage. To achieve this goal, Ben Franklin staff concentrate their efforts on three key areas: 1. developing and growing early-stage technology-oriented companies, 2. helping established

Ben Franklin to Invest $342,547 In Regional Economic Development

The Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania’s (BFTP/NEP) Board of Directors approved the investment of $342,547 in support of regional economic development. BFTP/NEP’s goal is to help lead northeastern Pennsylvania to a better economic future by building partnerships that develop and apply technology for competitive advantage. To achieve this goal, Ben Franklin staff concentrate their efforts on three key areas: 1. developing and growing early-stage technology-oriented companies, 2. helping established

Ben Franklin TechVentures Wins International Award

The National Business Incubation Association (NBIA) named Ben Franklin TechVentures®the 2012 Randall M. Whaley National Incubator of the Year on May 8 at NBIA’s International Conference on Business Incubation in Atlanta. Ben Franklin TechVentures also won the Dinah Adkins Incubator of the Year, Technology Focus at the NBIA event. Ben Franklin TechVentures is owned and managed by the Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania (BFTP/NEP) on Lehigh University’s Mountaintop

Ben Franklin Announces Innovation Award Winners

Winners to be Honored at May 8th i xchange Event The Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania has announced the winners of the Northeastern Pennsylvania Innovation Awards. Winners will be honored at the Ben Franklin i xchange event, scheduled for 5:30 PM on Tuesday, May 8th at the Zoellner Arts Center at Lehigh University. Awards will be presented in six categories, to companies or individuals who have achieved business success through

Ben Franklin to Invest $315,582 In Regional Economic Development

The Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania’s (BFTP/NEP) Board of Directors approved the investment of $315,582 in support of regional economic development. BFTP/NEP’s goal is to help lead northeastern Pennsylvania to a better economic future by building partnerships that develop and apply technology for competitive advantage. To achieve this goal, Ben Franklin staff concentrate their efforts on three key areas: 1. developing and growing early-stage technology-oriented companies, 2. helping established manufacturers

Ben Franklin TechVentures Dedicated to Paul Family

BETHLEHEM, PA – Fred Beste, Chairman of the Board of the Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania, has announced that the Board of Directors has dedicated the Ben Franklin TechVentures® incubator/post-incubator facility in the name of R. Chadwick Paul, Jr., and his family. Paul is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania. “Chad was the singular driving force in creating this

Electrikus wins Ben Franklin Venture Idol

It was similar to the popular television show American Idol, except with entrepreneurs instead of vocalists. The Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania hosted “Ben Franklin Venture Idol” on Thursday, November 17th. The event was held at Ben Franklin’s Innovation Institute, on the fourth floor of the newly opened expansion of Ben Franklin TechVentures®, Ben Franklin’s award-winning technology incubator/post-incubator on Lehigh University’s Mountaintop Campus. The day began with a “speed

US and PA Economic Development Leaders Speak at Ben Franklin TechVentures2 Dedic …

BETHLEHEM, PA – R. Chadwick Paul, Jr., President and Chief Executive Officer of the Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania®, officially dedicated the Ben Franklin TechVentures2 incubator/post-incubator facility at a ceremony Thursday afternoon. Approximately 200 elected officials and other business and community leaders attended the event in the Innovation Institute on the 4th floor of the new facility. Presenters at the event included United States Deputy Assistant Secretary for

Ben Franklin to Invest $740,983 In Regional Economic Development

The Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania’s (BFTP/NEP) Board of Directors approved the investment of $740,983 in support of regional economic development. BFTP/NEP’s goal is to help lead northeastern Pennsylvania to a better economic future by building partnerships that develop and apply technology for competitive advantage. To achieve this goal, Ben Franklin staff concentrate their efforts on three key areas: developing and growing early-stage technology-oriented companies, helping established manufacturers creatively apply

XiGo Nanotools Wins Scientific Instrument Industrial Design Award

Ben Franklin client XiGo Nanotools won the 2011 first-place gold award in Analytical Instrument Industrial Design from Instrument Business Outlook (IBO), a semi-monthly industrial newsletter. Strategic Directions International, Inc., publisher of the newsletter, is the world’s leading information source for life science instrumentation for laboratory and on-site applications. XiGo is a resident company at Ben Franklin TechVentures®. XiGo manufactures the Acorn Area, a patented, shoebox-size device that rapidly measures the

Ben Franklin Creates/Retains 743 Jobs in 2010

The Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania (BFTP/NEP) has reported that 743 northeastern Pennsylvania jobs were created or retained as a result of its work in 2010. These results were accomplished in the organization’s 21-county service area, including Berks, Bradford, Carbon, Columbia, Lackawanna, Lehigh, Luzerne, Lycoming, Monroe, Montour, Northampton, Northumberland, Pike, Schuylkill, Snyder, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Tioga, Union, Wayne, and Wyoming counties. Impact results are a summation of the accomplishments

Ben Franklin Names New Board Chairman

The Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania (BFTP/NEP) has announced the appointment of Frederick J. Beste III, CEO of the general partners of the Mid-Atlantic Venture Funds (MAVF), as the new Chairman of its Board of Directors. Beste has served on the Ben Franklin board since 1986, and also serves on Pennsylvania’s Ben Franklin Technology Development Authority board. He has played an active role as a resource to

Ben Franklin Invests $480,300 In Regional Economic Development

The Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania’s (BFTP/NEP) Board of Directors approved the investment of $480,300 in support of regional economic development. The investments are with five early-stage technology companies and three established manufacturers. BFTP/NEP’s goal is to help lead northeastern Pennsylvania to a better economic future by building partnerships that develop and apply technology for competitive advantage. To achieve this goal, Ben Franklin staff concentrate their efforts

Ben Franklin Technology Partners Links with World Trade Club

The Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania has announced that the World Trade Club of the Lehigh Valley (WTCLV) has become an affiliate of Ben Franklin TechVentures. TechVentures is an award-winning technology incubator/post incubator facility owned and managed by Ben Franklin that is located on the campus of Lehigh University. The Ben Franklin incubator program has fostered international business activities since its start in 1983. Technology, capital, and