Investing in Pennsylvania’s Future

Driving Growth &
Innovation in PA

For more than 31 years, BFTP has provided both early-stage, technology-based firms and established manufacturers with funding, business and technical expertise, and access to a network of innovative, expert resources.

The Ben Franklin Technology Partners is an initiative of the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development and is funded by the Ben Franklin Technology Development Authority.

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What’s Happening at BFTP

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  • “Without BFTP, it wouldn’t have happened. They helped with money, technical resources, connections … almost anything we needed.”

    - Martin Nankin, Chairman, Field Diagnostics

  • “The financial and business support from BFTP has been very important. Having good professional advice and guidance at the early stages is critical.”

    - Ben Dor, Founder, InfraScan

  • “The BFTP team helped us with cash, PR and introductions to people who have helped our business in many ways.”

    - Joanne Lang, CEO, AboutOne

  • “BFTP provided us with the tools to drive innovation with our business, which we will keep doing.”

    - Matt Reichert, CEO, Health Market Science

  • “BFTP’s involvement was a vote of confidence that drew in a series of local and international angel investors.”

    - Nicholas Nicolaides, President & CEO, Morphotek

  • “BFTP has been with us from the start. They know our business, and have helped us to overcome many challenges. Without them, we wouldn’t be here today.”

    - Gregg Shemanski, President, Custom Processing Services

  • “We attribute much of our rapid growth to funding, expertise, networking and incubator opportunities provided by BFTP.”

    - Michael Whitman, President & CEO, Micro Interventional Devices

  • “BFTP has been instrumental in enabling us to translate university technology into a commercial product that may significantly improve world health.”

    - Dr. Sam Niedbala, CEO, TB Biosciences

  • “With BFTP support, Cerora has been able to accelerate our product market entry by 12 to 18 months, while filing seven patent applications.”

    - Adam Simon, President & CEO, Cerora

  • “BFTP is pivotal to the long-term economic prosperity of our Commonwealth. They fill a void by assisting the most promising firms and manufacturers.”

    - Dale F. Falcinelli, Chairman, Baker Institute, Lehigh University

  • “Without BFTP, Videon would never be the company we are today – a world leader in cutting-edge consumer electronics technology.”

    - Todd Erdley, President & CEO, Videon Central

  • “BFTP’s funding, wise mentorshiop and deep networking connections have been absolutely instrumental to our growth and success.”

    - Oleg Shinkazh, CEO, ChromaTan

  • “BFTP’s commitment to technology entrepreneurs and enterprises provides an invaluable source of deal flow for the venture community.”

    - Dean E. Miller, President & CEO, PACT

  • “Saladax would not exist in Pennsylvania without the seed capital, support and hard-to-find wet lab space provided by BFTP.”

    - Kevin Harter, President & CEO, Saladax Biomedical

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