Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania General Information
Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania was founded in 1983 and is headquartered in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. It links early-stage technology firms and established manufacturers with funding, experts, technology, universities and other resources. The firm also incubates startups through Ben Franklin TechVentures. For early stage companies, the firm provides eight year term funding and for established firms, it provides a five year term funding with interest only payments for the first year. It provides service to the following sectors: industrials, alternative and clean energy, information technology, advanced manufacturing, nanotechnology, biotechnology, material science, electronics, life sciences, advanced materials, optoelectronics, photonics, and microelectronics. To work with BFTP/NEP, companies must be located in or relocate to their 21-county service area of Berks, Bradford, Carbon, Columbia, Lackawanna, Lehigh, Luzerne, Lycoming, Monroe, Montour, Northampton, Northumberland, Pike, Schuylkill, Snyder, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Tioga, Union, Wayne and Wyoming.