The award-winning Ben Franklin Technology Partners is one of the nation’s longest-running technology-based economic development programs. For more than 31 years, BFTP has provided both early-stage and established companies with funding, business and technical expertise and access to a network of innovative, expert resources.
This pioneering organization has been embraced by every Pennsylvania governor and the PA General Assembly since its inception in 1983. BFTP is positioned strategically throughout the state with regional headquarters in the Lehigh Valley, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and State College.
A National Leader In Technology-Based Economic Development
Winner: Excellence in Tech-Based Economic Development (International Economic Development Council)
Winner: Excellence in Technology-Led Economic Development (U.S. Department of Commerce/Economic Development Administration)
Top 100 Venture Capital Firms: Ranked in top 10 in the nation (Entrepreneur Magazine)