Event Program

 Ben Franklin Virtual iXchange 2021

About Us

The Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania (BFTP/NEP) creates and retains highly paid, sustainable jobs by investing in and linking companies with experts, universities, follow-on funding and other resources to help them prosper through innovation.

Thank You, Chad Paul

We recognize and honor R. Chadwick Paul, Jr. for nearly two decades of outstanding leadership and service as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania. ”Creating thousands of highly paid, sustainable jobs certainly makes a difference. And our clients do even more than that. They innovate against dangers, small and large, that threaten us now and in the future,” Chad reflects.

Welcome, Angelo Valletta

“We are thrilled to welcome Angelo Valletta as Ben Franklin’s new president. He brings deep leadership experience, background in multiple sectors and functions, and an ambitious, positive approach that will continue to drive Ben Franklin’s excellence,” said Jan Heller, Ben Franklin Board Chair.

Award Winners

Ben Franklin Innovation awards will be presented to six recipients, companies, or individuals who have achieved business success through Ben Franklin's funding and assistance, have helped others to achieve success, or have improved their businesses through innovation. Each award recipient exemplifies outstanding achievement in that particular category.