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KIZ Nanotechnology Conference 30 March 2011. Promote, sustain, and invest in the transformation of our regional economy through innovation and partnering. Mission. Overview. State-funded, created in 1983 Strategy: Develop early-stage technology companies

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KIZ Nanotechnology Conference

30 March 2011


Promote, sustain, and invest in the

transformation of our regional economy

through innovation and partnering.

Mission


Overview

  • State-funded, created in 1983

  • Strategy:

    • Develop early-stage technology companies

    • Improve established manufacturers

    • Promote innovative infrastructure initiatives


Services

  • Funding

  • Links to venture capitalists and private investors

  • Links to research universities and colleges

  • Links to professional service providers


Why Ben Franklin’s Work is Distinctive:

  • Focus on innovation

  • Enterprise-wide perspective

  • Measured on clients’ commercial success


Capital – BF/NEP Investments

  • Typically range from $30,000 to $150,000 per year

  • Funding for up to three years

  • Funding decisions made monthly


InvestmentsEarly-Stage Companies Established Manufacturers

  • Taking calculated risks in young companies

  • Providing applied solutions through PA colleges and universities

  • Providing initial investment endorsement

  • Preparing companies for follow-on

    funding


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