Ben Franklin iXchange 2019

Tuesday, May 21, 2019 4:30 PM to 8:30 PM



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Innovation Awards

Ben Franklin will present six Innovation Awards to companies or organizations that have achieved business success through Ben Franklin funding and assistance, have helped others to achieve success, or have improved through innovation. Each award recipient exemplifies outstanding achievement in that particular category.

The purposes of the innovation awards are to congratulate winners on their success and achievement, to highlight the effectiveness of the Ben Franklin program, and to inform entrepreneurs and established manufacturers about the resources that are available to them in northeastern Pennsylvania. The 2019 Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania Innovation Awards winners are:

Entrepreneurial Achievement:  The company that best exemplifies the quintessential entrepreneurial spirit: a combination of ingenuity, hard work, and innovation that has resulted in the creation of a successful and growing business venture. 

Dynalene Inc.
Satish Mohapatra, President and David Arcury, Chief Operating Officer

Incubator Graduate:   The company that has best demonstrated successful Ben Franklin business incubation. The business has been operated skillfully and confidently, meeting all challenges, from the development of the product concept, execution of the business and technical plan, successful start-up and operation, to graduation from the incubator.

Forge3, Ltd.
Jeff Teschke, Founder and CEO

Product Innovation:  The company that best demonstrates the commercialization of a unique, innovative product that creatively and effectively meets a market need.

Gilson Snow, Inc.
Nicholas Gilson, Chief Executive Officer

Innovative Application of Technology:  The company that strongly demonstrates a  “break-the-mold” approach to integrating new or existing technology into its business.

TRuCapSol, LLC.
David A. Brand, Chief Executive Officer and Jiten Dihora, Chief Technology Officer

Manufacturing Achievement:  The company that best exemplifies achievement in the manufacturing arena, showing a proven track record of success and an unbending commitment to achieving and maintaining excellence in manufacturing.

Galaxy Mfg. Company
Lee Batzel, President and Chief Executive Officer

The Frederick J. Beste, III Partnership An organization whose strong vision, dedication, and commitment has helped the Ben Franklin Technology Partners accomplish its goals. This support demonstrates a sincere desire to see the region thrive.

Penn State Berks
Dr. R. Keith Hillkirk, Chancellor























The Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania