November 6, 2019, 5:00 to 9:00 PM

Venture Idol will be held in the Ben Franklin TechVentures West Wing.         

Ben Franklin TechVentures
Lehigh University Mountaintop Campus
116 Research Drive,
Bethlehem, PA  18015

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5:00pm  Networking and 
              Hors d' oeuvres 

6:30pm  Venture Idol Program

The Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania will host Venture Idol 2019, a cross between Shark Tank® and American Idol®. 

After earning their way through the afternoon selection process, three technology company entrepreneurs will briefly pitch their start-up companies to investors and attendees. Audience members decide how to “fund” the companies, and Ben Franklin will later invest $15,000 in real dollars in the companies based on the audience vote.

8:00pm  Networking, Dessert, and Winner Announcement



Don Yount
Activate Venture Partners

Investor Panelists:
Jim Alperin
Angel Investor

Paul Martino
Bullpen Capital

Mark Mitchell
Delaware Crossing Investor Group

Leigh Wood
Social Venture Circle

Hosted by:  Ben Franklin Technology Partners 
of Northeastern PA


$40 in advance

$50 the day of the event

The Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania