Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern Pennsylvania Announces Summer Capital Briefings for Entrepreneurs and Business Advisors

PHILADELPHIA, May 8, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- In preparation for its July 7, 2006 investment round, Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern Pennsylvania (BFTP/SEP) will host six capital briefings in the Philadelphia region throughout May and June 2006.

The briefings will cover such topics as investment ranges and structures, company qualifications, proposal preparation, evaluation processes, as well as information on a variety of other entrepreneurial assistance programs available through BFTP/SEP.

"Ben Franklin continues a proud tradition of providing the early-stage investment and management assistance that are vital to ensuring the region's vibrant entrepreneurial community," noted Terrence Hicks, Vice-President of BFTP/SEP's Investment Group. "These sessions allow us to take some of the mystery out of the investment process by providing critical information and access to resources that may contribute to the entrepreneur's success."

BFTP/SEP holds capital briefings for technology company entrepreneurs and business advisors seeking investment for technology development, commercialization and/or working capital. Regardless of the type of technology or the company's stage of development, entrepreneurs and business advisors are encouraged to learn about BFTP/SEP's application process and investment programs.

The dates and times scheduled for capital briefings are:

  Tuesday, May 23, 2006              Friday, June 9, 2006
  9:30 a.m. -- 11:00 a.m.            8:30 a.m. -- 10:00 a.m.
  Penn State Great Valley            University City Science Center
  Main Building, Room 230            Fuller Conference Room, 3rd Floor
  30 East Swedesford Road            3701 Market Street
  Malvern, PA                        Philadelphia, PA

  Wednesday, May 31, 2006            Friday, June 16, 2006
  9:30 a.m. -- 11:00 a.m.            8:30 a.m. -- 10:00 a.m.
  Temple University -                Widener University
   Fort Washington Campus            University Technology Park I
  Graduate and Professional          1450 Edgemont Avenue
   Center, Room 107                  Chester, PA
  401 Commerce Drive, Suite 1000
  Fort Washington, PA

  Friday, June 2, 2006               Thursday, June 22, 2006
  8:30 a.m. -- 10:00 a.m.            8:30 a.m. -- 10:00 a.m.
  Chester County Economic            Ben Franklin Technology Partners
   Development Council                of Southeastern PA
  Studio Conference Room             1835 Market  Street, Suite 1100
  737 Constitution Drive             Philadelphia, PA
  Exton, PA 

To register, please contact Gloria Sanchious at (215) 972-6700, ext. 3330.

About Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern Pennsylvania

Since 1982, Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern Pennsylvania (BFTP/SEP) has served as a catalyst for stimulating entrepreneurial potential with the integration of scientific discovery and technology development and through initiatives that accelerate commercialization. Part of a statewide network in Pennsylvania, BFTP/SEP provides entrepreneurs and established businesses the capital, talent, and expertise they need to compete in the global marketplace. BFTP/SEP has provided more than $110 million to over 1,400 regional enterprises through various funding means. BFTP/SEP is a founding partner of the Nanotechnology Institute(tm) (NTI) and the Mid-Atlantic Nanotechnology Alliance (MANA(r)) and is funded by Pennsylvania's Department of Community and Economic Development.


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