Events

Ben Franklin NE Venture Idol

November 8, 2018 at 5:30pm9:30pm
Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern PA
Lehigh University Mountaintop Campus

116 Research Drive

Bethlehem, PA 18015

The Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania will host Venture Idol 2018, a cross between Shark Tank® and American Idol®.  This year's event will again feature live simulated crowd funding of early stage firms.

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. With $100 of “Ben Bucks,” each guest will distribute his or her investment dollars in whole or part among the three finalists. Ben Franklin will later invest $15,000 in real dollars in the companies based on the "crowd-funded" audience vote.

*Please note there is a cost to attend.