Where: Restek Corporation, 110 Benner Circle, Bellefonte, PA 16823
Speaker: Bill Hall, CPGP
Topic: Ben Franklin Technology Partners – Providing Funding for Small Companies in Central PA
Bill Hall is the Central Region Director and Portfolio Manager as well as the Founding Director of the Shale Gas Innovation and Commercialization Center (SGICC) for Ben Franklin Technology Partners (BFTP). In his current role of Portfolio Manager, Bill is responsible for identifying potential small businesses that are qualified for BFTP funding and guiding them through the funding acquisition process.
SGICC was founded in March 2011 to identify, encourage and support translational research and emerging technologies from small companies to benefit the growth of the shale gas industry in PA, in an environmental sound manner. (www.SGICC.org>). They support these efforts in several ways from general managerial, IP, and sales and marketing support, to financial grants usually linked to in kind (non-cash) grants from industry.
Bill has over 40 years over experience in the consulting engineering business serving as President or Senior Executive for a number of regional, national, and international engineering firms in both business development and Operations positions. Bill is an avid golfer and catamaran sailor.
PDU Information: This event will count for 1 PDU in the Strategic and Business Management category