Brian Slawin is a regional director and portfolio manager at Ben Franklin Technology Partners, Central and Northern Pennsylvania. At BFTP he works with people interested in taking their company to the next step or even starting their idea from scratch by marshalling the resources needed to nurture, support and ultimately invest in as they innovate in their industry; be that small manufacturers or technology startups. Ultimately, the goal of helping those entrepreneurs is to grow their idea into a full-fledged company employing a few or a few thousand people.
He calls himself a recovering entrepreneur who has lived the startup life for most of his adult life. From the late nights to the last minute deadlines, from running out of money, to running out of ideas to capturing it all again, Slawin says it’s the best thing he’s ever done and he’s glad he doesn’t have to ever do it again!
In short, Brian supports the vision entrepreneurs have and believes in the power that comes with passion and commitment. Plus, as he tells everyone, he’s fortunate to have found an entire region of people to work with and invest in, all who are looking at their future and thinking, “I’d like to give that a try.”