Today, RoseAnn B. Rosenthal, President & CEO of Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern Pennsylvania (BFTP/SEP), is participating in the Access to Capital Conference: Fostering Growth and Innovation for Small Businesses, at the U.S. Department of the Treasury. Rosenthal was invited because of her membership in the National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship (NACIE) and work on its Capital Formation Subcommittee.
The conference, hosted by Secretary of the Treasury Timothy Geithner, brings together policymakers, entrepreneurs, investors, academics, and other market participants to explore how both the public and private sectors can help promote access to capital at each phase in the lifecycle of small companies looking to grow.
Other administration officials participating include Gene Sperling, Senior Adviser to Secretary Geithner; Karen Mills, Administrator of the Small Business Administration; and Scott Case, CEO of the Startup America Partnership.
About Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern Pennsylvania
Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern Pennsylvania is a national, award winning model for technology innovation, and a catalyst for Stimulating Entrepreneurial Potential. For over 28 years, we have invested in innovative enterprises and created commercialization pathways and partnerships that generate wealth through science and technology. We offer entrepreneurs and established businesses the Capital, Knowledge and Networks to compete in the global marketplace. We have invested more than $140 million to grow more than 1,700 regional enterprises across all areas of technology.
Ben Franklin’s programs and partnerships with universities, corporations and investors strengthen the region’s innovation infrastructure. We are the commercialization partner for the Greater Philadelphia Innovation Cluster (GPIC), founding partner of the Energy Commercialization Institute (ECI), and managing partner of the Power Valley Partners, helping to establish Greater Philadelphia as the Mid-Atlantic hub for alternative energy development…Power Valley. We are founding partners of The Nanotechnology Institute (NTI), Emerald Stage2 Venture Fund, and numerous other programs and initiatives.
Ben Franklin is part of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s Ben Franklin Technology Partnership.
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