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Ben Franklin’s Fintech Accelerator is First of its Kind in the Region. These 8 Startups Made the Cut

The Ben Franklin Fin Tech Accelerator announced Wednesday the eight startups that will make up its first cohort, the first […]


Optofluidics Announces Name Change to Halo Labs

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Optofluidics today announced that it’s changing its corporate name to Halo Labs. The move comes after the company changed focus […]


Introducing the 50+ Innovation Leaders

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Welcome to the first annual compilation of 50+ Innovation Leaders! AARP and the MedCity News team asked readers to nominate […]


Philly Startup SocialLadder Wins “Best Management Team” From N.J. Tech Council

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SocialLadder, a Philadelphia-based startup that enables live events to promote and sell tickets through its peer-to-peer marketing platform, beat 44 […]


Oncora Medical got the Stamp of Approval from a Major Cancer Center

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Houston-based MD Anderson Cancer Center, a medical institution on a push to eliminate cancer, just announced a Philly-based partner has […]


Philly in Top 10 List of Emerging Tech Hubs

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A growing number of startups are being created across the country — and they’re cropping up outside of the top […]


VitalTrax First Company to Receive Seed Capital from Digital Health Funding Initiative

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The $6 million seed fund for digital health startups launched by Safeguard Scientifics, Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern Pennsylvania […]


Keriton wins big at #SXSW: ‘I want to dedicate this award to Philadelphia’

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As we’ve noted, Philly headed to South by Southwest with a significant presence this year, including Mayor Jim Kenney himself. And one […]


Success in Progress Stories: March Edition

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This month’s edition of our Success in Progress stories focuses on a portfolio company in our Physical Sciences sector: EnviroKure. […]


Ben Franklin Technology Partners Hits Biggest Year Yet for Investments Amid Regional Growth

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Lightning struck for Ben Franklin this year. The nonprofit seed fund and economic development organization Ben Franklin Technology Partners of […]


Legacy of Pioneering Venture Capitalist Lives

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One year ago this month, the sudden passing of Brenda Gavin — a pioneer in the venture capital industry — […]


Celebrating International Women’s Day at the PACT Foundation Breakfast

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Friends, today was the PACT Foundation Breakfast. The annual event celebrates and supports women-led enterprises and diversity in Philadelphia’s innovation community. […]


Why It’s the Right Time for Fintech in Philly

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With more than than 15 hospitals and research universities like Drexel, Penn and Temple, Philadelphia has been dubbed an “eds and […]


AlphaPoint Announces Completion of Blockchain Trial with Scotiabank

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AlphaPoint, a fintech company specializing in blockchain technology, has completed a successful proof of technology with Scotiabank, an international bank […]


How Sustrana is Helping 1,000 Companies Build Sustainability Programs By 2020

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Throughout February, Generocity highlighted a series of CSR-focused stories in the region, including a new addition to our portfolio, Sustrana. […]


Commonwealth Computer Recycling, LLC, Rebrands as CyberCrunch

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Commonwealth Computer Recycling, LLC (CCR), a company offering a broad range of data destruction and e-waste disposal solutions, has announced […]


Keriton Raised $1M to Make Sure Babies Keep Breastfeeding

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Keriton, a member of the 2016 Dreamit Health Cohort, has raised $1 million to produce its Pumped Breast Milk Management […]


Guiding Technologies Launches GAINS to Revamp Autism Therapy with Bancroft

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Guiding Technologies officially launched its GAINS software system at an ABA conference in California this past weekend. Presently, both executives and educators […]


Success in Progress Stories: February 2017 Edition

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With nearly 200 active portfolio companies, Ben Franklin has an abundance of entrepreneurial stories to tell. There’s surely no shortage […]


Why Mentors Matter in Entrepreneurship… And How to Find Them

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Thomas Jefferson and George Wythe. Warren Buffett and Benjamin Graham. Marc Benioff and Steve Jobs. Alone, these individuals are staples […]