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

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

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

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 […]


Ben Franklin Portfolio Companies Are Headed to SXSW 2017

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It’s all coming together for Philly’s second-annual presence at South by Southwest (SXSW) 2017. Led by the effort called Amplify Philly, […]


Event Recap: Fueling Philly’s Digital Health Economy Forum

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On Tuesday, January 31, we co-hosted a forum titled, “Fueling Philly’s Digital Health Economy” alongside Independence Health Group and Safeguard Scientifics. […]


The One Health Company Featured at The World Economic Forum

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Christina Lopes, the CEO and co-founder of The One Health Company, got a unique opportunity to raise the profile of her […]


Personnel Profile: Jerry Leimkuhler Joins Ben Franklin as Entrepreneur-in-Residence

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We’re proud to announce that Gerard J F Leimkuhler Jr. (“Jerry”) has recently become Entrepreneur-In-Residence at Ben Franklin Technology Partners […]


Attention Startups: Project Liberty is Back! Apply Now.

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Project Liberty is back! The incubator that once housed companies like VUID, ROAR and SocialLadder is now accepting applicants. The deadline to apply is […]


Technology Trends We’d Like to See More of in 2017

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We live in a world where new technology is constantly and consistently advancing and new companies are born every day. In […]