Guiding Technologies Launches GAINS to Revamp Autism Therapy with Bancroft

from Philadelphia Business Journal | February 17, 2017

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

Tyler Cameron | February 16, 2017

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

admin | February 12, 2017

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

from Philly | February 11, 2017

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

admin | February 2, 2017

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

from MedCity News | January 31, 2017

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

admin | January 30, 2017

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.

from Philly | January 27, 2017

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

admin | January 26, 2017

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


Grassroots Unwired Expands Mobile-first Technology for the Greater Good

from Generocity | January 23, 2017

Social service providers are getting better at identifying and tracking people experiencing homelessness. This is due, in part, to having better, […]


Local startup MilkCrate Nabs Several New Clients, Including Comcast

from Philadelphia Business Journal | January 20, 2017

MilkCrate, a Philadelphia-based startup nearly four years in the making, has announced several major new clients, including Comcast. Founder Morgan Berman announced […]


Clutch Raised $5.25 million and Acquired Chicago Company, Persio

from Philly | January 17, 2017

Ambler-based marketing company Clutch has announced its acquisition of Chicago-based company Persio for an undisclosed amount. It also announced a $5.25 million round of […]


Upcoming Event: Chime in on the Future of Health IT Growth in Philly

from Philly | January 12, 2017

Last December, Philly’s potential for health IT growth got a boost. Alongside Safeguard Scientifics and Independence Blue Cross, we announced a $6 million […]


Venture Capital’s Bold Move into Population Health

from Modern Healthcare | January 10, 2017

Two years ago, Raul Jain joined forces with a friend and others to create TowerView Health, a low-tech prescription management […]


Local Startup Viridity Energy Announces Acquisition by Ormat Technologies

from Philadelphia Business Journal | January 9, 2017

Ormat Technologies has acquired Viridity Energy, a Philadelphia-based energy tech startup and Ben Franklin portfolio company. The Nevada-based geothermal and renewable energy […]


Personnel Profile: New Faces, New Roles

RoseAnn Rosenthal | January 6, 2017

First and foremost, on behalf of the entire Ben Franklin team, I want to wish everyone a very prosperous and […]


Event Recap: Founder Factory 2016

Tyler Cameron | December 15, 2016

Last Thursday, December 8, Philly Startup Leaders hosted its annual Founder Factory, a day-long conference that aims to unleash the […]


Essential Medical Inc. Announces the Successful Initiation of the U.S. MANTA Vascular Closure Device Trial With the First Patients Enrolled in TAVR and EVAR Cases

from PR Newswire | December 12, 2016

Essential Medical, Inc., a privately held medical device company addressing the rapidly growing $600M large bore vascular closure market, announced […]


A Partnership Ripe for the Region

from Safeguard Scientifics | December 9, 2016

At Philly Startup Leaders’ Founder Factory event yesterday, the $6M Ben Franklin/Independence Health Group/Safeguard digital health funding initiative was announced. Safeguard’s […]


Biomeme Says its New Office is a Longterm Commitment to Philly

from Philly | December 6, 2016

Biomeme cofounder Max Perelman is pumped about the two meeting rooms at the company’s new Center City office. “Our old meeting room […]