RoseAnn Rosenthal Presented with American Spirit Award at NVCA Leadership Gala

The National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) today presented RoseAnn Rosenthal, President and CEO of Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern Pennsylvania, with the 2018 American Spirit Award at the 2018 NVCA Leadership Gala.

Held at the Rosewood Sand Hill in Menlo Park, CA, the NVCA Leadership Gala celebrates the venture industry and honors those who have made significant contributions to foster innovation, advance technology and drive new company formation.

“Governors, state lawmakers and economic development officers all want to know how to grow and strengthen their entrepreneurial ecosystems, and RoseAnn has the playbook to follow,” said Bobby Franklin, President and CEO of NVCA.  “The driving force behind the success of Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern Pennsylvania since 1996, RoseAnn has significantly enhanced Ben Franklin’s capabilities to support the southeastern Pennsylvania ecosystem.  We salute RoseAnn for all she has done to support entrepreneurship in Pennsylvania and beyond and encourage others to look towards her work as a model of replication all across the country.”

RoseAnn Rosenthal has over forty years of experience in business investment, regional planning, and economic development. Praised by regional leaders as an invaluable resource for the tri-state area, she has earned a strong international reputation with her development of innovative partnerships and extraordinary initiatives.

About the American Spirit Award

The American Spirit Award was created to recognize NVCA members who have shown philanthropic leadership by applying business skills, knowledge, expertise and resources to make an outstanding contribution to society.

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