Author: Biz Philly

10 Philly Startups to Watch in 2018

February 2, 2018

The startup state of mind is alive and well in Philadelphia, and we’ve got ten young companies to prove it. We put a call out to Philly’s innovation community to get a pulse on the startups we’re most excited about for 2018. The city answered the call with much momentum — we received more than 150 […]

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Philly Makes Amazon’s List of Top 20 HQ2 Finalists

January 22, 2018

The Amazon shortlist is in and Philly made the cut. Congrats, Philly. Amazon has narrowed its list of potential host cities for its second headquarters, and Philly made it through the first round of cuts. The company announced on Thursday morning that just 20 cities – out of 238 – remain in the competition. The list […]

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Philly Tech Investor to Double Down on Black, Latinx and Women Entrepreneurs in 2018

December 8, 2017

Philly’s tech community has ways to go before it’s truly inclusive of all kinds of Philadelphians. Efforts like the Institute of Hip Hop Entrepreneurship and the newly minted CS4Philly campaign are moving the city forward on inclusivity and Ben Franklin Technology Partners wants to add a new program to the mix. The early stage capital provider recently announced that it […]

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Ben Franklin Just Pumped $4.4M Into Philly Startups

November 30, 2017

Ben Franklin Technology Partners has started off the fiscal year by setting the bar high. The organization recently announced that it made investments in 25 early-stage Philly-area companies in the first quarter, for a grand total of $4.4 million. And the number is the organization’s largest quarterly investment to date. In 2016, Ben Franklin decided to […]

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It’s Happening: Benjamin’s Desk Merges With 1776

October 16, 2017

Philly-founded co-working network Benjamin’s Desk has announced that it will merge with Washington, D.C.-based public benefit corporation 1776. Both organizations say the merger will help them better meet their top goal: funneling more support and resources to entrepreneurs across the Northeast corridor. Benjamin’s Desk cofounders Anthony Maher and Jennifer Maher will lead the organization’s daily […]

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VitalTrax’s Clinical Trial App Has Hit the Market

September 7, 2017

VitalTrax — the clinical software platform that connects patients to clinical trials — just hit another major milestone. On Wednesday, the startup announced that its clinical trial network Wing is now on the market. The network, the company’s first commercial product, includes a mobile app and online platform for listing trials and also recruiting and enrolling patients. Because […]

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Philly Entrepreneurs Should Tap Into This New Mentorship Network

August 31, 2017

It’s no secret that a mentor is one of the most valuable resources an entrepreneur can tap into. That’s why local tech alliance PACT and capital provider Ben Franklin Tech Partners have teamed up to bring Philly entrepreneurs in their membership networks a new and non-traditional mentorship experience. The two partners officially launched Mentor Connect on Tuesday, a network that brings […]

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Philly Now a Top 5 City for Life Sciences, Study Says

July 21, 2017

Professional services and research firm JLL recently released its annual Life Sciences Outlook report, which scores 15 metropolitan areas across the country and Canada on life sciences workforce statistics, funding availability, and other factors. The report reinforces the idea that Philadelphia’s life sciences industry is thriving. The city came in at #5 on the list, […]

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I Love My Job: Ben Franklin Tech Partners CEO RoseAnn B. Rosenthal

July 21, 2017

RoseAnn B. Rosenthal has been at the helm of Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern Pennsylvania — one of country’s leading tech-focused economic development institutions — since 1996. That’s an impressive stint, and the leader’s got tons to show for it. Under Rosenthal’s guidance, the organization’s profile as a catalyst for local tech development has […]

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Scenes From the Inaugural PHL Innovation Picnic

July 10, 2017

Thursday evening could not have been a more perfect time for Philadelphia’s innovation crowd to descend upon the Navy Yard to bask in the sun and in the glory of how much the community has grown. Posted up at a picnic table all night was Cloudamize CEO Bob Moul, who managed to get nearly everyone to buy the tech community’s hottest, […]

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