Author: Jason Bannon

PA Emerging Technologies Caucus visits Ben Franklin in the Navy Yard

September 2, 2021

Representatives Napoleon Nelson and Melissa Shusterman of the Emerging Technologies Caucus visited our Navy Yard offices in August to learn about blockchain, robotics and other innovative technologies that are helping build transformative companies and communities across the Commonwealth. Watch their recaps of their visit here. We need small innovative companies to stay here in PA. […]

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PACT Enterprise Awards 2020

Ben Franklin Companies Honored at PACT Enterprise Awards

September 15, 2020

Ben Franklin companies Tridiuum and InstaMed, as well as Ben Franklin board member John Castleman, each took home top honors at this year’s PACT Enterprise Awards, webcasted on September 9. Triduum took home the award for top Healthcare Innovator, while alumni company InstaMed took honors for top Technology Company. Board member John Castleman was recognized […]

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Ben Franklin Backs Founders Fighting COVID-19 and its Effects

June 18, 2020

As part of the Save Our Startups initiative, made possible with support from the Department of Community and Economic Development, Ben Franklin has committed a total of $100,000 in grants to 15 early-stage companies for development of technologies related to fighting COVID-19, and mitigating its various effects on health and well-being. The grants will be […]

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Watch the Webinar: “Seeing Capital Options When Visibility Isn’t Clear”

April 15, 2020

Yes, capital is active amidst seemingly crazy conditions, but seeing a path to it isn’t always clear. We spoke to experts from banking, national VC, and local angel networks for insights on how to find new capital, and position your business for its best engagement. Moderated by Scott Nissenbaum, you’ll hear from our panelists David […]

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Watch the Webinar “Talk to Ben: Managing Human Resources Through Challenging Markets”

April 9, 2020

Your team is your most critical resource, and managing it through uncertainty takes special care. We talked to experts from HR, accounting, and legal for insights on operating through economic challenges to maximize present and future potential for your business. With discussion moderated by our Scott Nissenbaum, you’ll hear advice from Marcia O’Connor (The O’Connor […]

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Watch the Webinar: “PRIMA: Why Medical Product Development Starts at Commercialization”

April 2, 2020

Eric Sugalski, CEO of Archimedic, led an interactive, case study based workshop focused on: How to identify the most critical commercial risks facing your medtech business How to turn nascent medtech ideas into comprehensive business focused solutions How to build a product development and commercialization plan that secures the investment needed to advance your medtech […]

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Watch the Webinar – “Talk to Ben: Our Investors Respond to COVID-19”

April 2, 2020

Ben Franklin’s Scott Nissenbaum led a discussion with Ben Franklin board members Mindy Posoff (Golden Seeds), Doc Parghi (SRI Capital), and Nate Lentz (Osage Venture Partners), to hear how these leaders are responding to these ever-changing market conditions, and get their advice on what companies can do to handle this volatile period. This event kicked […]

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New Ben Franklin Roles to Build More BENefits for Companies and Partners

October 25, 2019

To increase our support for growing the capital, counsel, and connections that Ben Franklin delivers to its companies and partners, we’re happy to share the following updates on the roles of our teammates:    Jonathon Beschen is promoted to General Partner, GO Philly Fund   Margaret Bradley promoted to Vice President, Strategic Initiatives   Mark deGrandpre is now Portfolio Executive  Johnson Eapen promoted to Director, HR & Ops  Anthony Green is now Vice President, Science […]

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President and CEO RoseAnn B. Rosenthal honored by Pennsylvania Society as Distinguished Citizen of the Commonwealth

April 12, 2019

April 12, 2019 RoseAnn B. Rosenthal, President and CEO of Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern Pennsylvania, was honored today by the Pennsylvania Society, receiving its coveted “Distinguished Citizen of the Commonwealth” award. The award was presented at the organization’s 121st Annual Meeting and Luncheon, held this year at Union League of Philadelphia, and recognized […]

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Ben Franklin Announces Additions and Changes to its Board of Directors

February 13, 2019

Board welcomes two new members and announces leadership changes for 2019 February 13, 2019 (Philadelphia, PA) – Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern Pennsylvania (Ben Franklin) announces changes and additions to its board of directors. At its December meeting, the Ben Franklin board welcomed two new members: Robert J. Ciaruffoli, co-founder and Vice-Chairman of Broad […]

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