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With Honor for Terry Hicks (1952-2018)

October 25, 2018

  Terry Hicks joined Ben Franklin in 1993 as the Director of Technology and Manufacturing Programs, and in 1998 became […]

The Ben Franklin Q&A with Village Capital’s Jared Marquette

May 25, 2017

Next week Ben Franklin will kick off Workshop #2 of the Ben Franklin Fintech Accelerator, using Village Capital’s peer selection-focused […]

B Lab brings “B Inspired” events to Philly October 20th

September 20, 2016

So you knew about the B Corp Champions Retreat coming to Philadelphia. But not all of the great programming is […]

Community Energy had a heck of a 2015

January 8, 2016

We can’t help but be impressed when one of our portfolio companies is actively advancing both adoption and execution of […]

New $10M Fund with Drexel Ventures; Partnership with ic@3401

November 20, 2015

Big things are happening with Drexel, ic@3401, and Ben Franklin. Yesterday, we announced two significant developments: our launch of the […]

Benjamin’s Desk a Founding Contributor to AWE Ventures

September 16, 2015

We’re excited, folks. Benjamin’s Desk, Center City’s diverse coworking community for professionals, entrepreneurs, and startups, has signed on as a […]

Medtech Stakeholders Meeting Recap: Medtech Thriving in Philadelphia Region

Last week’s Medtech Stakeholders meeting reaffirmed three things for the Greater Philadelphia area’s medtech and device sector in a big […]

Rise of the Rest Philly with Steve Case: Want To Be There?

September 9, 2015

The Pope Wall is coming down just in time to let Steve Case’s Rise of the Rest bus through. And […]

Tips on Building a Business That Can Change the World

Some call it “impact,” while some call it being “socially responsible” in business. Either way, our friend Yuval Yarden penned […]

A 3D printer that squirts out the building blocks of life

August 24, 2015

As regular listeners (and underwriters) of WHYY’s “The Pulse,” we love when one of our portfolio companies is featured. The […]

Morgan Berman of MyMilkCrate on Finding your Unicorn

August 6, 2015

A good bit of motivation from MyMilkCrate founder Morgan Berman. Sometimes it takes experience and confidence to admit that a unicorn has […]

On Success: Ryan Caplan, Bob Moul, Brendan McCorkle, Stephen Stewart and Josh David

June 17, 2015

It was a morning full of complicated meetings moving at a complicated pace, so we were relegated to a weird […]