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These $600 Smart Glasses for Helping People Focus Can Track Your Brain Waves and Will Darken the Lenses if They Sense You’re Not Concentrating

November 7, 2019

A Pennsylvania-based wellness technology company called Narbis announced a new pair of smart glasses this week that are meant to […]

She Came up With a Device to Keep Hotel Workers Safer. Warby Parker’s Co-Founder Weighs In on How to Take the Startup to the Next Level

October 2, 2019

To mark its 40th anniversary, Inc. is matching 40 aspiring founders with 40 experienced mentors in the Founders Project. The […]

Bainbridge Health Partners with Tabula Rasa HealthCare’s subsidiary DoseMe To Expand Medication Management Capabilities to Health System(s)

August 23, 2019

Tabula Rasa HealthCare, Inc (TRHC) (TRHC), a healthcare technology company advancing the field of medication safety, today announced a partnership […]

This Precision Medicine Company Just Raised $5M to Help Save Preemies

May 9, 2019

Astarte Medical, a Yardley, Pa.-based software company in the precision medicine space, announced Tuesday it raised a $5 million Series […]

Allevi Made the MedTech FierceMedTech’s 2018 Fierce 15

February 20, 2019

These are the ideas that can move the needle. FierceMedTech’s Fierce 15 class of 2018 is aimed at advancement—whether it’s simply […]

Piano Raises $22M Series B Round Led by Updata Partners

January 10, 2019

Piano, the leading content monetization and audience intelligence technology company, today announces it raised a $22M Series B funding round, led by […]

59 Health Tech Companies Share Their 2017 Revenues to Land on Inc 5000 List

September 8, 2018

It’s become an annual tradition for MobiHealthNews to parse Inc. Magazine’s Inc 5,000 list of fastest growing companies in America, calling out […]

Philly Start-up Kapsul is Making a Quieter Air Conditioner Thanks to $2.3 Million From Crowdfunding

August 8, 2018

The summer months when air conditioning is considered a necessity are winding down, but a Philadelphia start-up is working to […]

Allevi and Made In Space Partner Up for New Initiative: 3D Bioprinting in Outer Space

August 7, 2018

3D bioprinting company Allevi, formerly known as BioBots, is on a mission to make it easier for scientists and researchers […]

The Real Estate Disruptor

April 24, 2018

Have you ever watched someone at 30th Street Station pass up a taxi cab for an Uber? In truth, why wouldn’t they? […]

County’s ‘Venture Chesco’ Launches Fund to Encourage Development of Start-Ups

April 20, 2018

The Chester County Retirement Board partnered with Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern Pennsylvania on April 17 to launch a Venture Chesco […]

Announcing The Winners Of The 2018 World Changing Ideas Awards

April 17, 2018

We’re pleased to announce the winners of the 2018 World Changing Ideas Awards. World Changing Ideas, now in its second […]

RoseAnn Rosenthal Presented with American Spirit Award at NVCA Leadership Gala

March 21, 2018

The National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) today presented RoseAnn Rosenthal, President and CEO of Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern […]

Hempfield E-waste Firm Commonwealth Computer Recycling Looks to Expand

July 24, 2017

A Westmoreland County e-waste recycler has not only weathered recent upheavals in the technology industry that drove similar companies in […]

QR Pharma Raises $800,000 of Series A Preferred Stock

October 28, 2016

QR Pharma, Inc., a privately held biopharmaceutical company developing novel therapies for the treatment of Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and other neurodegenerative […]

CHRISTINI All Wheel Drive Motorcycles Awarded Contract to Supply US Air Force with AWD 450E Military Edition Motorcycles

October 15, 2016

Christini Technologies Inc. (CTI) announces the awarding of a contract from the U.S. Air Force for the delivery of 54 […]

ROAR for Good, Dreamit, BioBots, RevZilla featured on CNBC

October 3, 2016

“Startups are thriving in the City of Brotherly Love.” The final segment in CNBC’s Nightly Business Report dedicated six minutes […]

Monetate Announces the Launch of its Revolutionary Dynamic Testing Solution

September 30, 2016

Monetate, the leading personalization provider for brands worldwide, today announced the launch of its newest innovative marketing solution, Dynamic Testing. […]

Livegenic Announces Global Partnership With ClaimLogik

Livegenic, a global provider of cloud-based, real-time video solutions to property and casualty (P&C) insurance organizations, is pleased to announce […]

FDA Approves Janssen Biotech’s Drug for Crohn’s Disease

The Food and Drug Administration approved expanding the label for Horsham-based Janssen Biotech’s Stelara product to include its use for […]

And the Stellar StartUps Winners Are . . .

Our very own, Omar Mencin, director investments in information technology, was one of the judges for the Stellar StartUp’s competition. […]

WealthHub Solutions Raises $1.6M To Accelerate Growth

September 27, 2016

WealthHub Solutions, the 2-year-old provider of software for trusts administration professionals, has completed its first round of institutional financing. The […]

InstaMed Raises $50M From San Francisco-based Carrick Capital Partners

Center City-based InstaMed, the healthcare payments company that hosts an annual user conference, just raised $50 million from a San […]

At $18 million of committed capital, Rittenhouse Ventures Announced the Final Closing of Rittenhouse Fund II

September 23, 2016

Rittenhouse Ventures today announced the final closing of Rittenhouse Fund II. At $18 million of committed capital, Rittenhouse II builds upon […]

Essential Medical Inc. Announces Closing on $14.9M Series B Funding

September 20, 2016

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

RistCall replaces antiquated nurse call buttons with smart watch technology

Startup RistCall was founded August 2014 in Philadelphia, and recently completed Memphis Bioworks’ Zero to 510 medical device accelerator. Founder […]

Zipcar and Zagster Launch Zipbike, the First National, Sponsored Bike-Share Program for Universities

Zipcar, the world’s leading car sharing network, and Zagster, the leader in campus bike sharing, today announced their partnership to […]

Greenphire Executives To Participate In INC Research And CISCRP’s ‘Inspiring Hope’ Ideathon

Greenphire, the global leader in clinical payment solutions, recently announced that it will participate in INC Research and CISCRP’s “Inspiring […]

Morphotek Announces Sponsored Research Agreement With Fox Chase Cancer Center To Study Immunosuppressive Effects Of Tumor Shed Antigens To Improve Future Patient Therapies

September 13, 2016

Morphotek®, Inc., a subsidiary of Eisai Inc., announced today that it entered into a Sponsored Research Agreement (SRA) with Fox […]

Green in many senses: Holganix and Greenphire make the Inc. 5000 list of fastest growing companies

August 25, 2016

Thanks to Holganix, the grass is literally greener on our side, and on the Inc. 5000. Add in Greenphire, and […]

Dell Boomi Named a 2016 Best Places to Work by Philadelphia Business Journal

August 23, 2016

Dell Boomi today announced the Philadelphia Business Journal has honored Dell Boomi with a 2016 Best Places to Work in […]

High tech pillbox helps patients stay on track with medications

August 18, 2016

For patients with complicated medical conditions, keeping track of which pills to take and at what times can be confusing. […]

Help ROAR for Good develop its personal safety app

August 11, 2016

ROAR for Good hasn’t just been sitting around as the drop date for its flagship Athena product comes around. Together with Philly-based […]

Edtech startup Byndr raises $700K

Byndr, an edtech company based in Hyderabad, India, and Conshohocken, Pa., raised $700,000 from Ben Franklin Technology Partners, the University of Pennsylvania’s Education Design Studio, […]

Phenom People and iCIMS Announce Partnership to Address Candidate Experience Problems and Help Recruiters Attract Top Talent

August 5, 2016

Phenom People, the leader in Talent Relationship Marketing, announced today a partnership with iCIMS, Inc., a leading provider of Software-as-a-Service […]

Grassroots Unwired Enlists Cloudnexa for Next Generation Campaigning for 2016 Election

Cloudnexa, a leading cloud management service, has announced it has been selected by Grassroots Unwired, a mobile platform for political […]

Founder and CEO Morgan Berman, the first lady of Philly eco-consciousness, has learned to listen to her users and adjust accordingly

July 8, 2016

As if creating a startup from scratch and propelling it into a crowded market place wasn’t tough enough, how does […]

Greenphire Enhances ClinCard's Ability to Support Patient Engagement and Retention for Global Clinical Trials

July 7, 2016

Greenphire, the global leader in clinical payment solutions, today announced expanded capabilities for its ClinCard solution, improving its ability to […]

Livegenic Secures Next Round of Funding

Livegenic, an award-winning, real-time video platform for insurance, is pleased to announce completion of the next round financing, which was […]

CloudMine Releases CareKit SDK for Apple Developers

June 27, 2016

CloudMine, healthcare’s secure data platform, has released an iOS SDK (software development kit) designed to work with Apple’s CareKit framework. […]

PitchBook wonders which U.S. cites generate best VC returns?

June 9, 2016

Here’s a hint: we like this list. Says PitchBook: Although the Bay Area undeniably holds the crown for the most […]