Author: RoseAnn Rosenthal

Innovation Ecosystems Remain PA’s Best Opportunity to Recover and Grow. We Must Invest Accordingly.

May 12, 2020

When most people think ecosystems, they imagine plants and animals sharing a physical environment like a forest or a lake. However, when Ben Franklin Technology Partners thinks of ecosystems, we think of environments that attract startups, foster innovation and drive entrepreneurial success. In other words, the work Ben Franklin conducts in all 67 Pennsylvania counties […]

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A Message to our Innovation Community Clients and Stakeholders

March 16, 2020

Entrepreneurs launching and growing new enterprises are used to challenges, but the one we are now facing is different as it impacts our public health and our economy. And like so many of us, our team is now fully working remotely, yet our priority at Ben Franklin remains our service to our companies, partners, and […]

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Survey: Southeast PA Regional Business Impacts of COVID-19

March 16, 2020

As we all work together through this crisis, Ben Franklin has joined with other regional economic development organizations to gather feedback on the impact of COVID-19 on your enterprise via this survey being distributed across southeastern Pennsylvania. This survey does not specifically speak to advanced technology enterprises. Therefore, as you complete the survey, use the […]

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Four Reasons Why: Pennsylvania Should Invest in Tech Innovation

May 13, 2019

For more than 35 years, Ben Franklin Technology Partners has served as the gold standard of tech-based economic development. However, despite our success, state funding for Ben Franklin has dropped more than 50 percent since 2007-08, from roughly $28 million per year to $14 million per year. The impact of that reduction will be felt […]

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Celebrating International Women’s Day at the PACT Foundation Breakfast

March 8, 2017

Friends, today was the PACT Foundation Breakfast. The annual event celebrates and supports women-led enterprises and diversity in Philadelphia’s innovation community. Appropriately enough, the event fell on International Women’s Day, an annual global initiative that celebrates the achievements of women. It was less than two years ago, in June 2015, that PACT announced its three year grant commitment […]

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Personnel Profile: New Faces, New Roles

January 6, 2017

First and foremost, on behalf of the entire Ben Franklin team, I want to wish everyone a very prosperous and healthy New Year. 2016 was a noteworthy year for us, from the launch of ImpactPHL to the recent announcement of our digital health partnership with Safeguard Scientifics and Independence Blue Cross. Furthermore, we had many exciting changes […]

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