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GO Philly Fund is Working on a Serious Problem for Philadelphia’s Startups

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Last week Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern PA and EPAM announced a new $50 million fund. The Global Opportunity […]


Burro Helper Robot Increases Employee Productivity By 20-30%

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If you think yard work is hard, try hauling around a wheelbarrow while picking grapes or other crops … over and […]


Ben Franklin Announces Additions and Changes to its Board of Directors

Board welcomes two new members and announces leadership changes for 2019 February 13, 2019 (Philadelphia, PA) – Ben Franklin Technology […]


Children’s of Alabama Selects Bainbridge Health to Support Its Continued Commitment to Medication Safety and Stewardship

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Bainbridge Health, a spin-off company of the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, is excited to announce its implementation of their medication […]


Yasmine Mustafa: ‘No one should be afraid while trying to earn a wage’

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While #MeToo and #TimesUp shaped much of public discourse over the past year, another — perhaps lesser-known — hashtag looks […]


This East Falls Startup, Makers of an Automated Drone Hub, Raised $1M

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With drones poised to play a starring role in automating industries like agriculture and construction, the infrastructure that accompanies the […]


Would You Use a Start-Up to Sell Your Home? This Philly Company is Betting You Will

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It’s a phrase that countless start-ups use when they feel as if they have gained enough traction: “We’re the Uber […]


Economic Impact of Ben Franklin Technology Partners Report

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Early last week, Ben Franklin Technology Partners released its statewide five-year Economic Impact report, based on its activity in Pennsylvania […]


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

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


How CEO Mike Maher got a Seven-Figure ‘Yes’ from Investor Ira Lubert — on the Fourth Try

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It took some persistence, but real estate startup Houwzer, a tech-enabled real estate brokerage, just closed a $4.5 million “seed […]


Halo Labs Raises $5.6M in Series B Financing Round

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Halo Labs, a life science instrumentation company developing tools for biologics researchers, today announced it has closed a $5.6M Series […]


Tridiuum Raised $9.5M Series B to Scale its Behavioral Health Platform

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Tridiuum, a venture-backed maker of a software platform that tracks behavioral health indicators, just raised a $9.5 million Series B […]


Lia Diagnostics Adds New Investor and $2.6 Million in Venture Capital

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Center City’s Lia Diagnostics, makers of a flushable pregnancy test, just took on $2.6 million in venture capital as it continues […]


There’s a New Crop of Wellness Brands Bringing Women’s Health Care Into the Digital Space

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Conversations about health care in 2018 are — for many reasons — quite fraught. On an individual level, between the […]


NeuroFlow Will Pilot its Mental Health Platform at Philly’s VA Hospital

Over the next six months, a dozen clinicians at the Corporal Michael J. Crescenz VA Medical Center will have access […]


Startup Kapsul’s Smart AC Unit Lands Offers From Big Retailers Amid Raising $5M

With October’s chill setting in, it’s hard to believe the sweltering, muggy heat of July isn’t that far away. But […]


Oncora Medical Teams Up With Oncologists at N.Y.’s Largest Health System

Oncora Medical, a Philadelphia medical technology company, has entered into a collaboration with radiation oncologists at New York’s largest health […]


With Honor for Terry Hicks (1952-2018)

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


Teleflex Acquires Essential Medical

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Teleflex Incorporated (NYSE: TFX) today announced that it has acquired Essential Medical, Inc. Based in Exton, PA, Essential Medical is […]


Program Targets One Missing Link For Founders From Diverse Backgrounds: Friends And Family Money

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Many startups fund their earliest days with money from friends and family, as well as angels. But what if your […]