HR tech company Phenom People Raises $22M Series B, Plans to Hire 150

HR tech company Phenom People raised $22 million in a Series B funding round, the Ambler-based company announced Thursday, bringing its […]

It’s Almost Time for the Second Annual PHL Innovation Picnic


The sun will eventually come out, and when it does, it’ll probably be just in time for the PHL Innovation Picnic. […]

With $400K From Ben Franklin, Kapsul Gets to Work on ‘smart’ Air Conditioner

Kapsul Air, the Center City company behind Philly’s biggest biggest Indiegogo campaign — a whopping $2.3 million in 2016 for […]

Meet the Disruptor: Suzie Welsh


When Suzie Welsh was 16, she begged her parents to let her travel to Malawi for a mission trip with […]

NextFab is Launching a $100K Follow-on Fund for its Accelerator Startups

Add access to follow-on cash to the list of perks at NextFab’s RAPID accelerator program. The South Philly makerspace — which also […]

Spun Out of Wistar, Isoma Diagnostics Aims to Improve Brain Cancer Treatment

A few years ago Steve Davis lost a close friend to glioblastoma. Today, he is leading a company developing a new approach […]

What 7 Companies Got Out of the Philly Startup Leaders Accelerator


A comedy club really is a great stand-in for a pitch room: under the bright, hot spotlight, seven startups pitched […]

How the VC Pathways Program is Boosting Equality in Philadelphia’s Startup Scene

The problem: people of color and women are drastically underrepresented in Greater Philadelphia’s tech and startup ecosystem. One potential solution […]

Wistar, Ben Franklin Technology Partners teaming up to help develop startups

The Wistar Institute and Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern Pennsylvania signed a Memorandum of Understanding Friday to work together […]

The Real Estate Disruptor


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


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

Pennovation Center Gets Two New Biotech Startups


Grays Ferry’s Pennovation Center is getting a couple of new tenants. Biorealize, makers of a desktop bioprototyping platform, and ZSX […]

Philadelphia Beats Boston, San Francisco in Attracting Skilled Workers, Analysis Finds

Philadelphia beat out powerhouses like Boston and San Francisco in a new JLLSnapshot analysis of cities drawing the most highly skilled […]

Announcing The Winners Of The 2018 World Changing Ideas Awards


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

How Philly Start-up RoundTrip Helps Ease a Huge Health Problem: Getting a Ride to the Doctor


In health care, innovation has transformed so much that was once a painful, protracted experience. Brain surgery can now be […]

Ben Franklin Will Oversee StartUp PHL’s Second Seed Fund, with $3.5M to Start


After 18 months searching for the right partner, the Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation has tapped Ben Franklin Technology Partners to […]

Advanced Absorbent Technologies LLC is Bringing Dignity to Incontinence Products


Joe Howard, a Pittsburgh native with an MBA and a sales and marketing background in specialty steels and ketchup, isn’t […]

5 Ways Impact Investors and Philanthropists Can Innovate to Solve Philly’s Biggest Problems


Philadelphia needs more cash. Admidst crippling poverty and a proliferation of struggling nonprofits, the city ranks 43rd of the United States’ 50 biggest cities in […]

RoseAnn Rosenthal Presented with American Spirit Award at NVCA Leadership Gala


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

SXSW Day 1: Philadelphia Doesn’t Want to Be the Silicon Valley of Anything


Philadelphia wants the world to know that it’s not the Silicon Valley of anything, and down in Austin, Philly entrepreneurs […]