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Philly Tech Investor to Double Down on Black, Latinx and Women Entrepreneurs in 2018

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Philly’s tech community has ways to go before it’s truly inclusive of all kinds of Philadelphians. Efforts like the Institute of […]


This Philly-Made Tool Can Help You Train Your Brain to Calm Down

When Clark Griswold tried to blanket his home in Christmas lights, an electrical glitch rendered the facade completely dark. But […]


Lia is Launching the First-ever Flushable Pregnancy Test

The traditional pregnancy test hasn’t seen any innovation in over 30 years, with the exception of adding a digital component. […]


Ben’s Founder Friday: Michele McKeone

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The facts around workplace readiness for those with disabilities, like autism or down syndrome, are alarming. Seventy percent of people […]


Ben Franklin Just Pumped $4.4M Into Philly Startups

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Ben Franklin Technology Partners has started off the fiscal year by setting the bar high. The organization recently announced that it […]


Matchmaker, Matchmaker: Ben Franklin’s New Initiative to Pair up Startup, VCs and Corporate Partners

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Almost every startup on the road to success can point to one meeting that paved the way. Whether it’s with […]


Practice got Acquired by Instructure. Here are the Details

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If you had scoured the room at PSL’s recent Diversity Dinner in search of Practice cofounder Emily Foote, you may have found her off to the […]


Biobots Adopts New Name, Launches New Software

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BioBots has a new name and a new software out in the market, continuing to propel the company on its […]


The Complete 2017 Philadelphia Business Journal POWER 100

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The Philadelphia Business Journal editorial team, who has about 200 years of combined experience covering business, spent many hours debating […]


Ben’s Founder Friday: Mike Maher

Mike Maher is a serial entrepreneur with a knack for problem solving and collaboration. Mike first emerged as a powerhouse […]


A Fix for Fido? Locally Developed Canine Melanoma Vaccine Advances

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A suburban Philadelphia animal health company has entered into an exclusive license agreement with the Wistar Institute to further advance […]


How a Quick Text to a Lawyer Helped this Startup Nab $800K

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Here are two quick lessons for your next pitch competition: Don’t pitch first. Tell your lawyer to keep their phone […]


How this Philadelphia Startup Plans to Help Companies Win the Ongoing Talent War

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As employers continue to battle for top talent in a tight employment market, Philadelphia-based startup PeopleJoy is expanding a product, […]


For its third birthday, ROAR for Good is donating 250 Athenas to Women Against Abuse

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B Corp ROAR for Good officially launched its flagship wearable safety accessory, Athena, this summer after three years of development. Now, it’s celebrating that milestone […]


This Temple Scholar Launched a Tech Aid for Autism Therapy

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For the past decade, Temple University professor John Nosek has been working to find a way technology can help people with autism. This year, […]


Mayor Kenney on Philly’s Amazon HQ2 bid: We’re going to win this

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Before a jam-packed auditorium at the Barnes Foundation, Mayor Jim Kenney — after a 42-day sprint to put together a […]


NeuroFlow Nabs $1.25 Million to Grow its Mental Health Platform

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Here’s some news from that digital health fund put forth by Ben Franklin Technology Partners, Safeguard Scientifics and IBX’s parent […]


It’s Happening: Benjamin’s Desk Merges With 1776

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Philly-founded co-working network Benjamin’s Desk has announced that it will merge with Washington, D.C.-based public benefit corporation 1776. Both organizations […]


Whose Your Landlord raises $250K, Sets up Shop at Saxbys HQ

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Whose Your Landlord, the millennial-focused apartment listing and renter’s information site, closed a $250,000 seed round led by Maryland-based CorLyst […]


Meet the New Class of the University City Science Center’s Digital Health Accelerator

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Flushable pregnancy tests, remote patient monitoring systems, augmented reality to prepare for emergency situations – these are among the seven […]