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President and CEO RoseAnn B. Rosenthal honored by Pennsylvania Society as Distinguished Citizen of the Commonwealth

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April 12, 2019 RoseAnn B. Rosenthal, President and CEO of Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern Pennsylvania, was honored today […]


Ben Franklin Technology Partners Debuts Blockchain-Enabled Onboarding and Tokenization Platform for Global Opportunity Philadelphia Fund

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Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern Pennsylvania (Ben Franklin), a leading seed stage capital provider, announced the availability of its blockchain-enabled […]


With backing from Capital One, This Startup is Working on an Edtech Platform for Refugees

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A $150,000 check from Capital One will let Philly-based Choosito continue to develop and deploy its edtech platform for refugee children as it makes […]


South Philly Agtech Startup Augean Robotics Raises $1.5M

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NextFab-based Augean Robotics, makers of a full-stack robotics platform for the farming industry, just raised a $1.5 million seed round […]


Exclusive: Plans for New Bacteria-Fighting Oral Hygiene Products Will Use This Ft. Washington Company’s Technology

A Montgomery County medical device company signed an exclusive licensing agreement Monday that will bring its patented bacteria-fighting technology to […]


Ben Franklin Tech Partners’ Portfolio Companies Raised $345M in 2018

After ramping up investments in recent years, prolific seed fund and economic development nonprofit Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern […]


VC Investing in Philadelphia Hit Record Highs, and Lows, in 2018

A new report from PACT and PitchBook shows Philadelphia saw a record year of investments in 2018, when $1.4 billion […]


LeagueSide Expands Nationally; Achieves 400+% Growth In Last 12 Months

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LeagueSide, the nation’s leading youth sports marketing company enabling regional and national brands to sponsor youth sports leagues, has announced […]


Why Chef Jose Andres & TGI Friday’s are Using this Philly Restaurant Tech Firm

Renowned chefs José Andrés and Michael Solomonov, Philadelphia coffee company La Colombe and national chain TGI Fridays are just a […]


Ben Franklin Goes to Harrisburg: Prolific Seed Fund Fighting for ‘Critical’ Funding

As a diplomat during the Revolutionary War, Benjamin Franklin spent two years in France trying to convince the French government […]


SFA Therapeutics Wins Second Key U.S. Patent For Treatment of Chronic Liver Diseases

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SFA Therapeutics today announced approval of the second key U.S. patent derived from its research & development program, which utilizes […]


Etsy for Gaming Tools? Meet the Philly Startup That Wants to Help You Ace That Video Game

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Once upon a time, video games were pretty basic. Consider Pac-Man, the chomping mouth that devoured small dots while moving […]


Allevi Made the MedTech FierceMedTech’s 2018 Fierce 15

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


Roundtrip and Oncora Medical are Joining an Accelerator Inside the ‘Largest Medical Complex in the World’

At over 2.1 square miles, the Texas Medical Center (TMC) in Houston boasts of being the largest medical district on the planet. […]


Immuno-oncology Startup Finds a Home at College

When Nicholas Nicolaides decided to part ways with the company he co-founded two decades ago and launch another startup, one of his […]


Orai Raises $2.3M to Make You a Better Speaker

Orai, a startup building communication coaching tools, is announcing that it has raised $2.3 million in seed funding. CEO Danish […]


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 […]