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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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