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RoseAnn Rosenthal “How to Catalyze a Regional Innovation Ecosystem” Webinar

October 30, 2020

RoseAnn Rosenthal, President and CEO of Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeaster PA, discusses the importance of regional innovation ecosystems and examines how to catalyze a diverse regional economy to transition toward one that embraces tech, entrepreneurship and innovation as its drivers.

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Wolf Administration Announces Funding for Tech Investments in Southeastern Pennsylvania

October 27, 2020

Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin and the Ben Franklin Technology Development Authority (BFTDA) announced that $1 million has been awarded to the Global Opportunity Philadelphia Fund to invest in early stage technology companies in the Greater Philadelphia region. The Global Opportunity Philadelphia Fund was formed by Ben Franklin Technology Partners […]

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PACT Enterprise Awards 2020

Ben Franklin Companies Honored at PACT Enterprise Awards

September 15, 2020

Ben Franklin companies Tridiuum and InstaMed, as well as Ben Franklin board member John Castleman, each took home top honors at this year’s PACT Enterprise Awards, webcasted on September 9. Triduum took home the award for top Healthcare Innovator, while alumni company InstaMed took honors for top Technology Company. Board member John Castleman was recognized […]

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Inside Pennsylvania’s Tech Renaissance

August 26, 2020

Pennsylvania played a starring role in the industrial revolution, which explains why so many people still associate the state with its industrial roots. But the entrepreneurial spirit woven into Pennsylvania’s DNA, as well as a strategic decision in the 1980s to substantially invest in tech-based economic development, has given way to a thriving tech scene […]

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Pennsylvania Tech Steps Up in COVID-19 Recovery Efforts

July 24, 2020

Earlier this year when the COVID-19 pandemic halted operations of Pennsylvania and the entire world, we found ourselves in the position of balancing public health and safety with economic and community recovery efforts. We know that personal protective equipment, including masks, face shields, and hand sanitizer help us prevent the spread of coronavirus, but until […]

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CEO RoseAnn Rosenthal Explains Why She’s Leaving Ben Franklin Technology Partners

June 24, 2020

After 25 years of leading the Philadelphia region’s most active seed fund, RoseAnn B. Rosenthal is preparing to hand over the reins of state-backed Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern Pennsylvania to a new leader. Current Chief Investment Officer Scott Nissenbaum will take on the title of president and chief operating officer on July 1 […]

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RoseAnn Rosenthal Steps Down as CEO of Ben Franklin Tech Partners

June 24, 2020

For 25 years, RoseAnn Rosenthal has served as the president and chief executive officer of Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern Pennsylvania (Ben Franklin), the region’s largest tech investor. Last week, Rosenthal announced she will step down as CEO and transition into an emeritus role by January 2021. Ben Franklin’s former chief investment officer, Scott […]

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Ben Franklin Technology Partners’ RoseAnn Rosenthal is Stepping Down After 25 Years

June 19, 2020

RoseAnn Rosenthal, the current president and CEO of Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern Pennsylvania, announced Thursday that she will begin transitioning out of her role after 25 years with the organization. Scott Nissenbaum, BFTP’s chief investment officer, will assume the title of president and chief operating officer beginning July 1. He will take the […]

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RoseAnn Rosenthal Stepping Down as CEO of Ben Franklin Technology Partners

June 18, 2020

One of the most influential figures in Philadelphia’s venture capital world is stepping down from her day job. RoseAnn B. Rosenthal, the longtime president and CEO of Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern Pennsylvania, plans to leave her role at the prolific seed fund in early 2021. The leadership transition will begin on July 1, […]

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Ben Franklin Backs Founders Fighting COVID-19 and its Effects

June 18, 2020

As part of the Save Our Startups initiative, made possible with support from the Department of Community and Economic Development, Ben Franklin has committed a total of $100,000 in grants to 15 early-stage companies for development of technologies related to fighting COVID-19, and mitigating its various effects on health and well-being. The grants will be […]

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