ImpactPHL News

Margaret Bradley: Turning Philadelphia Institutions into Impact Investors

February 5, 2018

Margaret Bradley is on a mission to make Philadelphia “the center of the impact investment universe.” Bradley cut her at teeth at The Reinvestment Fund, one of the nation’s top community finance institutions. Now with Ben Franklin Technology Partners, a regional economic development fund, she’s charged with deploying $15 million into Philly startups tackling education, […]

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ImpactPHL Ventures Just Threw $15M into Philly’s Impact Investing Ecosystem

July 21, 2017

Margaret Bradley is audibly jazzed when describing the significance of impact investing in the Philadelphia region. “My whole professional life is about this,” said the director of investment partnerships and lead for social impact investments at Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern Pennsylvania, the state-backed seed and early stage capital provider for local tech startups […]

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Announcing the 2017 SustainPHL Nominees

June 6, 2017

We’re excited to announce the 2017 nominees for SustainPHL! First and foremost, we can’t believe how awesome the nominations submissions were. Thank you for sharing over 150 organizations and individuals with us. How we determined the below list:  We listened to our 2016 attendees and worked with B Lab to create a list of criteria for […]

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Technology Trends We’d Like to See More of in 2017

January 26, 2017

We live in a world where new technology is constantly and consistently advancing and new companies are born every day. In 2014, the recession maintained its grasp on American ingenuity as entrepreneurship hit a 20-year low. However, according to the Kauffman Index for 2016, startup activity rebounded last year, going up for the second year in […]

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Local startup MilkCrate Nabs Several New Clients, Including Comcast

January 20, 2017

MilkCrate, a Philadelphia-based startup nearly four years in the making, has announced several major new clients, including Comcast. Founder Morgan Berman announced last Thursday that Comcast will introduce its app to a pilot group of employees this spring. A larger roll-out later this year is expected to follow the pilot. “Comcast wants employees to learn how to be […]

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Social Innovations Journal: ImpactPHL

October 20, 2016

There is a growing sense among entrepreneurs, investors, and philanthropic and corporate leaders that the traditional ways of doing business aren’t the only ways of doing business. The Impact Economy Working Group, under the project leadership and management of the Ben Franklin Technology Partners of SE PA (Ben Franklin) and the Economy League of Greater […]

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B Lab brings “B Inspired” events to Philly October 20th

September 20, 2016

So you knew about the B Corp Champions Retreat coming to Philadelphia. But not all of the great programming is just for B Corps! B Inspired Philadelphia, a celebration for people using business as a force for good, will deliver an afternoon of inspiring talks and personal stories “from small giants and giant innovators,” and an […]

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