Straight Talk – A look at how the region’s economic development officials are tackling the pandemic.

May 7, 2020

Greater Philadelphia’s economic development agencies are gearing up for a slow reopening of businesses across the region, and leaders of those organizations say companies need to be prepared to spend some extra cash in a post-pandemic economy. The Philadelphia Business Journal brought together leaders from local economic development agencies for a live discussion about their […]

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Medecision Acquires Health Delivery System Transformation Pioneer GSI Health

October 31, 2019

Medecision, an integrated health management solutions provider that supports the health and care of more than 50 million consumers nationwide, has acquired Philadelphia-based GSI Health, a SaaS provider of workflow, engagement and compliance solutions and related services. The GSI Health platform is used by some of the nation’s leading health systems to coordinate and optimize […]

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

April 9, 2019

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 it way through the XPRIZE IBM Watson competition. Choosito, an alum of IC@3401, is one of the 30 finalists in the four-year global competition, which aims to find impactful use cases for artificial intelligence technologies to take on […]

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GO Philly Fund is Working on a Serious Problem for Philadelphia’s Startups

February 14, 2019

Last week Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern PA and EPAM announced a new $50 million fund. The Global Opportunity Philadelphia Fund—aka GO Philly Fund— looks to support early-stage Philadelphia startups by engaging both traditional investment and blockchain-enabled participation. The GO Philly Fund encourages further growth of early-stage startups in the Philadelphia region while providing […]

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Ben Franklin Announces Additions and Changes to its Board of Directors

February 13, 2019

Board welcomes two new members and announces leadership changes for 2019 February 13, 2019 (Philadelphia, PA) – Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern Pennsylvania (Ben Franklin) announces changes and additions to its board of directors. At its December meeting, the Ben Franklin board welcomed two new members: Robert J. Ciaruffoli, co-founder and Vice-Chairman of Broad […]

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New Seasons Market Selects Clutch for CRM and Campaign Management

September 17, 2018

West Coast neighborhood grocer New Seasons Market built its success by putting staff, customers, local partners and the community first, providing easy access to healthy and responsibly-sourced food. As part of its progressive corporate mission to be the ultimate local neighborhood store, the grocer aims to develop lasting relationships with its partners, vendors and customers. Today, […]

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10 Philly Startups to Watch in 2018

February 2, 2018

The startup state of mind is alive and well in Philadelphia, and we’ve got ten young companies to prove it. We put a call out to Philly’s innovation community to get a pulse on the startups we’re most excited about for 2018. The city answered the call with much momentum — we received more than 150 […]

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Philadelphia Ranks 7th in Tech Job Growth Projections for 2018

January 2, 2018

According to a report from IT staffing firm Robert Half Technology, Philly came in at No. 7 in a ranking of U.S. cities projected to grow tech hiring in 2018. San Diego, Atlanta and New York top the list, released Wednesday by the company as part of its “IT Hiring Forecast and Local Trend Report.” […]

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

November 30, 2017

Almost every startup on the road to success can point to one meeting that paved the way. Whether it’s with a venture capital firm that plunks down the cash to scale an operation or a corporation that becomes a buyer, being able to make your case in front of a potential investor or partner is […]

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Local Leaders, National Topics: Women’s Health Innovation

September 25, 2017

In 2015, Dan Hilferty, CEO of Independence Blue Cross (IBX), told Philadelphia Magazine that Philly could be the, “Silicon Valley of healthcare innovation.” Yet the concept hinged on a few variables. According to Hilferty, Philadelphia needed buzz, seed money, aggressive talent, and public policy that attracted startups to live and build in the city. Two years […]

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