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Study: Ben Franklin Grew Pa.’s Economy by $4.1 Billion, Created 11,407 Jobs from 2012 to 2016

January 11, 2019

Challenges remain because of state funding shortfalls. PHILADLEPHIA, Pa. (Jan. 9, 2019) –With a focus on startups and innovation, Ben […]

Ben Franklin Approved 3M in 17 Early Stage Companies

November 8, 2018

Companies approved for funding:   Wearwell – Philadelphia County wearwell makes it effortless for women to find clothes that fit […]

FY 2018: Ben Franklin Approved $10.3 Million in 60 Companies

September 4, 2018

  New Co-Investment Partnerships: StartupPHL Seed Fund II: A $5M partnership to grow early stage ventures in the city of […]

Ben Franklin Approved 1.8M in 14 Early Stage Companies

July 31, 2018

Companies approved for funding:   Dr. Ayala’s Magic Spice – Montgomery County Founded by a physician passionate about food and […]

Ben Franklin Approved 2M in 10 Early Stage Companies

May 16, 2018

Companies approved for funding:   Bakround – Philadelphia County Bakround is an AI company focused on recruiting and employee retention […]

Chester County launches “Venture Chesco” Fund to encourage development of start-up companies

April 18, 2018

Chester County Retirement Board and Ben Franklin Technology Partners of SE Pennsylvania partner in $4 million fund. WAYNE, PA (April 17, […]

PIDC Announces Selection of Ben Franklin Technology Partners (Ben Franklin) as Investment Partner in New StartupPHL Seed Fund II

The $5M Seed Fund II is next phase of StartupPHL investment fund aimed to  increase availability of early-stage capital in […]

2017 Performance Profile

March 27, 2018

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CY 2017: Ben Franklin Approved $12 Million in 67 Companies

March 20, 2018

         Information Technology Amino Payments Buyside Campus ESP Clear Admit Clem Cognitive Operational Systems (COSY) EureQa Grassroots […]

Ben Franklin Approved 2.6M in 13 Early Stage Companies

February 15, 2018

Companies approved for funding:   Nuvanna – Delaware County Nuvanna is an online startup that helps consumers live a more […]

Draper Ventures Network

December 21, 2017

  A global partnership raises Philadelphia’s profile for startups December 12, 2017 (Philadelphia, PA) – Ben Franklin Technology Partners of […]

Ben Franklin Recruits Founders for Village Capital Pathways

December 8, 2017

A new program brings local capital and resources to under-represented founders November 30, 2017 (Philadelphia, PA) – Ben Franklin Technology […]

Ben Franklin First Meeting Program

November 21, 2017

          A new program helps ventures grow through unprecedented access to investors and corporate partners. PHILADELPHIA, […]

Ben Franklin Approved 4.4M in 25 Early Stage Companies

November 16, 2017

Companies approved for funding:   RistCall – Philadelphia County At RistCall, our mission is to improve patient safety & experience, which […]

FY 2017: Ben Franklin Approved $10.7 Million in 62 Companies

September 5, 2017

Companies Approved: Information Technology: AuDigent CampusESP Choosito! Clear Admit Clem Cloudnexa Cognitive Operational Systems (COSY) EureQa FlockU Haystack Informatics Houwzer […]

PACT and Ben Franklin Launch Mentor Connect

August 31, 2017

PACT and Ben Franklin Launch Mentor Connect PHILADELPHIA, PA Aug 29, 2017 — The Philadelphia Alliance for Capital and Technologies […]

Ben Franklin Approved 1.7M in 13 Early Stage Companies

July 31, 2017

Companies approved for funding:   xtraCHEF – Philadelphia County xtraCHEF is an invoice processing and cost intelligence application that prepares the […]

$15 Million Collaborative to Grow Greater Early Stage Impact Companies in Greater Philadelphia

July 24, 2017

ImpactPHL Ventures focuses on enterprises with social, environmental and health returns. July, 20 2017 (Philadelphia, PA) – Ben Franklin Technology Partners (Ben Franklin) […]

Ben Franklin Approved 3.7M in 21 Early Stage Companies

May 17, 2017

Companies approved for funding:   EnviroKure – Philadelphia County EnviroKure’s innovative technology transforms chicken manure into pathogen-free, liquid organic fertilizer with macro- […]

2016 Performance Profile

April 24, 2017

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Ben Franklin Announces Fintech Cohort As Part of VilCap Communities Initiative

April 20, 2017

Environmental and social impact challenges are represented among the companies participating in the Navy Yard-based program April 19, 2017 (Philadelphia, […]

CY 2016: Ben Franklin Approved $10.6 Million in 52 Companies

March 16, 2017

  Information Technology Zuppler ContentWatch Versify Solutions LLC Kickup Practice Byndr Livegenic Animotion ProNoto AuDigent Sustrana LeagueSide Houwzer FlockU […]

Ben Franklin Approved $2.3M in 16 Early Stage Companies

January 31, 2017

Companies approved for funding:   Jenrin Discovery – Delaware County Jenrin Discovery is developing potential therapeutics for chronic diseases including NAFLD/NASH, […]

Greater Philadelphia Impact Report: Summary

January 14, 2017


Greater Philadelphia Life Sciences Report

January 4, 2017

  READ THE FULL REPORT HERE The Greater Philadelphia region is positioned to lead the next stage of disruption within […]