“For research and development firms, invention and the financing of that invention is so critical in getting the economy going again…programs like Ben Franklin are vital to that process,”
– Ben Bernanke, Federal Reserve Chairman
“The National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship will help the Obama administration develop a broader strategy to spur innovation and enable entrepreneurs to develop breakthrough technologies and dynamic companies, and to create jobs all across America,”
– Gary Locke, Former U.S. Commerce Secretary
RoseAnn B. Rosenthal, President & CEO of Ben Franklin, is an inaugural NACIE member.
“RoseAnn Rosenthal, President and CEO of Ben Franklin, is a true champion of small business development and her leadership will continue to have a measurable impact on access to capital in Pennsylvania, leading to job creation and business growth in the communities that need it most,”
– Ben Dupuy, Executive Director, National Coalition for Capital.
“Ben Franklin’s continued commitment to technology entrepreneurs and enterprises in the region provides an invaluable source of deal flow for the venture community,”
– Dean E. Miller, President & CEO, Greater Philadelphia Alliance for Capital and Technologies (PACT).
“The Ben Franklin team not only helped me with cash…but they have helped me with PR and introduced me to people that have helped my business in many ways. I am also humbled to be in a [Ben Franklin Success Team] CEO group with some amazing experienced CEOS that always take the time
to help me no matter how busy they are.”
– Joanne Lang, CEO, AboutOne.
“Ben Franklin provided us with the tools to drive innovation with our business, which we will keep doing”
– Matt Reichert, CEO, Health Market Science
“Ben Franklin’s involvement was a vote of confidence that drew in a series of local & international angel investors”
– Nicholas Nicolaides, Ph.D., Co-founder, President & CEO, Morphotek
“Ben Franklin has been great to OxiCool by providing timely injections of capital & more”
– Ravikant Barot, Founder & CEO, OxiCool
“Without Ben Franklin, it wouldn’t have happened. They helped with money, technical resources, advice, connections…almost anything we needed”
– Martin Nankin, Chairman of the Board, Field Diagnostic Services
“Ben Franklin played a major role in our success. You believed in us, in our business plan, & nurtured us along at every stage”
– Bill McFadden, CEO, Financial Technology Integrators
“Ben Franklin’s investment was crucial to the success of the company”
– Bhairav Trivedi, Founder, PayQuik
“The financial & business support from Ben Franklin have been very important… having good professional advice & guidance at the early stages is critical”
– Ben Dor, Ph.D., Founder, InfraScan
Ben Franklin’s money & services were “critical to the build out of our platform & making connections into the healthcare network”
– Bill Marvin, President, InstaMed