Ben Franklin Approved $2.3M in 10 Early Stage Companies

Companies featured:


Kognition – Philadelphia County

Kognition is the developer of a game-changing, cyber-physical enterprise AI that automates security, compliance, and other high-value business operations in a single platform. With Kognition, your commercial properties can see, think, and act autonomously to improve operations, increase security, lower costs and more.

Kogniton is lead by Matias Klein, President & CEO; Eric Smith, CFO; and James Carroll, CTO.

Envision2bWell – Chester County

Envision2bWell reimagines wellness with their unified digital health and wellness
platform, EnvisionWell®.The current wellness industry is fragmented. There are many separate apps that help users keep track of their fitness, their nutrition, their health, etc. and none of them communicate with one another. EnvisionWell® brings knowledge to life in one centralized location to empower and enable healthier outcomes. HIPAA compliant, integrated, and multi-functional, EnvisionWell® helps people live healthier lives with personalized engagement, robust data and AI, and digital, social and human experiences to support them on their wellness journey. Save Time. More Wellness. Better Health. EnvisionWell.

Envision2bWell is led by Tammy Williams, Founder & CEO.

Sweft – Philadelphia County

Sweft is SaaS software that helps retailers of all sizes quickly and profitably scale their online businesses by automating processes, connecting teams and reducing reliance on manual entry Excel spreadsheets. Retailers struggle to efficiently and accurately create the digital assets required to populate product detail pages (PDP) to sell online reducing their growth, profitability and competitive position. Sweft is an end-to-end SaaS solution with seven modules that organizes and automates the workflow management of digital asset creation. Sweft’s clear dashboard, priority alerts and 360 degree view of the product provide both visibility and accountability of tasks across a retailer’s teams, including buying, sample management, creative, marketing, copywriting and web production to allow them to work together smarter to launch new products faster from anywhere.

Sweft is led by CEO & Founder, Michael Robinson, CFO and Co-Founder, Julie Bula and CXO and Co-Founder, Ranjana Sharma.

Jenzy – Philadelphia County

Jenzy is seed-stage marketplace aiming to become the Chewy for the $40B children’s market. Driven by data, our mobile app creates the most personalized way for busy parents to shop for their kid’s shoes online.

Jenzy is led by Co-founders, Carolyn Horner (CEO) and Eve Ackerley (COO).

Cecilian Partners – Bucks County

Cecilian Partners is a customer experience company, with a really cool proptech offering called The XO. Their technology simplifies data, digital marketing, and operations for Community Developers and Home Builders, to focus on what matters most – the homebuyer.

Cecilian Partners is led by CEO & Co-Founder John Cecilian, Jr; Chief Strategy Officer & Co-Founder Phil Worland; Chief Technology Officer, Joe Conley; Chief Experience Office, Debra Wyatte, and CFO, Jennifer Cecilian.

RecoveryLink – Philadelphia County

RecoveryLink™connects individuals, peer specialists, and organizations to each other on a platform designed natively for the peer recovery support process. Our mission is to provide a suite of accessible and impactful recovery support tools designed to elevate collective community impact for the millions of individuals impacted by substance use and mental health disorders.

RecoveryLink is led by three co-founders, Dr. Robert Ashford (CEO), Christopher Hart (CIO), and Brent Canode (CMO).

DreamVu – Philadelphia County

DreamVu is the leader in omnidirectional 3D vision systems. With camera-based systems that leverage patented optics and imaging software to reduce system costs and deliver an unparalleled field of view, DreamVu is pioneering the next generation of visual intelligence and transforming the way machines and humans see the world.

DreamVu is led by Founders Rajat Aggarwal, Rohan Bhatial and Anoop Namboodiri.

Houwzer – Philadelphia County

Houwzer is a next-generation real estate brokerage and home services company built around the customer. Its full-service, salaried agents and mortgage advisors help homeowners save when they sell and trust when they buy. Houwzer’s proprietary technology is an end-to-end platform that streamlines the entire transaction from consultation to closing with an integrated one-stop shopping experience. The company employs seller and buyer agent specialists, who receive salaries instead of commissions, allowing them to focus on service, not just sales. Houwzer has maintained an industry-leading Net Promoter Score of 79.4 and an average rating of 4.9 out of 5 stars from hundreds of client reviews online. Since launching in 2015, Houwzer has saved home sellers on the East Coast millions and helped clients buy or sell thousands of homes worth more than $1 billion.

Houwzer is led by Mike Maher, Co-Founder & CEO.

NICKLpass – Philadelphia County

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NICKLpass is led by Sumorwuo Zaza, CEO and Allison Paz, COO.