Ben Franklin Tech Approvals: $950K In 6 Companies

Companies featured:


CollX – Philadelphia County

CollX (pronounced “collects”) answers the question every collector has: “What’s it worth?” The app lets you scan any baseball, football, or basketball card and instantly identify it and get the average market value. Once you’ve scanned your cards, add them to your collection and track your portfolio. Best of all, you can follow other users, message them, trade, buy and sell.

Collx is led by Co-Founder and CEO Ted Mann.


GoCoach – Philadelphia County

Now like never before, it’s time to develop greater skills in every one of your people. GoCoach meets people right where they are, right now, with personalized coaching and blended learning to upskill anyone.

GoCoach is led by CEO/Co-Founder Kristy McCann, COO Rebecca Taylor, Head of Sales, Lisa Whelan, Head of Engagement, Tori Coakley, Coach Marketplace and Learning Content, Erin Korgie.


GrowFlux – Philadelphia County

GrowFlux is a data and automation platform that modernizes greenhouses and indoor farms with reliable plug and play IoT connectivity, cloud enabled automation, and big data APIs. The GrowFlux platform empowers growers and equipment manufacturers by providing rapidly deployable, self install controls and intuitive web applications to scale resource efficient greenhouses and indoor farms. By eliminating the complex and time consuming steps of integrating custom automation systems, GrowFlux is accelerating the agrifood revolution in indoor farms and greenhouses globally with over 200 active installations in 8 countries. 

GrowFlux is led by CEO Eric Eisele, CTO Alexander Roscoe, and Sales Adi Rao.


ImpactableX – Philadelphia County

Using a few simple data points, our software quantifies company-level impact and ESG, validates the legitimacy of claims & standardizes analysis for investors. Welcome to the most comparable, meaningful and transparent analytics in the impact economy.

ImpactableX is led by Catherine Griffin.


Philanthropi – Philadelphia County

Philanthropi is leading the next generation of philanthropy through its innovative giving platform, which democratizes giving for everyone and amplifies its impact. By partnering with financial institutions, employers, universities, and non-profit organizations, Philanthropi fosters new levels of engagement and empowers everyday donors to support their favorite non-profit organizations with the click of a button. Tapping into the largest donor segment – the everyday philanthropist – Philanthropi unlocks the potential of the charitable ecosystem.

Philanthropi is led by CEO, Keith Leaphart, Chairman Jerry Johnson, CFO, Jovan Goldstein, Executive Director, Brad Caswell, CTO Mike Palumbo, VP of Product Johnny Bilotta, VP of Operations Karen Belsito, VP of UX, Emeka Rajis, Strategy Tony Bifano, Senior Product Manager Brianna Schneider.


Yellowdig – Philadelphia County

Yellowdig is a community-driven active learning platform adopted by over 130 colleges and universities, K12 schools, and corporate training clients. Yellowdig’s mission is to transform every classroom into an active, social, and experiential learning com.

Yellowdig is led by President & CEO, Shaunak Roy, VP of Academic Product Engagement, Brian Verdine, CTO Brian Hurlow, VP of Strategic Partnerships, Tyler Rohrbaugh.