Inside Philadelphia’s historic Navy Yard, Ben Franklin Technology Partners is headquartered in Building 100 Innovation Center. Originally built as a Marine Corps Barracks, Building 100 Innovation Center is a 32,000-square-foot brick building that offers dramatic views of the Marine Parade Grounds and the Navy Boat Basin. Listed in the National Record of Historic Places, our renovated building is modernized with environmentally conscious materials and energy-efficient technology.
Since opening our doors in 2007, Building 100 Innovation Center has provided an exciting, flexible environment important to an entrepreneurial culture. Ben Franklin owns and operates the facility and hosts a community of new companies and partnerships within the space. We are proud to call the Navy Yard home, and we can’t imagine a better place to anchor this emerging, regional innovation cluster.
Company Description: Ben Franklin Technology Partners combines the best practices of early stage investing with a higher purpose – to lead the region’s technology community to new heights, creating jobs and transforming lives. For over 30 years, Ben has been the leading seed stage capital provider for the region’s technology sectors, investing over $175 million in more than 1,750 regional technology companies, many of which have gone on to become industry leaders. Ben Franklin has also launched university/industry partnerships that accelerate scientific discoveries to commercialization, and has seeded regional initiatives that strengthen our entrepreneurial community. Ben Franklin Technology Partners is an initiative of the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development. In addition to its numerous investment partners, Ben Franklin receives funding from the Ben Franklin Technology Development Authority.
Company Description: Kriger Construction has been in business for over 40 years. They have been a PennDOT prequalified contractor for nearly the last 15 years and, in that time, have constructed over 200 heavy highway projects, including dozens of bridges for PennDOT, county governments, and local municipalities throughout eastern Pennsylvania. They are also the largest Civil and Utility contractor in the Northeastern Pennsylvania region and are confident that they can deliver the Civil portion of the project within the timeframe. They have also experienced utility contractors prequalified with many of the region’s Public Utility Companies. Examples include UGI, PA American Water, and PG Energy.
Company Description: Elzly Technology Corporation provides technical consulting services to customers needing specialized knowledge and experience in technologies relating to protective coatings and corrosion control. We use our background and rigorous analyses to provide customers with tools and advice they require. Culturally, we recognize that our advice has an impact beyond the immediate task at hand. Strategically, we attempt to consider all issues and bring the most effective solutions to our customers.
Company Description: Epsilon Systems is a 100% employee-owned company founded in 1998 and headquartered in San Diego, California. With a presence in more than 20 locations, Epsilon Systems’ customers include the Department of Defense, Department of Energy, Department of Homeland Security and non-profit and commercial customers. Epsilon Systems provides total life cycle support to defense systems and commercial enterprises, such as basic research, concept
development, system architecture, requirements definition and analysis, software development, Cyber & Systems Engineering, integration and test, operational support, training, maintenance and logistics, Advanced Products Design and Manufacturing and Fleet Sustainment.
Company Description: Started as a small family owned road construction company in 1945, and grown to over 400 employees, but remain family owned, and employee focused. Originally founded by Jacob Eckman, later passed on to Jim Eckman, and now the 3rd generation; Mark Michael and Virginia Eckman are continuing the JD Eckman legacy today. JD Eckman is a full service construction company, with their own in-house engineering staff of over eight full-time registered professional engineers licensed in several states and over a dozen project managers/engineers; they have the expertise to handle the most complex projects. Their expertise in emergency bridge repair has created excellent working relationships with the state DOT’s we work with.
Company Description: Founded in 1902, Lamar Advertising Company (Nasdaq: LAMR) is one of the largest outdoor advertising companies in the world, with more than 348,000 displays across the United States and Canada. Lamar offers advertisers a variety of billboard, interstate logo, transit and airport advertising formats, helping both local businesses and national brands reach broad audiences every day. In addition to its more traditional out of home inventory, Lamar is proud to offer its customers the largest network of digital billboards in the United States with over 2,900 displays.
Company Description: A Veteran Owned Small Business (VOSB) established in 2000, provides engineering, technical and consulting services to the Department of Defense (DOD). Headquarters is located in Charleston SC, and regional business units located in Portsmouth NH, Washington D.C., Huntsville AL, Norfolk VA, Groton CT, and San Diego CA. Orbis, Inc. is an innovative and responsive engineering services company with a proven record of technical problem solving and project management using a systems approach across the full product life cycle
Company Description: Rittenhouse Ventures is a Philadelphia-based, emerging-growth venture capital firm. Rittenhouse Ventures partners with entrepreneurs to deliver right-sized investments, deep expertise, regional relationships, and successful financial outcomes. The Rittenhouse Ventures team has a proven track record of successful partnerships from investment to exit. Across the team’s total investment experience, exit values have exceeded $1 billion through acquisitions or initial public offerings. CB Insights recognized Rittenhouse Ventures as the most active venture capital investor for tech start-ups in Pennsylvania between January 2012 and May 2017. Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern Pennsylvania plays an active role in Rittenhouse Ventures in serving as their Investment Advisor.
Company Description: Seven Seas is a ship builder located in the Navy Yard since 2010. They are experts in contract labor and turnkey jobs. They have skilled qualified labors that meets the individual needs of their clients. They do this by maintaining a vast pool of craftsmen each having years of proven experience in their trades. Seven Seas are experts in all kinds of specialty Piping and Welding. Since 2010, they have successfully completed various, multicore and other turnkey jobs from Ship15 to Ship 28 , which include all kind of multicore installation, piping installation, pilot piping, cargo piping, gas sampling, pneumatic and hydraulic installation, bulkheads, lower stools to name a few. They recently successfully completed the complete super unit assembly for CV3600 series ship.
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