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Ben Franklin Impact Report 2022

May 22, 2023

The Ben Franklin Impact Report 2022 highlights the big numbers and events for Ben Franklin’s impact and results for and the Philadelphia region (Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia Counties) in the previous year. The report highlights some of the many success stories from our portfolio and partners, and offers a look at the sector […]

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Ben Franklin Healthcare Approvals: $700K In 4 Companies

May 10, 2023

  Companies featured: Navrogen – Philadelphia County Biotech focused on enhancing the immune system to fight cancer by removing the effect of factors produced or induced by tumor cells which inhibit the cancer-fighting humoral immune system. Navrogen was co-founded by Nicholas C. Nicolaides (CEO) and Luigi Grasso (CSO).   RightAir – Philadelphia County RightAir […]

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Ben Franklin Tech Approvals: $900k In 4 Companies

May 9, 2023

Companies featured:   Asylon Incorporated – Montgomery County Asylon was created to automate the future of drone technologies. Their product DroneCore, is a full-stack, automated drone solution that can provide unique real-time video and data analytics to end-users. The drone is capable of 24/7 flights and is managed autonomously by a robotic station, capable of […]

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Shapiro Administration Announces $3.5 Million In New Funding For Pennsylvania Start-Up Tech Companies

May 1, 2023

Contact: Penny Ickes, DCED, Harrisburg, PA– April 27, 2023–Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Acting Secretary Rick Siger announced that a total of $3.5 million has been awarded through the Ben Franklin Technology Development Authority (BFTDA)to a pair of Pennsylvania venture capital firms that will make investments in early-stage technology companies. Governor […]

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Kathie Jordan Joins Ben Franklin To Lead Healthcare Investment Group

April 26, 2023

Contact: Jason Bannon, Ben Franklin  Jordan to lead established team to continue growth of the Philadelphia region’s emerging healthcare ventures  PHILADELPHIA—April 26, 2023—Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern Pennsylvania (Ben Franklin) announces that Kathie Jordan, Ph.D. has joined the organization as Managing Director of its Healthcare Investment Group. Jordan brings a blend of portfolio […]

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