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2019 Performance Profile

June 11, 2020

Ben Franklin’s 2019 Performance Profile captures some of the successes of this past year, and highlights where we’ve focused our attention, as well as some of the partnerships that are helping to grow our region. Yet as our collective attention shifts to restoring momentum lost due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it tells a different story. […]

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Ben Franklin launches Save Our Startups capital initiative

April 24, 2020

Supports Philadelphia region innovation companies during the COVID-19 crisis PHILADELPHIA (April 24, 2020)– Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern Pennsylvania (Ben Franklin) announced formation of the Save Our Startups initiative (SOS), to quickly deploy more than $2 million in the Philadelphia region’s early-stage innovation companies affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. With $1 million in new […]

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CY: 2019 Ben Franklin Approved $4.6 Million in 28 Companies

March 2, 2020

To view details about each company, visit our directory page. Digital Health Bainbridge Health Transparent Health Marketplace BINTO Physical Sciences exyntechnologies Advanced Absorbent Technologies Sage Smart Garden Kinetic Ceramics Simply Good Jars ASI Drives Information Technology LeagueSide Noble Route Dynamics Buyside Vomos Thrive Commerce LoanStar Kognition Verif-y Social Detection Circonus Near Miss Management Employee Cycle […]

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Ben Franklin Approved $1.25M in 6 Early Stage Companies

January 31, 2020

Companies featured:   LoanStar – Delaware County LoanStar solves bank and credit unions’ largest challenge, finding lending opportunities, by enabling them to offer instant point-of-sale consumer loans. Lenders have a need for loans greater than at any point in history. LoanStar provides the technology, tools, knowledge and training to position banks and credit unions back […]

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Governor’s 2020-21 Budget Proposes $5 Million Increase for Ben Franklin

January 24, 2020

Smart investments in innovation, high-tech development fuel Pa.’s economy HARRISBURG, Pa. (Jan. 24, 2020) — Gov. Tom Wolf today announced that his proposed 2020-21 General Fund budget will include a $5 million increase for the Ben Franklin Technology Development Authority (BFTDA), which funds the statewide Ben Franklin Technology Partners initiative, one of the most widely […]

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