We’re super excited for this announcement. Safeguard Scientifics, one of the region’s premier providers of capital and operational expertise to emerging and growth-stage healthcare and technology enterprises, has signed on as a Founding Contributor to AWE Ventures – Powered by Ben Franklin.
Says Safeguard Scientifics President and CEO Stephen Zarrilli, “Safeguard is aligned with Ben Franklin’s mission of diversifying the growth of technology and investment activity in our region and beyond. This partnership with the Alliance of Women Entrepreneurs is a great initiative both to educate potential new investors of the possibilities within early stage investments, and help women founders access new capital. We’re excited to help our region lead the progress that our world needs.”
AWE Ventures is the joint program of Ben Franklin and the Alliance of Women Entrepreneurs that is working to raise the profile of women in investing and entrepreneurship in the Greater Philadelphia area.
It’s not too late to attend Thursday’s event!
On October 8, from 6:00-9:00PM, Benjamin’s Desk will host the AWE Ventures – Powered by Ben Franklin Founders Celebration. The event will feature keynote speaker Loretta McCarthy, Managing Director of Golden Seeds New York City and a panel discussion with companies funded through AWE Ventures.
It’s an invitation-only event to members of the AWE Ventures community – and the way to join is to donate.