News Type: News

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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Ben Franklin Commits $1M to Support Plain Sight Capital

June 15, 2022

Contact: Jason Bannon, Ben Franklin Commitment allows fund to begin investments in ventures led by underrepresented founders PHILADELPHIA – (June 16, 2022) Plain Sight Capital, the investment fund developed from the 1Philadelphia framework for creating an equitable tech space in Philadelphia, has secured a $1,000,000 commitment from Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern Pennsylvania […]

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Startup Genome, Ben Franklin Technology Partners, University City Science Center, and Drexel University Publish 2022 Global Startup Ecosystem Report

June 15, 2022

Philadelphia is highlighted in the world’s paramount report on enriching startup and economic growth – ranking as the #27 Global Startup Ecosystem Overall SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — June 14, 2022 — The 2022 Global Startup Ecosystem Report (GSER) by Startup Genome was launched today at London Tech Week. The GSER is the world’s most comprehensive, […]

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JVS Philadelphia Fund for Women Invest and Provides Grants of $650k to 12 Philadelphia Women-Led Regional Businesses

June 2, 2022

Judith von Seldeneck and Ben Franklin Technology Partners provide grants, direct investments to 12 regional businesses PHILADELPHIA, PA June 2nd, 2022 – The JvS Philadelphia Fund for Women (JvS Fund) and Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern Pennsylvania (Ben Franklin) today announced that within five months of launching their partnership, they have made three grants […]

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Judee von Seldeneck Establishes JVS Philadelphia Fund for Women

December 28, 2021

Fund to Provide New Capital for Women Entrepreneurs in Philadelphia PHILADELPHIA, PA – December 28, 2021– Judee von Seldeneck, Founder and Chair of Diversified Search Group, the largest woman-founded executive search firm and a Forbes top-ten executive search firm, announced today the establishment of the JVS Philadelphia Fund for Women, a multi-million-dollar partnership with Ben […]

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Ben Franklin Forms Healthcare Investment Group

November 9, 2021

Contact: Jason Bannon, Ben Franklin New team focused on long view to support better equitable patient outcomes and new technologies PHILADELPHIA—November 9, 2021—To support development and investment of early-stage ventures focused on healthcare-related technologies and outcomes, Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern Pennsylvania (Ben Franklin) announces the formation of its new Healthcare Investment Group […]

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REPORT: Ben Franklin & Clients Lifted Pa. Economy During Pandemic

April 20, 2021

Statewide initiative helped clients create 1,309 jobs, retain 12,446 more, and generate $1.8 billion in revenue to aid recovery efforts HARRISBURG, Pa. (April 20, 2021) — Ben Franklin Technology Partners and its network of entrepreneurial clients played a significant role in lifting Pennsylvania’s economy and keeping people employed during the pandemic by innovating against COVID-19 […]

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“Mentor Connect” Program to Provide Support to Historically Underrepresented Entrepreneurs

April 6, 2021

Ben Franklin and PACT expand mentorship program as part of 1Philadelphia initiative PHILADELPHIA—Beginning on January 1, 2021, Philadelphia entrepreneurs from underrepresented groups will be able to tap into Mentor Connect, a program that pairs entrepreneurs with teams of mentors with the aim to provide feedback and advice for startups. Created by Ben Franklin Technology Partners […]

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Ben Franklin Announces 2021 Additions and Leadership Changes to its Board of Directors and Staff

January 11, 2021

New board members added; former President and CEO Rosenthal praised as Nissenbaum begins tenure PHILADELPHIA, PA – Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern Pennsylvania (“Ben Franklin”) today announces the additions and changes to its Board of Directors, including three new members, two leadership changes and one departing member, as well as completion of the transition […]

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