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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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RoseAnn B. Rosenthal to Leave President and CEO Role at Ben Franklin After 25 Years

June 18, 2020

Scott Nissenbaum to assume both responsibilities in January 2021 PHILADELPHIA (June 17, 2020)—The Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern Pennsylvania (Ben Franklin) Board of Directors has announced that after 25 years, RoseAnn B. Rosenthal, President and Chief Executive Officer, will be transitioning out of her current role and taking on a CEO Emeritus role, effective […]

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Ben Franklin Commits Grant and Support to Philly Startup Leaders’ Founded in Philly Accelerator

June 11, 2020

Support to increase the development of underrepresented founders in the Philadelphia region PHILADELPHIA (June 11, 2020)—To increase the Philadelphia region’s support and development of companies led by underrepresented founders, Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern has committed a grant of $150,000 for Philly Startup Leaders’ (PSL) Founded in Philly accelerator, along with a commitment of […]

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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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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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Ben Franklin Technology Partners Debuts Blockchain-Enabled Onboarding and Tokenization Platform for Global Opportunity Philadelphia Fund

April 11, 2019

Regional Venture Investment Fund is Now Accepting Cryptocurrency PHILADELPHIA, Pa. (April 11, 2019) – Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern Pennsylvania (Ben Franklin), a leading seed stage capital provider, announced the availability of its blockchain-enabled onboarding and tokenization platform that streamlines and manages investor interests in the Global Opportunity Philadelphia Fund (GO Philly Fund). Ben […]

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Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern Pennsylvania Launches the Global Opportunity Philadelphia Fund

February 7, 2019

EPAM is lead investor in blockchain-enabled regional venture investment fund; GO Philly Fund open to individual investors PHILADELPHIA, Pa. (February 7, 2019) –Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern Pennsylvania (Ben Franklin), a leading seed stage capital provider, has formed a regional venture fund that allows private investors to invest in a broad variety of early-stage […]

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Study: Ben Franklin Grew Pa.’s Economy by $4.1 Billion, Created 11,407 Jobs from 2012 to 2016

January 11, 2019

Challenges remain because of state funding shortfalls. PHILADELPHIA, Pa. (Jan. 9, 2019) –With a focus on startups and innovation, Ben Franklin Technology Partners (Ben Franklin) remains a powerful job creation and high-tech economic development engine for Pennsylvania, according to the latest independent economic analysis of the organization. But state funding shortfalls are starting to curtail […]

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PIDC Announces Selection of Ben Franklin Technology Partners (Ben Franklin) as Investment Partner in New StartupPHL Seed Fund II

April 18, 2018

The $5M Seed Fund II is next phase of StartupPHL investment fund aimed to  increase availability of early-stage capital in the local startup community. Philadelphia, PA (March 15, 2018) – PIDC, Philadelphia’s public-private economic development corporation and partner with the City of Philadelphia in the StartupPHL initiative, today announced  Ben Franklin Technology Partners (Ben Franklin), a […]

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