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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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Chester County launches “Venture Chesco” Fund to encourage development of start-up companies

April 18, 2018

Chester County Retirement Board and Ben Franklin Technology Partners of SE Pennsylvania partner in $4 million fund. WAYNE, PA (April 17, 2018) – The Chester County Retirement Board and Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern Pennsylvania (Ben Franklin) today launched Venture Chesco, an initiative investing up to $4 million in emerging and growing companies located in […]

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Draper Ventures Network

December 21, 2017

  A global partnership raises Philadelphia’s profile for startups December 12, 2017 (Philadelphia, PA) – Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern Pennsylvania (Ben Franklin), a venture capital and economic development firm, joins the DVN Beta program of  Draper Venture Network, a self-governed organization of global independent venture funds. The news comes after a recent report, compiled by […]

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Ben Franklin Recruits Founders for Village Capital Pathways

December 8, 2017

A new program brings local capital and resources to under-represented founders November 30, 2017 (Philadelphia, PA) – Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern Pennsylvania (Ben Franklin) is partnering with DC-based Village Capital, and UBS, the world’s largest wealth manager, to bring Village Capital Pathways to the Philadelphia region. Village Capital Pathways provides training for African […]

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Ben Franklin First Meeting Program

November 21, 2017

          A new program helps ventures grow through unprecedented access to investors and corporate partners. PHILADELPHIA, PA Nov 2, 2017 — Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern Pennsylvania (Ben Franklin) announces the launch of First Meeting, a program that helps entrepreneurs develop relationships with local and national institutional investors and corporations. Exclusively […]

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