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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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PACT and Ben Franklin Launch Mentor Connect

August 31, 2017

PACT and Ben Franklin Launch Mentor Connect PHILADELPHIA, PA Aug 29, 2017 — The Philadelphia Alliance for Capital and Technologies (PACT) and Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern Pennsylvania (Ben Franklin) publically announce Mentor Connect, a program providing founders and leaders of emerging companies with coaching, connections, and tools to successfully grow their businesses. Mentor […]

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Ben Franklin Approved 3.7M in 21 Early Stage Companies

May 17, 2017

Companies approved for funding:   EnviroKure – Philadelphia County EnviroKure’s innovative technology transforms chicken manure into pathogen-free, liquid organic fertilizer with macro- and micro-nutrients, amino acids and beneficial bacteria. Our fertilizers are designed to satisfy the needs of today’s organic growers, enabling increased yields to fulfill fast-growing consumer demand for organic and locally-grown food. By converting potentially […]

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Ben Franklin Announces Fintech Cohort As Part of VilCap Communities Initiative

April 20, 2017

Environmental and social impact challenges are represented among the companies participating in the Navy Yard-based program April 19, 2017 (Philadelphia, PA)—Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern Pennsylvania (“Ben Franklin”) is proud to announce the eight companies participating in its first Fintech Accelerator program run as part of VilCap Communities, an initiative of D.C.-based venture capital […]

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CY 2016: Ben Franklin Approved $10.6 Million in 52 Companies

March 16, 2017

  Information Technology Zuppler ContentWatch Life.io Versify Solutions LLC Kickup Practice Byndr Livegenic Animotion ProNoto AuDigent Sustrana LeagueSide Houwzer FlockU Loan Star Technologies Cognitive Operational Systems (COSY) Keriton Verge Aero Cloudnexa AlphaPoint Choosito! Kynectiv WealthHub Solutions Termaxia MilkCrate ROAR for Good Health Mitochon Pharmaceuticals PolyCore Therapeutics Essential Medical Inc Dynamis Skin Science Polaris Health Directions […]

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