News Type: News

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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Ben Franklin Approved $2.3M in 16 Early Stage Companies

January 31, 2017

Companies approved for funding:   Jenrin Discovery – Delaware County Jenrin Discovery is developing potential therapeutics for chronic diseases including NAFLD/NASH, diabetes and obesity. Its focus is proprietary small molecule drugs designed to selectively target peripheral receptors. It has completed pre-clinical testing and GLP safety studies for its lead compound, JD5037, and is planning on filing […]

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Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern Pennsylvania Announces Board of Directors 2016 Additions and Changes

December 22, 2016

Board officially welcomes six new members, announces leadership changes for 2017 Philadelphia, PA -Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern Pennsylvania (“Ben Franklin”) today announces the additions and changes to its Board of Directors that occurred over the last year including six new members, four leadership changes and three departing members. At its December Annual Meeting, […]

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Early Stage Digital Health Companies In Philadelphia Get Boost With $6 Million Funding Initiative

December 9, 2016

  Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern Pennsylvania, Independence Health Group and Safeguard Scientifics team up to foster healthcare IT innovation PHILADELPHIA, PA — Partnering to fuel Philadelphia’s innovative digital health ecosystem, Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern Pennsylvania (“Ben Franklin“); Independence Health Group (“IHG”), the parent company of Independence Blue Cross; and Safeguard Scientifics […]

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