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Tech-Enabled Real Estate Brokerage Houwzer Formed A New Parent Company, Newfound

September 1, 2023

This new company will encompass Houwzer and recently the acquired brand Trelora as well as new brands Dash, HomeRise and Newfound Enterprise. Tech-enabled real estate brokerage Houwzer announced this month the launch of its new parent company, Newfound. Mike Maher, CEO and...

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Penn Employees Receive Over $2 million In Student Loan Forgiveness Service

August 31, 2023

A service offered by Penn is providing millions in student loan forgiveness for employees. Penn offers the free service to help faculty, staff, and postdoctoral researchers and fellows navigate the nationally offered Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program. The loan has helped 29...

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What should founders keep in mind when approaching investors?

August 28, 2023

Leaders from Angel Capital Association, Ben Franklin Technology Partners and other funding institutions offered their four top tips. Navigating the funding world as a first-time founder can be overwhelming. Stories abound about all the dos and don’ts of approaching investors....

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Ben Franklin’s TechCelerator Unveils Cutting-edge Innovations at Virtual Pitch Event!

August 21, 2023

Ben Franklin Technology Partners joins forces with the Invent Penn State initiative to showcase the Summer TechCelerator Cohort and their startup business ideas! For over a decade, the TechCelerator Startup Boot Camp has been supporting emerging entrepreneurs, and this year...

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Two Philly-Area Groups Vie For New Federal Regional Tech Hub Designation

August 18, 2023

Under the CHIPS and Science Act, the U.S. Commerce Department will award 20 or more winning regions $50 million to $75 million to create globally competitive industry clusters.   Two Philly-area groups focused on biotechnology and precision medicine want to...

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Four Leaders To Be Honored By The Science Center At 2023 Nucleus Awards

August 15, 2023

Celebrating 60 years of scientific innovation, the Science Center will honor four individuals who have demonstrated leadership in fostering a more innovative, collaborative, and equitable future during its annual Nucleus Awards, presented by CSL. The Nucleus Awards, taking place on September 26th,...

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For EDA Tech Hubs Designation, Philly’s Life Science Leaders Are Reaching Across State Lines

August 9, 2023

Ben Franklin Tech Partners is leading over 50 partners in applying for the federal program. Here’s why orgs from southeastern Pennsylvania, northern Delaware and southern New Jersey have all joined this consortium. Tech leaders from parts of Delaware, New Jersey...

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Ben Franklin Northeast to Invest $675,000 in 7 Regional Companies

July 27, 2023

Ben Franklin Northeast to Invest $675,000 in 7 Regional Companies Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania’s (Ben Franklin Northeast) Board of Directors has approved the investment of $675,000 in support of regional economic development. Seven companies, including six technology...

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Advent Therapeutics Awarded $3 Million NIH Grant For Novel Neonatal Lung Therapy

July 20, 2023

Advent Therapeutics, Inc., a biotechnology company pioneering an optimized retinol palmitate (vitamin A) drug product as a breakthrough non-invasive inhaled neonatal lung therapy, has been awarded a $3 million National Institutes of Health (NIH) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase...

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Cagent Vascular Announces Initial RECOIL Study Results: Serranator Demonstrates 49% Less Recoil Than POBA In BTK Arteries

July 19, 2023

Cagent Vascular, the exclusive developer of serration technology for vessel dilatation in endovascular interventions, announced the results of its Below-the-Knee (BTK) RECOIL study. This Core Lab-Adjudicated Recoil analysis, the first of its kind, evaluated vessel recoil in lesions treated with...

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