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GRUBBRR Announces Strategic Acquisition Of Mobile Ordering Platform Noble

October 27, 2022

GRUBBRR announced its acquisition of GetNoble, Inc (Noble), the consumer-centric digital commerce and marketing platform for onsite experiences to transform the guest experience at live events. GRUBBRR, an industry-leading provider of self-ordering technologies that are revolutionizing the way commerce is...

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ERPHealth Unveils Plans For $10 million “Innovation Hub” In Washington, D.C.

October 25, 2022

Expansion to serve as nexus connecting the company with key stakeholders and policymakers in the behavioral health space combating the addiction crisis. ERPHealth, a cutting-edge platform in the patient outcome-tracking space, announced plans to open an Innovation Hub in the...

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Win up to $30,000 with your Food or Beverage Innovation!

October 24, 2022

Ben Franklin’s Food & Beverage TechCelerator is offering a 10-week virtual Business Boot Camp for entrepreneurs and start-up companies that are developing scalable, innovative, and technology-focused products/services in the food and beverage industry. You’ll expand your network, engage with other...

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Winners Announced in Ben Franklin’s Agriculture, Food & Beverage BIG IDEA Contest!

October 21, 2022

On October 20, 2022, beginning at 2:00 PM, eight finalists from the BIG IDEA Contest made their pitch presentations to a panel of independent judges from PA Department of Agriculture, Sheetz, Penn State Extension, and Trilliant Food & Nutrition LLC....

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Mentorship Program In Philly Is Working To Make The Entrepreneurial Journey Less Lonely

October 18, 2022

Behind a successful entrepreneur is often another seasoned entrepreneur that has served as a guide. In Philadelphia, industry leaders are putting this into practice through a mentorship program for the city’s founder ecosystem. Ben Franklin Technology Partners and Philadelphia Alliance for Capital...

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Payback of Ben Franklin Investment Fuels New Startups

October 17, 2022

Members of the Erie community came together to celebrate some of the local innovators who’ve successfully made the leap from start-up to up-and-running and recognized the efforts of some of Ben Franklin Technology Partners’ newest portfolio clients. Sixteen companies either...

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Mental Healthtech Company NeuroFlow Raised A $25M Growth Round

October 17, 2022

Plans for the round include investing in R&D for its tech platform and hiring across all teams. The news follows the company’s recent move to a new Center City office. Following a $20 million Series B round last year, NeuroFlow just closed a $25...

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Ven Raju Named Innovation Works CEO

October 14, 2022

Ven Raju has been named president and CEO of Innovation Works, a North Shore-based seed stage investor in tech startups, replacing Rich Lunak, who is retiring. Mr. Raju, 43, was chosen from among more than 135 candidates nationwide after a...

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App + AMEX = Millions For Good

October 12, 2022

Keith Leaphart’s Philanthropi has partnered with American Express to let 25,000 members round up their purchases to give to charity. Keith Leaphart has a big dream for Philanthropi, the doctor/entrepreneur’s four-year-old company that works to turn everyday people into individual foundations: He...

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Now Hiring: Regional Manager, Upper Susquehanna

October 11, 2022

Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern PA has an opening for a Regional Manager, Upper Susquehanna. Overview To lead and direct entrepreneurial and advanced manufacturing activities in the Upper Susquehanna Region of Pennsylvania (Counties of Bradford, Columbia, Lycoming, Montour, Northumberland,...

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