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Across Q1 And Q2, Ben Franklin Tech Partners Is Investing Nearly $3M Into 12 Philly-Area Startups

February 7, 2023

Plus, the state-backed investment firm is raising a $25 million fund, similar to the Go Philly Fund from 2019 in partnership with Newtown-headquartered EPAM. It’s a busy start to the year for Ben Franklin Technology Partners‘ (BFTP) Southeastern Pennsylvania branch. The...

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Ben Franklin Technology Partners Invests $2M In 7 Philadelphia-Area Startups, Plans New $25M Fund

February 6, 2023

Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern Pennsylvania is investing $2 million in Philadelphia-area tech and health care startups before setting its sights on a new late-stage fund with a goal of raising at least $25 million — a welcome commitment...

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Founding Philly Podcast Ep. 12: Ben Franklin Tech Partners Of Southeastern Pennsylvania, President And CEO Scott Nissenbaum

February 6, 2023

Every other week, I share a new episode from my podcast Founding Philly, where I dive into the stories of the innovators, founders and builders who are shaping the Philly startup scene. Are you a founder, aspiring entrepreneur, or business...

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Exploring A New Model In “Human Capital Development”

February 2, 2023

For several years now, workplace and employer-funded training have been viewed as an expanding frontier in education with ready-made funding, motivated learners and an army of eager program providers hungry to connect the two.   That’s partly why initiatives such...

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Ben Franklin’s TechCelerator is now accepting applications!

January 31, 2023

Take A Seat In Our Startup Boot Camp And You Might Take Home Up To $10,000! In partnership with the Invent Penn State initiative, Ben Franklin Technology Partners offering a 10-week business boot camp to local entrepreneurs, grad students, professors,...

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Ben Franklin Announces New Regional Manager, Upper Susquehanna

January 26, 2023

Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania (Ben Franklin Northeast) has announced the appointment of Joshua Bradley to Regional Manager, Upper Susquehanna. As Regional Manager, Bradley will lead entrepreneurial and advanced manufacturing activities in the Upper Susquehanna region of Pennsylvania,...

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GoCoach Relaunches As SkillCycle To Address Large Gap In HR Tech Landscape

January 24, 2023

GoCoach, a leading Coach Marketplace and Learning Experience Platform that serves mid-market and enterprise customers, today announced a series of innovative product developments including a company rebrand as SkillCycle and a complete overhaul of its core user experience.  SkillCycle now brings...

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CampusESP Helps Families Stay Engaged In Students’ Education At UCM

January 22, 2023

Understanding the valuable role parents and family members play in student success, the University of Central Missouri have announced the establishment of CampusESP as a new, customized web platform to help them stay connected with UCM. The free platform, launched...

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How This Woman Went From Walter Mondale’s Secretary To Top Executive Recruiter

January 19, 2023

Judith von Seldeneck built the largest woman-owned executive search firm in the world. The Forbes “50 Over 50” honoree shares how she got her start at a time when opportunities for women were few and far between. It wouldn’t be...

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You Could Win $50,000 for your BIG IDEA!

January 17, 2023

In partnership with the PA Wilds Center for Entrepreneurship, Ben Franklin Technology Partners is looking for innovators with BIG IDEAS located in Cameron, Elk, Forest, McKean, or Warren County, PA. We’re looking for entrepreneurs who are developing or crafting a...

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