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We Believe Everyone Can Lead’: Why NeuroFlow Launched An Integrated Leadership Development Program

July 17, 2023

The healthtech company’s head of people shares how features like small cohorts, Outward Bound excursions and “accountability buddies” make the retention-minded program effective. As world-changing innovations bubble up from shared workspaces, home offices and huddle rooms around the globe, how...

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Call The Navy Yard A Mini Smart City

July 15, 2023

Rekor Systems installed a system of sensors in the Navy Yard to gather data about traffic in the area. This project is now turning the South Philly site into a living lab for Penn State to research AI technology. David...

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Meet Ben Franklin Technology Partners at the Maker Event Hosted by Forest Scientific

July 14, 2023

TIONESTA, PA – Join us for a free Maker Event on Saturday, July 22 from 10 AM- 1 PM in the parking lot of Forest Scientific, 668 Elm Street, Tionesta to learn more about Ben Franklin Technology Partners and the...

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The Most Effective Actions These 8 Orgs Have Taken Toward DEI

July 10, 2023

Since 2020, many companies and organizations have made pledges and commitments related to diversity, equity and inclusion, although the effectiveness of these campaigns has varied widely. Some of the most successful initiatives have been from groups that have established histories...

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Delaware AI Startup WhipFlip Keeps Streamlining The Used Vehicle Industry

July 1, 2023

The DoorDash-inspired car selling platform is now ready to raise its first institutional round — and founder Roger Clappe intends to stay in the state as the company scales. Back in 2021, before “AI” was the hot topic it’s been...

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These 20 Innovators Are PHL Inno’s 2023 Fire Awards Honorees

June 28, 2023

It’s been a tough year for startups, with many forced to tighten their belts and lay off employees as venture capital funding dried up. Despite the national funding slump, Philadelphia-area startups continue to prove they’ve got fight in them, with...

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Ben Franklin Summer TechCelerator Finalists Chosen!

June 27, 2023

Out of 15 applicants, eight finalists were selected to participate in Ben Franklin Technology Partner’s Summer TechCelerator Business Bootcamp! These eight finalists have a startup idea they would like to explore the likelihood of success with the help of Ben...

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Ben Franklin’s 2023 Program Overview

June 21, 2023

An overview of Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Central & Northern PA’s work in 2023. The Innovation economy in Pennsylvania is not confined to its urban centers like Pittsburgh and Philadelphia. Every day, entrepreneurs in more rural areas of Pennsylvania...

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Ben Franklin Technology Partners Invests in Ten Companies!

June 21, 2023

Ten startup companies located in Central and Northern PA recently received an investment from Ben Franklin that will allow them to further develop and commercialize new products, and software applications, or stabilize operations in a long-standing manufacturing business. The Ben...

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Philadelphia Held Its Top-30 Ranking On This List Of Global Startup Ecosystems

June 16, 2023

The region kept its #27 spot on Startup Genome’s report for another year. Per the report, Philly created $68 billion in ecosystem value between 2020 and 2022 — and life sciences, especially, got kudos. We can hear the chants now:...

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