This iconic Pennsylvania institution has been taking startups from great idea to thriving company since 1983, contributing billions to the state's economy. Check out four businesses — one for each of BFTP's regional headquarters — taking advantage of its incubation and acceleration resources to thrive, whether developing next-generation pregnancy tests, fighting bedbugs or saving lives with stroke prevention.
Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern Pennsylvania and its partners have announced a huge funding initiative to support regional tech startups working to solve social, environmental and health problems.
Running April 28 through May 6, this yearly extravaganza features over 70 events from panel discussions to cocktail parties. It's an awesome showcase for the region's evolving tech community and an opportunity to make connections.
An alliance of organizations, investors and entrepreneurs are working to strengthen and grow Philadelphia's impact economy. It's a growing movement in which for-profit enterprises work to address significant social or environmental needs.
Like humans, companies start small and evolve. But instead of birth, childhood, adolescence and adulthood, they mature from intellectual capital to incubation, bootstrapping to venture capital, startup to established enterprise. We take a look at that process via four Philly companies.
The earliest civilizations knew how to weave fiber into textiles. But those products bear little resemblance to the high-tech "functional fabrics" being engineered in Philadelphia -- these miraculous materials can see, hear, sense and communicate.