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Ben Franklin Tech Partners Wins Grant to Boost Philly Life Sciences

Ben Franklin Technology Partners (BFTP), the region’s largest tech investor, just won a $633,555 grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) […]


What Are Philly Leaders Doing at Amazon’s Seattle Headquarters?

An official delegation of eight Philly representatives descended on Seattle Thursday morning as part of Philly’s mission to hook Amazon’s coveted HQ2. Thursday evening I caught […]


I Love My Job: Archna Sahay, Philadelphia’s Director of Entrepreneurial Investment

In 2014, we named Archna Sahay Philly’s “Best Connector,” and in the three years since then, her success has only multiplied as we expected. She’s […]


I Love My Job: Commerce Director Harold Epps

Harold T. Epps became Philadelphia’s director of commerce after 40 years of corporate experience, and the business magnate says he’s loving (almost) everything about his […]


Here’s Why the City Just Pumped $130K Into Local Entrepreneurship

When Startup PHL first announced the fifth round of its “Call for Ideas” grant program, they made it clear that there’s a major connection between […]


3 Takeaways From Philadelphia’s Small Business Saturday

Big-box stores and online retailers weren’t the only establishments that got a bump over the holiday weekend. On Small Business Saturday, the #shopsmall movement infiltrated […]


The City’s “Call for Ideas” Is a Call to Address Poverty

What if a solution to Philadelphia’s high poverty rate exists with its entrepreneurs? The city wants to find out. Through round five of its Call […]