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A group of Philadelphia-area companies and organizations just released a joint study describing the state of the information technology industry in the region. The group is composed of Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern PA, CEO Council for Growth, Select Greater Philadelphia, Ernst &

The IMPACT 2015 Capital Conference2015 IMPACT Capital Conference, one of the most established venture conferences in the Northeast, will be held on November 3 and 4, 2015 at the Ritz-Carlton Philadelphia.  As a premier signature event of the Greater Philadelphia Alliance for Capital and Technologies (PACT), the IMPACT Capital Conference has a long tradition of uniting

Attention all early-stage technology companies based in the Mid-Atlantic Region.  This year’s Phorum conference will be held on April 14, 2015 at Penn Museum in the heart of Philadelphia.  For the uninitiated, Phorum is a technology conference organized by the Greater Philadelphia Alliance for Capital and Technologies (PACT) which is designed to explore how companies

Exciting news today, as Temple University and Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern Pennsylvania have announced a joint initiative — Temple Ventures—Powered by Ben Franklin — a $1 million startup accelerator designed to assist startup companies advancing Temple-created technologies.

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Aside from the obvious (for example, lack of capital, lack of operating history, etc.), one of the most pronounced challenges facing startup and emerging companies is their dependence on one or a few key individuals, whether employees or founders.  This is such a common theme for early stage companies that it is almost universally disclosed