On this episode, I interview Scott Nissenbaum, President and CEO of Ben Franklin Tech Partners of Southeastern Pennsylvania. Ben Franklin Tech Partners is among the nation’s leading technology-based economic development programs. Covering the entire Commonwealth through four regional centers, BFTP accelerates the growth of technology-based industries in Pennsylvania.
Ben Franklin Technology Partners operates as a 501 C-3 Corporation, using the tools and best practices of venture investment and technology commercialization to help build the companies that grow our region.
For over 30 years, Ben Franklin Technology Partners has been the leading seed stage capital provider for the region’s technology sectors, investing over $175 million in more than 1,750 regional technology companies, many of which have gone on to become industry leaders.
Ben Franklin has also launched university/industry partnerships that accelerate scientific discoveries to commercialization, and has seeded regional initiatives that strengthen our entrepreneurial community.
Listen to Scott share his career journey as a venture capitalist and entrepreneur, how he and Ben Franklin Tech Partners help founders in the early stages, the advice he would give any aspiring entrepreneur and his perspective on the current state of the Philadelphia startup ecosystem.
If you are a founder or entrepreneur seeking investment and support from Ben Franklin, learn more at https://www.sep.benfranklin.org/how-to-apply/