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Our Featured Guest this week: Rick Genzer, Director of Investments for Information Technology at Ben Franklin Technology Partners!
Rick Genzer is the Director of Investments for Information Technology at Ben Franklin Technology Partners. For over 30 years, Ben Franklin has been the leading seed stage capital provider for Southeastern Pennsylvania’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. Working with the Investment Group, Rick identifies, vets, and ultimately invests in seed-level high-tech companies. Currently, a veteran of five leading-edge startups, Rick’s experience, and role provide him with a unique perspective in relating to and assisting Ben-funded companies. His philosophy is rising tide raises all boats. Outside of Ben Franklin, Rick is an avid volunteer in various good causes and is the co-chair of the Patient and Family Advisory Council for the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Rick has a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Maryland. In his spare time, Rick enjoys making/ building things.
You can visit Rick at his website at https://www.sep.benfranklin.org/ .
Visit the pitch presenters for June 16th at their websites:
Eric Bryant with Gnosis Media Group, offering the simplest text to donate service which is easy to use and fast to set up with no contracts or lengthy applications and works with any payment processor at https://gmg.cm/.
Yvette Long with Platinum Minds, an educational and leadership development organization with the mission to collaborate with other community organizations to assist academically motivated boys from environmentally challenged neighborhoods with achieving their full academic potential and becoming leaders in their communities at https://platinumminds.org/.
Kiran Karidi with CodeBot, a company which created the CodeBot – an interactive bot and computer programmers’ personal assistant. It can assist programmers in auto-generating code skeleton (scaffolding code) by understanding the specifications in natural language at http://codebotai.com/.