Since our inception in 2014, the DHA has graduated 13 companies. To date, our companies have created 158 jobs and generated revenues in excess of $20 million. They have taken follow-on investments of over $21.6 million.
In 2016, The DHA was recognized by SSTI (State Science and Technology Institute) with a National Award of Excellence as Most Promising TBED (Technology Based Economic Development).
Over half of our companies are woman or minority owned. In recognition of our dedication to diversity, in 2015 the DHA received a grant from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Growth Accelerator Fund and was recognized a top accelerator in the country. We have also received support from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s Department of Community and Economic Development.
A June 2016 article in Philly Voice named the DHA as one reason why a new report published by 1776, Free Enterprise, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation ranks Philadelphia #8 among 25 cities evaluated in terms of innovation readiness.