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Project Liberty Digital Incubator
The Project Liberty Digital Incubator helps stimulate the growth of digital media startup & established companies in the Philadelphia region.
Every six months, three start-ups are selected from the applicant pool and are provided with an opportunity to work from within one of the nation’s largest media companies, Interstate General Media (IGM) (parent company of The Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia Daily News, Philadelphia SportsWeek, & Philly.com).
Project Liberty is funded by a grant from the John S. & James L. Knight Foundation, operated by Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern PA, and hosted at Interstate General Media’s headquarters in downtown Philadelphia.
Project Liberty offers start-ups a unique opportunity to engage with IGM decision makers and the opportunity to inexpensively test their technology and business assumptions.
The Project Liberty Incubator offers:
Contact us to learn more about Project Liberty.
“Being a part of the Project Liberty Digital Incubator has presented us with great opportunities that have helped us form key partnerships, meet potential investors, and open doors that, otherwise, might not have been available to us.”
- Anthony Ortiz, CEO, Fitly
“We were able to successfully deploy an early version of our product and receive valuable feedback from Interstate General Media, a core customer in our target market. That kind of real-world learning is invaluable for a startup.”
- Chirantan Bhatt, CEO, tapCLIQ
“Rent is expensive to a startup, so we appreciate the opportunity to share their office space. The facilities and the people are top notch! As the host of Project Liberty, Interstate General Media has been very accommodating and helpful.”
- Kevin Brophy, CEO, VUID
“We have learned so much during our time at Project Liberty. The people from Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern Pennsylvania and Interstate General Media have been very generous with their time and expertise. We are now in a much better position than before we entered the program.”
- Frank Panko, CEO, A View From My Seat
In 2012, Faceboook co-founder Chris Hughes payed a visit to Project Liberty. Also in the picture (left to right) are Drexel co-ops Christian Benincasa, Dang Nguyen, and Timoteo Meson, James Sisneros (Zaahah), Chirantan Bhatt (tapCLIQ), Chris Hughes, Uyen Tieu (Rumble), and Cory Donovan (Project Liberty).