Author: From The Philadelphia Citizen

Business For Good: PatientWing

April 7, 2023

Almost 86 percent of clinical trials for new drugs are delayed because researchers can’t find enough patients to take part. A local entrepreneur is filling that gap all over the world. Back in 2016, serial medical tech entrepreneur Zikria Syed began hearing a similar refrain from his clients who did medical and pharmaceutical research: They were struggling […]

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Business For Good: JVS Philadelphia Fund For Women

March 31, 2023

A new partnership offers grants and investments for local, women-owned and led businesses — courtesy of Judee von Seldneck, a woman who’s been there. By any measure, Judee von Seldeneck has had an incredible career. She started in politics, working as an executive assistant to then-Sen. Walter Mondale after graduating college. When her husband’s job required […]

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App + AMEX = Millions For Good

October 12, 2022

Keith Leaphart’s Philanthropi has partnered with American Express to let 25,000 members round up their purchases to give to charity. Keith Leaphart has a big dream for Philanthropi, the doctor/entrepreneur’s four-year-old company that works to turn everyday people into individual foundations: He wants a nonprofit from every zip code in the U.S. to have received a donation […]

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Generation Change Philly: The Impact Investor Evangelist

August 25, 2022

Engineer-turned-angel investor John Moore helped launch ImpactPHL with the goal of making Philly the social impact investment capital of the country. Five years later, he may be succeeding. Agame of darts brought angel investor John Moore to Philadelphia in 2003. A Harrisburg native trained as an engineer, Moore lived with his family in Wilmington, Delaware, from […]

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Houwzer’s Next Move

December 17, 2020

As a first grader in Cape May Courthouse, New Jersey, Mike Maher launched his earliest small business: selling Blow Pops and construction paper. “Back in the day, colored paper was in high demand and kids always like candy, so I thought it was a great way to subsidize my own love of art and candy,” […]

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Philly Biotech is on It

March 18, 2020

Flailing about for a way to respond to the coronavirus outbreak, Pres. Trump’s administration has grabbed the medical device and pharmaceutical industries up in a bear hug. That means Philadelphia area companies and research institutions that have already been working on efforts to better understand and detect the virus are now at the tip of […]

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He Will Not Rest

August 2, 2018

The passing of civic icon and Citizen Chairman Jeremy Nowak leaves a void for those who loved him and for the city he loved “Man plans, and God laughs.” That’s an old Jewish axiom that Jeremy Nowak—public intellectual, Philadelphia civic icon, and our Chairman here at The Citizen—liked to say. He’d chortle at the vicissitudes […]

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