Startup Ecosystem

What Does The Philly Tech Community Hope To See In 15 years? A Larger, More Inclusive And More Robust Ecosystem

February 13, 2024

Eight local leaders look back, and forward, in honor of’s 15th anniversary. What were you doing in 2009? That February, Chris Wink, Sean Blanda and Brian James Kirk launched a blog called Philly aiming to cover the growing technology ecosystem in Philadelphia. Since then, has watched and reported as a community of technologists and […]

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This New ‘Digital Bridge’ Could Cultivate A Thriving Impact Investing Ecosystem In Philadelphia

February 2, 2024

ImpactPHL’s OptImpact tool aims to connect accredited investors with investable opportunities for good. The devastating consequences of divestment, like deteriorating infrastructure, vacant lots, and vast expanses of food and green space deserts, are glaringly obvious in low-income areas of Philadelphia. These inequalities in resources and opportunities have created a vicious cycle of poverty and made […]

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Listen To These 21 Stories Of Philly Startup Founders And Execs

January 5, 2024

Founding Philly podcast host Zachary Brand looks back on a year of lessons-filled interviews. This year, Founding Philly published 21 podcast episodes featuring some of the most prominent founders and executives in the Philly startup community. We kicked off the year with Justin Rosenberg, founder of the popular fast-casual chain Honeygrow, and received an insightful crash course in […]

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Judith Von Seldeneck’s Capital Fund To Award $2M To Local Women-Owned Businesses

January 5, 2024

A fund focused on investing in women-owned businesses and helmed by Diversified Search Group Founder and Chair Judith von Seldeneck is readying to invest $2 million locally through a forthcoming round of grants. Applications for the latest round of the JVS Philadelphia Fund for Women are now open and will be accepted through March 6. To be […]

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Year in review: What Changes Did 2023 Bring Philly’s Tech Community?

December 20, 2023

This year was full of big tech moments in the Philadelphia region. Here are 14 of the most notable or impactful, from funding to anniversaries to federal recognition. Philly, it’s hard to believe another year has come and gone. But here we are. 2023 was filled with fundraising, community gatherings and interesting technology. In Philadelphia, […]

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Who Built Philly Startup Leaders? Over 15 Years, These Community Members — And Many More

December 14, 2023

The Glass Breakers Ball and awards dinner was part of PSL’s event series to recognize its 15th anniversary. Here’s who got honored. When thinking about Philly Startup Leaders’ legacy, Bob Moore wants you to consider the ship of Theseus paradox. When your vessel has all new infrastructure — or your organization has all new members […]

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Philly Power Moves: You Might Recognize These Names On Cherelle Parker’s Transition Team

December 11, 2023

Plus, state gov has a new chief information security officer, Exyn Technologies announced its new CEO, and more local leadership changes. With just a few weeks to go before her tenure begins, Mayor-Elect Cherelle Parker announced the members of her transition team last week. This includes a leadership team, senior advisors, a steering committee, 13 sub-committees and a transition […]

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WealthMore & Emmeline Ventures Talk About Capital Markets Supporting More Inclusive Fintech Products

December 8, 2023

Mical Jeanlys-White, Founder + CEO of WealthMore, and La Keisha Landrum Pierre, Co-Founder of Emmeline Ventures, join Judy Khan Shaw on #NYSEFloorTalk to talk about the vision for WealthMore and how capital markets can support more inclusive fintech products. The New York Stock Exchange is an American stock exchange in the Financial District of Lower […]

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Philly Money Moves: The Enterprise Center’s Innovate Capital Growth Fund Gets $5M Investment

November 15, 2023

Plus, Verizon awards $50,000 to two Chambers of Commerce, Bucks Built Startup Fund gives away $40,000 in grants, and more local funding news. The Enterprise Center received a $5 million investment from TD Charitable Foundation for its Innovate Capital Growth Fund. The West Philly-based nonprofit, which provides resources and opportunities for entrepreneurs, launched the fund in 2022 […]

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Meet The Winners Of 1Philadelphia’s 2023 Innovation Awards

November 14, 2023

The tech equity org hosted its second annual Innovation Weekend, concluding with an awards event that honored members of the Philly tech community in seven categories. It’s been a busy couple of days for the Philly tech community, from Founder Factory to CapCon to 1Philadelphia’s 2023 Innovation Weekend, which closed last week with a focus on the people who are passionate about […]

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