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African-American Chamber of Commerce of PA, NJ, and DE
The mission of the African-American Chamber of Commerce of Pennsylvania, New Jersey and
Delaware is to provide substantive support in advocating, developing, and promoting Black-
owned businesses in both public and private sector forums. The AACC promotes the vision, the
voice, and the value of Black business ownership in the Delaware Va
Alliance of Women Entrepreneurs
AWE is the Greater Philadelphia region's only organization specifically for women who are
leaders of and investors in high-growth businesses. AWE promotes the expansion of women-led
and women-owned businesses through education, networking, mentoring, and exposure to
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Artist and Instigators
Ben Franklin Technology Partners South East PA
For over 28 years, we have invested in innovative enterprises and created commercialization
pathways and partnerships that generate wealth through science and technology. We offer
entrepreneurs and established businesses the Capital, Knowledge and Networks to compete in
the global marketplace. We have invested more than $140 million to grow more than 1,700
regional enterprises across all areas of technology
Base Camp Business Calendar
Build Guild Philadelphia
Build Guild is a monthly gathering of web folks that enjoy chatting over drinks. Mustaches optional
CBS Philadelphia- Nicole Brewer
City of Philadelphia Phila OBS Office of Business Services
Do you have a question regarding the wide range of business services provided by the City of
Philadelphia? Do you need assistance in dealing with a matter your business has with a City
department? Do you want to learn more about available business financing and other special
If so, the Commerce Department and the Office of Business Services (OBS) stands ready to help
you and your business. Representatives from our Department work with other City agencies and
economic development affiliates to connect businesses to assistance, services and programs that
the City has to offer.
For more information, please contact us, or call the MBAT hotline at 215/683-2100
CleanTech Alliance Mid-Atlantic
Cleantech Alliance Mid-Atlantic (CAMA) was founded in 2008 by professionals active in the
cleantech and alternative energy industries to provide a forum bringing together investors,
inventors, executives, entrepreneurs, scientists, academics, policy makers, and others in order to
identify, promote, and advance opportunities in those industries throughout the mid-Atlantic
CultureWorks Greater Philadelphia
CultureWorks Greater Philadelphia provides arts and heritage organizations and professionals
affordable access to the support and strategy they need to be resilient and sustainable in a
constantly changing environment.
We recognize that the cultural community is an evolving ecosystem that requires custom,
cooperative, and practical solutions. Our team has the expertise, experience, and network to help
our clients fulfill their strategic, creative, and business goals.
Devnuts HQ has evolved into a fast-paced and innovative production environment working on the
development of several high level information systems and websites. The co-working experience
at Devnuts HQ is unique because of the selection process. There is an applications and interview
process here; we're not as public as traditional co-working facilities because there is a higher
focus on selling our collective talent, rather than just renting out desks to an ad-hoc community.
The DreamIt founders designed DreamIt to be the startup accelerator program they wish existed
when they started and sold their first companies. New startups today need only a little funding,
but they need more help and support than ever before. They need a community of fellow
entrepreneurs to share ideas and inspiration, technologists to join their team, Mentors and
coaches who have struggled on their way to a big success, legal and accounting services that
don't cost precious cash, and opportunities to meet and pitch angel investors and venture
Drexel University's Baiada Center for Entrepreneurship bridges education and entrepreneurship
by linking Research, coursework, experiential learning, and entrepreneurial thinking with practical
guidance for budding entrepreneurs. The Center's mission - underscored by a deep
interdisciplinary nature - to develop entrepreneurial leaders and foster the creation of successful
technology ventures within the Drexel community distinguishes it as one of the nation's leading
Empowerment Group is a nonprofit organization committed to building a better
Philadelphia by spurring economic growth. We recognize that innovative thinkers and
business owners are the cornerstone to any vibrant business community, and we can
give each entrepreneur the tools to thrive. We believe:
Every great business starts with an epiphany
Every great initiative starts with a problem
Every strong network starts with a handshake
Every great entrepreneurs starts as a student
From epiphany to self-employment, we’re here for you every step along the way.
Empowerment Group is invested in your idea because a better Philadelphia starts with
Entrepreneur's Entourage provides customized project support to meet your specific business
challenges. We bring the entrepreneurial resources to you and manage them to eliminate the
guess work to save you and your business time and resources.
Our services are designed to assist all entrepreneurs in developing their unique business models
for growth and success. Just a handful of these services offered through Entourage include social
media campaigns, website design, SEO and SEM, internet marketing, product launches and
sales pages, e-commerce solutions, branding, sales and marketing. By keeping a pulse on this
ever-changing industry and current trends for entrepreneurs, we will build a team to turn your
vision into reality.
Entrepreneurs Forum of Greater Philadelphia
The Entrepreneurs Forum is both old and new. For 25 years, the Forum has served the needs of growing
firms in the Greater Philadelphia region. Today, the Forum continues to be a vibrant part of the
Many of our ―alums‖ now are among the leading firms contributing to growth in the Philadelphia region
Entrepreneurs Forum of Southern New Jersey, Inc. (EFSNJ)
The Entrepreneurs Forum of Southern New Jersey, Inc. (EFSNJ), a not-for-profit organization
headquartered in southern New Jersey, is dedicated to fostering the development of
entrepreneurial ideas and ventures, and improving the success rate of emerging, growth-oriented
companies. The EFSNJ's focus is to service the needs of entrepreneurs, businesses, and
educational institutions located in the South Jersey region, primarily the counties of Burlington,
Ocean, Camden, Gloucester, Atlantic, Salem, Cumberland, and Cape May.
By coordinating the resources of Rowan University, Rutgers University-Camden, and the region's
ideas, services, and capital to entrepreneurs. It also helps connect emerging companies to
expertise and other resources they need to grow their businesses. The EFSNJ's dedicated
pursuit of these goals will aid in the development and growth of a healthy, diversified South
Jersey economy, which will continue to produce new generations of successful entrepreneurial
The emerging firms that benefit most from the EFSNJ's services are typically under 5 years old
and have annual revenues under $50 million. The EFSNJ provides information, programming,
resources, and networking opportunities to this targeted entrepreneurial community, to colleges
and universities, and to secondary school programs throughout South Jersey.
eWomen’s Network Philadelphia
Welcome to our community of women helping women.
At eWomenNetwork our purpose is to support, promote and showcase our members' products
and services and to help them achieve their professional goals.
Please join us and learn the power of networking and building relationships with successful
businesswomen who know the great benefits of sharing and helping.
First Round Capital
FounderDating aims to bring together super talented entrepreneurs with different
backgrounds and skill sets to start innovative new companies.
GirlGeeks.org, will continue to encourage women to develop their careers in technology
Girl Geek Dinners
Girl Geek Dinners Philadelphia’s (GGD PHL) primary goal is to bring women from various
technical fields together for socializing, networking, and learning. It also sees itself as providing a
place to encourage women who may be considering technical interests.
GGD PHL welcomes its sisters from creative and new media disciplines as well and aims to be a
supportive community for the women of the Greater Philadelphia area who consider themselves
―geeky,‖ regardless of area of expertise or interest.
Learn about the history of Girl Geek Dinners and how it began by
Good Company Ventures
GoodCompany Ventures catalyzes start-ups with innovative solutions to big, unmet social needs.
GoodCompany entrepreneurs are offered a great place to work in Philadelphia, a community of
like-minded entrepreneurs, and access to a network of capital sources and expert advisors. We
champion models that offer investors financial return and social impact.
Greater Philadelphia Innovation Cluster
Greater Philadelphia Innovation Cluster (GPIC) for Energy-Efficient Buildings, a U.S. DOE Energy
Innovation Hub led by Penn State University.
Located at The Navy Yard in Philadelphia, the goals of the GPIC are to improve energy efficiency
and operability and reduce carbon emissions of new and existing buildings, and to stimulate
private investment and quality job creation in the Greater Philadelphia region, the larger Mid
Atlantic region, and beyond. The GPIC will focus on full spectrum retrofit of existing average size
commercial and multi-family residential buildings.
Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation
Green Village Philadelphia
Green Village Philadelphia is a PA nonprofit corporation founded by a coalition of local business
owners, local food systems pioneers, socially responsible investment specialists, sustainable
design professionals, and business development experts.
The purpose of Green Village Philadelphia is to create a vibrant model of sustainable urban
renewal and revitalization, developing underutilized land adjacent to an economically sensitive
residential area in a neighborhood near Central Philadelphia
Grid Magazine - Towards A Sustainable Philadelphia
Philadelphia's local living economy is going public.
Reach our readers—the passionate leaders of the new local economy—by advertising your
business in Grid.
About hacker angels
We are hackers who are also angel investors.
• @yegg - DuckDuckGo [portfolio] [blog]
• @joshu - delicious [blog]
• @jeffmiller - Punchfork [portfolio] [blog]
• @royrod - going.com [portfolio] [blog]
• @jimydotorg - HOTorNOT [portfolio]
• @hacker-angels (twitter list)
Please introduce yourself!
We are an informal association, i.e. not a fund. If so inclined, we may provide feedback, advice,
mentorship, hacking, investment and/or serve as advisors or ind
Hackerspaces are community-operated physical places, where people can meet and work on
their projects. This website is for 'Anyone and Everyone', who wants to share their hackerspace
with international hacker's'paces.
The Hacktory is a group of technology enthusiasts, DIY-ers, geeks, and artists who promote the
use of technology in the arts through:
Shared Facilities and Equipment
Art and Technology promotion
Our goal is to empower people and give them a sense that technology can be a tool for personal
expression. We want to reinforce the idea that our world is malleable – the devices and spaces
we interact with everyday can be repurposed and modified to create new experiences.
The Hacktory is incubated as a project of the Nonprofit Technology Resources.
Hidden City Philadelphia
Hidden City Philadelphia shines a light on under-known and inaccessible historical sites while
providing the opportunity forvisionary artists to create work in collaboration with extraordinary
places. Our work has the following critical impact...
HIDDEN CITY PHILADELPHIA is a festival about place powered by the imagination of creative
artists. It is dedicated to enhancing our enjoyment of the city and inspiring us to explore our history
and imagine new futures for our neighborhoods and their locales.
There are many important historical landmarks in Philadelphia that are only known to a few people,
or that are completely forgotten and inaccessible, making them hidden to the people who walk or
drive by them every day. For Hidden City, performing and visual artists create dance, theatre,
music, sculpture, video, print, and mixed media pieces inspired by the history and architecture of
their selected sites to …
The festival ended up engaging 102 volunteers, 111 artists, and generated more than 10,000
visitors, 35 print articles, 1,100 FaceBook fans, 6,000 photographs, 1,000,000 web hits and one
very unforgettable experience. For Hidden City, place and its memory are the main curatorial and
creative drivers, not specific ideas or agendas indigenous to contemporary practice. So it is not an
arts festival or exhibition in the traditional sense, it is really a place festival. For 2013, we're
anticipating 12 sites and adding more community visioning and engagement, as well as a richer
neighborhood experience for visitors.
We are a hackerspace in Center City Philadelphia, at 915 Spring Garden (Suite 519). We are a
group of hackers, DIYers, and Makers that tear things apart and put them together in new ways.
Please join our announcement list,discussion list, or RSS feed to keep up to date on our exciting
projects and events, or just email us at Hive76@gmail.com. And be sure to stop by our open
house every Wednesday night!
Hub Cira Center
The Hub is your prescribed remedy for lame meetings! We provide clients beyond a doubt the
most productive meeting experience with our remarkable meeting facilities and the highest level
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Guilt-Free, Environmentally-Conscious, Green Meeting Facility
Chief Meeting Officer (CMO)
The Hub’s Productive Meeting™ Concept
Hub Rewards Program
The HubOne™ Account
The Hub Select Offers
Independents Hall is a coworking space and community in Philadelphia. We are designers,
developers, writers, artists, entrepreneurs, scientists, educators, small business owners,
telecommuters, marketers, videographers, game developers, and more.
The common thread is this:
we all know that we're happier and more productive together than alone.
Innovation America (IA), a global innovation intermediary focused on accelerating the growth of
the entrepreneurial innovation economy Internationally and in America.
What is Innovation NJ?
―Innovation NJ‖ is a coalition of business and academia established to promote policies that foster
an environment for innovation in the state that will:
1) encourage increased private and public sector R&D and the commercialization of new
medicines, technologies and products to improve our quality of life;
2) stimulate economic growth in New Jersey; and
3) retain and advance high-paying jobs in the state
4) retain and advance high-paying innovation-related jobs in the State
5) increase the number of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) related
graduates from New Jersey colleges and universities.
Who is Innovation NJ?
The members of ―Innovation NJ‖ represent the state’s leading businesses, trade associations and
Investor’s Circle Philadelphia
To be announced in March 2011
Keystone Edge tells the story of the new economy in Pennsylvania--a narrative of creative
people and businesses, new development, cool places to live, and the best places to work and
Each Thursday, the Web site and weekly online magazine presents original stories, video and
photography to tell that story, from Pittsburgh to Philly. Get Keystone Edge free in your e-mailbox
each week by signing up here.
We want to hear your thoughts and ideas for Keystone Edge. Share them via e-mail here.
little berlin is an artist-run collective and gallery space located in North Philadelphia. Founded in
2007, we became a collective organization in March 2009. Our main focus is curatorial projects
and exhibitions, and we also host music events, performances and badminton tournaments.
an undefined exhibition space
119 West Montgomery
Philadelphia PA, 19122
free and open to the public
or by appointment
(610) 308 0579
Macintosh Business Users Society of Philadelphia
MacBUS was the first user group in the United States that focused on the business and professional uses of
the Macintosh operating system.
The group of 75 members meets monthly in Dorrance Hamilton Hall
at The University of the Arts
320 S. Broad Street
(Broad and Pine Streets)
Philadelphia PA 19102.
Meetings are held on the last Tuesday evening of each calendar month, starting at 6:30 pm
Main Line Internet and Social Media Marketing Group
MainLine Chamber of Commerce
Welcome to the Make More Save More Series™, a year-long networking and information-
sharing initiative of The Main LineChamber of Commerce that addresses needs that are
common to all businesses – bringing in more revenue and effectively controlling costs.
Held at the Philadelphia Marriott West in West Conshohocken, eight breakfast events in 2011
bring together business leaders from within The Main Line Chamber of Commerce and
throughout Greater Philadelphia.
At Make More Save More Series™ events, top executives Network, Strategize and Act to help
their companies become more successful. Join us.
September 9 - Connections that Matter: Tapping Customers Through Technology
October 7 - Measuring What Matters: Tracking Business Success
November 4 - Putting Money Where it Matters: Money-Saving Strategies
Biz Spark Camps
Malvern Tech Center
MS Web Camps
Our Business and Finance Practice is composed of more than 350 lawyers who focus on mergers and
acquisitions—including joint ventures, spin-offs, and strategic alliances—private equity, private
investment funds, finance, restructuring, capital markets, corporate governance, emerging business
matters, outsourcing, and tax. We have lawyers in offices across the United States and in London, Paris,
Frankfurt, Beijing, and Tokyo.
NAWBO (National Association of Women Business Owners)
The National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) propels women entrepreneurs into
economic, social and political spheres of power worldwide by:
Strengthening the wealth creating capacity of our members and promoting economic
development within the entrepreneurial community
Creating innovative and effective change in the business culture
Building strategic alliances, coalitions and affiliations
Transforming public policy and influencing opinion makers
Network after Work
New Jersey Tech Council
Nikola Tesla Inventors Club
NOBE - National Organization for Business and Engineering
The goal of the National Organization for Business and Engineering (NOBE) is to bring together
students with interests in both business and engineering to corporate and academic institutions
that promote the integration of these fields into one practice. We strive to establish mutually
beneficial long-term relationships with these institutions, in the hopes of providing our members
with a deep understanding of how these two branches are essential in today's business world.
Together with our partnering institutions, we will able to influence tomorrow's work force - molding
them into the leaders of tomorrow.
Nonprofit Technology Resources
Nonprofit Technology Resources(NTR) serves low-income people in Philadelphia by recycling
used computers, providing hands-on work experience, and assisting community-based service
organizations to use computers in their work. We are the oldest computer service organization in
the area devoted exclusively to nonprofit organizations and the people they serve. Our computer
refurbishing "factory" serves as a training ground for people to grow their computer skills. Our
Computer Thrift Store serves the whole community with affordable, dependable computers.
Philadelphia Alliance for Capital and Technologies
Vision: Greater Philadelphia Alliance for Capital and Technologies (PACT)’s vision is to be a
premier resource for emerging growth companies in the information technology, clean
technology, and life sciences industries. We connect emerging growth companies, venture
investors, professional advisors, and technology-focused corporations to network, develop
relationships, pursue business opportunities, and market and promote their businesses to foster
growth and innovation.
Mission: Greater Philadelphia Alliance for Capital and Technologies (PACT)’s mission is to
create a strategic Hub for the region’s emerging growth companies in the information technology,
clean technology, and life sciences industries, manifesting in a competitive edge for the Greater
* ―Greater Philadelphia region‖ includes the following 11 counties:
Pennsylvania: Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia counties
New Jersey: Burlington, Camden, Gloucester, Mercer, and Salem counties
Delaware: New Castle County
Greater Philadelphia Alliance for Capital and Technologies (PACT) is an Affiliate of the Greater
Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce (GPCC)
Philadelphia Area New Media Association
PANMA hosts networking and educational events, where we encourage the connections among
our members, offer business opportunities and enjoy good times with friends. We are web
designers, graphic artists, database developers, programmers, information architects, marketers
and other professionals supporting the regional digital development community.
Come join us for an evening soon – you’ll enjoy the company, and you’ll have a chance to meet
others who share your interests. It could be the start of something great!
Penn State Great Valley and Brandywine
Pennsylvania Angel Network
The Pennsylvania Angel Network (PAN) provides resources and support to the angel community
throughout Pennsylvania. PAN's mission is to improve the overall investment environment for
investors, increase the number of investors and increase investment dollars in Pennsylvania and
Pennsylvania Minority Business Enterprise Center (PA MBEC )
The Enterprise Center provides access to capital, building capacity, business education and
economic development opportunities to high-potential minority entrepreneurs. Through our
portfolio of business acceleration initiatives, TEC seeks to better position minority enterprises to
compete in the local, regional, and global economies.
Philadelphia Business Journal
The Philadelphia Entrepreneur Meetup Monthly Meetup
The Philadelphia FileMaker User Group held its first meeting May 27, 2004. We meet the 4th
Tuesday of every month at 6PM, in the office of IT Solutions Consulting, Inc. It’s at 414
Commerce Drive, Suite 150, Fort Washington PA if you’re in the area and want to drop by.
The group was founded in 2004 as an initiative by IT Solutions to provide an open forum for
FileMaker developers and those interested in FileMaker to meet, brainstorm and network. Jim
Higgins, then the VP of Application Development at IT Solutions, was the first Coordinator of the
Jason Mundok took over the management of the group shortly thereafter and steered it through
December 2007. In that time he also kicked off the Central Pennsylvania FileMaker Developer
Colin Keefe picked up the PFUG reins in January 2008. He carries certifications in FileMaker 7,
8, 9, 10 and 11, and is a FileMaker Authorized Trainer and a QuickBooks Pro Advisor. He’s a
Senior Consultant for IT Solutions Consulting, Inc. Colin runs the Training series at IT Solutions
and was a featured speaker at the 2008 DevCon, on the topic of QuickBooks integration using
modular coding techniques. He’s also written for FileMaker Advisor magazine, on regression
testing practices, and was a speaker at Pause On Error in NY on automated test routines.
Over the course of five years, we’ve had a rolling, changing membership as people drop in and
out. Currently our monthly meeting attendance hovers around 21 on average, from a core base
of about 50 regular attendees. New faces, regardless of skill level, are most welcome and
If you’ve been around for awhile, you may have noticed our name has changed: We used to be
the Philadelphia FileMaker Developer Group. We’ve changed the name to make clear that we
are a group truly open to all skill levels and interest
Philadelphia Area Linux User Groups
Philly Money Meetup
A monthly Money Meetup that delves into innovative business models and theory in money and
finance. Everything from virtual currency/game to transactions to online banking.
Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce
PhillyCHI is the Philadelphia region’s chapter of the ACM SIGCHI, an interdisciplinary academic
and professional group interested in human-computer interaction, user experience, usability, and
other related disciplines.
We are professionals, academicians, and students who are passionate about understanding the
design, development, and use of computer-based systems. We come from various backgrounds
and work in fields ranging from interface design, to programming, copywriting and user research.
We hold monthly meetings to discuss current topics in HCI in Philadelphia and Western suburbs.
Meetings are usually in the form of a presentation, though we also hold panels, workshops, and
an annual design slam competition. We also host monthly social events to allow folks an
opportunity to network and socialize.
All PhillyCHI meetings and events are free and open to the public.
Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation
The PHILADELPHIA INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION (PIDC) is a private, not-for-
profit Pennsylvania corporation, founded in 1958 by the City of Philadelphia and the Greater
Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce to promote economic development throughout the city.
Philadelphia Interactive Media Association
Philadelphia Navy Yard
Philadelphia Ruby Users Group
Ruby and Rails are thriving in Philadelphia!
Philly.rb is the one and only user group in the Philadelphia area dedicated to helping Ruby
enthusiasts learn, network, and socialize.
Our group meets occasionally (about once every other month) to have educational meetings
where members speak about Ruby-related topics. These are a wonderful resource for gaining in-
depth knowledge about what's current and hot in the world of Ruby and Ruby on Rails. Past
topics have included:
Introduction to JQuery
Handling email with Rails
The Git version control system
Credit card validation and processing
Enterprise adoption of Ruby
Rails Globalize plugin
We also hold regular Pub Nites -- informal gatherings at watering holes throughout the
Delaware Valley. These are casual get-togethers over food and drink to chat about whatever.
Past locations have included Center City Philadelphia and Phoenixville, PA. These are a great
opportunity to network and relax with other Rubyists.
Philadelphia Style Magazine
Philly Ad Club
For more than 64 years, The Philly Ad Club, a non-profit organization, has served the industry's
professionals with distinction. It is one of the region's largest and most active trade associations.
It represents Greater Philadelphia Ad Agencies, Greater Philadelphia Interactive Agencies,
Philadelphia Media Buying Agencies, other specialty agencies, Philadelphia Broadcast and Print
Media, and more. It also publishes Philly AD NEWS magazine, a full-color, bi-monthly publication
that covers all that is Philly Ad News. It is Greater Philadelphia's ONLY comprehensive news
source for the Advertising and Communications industries.
When you join the Philadelphia Ad Club, you join a community of influential advertising, marketing
and media professionals working together to improve and promote high standards in the
advertising industry. We do this by providing an industry voice, by mentoring young people who
plan to pursue advertising careers and by serving the community through a series of public
service initiatives. And, your membership provides you with an opportunity to connect with people
you need to know in an enlightening, entertaining and educational environment.
Philly New Media Hub
The Philly New Media Hub was designed and developed by Philadelphia local Chris Morrell. The
system is written in PHP 5 and is built using the Galahad Framework Extension, which is built on
top of the Zend Framework. Windows and tooltips are generated using Ext JS 2.0. Using open
formats such as iCalendar, RSS and Atom, the system is able to aggregate content from dozens
of different sources, and put them all on one page.
Please note that because the site is dynamically built, groups that do not provide their calendar
in iCalendar format could not be included. For a comprehensive list of groups in the Philadelphia
area, check out the Philly Groups Calendar.
If you would like to be listed on the Philly New Media Hub, please contact me. At this time I can
only include sites that support iCalendar, RSS, Atom, or have a mailing list. If you do not offer
any of these syndication formats, I highly recommend checking out Google Calendar for
calendars orDapper and Feed43 for RSS/Atom feeds.
If your content is currently aggregated by the Philly New Media Hub and you would like it
removed, please contact me. I've tried to be sensitive to content ownership issues by keeping
the information displayed on the site to a minimum and linking to the originating site whenever
possible. If you have any concerns I want to hear them.
Philly Pecha Kucha
Pecha Kucha Night is a rapid-fire, slide-based presentation night
that takes an artistic approach to reclaim MS Powerpoint
as something more than a corporate tool of the trade,
and seeks to rescue the archetype of the boring slide show.
Presenters have 400 seconds to show 20 well-timed slides
that tell the story of what they love. It makes for quite an
Philly Tech Meetup
Join Philly's vibrant tech community! Demo, network and ideate around technology and
entrepreneurship. Turn thought into action. Connect with investors and potential partners.
All technologists (hackers, entrepreneurs, investors, bloggers, et al.) welcome. Contact us if you
would like to sponsor or help organize an event. Care to demo? Please submit an application.
Philly Tech Fest
You’re invited to attend a one-day technical education conference LOADED with great
information, tips, and best practices on a variety of technologies, including the recent wave of
2010 Microsoft products
Rowan University Rohrer Business Incubator
Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship
Located on the first floor of the Samuel H. Jones Innovation Center is Rowan University’s
Technology Business Incubator. This facility, managed by the Rohrer College of Business,
provides business incubation facilities and services for emerging, regional, high growth
St. Joseph’s University
Small businesses are the backbone of America, and dreams like yours are what makes small
In Philadelphia, there are over 69,000 small businesses. Being successful in a small business is
not easy, it requires:
a great idea
a sound plan
hard work, and commitment
SCORE Philadelphia can help by conducting:
FREE……Face to Face Counseling and Mentoring Sessions
FREE……Work Shops and Round Tables
SCORE is America’s premier source of free and confidential business advice and learning
events....So get started on your dream, attend a workshop, visit our office and meet a
counselor, or ask a question online.
Select Greater Philadelphia
Select Greater Philadelphia (Select) is an economic development marketing organization
dedicated to attracting companies to Greater Philadelphia. Select assists companies interested in
the region by providing detailed information about the 11-county area.
Select offers a one-stop connection to numerous resources that help companies make informed
decisions about locating to Greater Philadelphia. Through global marketing efforts, Select works
to promote the region’s key assets to help build the area’s economy. The Greater Philadelphia
region encompasses northern Delaware, southern New Jersey and southeastern Pennsylvania.
Select is a private, non-profit organization and an affiliate of the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of
To find out what Select Greater Philadelphia can offer your business, check out our servicesor
call us at 1.800.221.0774.
The Greater Philadelphia region encompasses Southeastern Pennsylvania, Southern New
Jersey, and Northern Delaware
Small Business Administration
Social Media Club Philly
Spark Networking Philadelphia : http://sparknetworking.com/
StartupNation is a free service founded by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs. We created this site
to be your one-stop shop for entrepreneurial success, and we’re thrilled that StartupNation has grown
to be the leading online content and community resource for entrepreneurs.
It’s our belief that everyone can —and should—own a business, whether full-time or part-time. Our
mission is to help you do just that!
Inside our site, you’ll find all the easy-to-follow, practical information you could ever need to start and
grow your own successful business.
StartupNation is all about giving you access
Small business & entrepreneur forums
Local, interest and professional groups
and much more!
StartupNation is a community of entrepreneurs who live the dream everyday – and we welcome you to
be a part of it!
Sustainable Business Network of Greater Philadelphia.
The mission of the Sustainable Business Network is to build a just, green, and thriving economy
in the Greater Philadelphia region. We accomplish this by educating and growing a broad base of
local, independent businesses and educating policymakers and the public.
The opportunity has never been greater for women to excel in the technology fields and more
substantially drive the future of innovation. The next Google’s, Facebook’s and NASA’s of the
world require our country’s talent, but are we most effectively empowering our talent equally?
Despite massive advances in gender parity over the last few decades, women are still
worrisomely absent in technology and entrepreneurial leadership circles. For instance:
Women hold more than half of all professional occupations in the U.S. but fewer than 24
percent of all computing-related occupations.
Only 16 percent of Fortune 500 technology companies have women corporate officers.
A study on U.S. technology patenting reveals that patents created by mixed-gender
teams are the most highly cited (an indicator of their innovation and usefulness); yet
women were involved in only 9 percent of U.S. tech patents.
TechGirlz aims to encourage female participation in these high-growth fields by addressing the
root cause of the disparity: young women are choosing to opt out of technology at a relatively
young age. TechGirlz is committed to connecting, inspiring, and encouraging young
Philadelphian women to pursue technology through two targeted incubator and mentorship
If you would like more information, contact us to at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Voice of record of the tech / startup / VC world in Philadelphia
Philly Tech Week
Tech Week has two goals: Provide exposure to Philly's tech community (locally,
regionally and nationally) and encourage collaboration across industries through the
common thread of technology.
Each Philly Tech Week event is independently organized.
Problem? Contact email@example.com or call (215)-821-8745
The Indus Entrepreneurs of NJ and Philadelphia
The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE) fosters entrepreneurship globally through mentoring, networking,
and education. Dedicated to the virtuous cycle of wealth creation and giving back to the
community, TiE’s focus is on generating and nurturing our next generation of entrepreneurs.
With 13,000 members, including over 2,500 charter members in 56 chapters across 13
countries, TiE hosts a wide range of programs and events, including TiEcon, the largest
professional and networking conference for entrepreneurs. To become a member of TiE, please
get in touch with your local Chapter.
ToastMasters ( multiple locations in Delaware Valley, teaches public speaking , no-fees )
A Toastmasters meeting is a learn-by-doing workshop in which participants hone their speaking
and leadership skills in a friendly atmosphere. A typical group has 20 to 40 members who meet
weekly, biweekly or monthly. The average meeting lasts 60 – 90 minutes
Toast of the Town at Stuzo
Ultimate Networking ( Select Events )
University City Science Center
Founded in 1963, the Science Center is the oldest and largest urban research park in the United
States. We support technology commercialization and technology-based economic development
on our campus and in the Greater Philadelphia region. Our 32 nonprofit shareholders include many of
the distinguished colleges, universities, hospitals, and research institutions located throughout
Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware.
Next Fab Studio
University City Keystone Innovation Zone
The University City Keystone Innovation Zone has an incredible concentration of resources for supporting
and growing life sciences companies. Home to numerous life sciences startups, several major
universities, non-profit research institutes, and research and teaching hospitals, our community has the
infrastructure and resources growing life sciences companies need.
KIZ partners are committed to working together to ensure life sciences technology opportunities are
appropriately assessed, developed, and supported to maximize the potential of university research,
startup companies, and international companies seeking to locate in the U.S.
Come talk with us. We’re here to help
University of Pennsylvania
World's first collegiate business school, established in 1881
Largest and one of the most published business school faculty, with 250+ standing and associate
11 academic departments
25 research centers and initiatives
86,000 alumni in 145 countries around the world
More than 4,800 undergraduate, MBA,executive MBA, and doctoral students
Nearly 9,000 annual participants inexecutive education programs
State-of-the-art academic facilities in Philadelphia and San Francisco
Leading technology for research and learning
1.7 million subscribers worldwide toKnowledge@Wharton
The Wharton Small Business Development Center (SBDC), a division of the Sol C. Snider
Entrepreneurial Research Center of Wharton Entrepreneurial Programs, is one of 18 SBDCs in
Pennsylvania. We provide business assistance to small businesses in the greater Philadelphia
region. In the past decade over 20,000 small businesses and entrepreneurs have benefited from
our support. We hope that you too will benefit from our services
Undergraduate Programs and Courses
MBA Programs and Courses
Wharton MBA for Executives
Non-degree Programs: Wharton Small Business Development Center and Wharton
Programs for Working Professionals: Entrepreneurship Cert
Wharton Pitching your Plan
Urban League of Philadelphia
Established in 1910, the National Urban League is the nation’s oldest and largest community-
based movement devoted to empowering African Americans to enter the economic and social
mainstream. Since 1917, the Urban League of Philadelphia has helped individuals and
communities reach their fullest potential.
The mission of the Urban League Entrepreneurship Center (ULEC) is to provide technical
assistance, strategic planning and linkages to resources to help small businesses grow their
financial and human capital. Our goal is to empower entrepreneurs and to scale, resulting in
increased sales, creation of new jobs, financing and a greater market presence in the region
Video Game Initiative
VGI Philly is the only independent, nonpartisan, non-profit video game studio incubator in the
U.S. VGI is dedicated to accelerating the growth of video game studios located in the Greater
Villanova University http://www.villanova.edu/business/excellence/entrepreneur/
Women 2.0 is a social venture for future founders of technology startups. Our vision is to be the
global source for innovative technology startups, led by diverse founding teams
Young Involved Philadelphia
Young Involved Philadelphia builds relationships and increases civic engagement to empower
and connect young Philadelphians. We strive to make Philadelphia the premier city for the next
generation of leaders by:
Engaging our membership through education about civic affairs, advocacy around key issues,
and social events and outings.
Connecting young citizens to civic groups and civic groups with each other.
Representing the young demographic by providing a channel of communication between young
Philadelphians and business/government.
Want to learn more or teach others about an important aspect of our city? Need to build a
network of advocates to support your pressing local issue? Have an idea for a fun and
educational event you want to share with young Philadelphians?
Pennsylvania Angel Network
The Pennsylvania Angel Network (PAN) provides resources and support to the angel community
throughout Pennsylvania. PAN's mission is to improve the overall investment environment for
investors, increase the number of investors and increase investment dollars in Pennsylvania and
Delaware Crossing Investor Group
Science on Tap
PHL area VC and startup resources
76 Capital, http://www.seventysixcapital.com/ , here’s what 76 is up to with the Uarts
and FRC http://www.firstround.com/ may be good to approach as well.
Robin Hood http://www.robinhoodventures.com/
Ben Franklin http://benfranklin.org/
Mentor Tech http://www.mentortechventures.com/
Volpe Koenig http://www.volpe-koenig.com/
Parente Beard http://www.parentebeard.com/
Baer Crossey http://www.baercrossey.com/
Chris McDemus http://www.vcdeallawyer.com
May be very interested too… I can facilitate intro’s to all of these groups…