StartupPHL Newsletter #34

CNBC gets it, Smart Cities, and White House Women

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Photo: Throwback to that one time. Rise of the Rest is back on the road. Check out where they are headed this year!

Your weekend reading is right here.

CNBC Paid Us a Visit to Highlight Philly’s Startup Scene

The City of Brotherly Love is home to a ton of thriving startups, and CNBC took notice! ROAR, BioBots, and RevZilla are featured. Plus, StartupPHL gets kudos!

Check it out, via CNBC

Philadelphia Participating in Smart Cities Initiative from White House

The Obama Administration is expanding the Smart Cities initiative with over $80 million in new Federal investments and double the number of participating cities.
Learn more, via WhiteHouse.gov

White House Women Now in the Room Where It Happens

Some of Obama’s top female staffers have adopted a strategy called “amplification” to make sure their voices are heard.

See how WH women are making power moves, via The Washington Post

Bonus

We’re on the road this week bragging about the Philly Tech Scene. Follow along on social media #StartupChamps


StartupPHL is the City of Philadelphia’s platform for supporting entrepreneurship and startup activity.

All events and applications noted in this newsletter are for informational purposes only and not an endorsement. We encourage readers to perform due diligence for any programs listed here.

StartupPHL Newsletter #33

Black and Latina founders, City Survey, & Design thinking 

Photo: #LondonIsOpen Enjoyed hearing from our friends in London about plans for the tech ecosystem post Brexit. Mayor of London seeking New York City-style power over taxes and public services.

Your weekend reading is right here.

Looking for Black and Latina Women Founders? We Found Them…

The BIG Accelerator Program, the first accelerator program for Black and Latina women founders of high growth companies, spills stats about their applicants.

Learn More, via Medium

Survey Says…

Mayor Kenney and the City of Philadelphia are looking for your opinion in the 2016 Philadelphia Resident Survey.
Get the story, via Philly.com

Design Your Life

Design thinking applied to…you.

Find Fulfillment, via The New York Times


StartupPHL is the City of Philadelphia’s platform for supporting entrepreneurship and startup activity.

All events and applications noted in this newsletter are for informational purposes only and not an endorsement. We encourage readers to perform due diligence for any programs listed here.

Philly, It’s Time for SXSW 2017

September 19, 2016 | PhillyMag by Fabiola Cineas

Though South by Southwest 2017 is a few months from now, some Philadelphians are already making an effort to draw the city’s attention to the global destination festival and conference.

Back in March, an estimated 300 Philadelphians—artists, technologists and supporters—made their way to Austin for the annual conference that brings together some of the world’s top innovators and creatives. This year marked the city’s largest concerted effort to elevate Philadelphia on the national platform, and organizers David Silver of REC Philly and Yuval Yarden of Philly Startup Leaders, want to make Philadelphia’s 2017 showing, from March 10th to 19th, even greater.

“SXSW is the leading conference in the country around innovation and technology,” said Silver, “When you think about where and when in the country do thousands of tastemakers and influencers, venture capitalists and business people come together, SXSW is what comes to a lot of people’s minds.”

Get the full story, and how you can get involved.

StartupPHL Newsletter #32

India, Magic Machines, and Good Vibes

Photo: We spent the day hanging at the White House learning about how to get important STEM education into the hands of all students. Check out the plan.

Your weekend reading is right here.

Thoughts from a Wharton Professor on one of the largest markets in the world

How India can become a new Silicon Valley.

Check it out, via World Economic Forum

Magic Machines

Deliberately blurring the boundaries between reality and VR, this magic machine tricks you into seeing any car it wants.
Get the story, via Wired Magazine

Are you giving off the right vibe?

The more you energize your coworkers, the better everyone performs.

Get the buzz, via Harvard Business Review

Being a Force for Change: a Women in Tech Roundtable

5:30, Wednesday, September 21
at Tonic Design

More tickets added! via Tonic Design Co.


StartupPHL is the City of Philadelphia’s platform for supporting entrepreneurship and startup activity.

All events and applications noted in this newsletter are for informational purposes only and not an endorsement. We encourage readers to perform due diligence for any programs listed here.

StartupPHL Newsletter #31

Economists working it, a free Stanford digital photo class, and the KIZ deadline

Views from Billy Penn's Who's Next: Communications bash last week. Check out the latest and the entire series.

Views from Billy Penn’s Who’s Next: Communications bash last week. Check out the latest and the entire series.

Your weekend reading is right here.

Tech industry hiring in-house economists to explain consumer behavior.

Goodbye, Ivory Tower. Hello, Silicon Valley Candy Store.

Check it out, via The NYTimes

Addressing hunger with a pay-what-you-can café in Philly

When EAT Café opens its doors, owner Jones-Craven hopes that everyone will feel comfortable at the table.

Get the story, via The Atlantic CityLab

Back to School

Learn digital photography with this free online course from a Stanford Professor.

New skills after the jump, via DIY Photographer

KIZ applications due September 15

If you’re located in the KIZ, less than 8-years old, and focused on tech or life-sciences, you may be eligible for up to $100,000 annually from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Get the details, via the DCED

Need more info on KIZ’s? Check out our post with maps of Philly’s KIZs.


StartupPHL is the City of Philadelphia’s platform for supporting entrepreneurship and startup activity.

All events and applications noted in this newsletter are for informational purposes only and not an endorsement. We encourage readers to perform due diligence for any programs listed here.