Startup PHL Newsletter #52

City Employee Workspaces, The World’s Richest 8, Improving Globalization

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Innovation is for everyone.

Harold Epps and Dawn Summerville hearing from Microsoft about the transformative collaboration between MSFT and the City of Boston.
Check out what MSFT is up to in Philly at the new Reactor space in University City.

Your weekend reading is right here.

Being good does pay off…

The Better Business, Better World report shows how the Global Goals are a compelling growth strategy for business. Learn more about them.

 Better Business, Better World, via BSDC

Midsize Cities Are Entrepreneurship’s Real Test…

Midsize cities (.5 to 5 million) are where most people live, work and play and will continue to do so in the future. What does that mean for scaling up urban entrepreneurship?

Read about it, via Harvard Business Review

The 5 Ways You Can Build a Thriving Startup World in Your Community

Cities take time to become great, but one person or organization can be an inflection point. For entrepreneurs outside of Silicon Valley, here are 5 tips on how to ensure that your city is next in line!

See the list, via Entrepreneur

StartupPHL Spotlight

The eighth annual Milken-Penn GSE Education Business Plan Competition (EBPC) is now accepting applications. The application period closes Wednesday, February 8, 2017. 

We want to shine a light on awesome things happening in the local community. Have something to share? Email us or tell us on social.


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.

Startup PHL Newsletter #51

City Employee Workspaces, The World’s Richest 8, Improving Globalization

@PHLBizMCaffrey wrote up a lengthy, and diverse, piece on Women in Tech a few weeks back for PBJ. This past week, @TWelsonRossman organized a fete to celebrate the founders that were mentioned and get a little networking time in too!

Image courtesy of @TWelsonRossman (Instagram)

Your weekend reading is right here.

A Little Love for Our Wonderful City Employees

The Atlantic’s “Americans at Work” photo essay this week features photographs of the daily lives and spaces of workers in Philadelphia’s Municipal Offices, by photographer Ryan Collerd.

Americans at Work, via The Atlantic

Things That Make You Go Hmmm…

How concentrated has wealth become in the globalized modern world? Here’s one answer: Just eight of the richest people on earth own as much combined wealth as half the human race. Here are the eight, with their net worth as estimated by Forbes.

See the list, via The New York Times

Go East, Young Person

Ignoring the very real costs of trade and globalization is not only counterproductive but indefensible. Instead, the United States needs to move forward based on a new economic agenda, one that promotes inclusion and helps workers and communities caught in transition.

Read about it, via Harvard Business Review

StartupPHL Spotlight

@RakiaReynolds is doing big things on the national stage. Check her out on Queen Boss on @CentricTV dropping entrepreneurial knowledge to help African American women build and scale their businesses.

The eighth annual Milken-Penn GSE Education Business Plan Competition (EBPC) is now accepting applications. The application period closes Wednesday, February 8, 2017. 

We want to shine a light on awesome things happening in the local community. Have something to share? Email us or tell us on social.


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 #50

Diversity in VC, Going Green and the Future of American Innovation

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This month, WeWork Philadelphia launches its Future of Philly series featuring local influencers from various industries. You can sign up now for the first panel: A Global Perspective For The Local Market. 

Your weekend reading is right here.

Small Venture Firm, Big Mission: Diversity

Charles Hudson is one of many diverse VCs shaking things up. Consider these other names to follow on social for a different perspective on funding, investments and the world in general: @stephpalmeri, @chamath and Philly’s own @williamcrowder.

Full Story, via USA Today

#2017Goals

By the end of this year, 100% of the electricity for LVMH facilities in France will be renewable. This is one of many ways the luxury company is making progress toward a greener future.

Get Other Details, via Harvard Business Review

The Future Of American Innovation

Can cities create innovation hubs that work for the entire economy? City planners across the country are trying to answer that question.

Find Out More, via Curbed

StartupPHL Spotlight

The eighth annual Milken-Penn GSE Education Business Plan Competition (EBPC) is now accepting applications. The application period closes Wednesday, February 8, 2017. 

We want to shine a light on awesome things happening in the local community. Have something to share? Email us or tell us on social.


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 #48

Fresh Inspiration and Content for 2017

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Jim Kenney’s first year as Mayor of Philadelphia has been an eventful one. Read more about the progress that has been made, including some shout outs to the tech community, in the Administration’s First Year Report.

Your weekend reading is right here.

Must-Reads For Venture Investors

There are some clear standouts among the preferred blogs and newsletters of top VC investors. Find out what they’re skimming each morning, and add a few of these to your reading list!

Full List, via Ramen Profitable

Best Podcasts For Self-Improvement

Don’t have time to dedicate to journaling or reading self-help books? You can certainly find a way to fit podcasts into your routine — morning commute, background noise at the office, and in your earbuds at the gym are all options. Check out these suggestions.

Pick Up Some Wisdom, via The Wall Street Journal

Federal Resources Available

From Philly’s very own John Lee at Osage: A reminder that you should take advantage of the federal R&D tax credit — it could mean big savings for your company!

Details, via Medium

StartupPHL Spotlight

The eighth annual Milken-Penn GSE Education Business Plan Competition (EBPC) is now accepting applications. The application period closes Wednesday, February 8, 2017. 

 

We want to shine a light on awesome things happening in the local community. Have something to share? Email us or tell us on social.


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.