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. 

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