StartupPHL Newsletter #50

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


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


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.

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