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Submit a Better Call for Ideas Application
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Submit a Better Call for Ideas Application

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The Startup PHL Call for Ideas is a grant program from the City of Philadelphia. The Call for Ideas is intended to fund organizations, people, or businesses, to implement projects that improve …

The Startup PHL Call for Ideas is a grant program from the City of Philadelphia. The Call for Ideas is intended to fund organizations, people, or businesses, to implement projects that improve Philadelphia’s entrepreneurial landscape.Submit a better application by better understanding what type of proposals we're looking for.

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  • 1. Submit a better Startup PHL Call for Ideas Application
  • 2. Do you have an idea that fills a gap in Philadelphia’s entrepreneur ecosystem?
  • 3. The Startup PHL Call for Ideas gives grants to organizations, people, & businesses, to implement projects that improve Philadelphia’s entrepreneurial landscape.
  • 4. These grants average $25,000 or less.
  • 5. These grants average $25,000 or less. Call for Ideas grants are NOT intended to fund a business’ startup costs.
  • 6. The first Call for Ideas had 118 applications
  • 7. The first Call for Ideas had 118 applications and only 6 grantees.
  • 8. SUBMIT A BETTER APPLICATION
  • 9. Start with a better idea. Successful ideas will do at least one of these things: Photo by Oscar Sanchez
  • 10. Start with a better idea. Successful ideas will do at least one of these things: • Enhance collaboration between organizations that support entrepreneurs Photo by Oscar Sanchez
  • 11. Start with a better idea. Successful ideas will do at least one of these things: • Enhance collaboration between organizations that support entrepreneurs • Foster networks and create space for entrepreneurs to develop businesses and connect with mentors, advisors, talent and capital Photo by Oscar Sanchez
  • 12. Start with a better idea. Successful ideas will do at least one of these things: • Enhance collaboration between organizations that support entrepreneurs • Foster networks and create space for entrepreneurs to develop businesses and connect with mentors, advisors, talent and capital • Lead to increased business and job creation in the city of Philadelphia Photo by Oscar Sanchez
  • 13. Start with a better idea. Successful ideas will do at least one of these things: • Enhance collaboration between organizations that support entrepreneurs • Foster networks and create space for entrepreneurs to develop businesses and connect with mentors, advisors, talent and capital • Lead to increased business and job creation in the city of Philadelphia • Deepen integration between Philadelphia’s higher education institutions, students, and startup community Photo by Oscar Sanchez
  • 14. Start with a better idea. Successful ideas will do at least one of these things: • Enhance collaboration between organizations that support entrepreneurs • Foster networks and create space for entrepreneurs to develop businesses and connect with mentors, advisors, talent and capital • Lead to increased business and job creation in the city of Philadelphia • Deepen integration between Philadelphia’s higher education institutions, students, and startup community • Create an environment which attracts new entrepreneurs and encourages graduates from Philadelphia’s higher education institutions to remain in the city Photo by Oscar Sanchez
  • 15. We’re focusing on those last two goals for this round:
  • 16. We’re focusing on those last two goals for this round: Deepen integration between Philadelphia’s higher education institutions, students, and startup community Create an environment which attracts new entrepreneurs and encourages graduates from Philadelphia’s higher education institutions to remain in the city
  • 17. We’re focusing on those last two goals for this round: Deepen integration between Philadelphia’s higher education institutions, students, and startup community Create an environment which attracts new entrepreneurs and encourages graduates from Philadelphia’s higher education institutions to remain in the city But all ideas are welcome
  • 18. The Call for Ideas is about more than the tech sector
  • 19. The Call for Ideas is about more than the tech sector How can we support entrepreneurs of all stripes?
  • 20. The Call for Ideas is about more than the tech sector How can we support entrepreneurs of all stripes? You’re the boots on the ground. If you had just a little bit more capacity to do something new, innovative, collaborative, what would it be?
  • 21. The Call for Ideas is about more than the tech sector How can we support entrepreneurs of all stripes? You’re the boots on the ground. If you had just a little bit more capacity to do something new, innovative, collaborative, what would it be? The Call for Ideas is meant to fund discrete projects. It is not to fund a business or organization’s regular operating costs.
  • 22. Ideas are evaluated on two factors:
  • 23. Ideas are evaluated on two factors: 1. The Idea
  • 24. Ideas are evaluated on two factors: 1. The Idea Quality and feasibility of the proposal
  • 25. Ideas are evaluated on two factors: 1. The Idea Quality and feasibility of the proposal Innovation and creativity of the proposal
  • 26. Ideas are evaluated on two factors: 1. The Idea Quality and feasibility of the proposal Innovation and creativity of the proposal Sustainability of the project (will the project continue after the City’s support)
  • 27. Ideas are evaluated on two factors: 2. Implementation
  • 28. Ideas are evaluated on two factors: 2. Implementation Ability to execute the proposal quickly (within six months of award)
  • 29. Ideas are evaluated on two factors: 2. Implementation Ability to execute the proposal quickly (within six months of award) Qualifications and experience of the applicant
  • 30. Other factors the selection committee considers:
  • 31. Other factors the selection committee considers: Does the project have a unique collaboration across multiple organizations?
  • 32. Other factors the selection committee considers: Does the project have a unique collaboration across multiple organizations? Does the project have matching funds?
  • 33. Other factors the selection committee considers: Does the project have a unique collaboration across multiple organizations? Does the project have matching funds? Does the project simply continue a program that already exists, or is it a new, innovative solution?
  • 34. Other factors the selection committee considers: Does the project have a unique collaboration across multiple organizations? Does the project have matching funds? Does the project simply continue a program that already exists, or is it a new, innovative solution? Will the project happen without City funding?
  • 35. Before submitting an application, ask yourself if your idea does these things:
  • 36. Before submitting an application, ask yourself if your idea does these things: Addresses a clear need for entrepreneurs and startups in Philadelphia
  • 37. Before submitting an application, ask yourself if your idea does these things: Addresses a clear need for entrepreneurs and startups in Philadelphia Expands entrepreneurial opportunities for Philadelphians
  • 38. Before submitting an application, ask yourself if your idea does these things: Addresses a clear need for entrepreneurs and startups in Philadelphia Expands entrepreneurial opportunities for Philadelphians Encourages companies to launch in Philadelphia
  • 39. Before submitting an application, ask yourself if your idea does these things: Addresses a clear need for entrepreneurs and startups in Philadelphia Expands entrepreneurial opportunities for Philadelphians Encourages companies to launch in Philadelphia Create a more conducive environment for entrepreneurs and startups in Philadelphia
  • 40. Before submitting an application, ask yourself if your idea does these things: Addresses a clear need for entrepreneurs and startups in Philadelphia Expands entrepreneurial opportunities for Philadelphians Encourages companies to launch in Philadelphia Create a more conducive environment for entrepreneurs and startups in Philadelphia Demonstrate sustainability beyond the lifetime of the initial grant
  • 41. Find the application at: www.startupphl.com Deadline is December 13, 2013 Follow us on twitter @startupphl

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