Submit a better
Startup PHL Call for Ideas
Application
Do you have
an idea that
fills a gap in
Philadelphia’s
entrepreneur
ecosystem?
The Startup PHL
Call for Ideas gives
grants to
organizations,
people, &
businesses, to
implement projects
that improve
Phi...
These grants
average $25,000
or less.
These grants
average $25,000
or less.
Call for Ideas grants
are NOT intended to
fund a business’
startup costs.
The first Call for
Ideas had 118
applications
The first Call for
Ideas had 118
applications
and only 6
grantees.
SUBMIT A
BETTER
APPLICATION
Start with a better idea.
Successful ideas will do at least one of these things:

Photo by Oscar Sanchez
Start with a better idea.
Successful ideas will do at least one of these things:
•

Enhance collaboration between organiza...
Start with a better idea.
Successful ideas will do at least one of these things:
•

Enhance collaboration between organiza...
Start with a better idea.
Successful ideas will do at least one of these things:
•

Enhance collaboration between organiza...
Start with a better idea.
Successful ideas will do at least one of these things:
•

Enhance collaboration between organiza...
Start with a better idea.
Successful ideas will do at least one of these things:
•

Enhance collaboration between organiza...
We’re focusing on those
last two goals for this round:
We’re focusing on those
last two goals for this round:
Deepen integration between
Philadelphia’s higher education
institut...
We’re focusing on those
last two goals for this round:
Deepen integration between
Philadelphia’s higher education
institut...
The Call for Ideas is about
more than the tech sector
The Call for Ideas is about
more than the tech sector
How can we support entrepreneurs
of all stripes?
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 Call for Ideas is about
more than the tech sector
How can we support entrepreneurs
of all stripes?
You’re the boots on...
Ideas are evaluated
on two factors:
Ideas are evaluated
on two factors:

1. The Idea
Ideas are evaluated
on two factors:

1. The Idea
Quality and feasibility of
the proposal
Ideas are evaluated
on two factors:

1. The Idea
Quality and feasibility of
the proposal

Innovation and creativity
of the...
Ideas are evaluated
on two factors:

1. The Idea
Quality and feasibility of
the proposal

Innovation and creativity
of the...
Ideas are evaluated
on two factors:

2. Implementation
Ideas are evaluated
on two factors:

2. Implementation
Ability to execute the
proposal quickly (within
six months of award...
Ideas are evaluated
on two factors:

2. Implementation
Ability to execute the
proposal quickly (within
six months of award...
Other factors the selection
committee considers:
Other factors the selection
committee considers:
Does the project have a unique
collaboration across multiple
organization...
Other factors the selection
committee considers:
Does the project have a unique
collaboration across multiple
organization...
Other factors the selection
committee considers:
Does the project have a unique
collaboration across multiple
organization...
Other factors the selection
committee considers:
Does the project have a unique
collaboration across multiple
organization...
Before submitting an
application, ask yourself if
your idea does these things:
Before submitting an
application, ask yourself if
your idea does these things:
Addresses a clear need for
entrepreneurs an...
Before submitting an
application, ask yourself if
your idea does these things:
Addresses a clear need for
entrepreneurs an...
Before submitting an
application, ask yourself if
your idea does these things:
Addresses a clear need for
entrepreneurs an...
Before submitting an
application, ask yourself if
your idea does these things:
Addresses a clear need for
entrepreneurs an...
Before submitting an
application, ask yourself if
your idea does these things:
Addresses a clear need for
entrepreneurs an...
Find the application at:
www.startupphl.com
Deadline is December 13, 2013
Follow us on twitter
@startupphl
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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 Philadelphia’s entrepreneurial landscape.Submit a better application by better understanding what type of proposals we're looking for.

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Submit a Better Call for Ideas Application

  1. 1. Submit a better Startup PHL Call for Ideas Application
  2. 2. Do you have an idea that fills a gap in Philadelphia’s entrepreneur ecosystem?
  3. 3. The Startup PHL Call for Ideas gives grants to organizations, people, & businesses, to implement projects that improve Philadelphia’s entrepreneurial landscape.
  4. 4. These grants average $25,000 or less.
  5. 5. These grants average $25,000 or less. Call for Ideas grants are NOT intended to fund a business’ startup costs.
  6. 6. The first Call for Ideas had 118 applications
  7. 7. The first Call for Ideas had 118 applications and only 6 grantees.
  8. 8. SUBMIT A BETTER APPLICATION
  9. 9. Start with a better idea. Successful ideas will do at least one of these things: Photo by Oscar Sanchez
  10. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 15. We’re focusing on those last two goals for this round:
  16. 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. 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. 18. The Call for Ideas is about more than the tech sector
  19. 19. The Call for Ideas is about more than the tech sector How can we support entrepreneurs of all stripes?
  20. 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. 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. 22. Ideas are evaluated on two factors:
  23. 23. Ideas are evaluated on two factors: 1. The Idea
  24. 24. Ideas are evaluated on two factors: 1. The Idea Quality and feasibility of the proposal
  25. 25. Ideas are evaluated on two factors: 1. The Idea Quality and feasibility of the proposal Innovation and creativity of the proposal
  26. 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. 27. Ideas are evaluated on two factors: 2. Implementation
  28. 28. Ideas are evaluated on two factors: 2. Implementation Ability to execute the proposal quickly (within six months of award)
  29. 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. 30. Other factors the selection committee considers:
  31. 31. Other factors the selection committee considers: Does the project have a unique collaboration across multiple organizations?
  32. 32. Other factors the selection committee considers: Does the project have a unique collaboration across multiple organizations? Does the project have matching funds?
  33. 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. 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. 35. Before submitting an application, ask yourself if your idea does these things:
  36. 36. Before submitting an application, ask yourself if your idea does these things: Addresses a clear need for entrepreneurs and startups in Philadelphia
  37. 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. 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. 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. 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. 41. Find the application at: www.startupphl.com Deadline is December 13, 2013 Follow us on twitter @startupphl
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