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How to connect to Philadelphia's local technology community.

How to connect to Philadelphia's local technology community.

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  • 1. Tech 101 PHILADELPHIA 2014 Advertising Rates Everything you need to know about local and regional advertising on Technical.ly. Christopher Wink Cofounder, editor
  • 2. Why Care? • We are part of a Philly tech tradition • This is a moment to attract and retain • Tech/startups: fashionably driving future • Technology: from sector to underpinning • Trends are in our favor: grab them • You want to take part in this coming together
  • 3. Why Care? Who am I? We are part of Philly tech 2009, local ••We are part of a Philly tech tradition tech Technical.ly Philly:afounded intradition This is a moment to attract future ••This is a moment to attract and retain community news, history andandretain Tech/startups: fashionably driving future ••Tech/startups: fashionably driving future Technology: from sector to underpinning ••Technology: from sector to underpinning Trends are in our favor: grab them ••Trends are in our favor: grab them You want to take part in this coming together ••You want to take part in this coming together
  • 4. What are the pieces? What are the pieces? Why Care? Who am I? • City as part of 11-county region Technical.ly Philly: founded in 2009,firms) tech • Mature business (both IT departments and IT local •••We are parttalentaPhilly tech tradition Universities and of a pipeline tech tradition We are part of Philly community news, history and future • Economic Development orgs This is a moment •••This is and Mentors to attract and retain Investors a moment to attract and retain •••Tech/startups: fashionably driving future Service providers (lawyers, accountants) Tech/startups: fashionably driving future • Meetup groups and events Technology: from sector to underpinning •••Technology: from sector to underpinning Early-stage startups •••Trends are in our favor: grab them Coworking are in incubators, accelerators spaces, our favor: grab them Trends • Access groups, STEM education, digital arts You want •••You want to take part in this coming together Media networkto take part in this coming together
  • 5. What are (history) When? the pieces? 1980s: BFTP launches with medical focus, Wharton owns finance, few enterprise IT firms 1990s: Reality Online, Infonautics, CDNow, VerticalNet, Half, Pete Musser, Radnor Hotel 2000s: Bubble bursts, Brain Drain slows, Center City is found, new IT class emerges 2010s: Tech startups go mainstream
  • 6. Industry strengths • Life sciences, biomedical, healthcare • Enterprise solutions • Social enterprise • Bootstrapping (53% of local tech CEOs) • Diversified portfolio
  • 7. What are the pieces? Innovationpieces? What are the hubs Why and Indy Hall Care? Who am I? • N3rd Street • City as part of 11-county region Technical.ly Philly: founded in 2009,firms) tech ••Mature business (both IT departments and IT local University City Science Center •••We are parttalentaPhilly tech tradition Universities and of a pipeline tech tradition We Market Street (ExCITe, gaming, community news, history and future DreamIt) •Economic DevelopmentPhilly 3401are part of orgs • 2401 isa moment to attract and retain This a moment •••This isWalnut, Philadelphia Bldg, 1650 Arch Investors and Mentors to attract and retain •••Tech/startups: fashionably driving future •Service providersDesk and Venturef0rth future Benjamin’s (lawyers, accountants) Tech/startups: fashionably driving ••Meetup groups andresearch campus events Penn Medical Technology: from sector to underpinning •••Technology: from sector to underpinning Early-stage startups •Coworking spaces, incubators, accelerators Navy Yard •••Trends are in our favor: grab them Trends are in our favor: grab them FastFWD @ Impact Hub Philly ••Access groups, STEM education, digital arts You Valley •••You want to Routepartin this coming together •Media networktotake part Corridor Greatwant take 101 in this coming together
  • 8. Entry points • Philly Tech Week • Ignite Philly, Barcamp Philly and ph.ly/hackathons • OpenAccessPhilly (events and list) • Philly Startup Leaders email listserv • WeWorkinPhilly.com • Meetup.com (Philly Tech, TechBreakfast, GirlDevelopIt) • Facebook groups • tphilly.com/jobs • Technical.ly/Philly/Welcome (social, email, daily)
  • 9. Investment • First Round Capital • StartupPHL • Robin Hood Ventures, Investors Circle • Open Angel Forum, Angel Venture Fair • SeventySix Capital, Gabriel Investments, etc. • Ben Franklin Technology Partners
  • 10. 3 big trends/what’s next 1. Center City as events/community hub 2. Gateway offices in city for talent 3. Maturing sense of self: ready for prime time
  • 11. Tech 101 PHILADELPHIA 2014 Advertising Rates Everything you need to know about local and regional advertising on Technical.ly. Christopher Wink Cofounder, editor