Mitchell Auditorium Bossone Enterprise Center 3140 Market Street Philadelphia, PA 19104
Interact with your peers in a monthly morning breakfast meetup. At this monthly breakfast get-together techies, developers, designers, and entrepreneurs share learn from their peers through show and tell / show-case style presentations.
And yes, this is free! Thank our sponsors when you see them!
4775 League Island Blvd Philadelphia, Pa 19112 (PTP Facility)
The Uncommon Individual Foundation’s entrepreneur education business unit is holding a daylong event in the Philadelphia Technology Park, located in the Villanova Engineering School Learning Center. Email Carmen Dawson at Carmen@uif.org if considering attending.
Our series of activities are designed to demonstrate the strength and diversity of the technology entrepreneurs and partners in UIF’s collaborative mentoring program as well as expose the attendees to the thought process of regional investors. Our goal is to resource participants with a skills matching technology to further their business ventures. 15 technology entrepreneurs, 15 investors, and 15 service partners will have the opportunity to interact with our in-house technology, Opti-Match™. During our event we will connect pitch panel participants with optimal investors, mentors, and technical service partners.
8:00 a.m.: Hawkeye Breakfast Chef William, Mia and Me
8:30 a.m.: Investor Briefing 5-Minute Rant “Likes and Dislikes”
9:30 a.m.: Lawrence Husick “Determining and Articulating ROI”
10:30 a.m.: Pitch Panel “If Not Now, When?”
12:00 p.m.: Lopez Lunch Entrepreneur Match Making and Expo
Seed Philly, 1650 Arch Street, Suite 1906, Philadelphia PA 19103
Join Seed Philly for a breakfast discussion with software industry veteran Tim Buckley. Tim is the CEO of Xtium, a former executive of Red Hat and Visio, and has spent his career working with emerging technology companies. Tim will discuss his experiences helping launch, grow and advise many successful start-ups, the lessons he’s learned along the way, and the factors he looks for when considering to join an emerging technology company.
For more info, visit: http://www.seedphilly.org/buckley/
Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships, 35th & Spring Garden
What if we told you there is an untapped, local audience for your latest and greatest mobile app? The digitally under-served (read: people who have the mobile access, but may not know of existing tools) are an important and unrealized group here in Philadelphia.
This proposed “mash up” will bring together developers, entrepreneurs, data gurus, digital literacy trainers, and technology newbies for a dynamic roundtable discussion. Over breakfast you’ll hear directly from new technology users about their unique needs and challenges. We’ll also demo new civic apps that have the ability to empower individuals to organize and take action in their neighborhoods.
If that isn’t enough, this very inclusive conversation will take place at Drexel’s new community mansion – the Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships at 35th & Spring Garden. You’ll get an inside look at this historical and architectural West Philly gem.
Penn State Great Valley Conference Center, 30 E Swedesford Rd, Malvern, PA 19355
A free one-day training course to learn everything you need to know to build your first mobile app!
As taken by hundreds of people in San Francisco, Austin, Amsterdam, Denver, San Jose, Atlanta and Los Angeles!
Absolutely, positively, 100% free!
Join us to learn how to create mobile apps for iOS, Android, Windows Phone or mobile browsers! We will review the important mobile features of standards like HTML5 and CSS. You will learn how to use a mobile UI framework (jQuery Mobile), how to package your app with a native bridge (PhoneGap) and how to add app features with a Backend-as-a-Service (open-source Usergrid). By the end of the workshop, we will have built a fully-featured app, ready for release on the app store, without having written a single line of server-side code!
University City Science Center, 3711 Market Street Philadelphia, PA 19104
This lunchtime series will feature a panel discussion on some interesting examples of Tech Transfer success stories. We’ll take a look at companies that took regional academic research to build their businesses as well as how the various universities focus their programs. Panelists include Steve Fluharty, Ph.D., Senior Vice Provost for Research at the University of Pennsylvania; Todd Johnson, MD, MBA, President of CytoVas, LLC, an early-stage, in-vitro diagnostics (IVD) company; and Robert McGrath, Ph.D. Associate Vice Provost for Technology Commercialization at Drexel. The discussion will be moderated by Christopher Laing, MRCVS, Ph.D., Vice President of Science and Technology at University City Science Center.
Topics we’ll be exploring:
- Tech transfer programs aren’t new, but the focus on entrepreneurial spin-outs have grown in recent years. Why the greater trend?
- Is this a faculty-only story, or are students getting involved?
- Where does Philadelphia fit in the national or global tech transfer conversation?
- What are a few practical efforts that would grow the tech transfer community here?
Quorum, 3711 Market St., Philadelphia, PA
UPstart is a key program of Penn’s Center for Technology Transfer, designed to help faculty and staff create new companies based on their technological innovations. ”Ready, Set, UPstart” is an invitation-only event that will bring investors, entrepreneurs, and innovators together with the UPstart team and its regional partners to celebrate UPstart’s first three years, the 50 companies that we have launched, and the growing entrepreneurial spirit of Penn and the greater Philadelphia region.
Pyramid Club, 1735 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19103
Ever consider starting your own business? Join us for the 2nd Annual Startup 101 event. Light hors d’oeuvre & private bar.
4:00 – 4:15 – Business Networking
Kevin Brophy of Meidlinger Partners will cover how Venture Capital works and how you can get the funds you need.
Sarah Barnwell from Barnwell Law will handle trademark and incorporations best practice for a startup.
Don Campbell of Ecomm will be speaking on bandwidth and telecomm needs.
Michael Anza of Anza and Anza will be speaking on insurance portfolios for a new startup.
Zoe Selzer of Good Company Group will discuss where to house your new company. Good Company Group recently one the national Bloomberg Mayor’s Challenge Award.
Fred Bender of PFIT, Inc. will cover using the cloud to your benefit. PFIT has also been nominated for best private IT firm from Philadelphia Business Journal.
Laurence Baneville of Ag Conexus will cover Social Media and SEO that helps your business grow.
5:30 – 6:00 – Questions from the Audience
6:00 – 7:00 – Business Networking
Hive76, 915 Spring Garden St #519
Come talk to Hive76′s best music hackers and learn how to build effect pedals, make anything into a speaker and learn about amplifiers.
Upstairs at Smokin' Bettys, 116 S 11th St, Philadelphia, PA 19107
This event will bring together folks in Philadelphia who work with spatial data and make mapping applications or are intersted in learning about spatial data or development.
No cost to attend, but everyone is responsible for their own food and drinks. Registration will help us keep track of who is coming.
Please also check out the Balloon Mapping Workshop. We will try to display some of the stitched maps from the workshop.
Generocity, 42 S 15th Street, 17th Floor, Philadelphia, PA
For any organization, data can be a key element to success. Understanding how to use the numbers you’re receiving from donations, social media connections, and volunteerism can help you to plan effectively for years to come. This happy hour workshop will include an overview from Generocity of how big data is being used to help organizations achieve their missions, examples of real-world circumstances, and small group breakouts to create tangible action steps for applying data collection and management into your organization.
First Round Capital, 4040 Locust St, Philadelphia, PA 19104
Trestle Inn at 339 N. 11th Street (11th & Callowhill) Philadelphia, PA
I-SITE and PhillyCHI are pleased to host a technology-and design-themed Quizzo as part of Philadelphia Tech Week. So come socialize with design and user experience professionals, try your hand at trivia, and (hopefully) learn a thing or two, all over a few whiskey sours and buttered popcorn. Trivia begins at 7PM, so come early to get a table! Enjoy prizes and drink specials.
Photo courtesy of Meredith Edlow
Philadelphia Art Alliance, 251 S 18th St, Philadelphia, PA
The Philadelphia Art Alliance will celebrate the conclusion of Left To Your One Device: The Tool at Hand Challenge. Selected entries will be on display throughout the building. The winning artists will be awarded prizes and hands-on experiences from the Clay Studio, the Philadelphia Sculpture Gym, the West Philly Tool Library, Artists & Craftsmen, and more. There will be a special musical performance by Ariane Alexander-Liao who will perform a piece on piano using a drum brush.
This event is free and open to the public.
Draught Horse, 1431 Cecil B Moore Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19121
Increase Your Brandwidth is a panel discussion and Q/A with individuals who have used a variety of digital tools (social media, blogs, SEO, etc.) to develop themselves (or their products) as brands. They will discuss the challenge of getting noticed/heard in a crowded and “noisy” marketplace, as well as the innovation necessary to maintain and grow that space. Industries represented include fashion, music, food, networking events, and technology.
Doors open at 5:30pm, event runs from 6:30pm -9:00pm.
Moderated and hosted by Stephanie Humphrey, Tech-life expert, tech contributor to Fox 29 and weekly technology columnist for Ebony.com
Marketed and presented by Carl Dash, an event/idea/cause marketing specialist.
WHYY Inc., 150 N 6th St, Philadelphia, PA 19106
Can Health Tech Help Us? Seeking Solutions for a Broken Health Care System
Escape Fire: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare
Health Tech is one the hottest growing sectors right now and we’re in desperate need of new solutions for the American healthcare system. It is broken and in need of our best and brightest minds, and innovations. Yet, in order to make successful inroads we need to understand the issues.
The program begins with a screening of the award-winning documentary “Escape Fire: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare” that explores the complexity of the problems and sheds light on some possibilities. Solutions will require a collaborative effort across many industries including biotech, medicine, technology, health and wellness.
The film screening will be followed by a panel discussion moderated by Dr. Summer Knight, MD, MBA. Known as “The Innovation Doctor”, Knight is a National Medical Executive at Cigna focused on Innovation and a lifelong innovation catalyst.
The three-person panel of experts will reflect on how they are working within the medical, corporate and military worlds to address the various aspects of healthcare identified in the movie and their perspectives about creating “escape fires” to spark change in Philadelphia’s health and wellness communities. The program concludes with an audience Q&A.
National Mechanics, 22 S 3rd St Philadelphia, PA 19106
Philly Give & Get is a new event series that seeks to connect professionals in Philadelphia with their surrounding communities in ways that educate and excite all those involved. Through our charity “date” auctions, we combine professional networking with community engagement…all doused in a good heaping of philanthropic fun. All proceeds from Philly Give & Get events are donated back into the local nonprofit community.
During a Philly Give & Get charity “date” auction, event attendees have the opportunity to bid on a customized package that connects an “expert” – local professionals that have expertise in a specified area – with an “experience” – a one-of-a-kind activity that allows the participants to have an adventure with each other doing something new, exciting, or exclusive.
Always wanted to develop your own smart phone app? Imagine taking a private trapeze class at the Philadelphia School of Circus Arts with renowned game developer BJ Stallwood from Cipher Prime, followed by drinks at the Yard Brewery…all the while getting real-world advice from a real-world person.
Moriarty's Restaurant & Irish Pub, 3rd Floor, 1116 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107
Startup Pitch Night provides the platform for startups to practice and improve their pitch. Our goal is to make it fun to practice the startup pitch and to have it be within a relaxed and supportive peer-driven environment. To this end, the audience provides anonymous scoring feedback on the pitches. The top pitches are acknowledged and prizes are awarded to the top pitch, the top 3 pitches, all attendees that pitch, and all attendees.
Startup Pitch Night starts with a brief introduction from the organizers, follows with 60-second pitches from 30-40 startups, provides our guest speaker or expert panel 15-20 minutes to talk and take questions, announces the top 3 pitches and prizes, wraps up the event quickly and opens it up for networking. To learn more about Startup Pitch Night, visit: startuppitchnight.com.
Colket Translational Resarch Building (CTRB) Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, 3501 Civic Center Blvd., Rooms 1100 A & B
The Philadelphia WordPress Meetup community is proud to be a part of Philly Tech Week again with a chance to build on last year’s event and offer more great training and networking opportunities.
Regardless of your skill level and proficiency with WordPress, come join us to learn about how to develop WordPress themes and plugins, how to get your WordPress site off the ground and an opportunity to both talk with other WordPress users and developers and to show off your work in a birds-of-a-feather session.
Admission is $10 and all proceeds will be donated to Philly’s own Nonprofit Technology Resources.
PhillyCAM, 699 Ranstead St., Philadelphia 19106
Youth media producers and educators present their unique approaches and strategies in this dynamic ‘Ignite’ style presentation and networking event, highlighting the work of 8 diverse organizations using media to empower, organize and educate Philly’s next generation of leaders.
Learn about the diversity of media arts, audio production, collaborative design, technology and filmmaking projects engaging youth city-wide.