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New VP At Philly Chamber Is A Former Tech Industry Pro Who’s All About Building Relationships

After 10 years at Ben Franklin Technology Partners, Jason Bannon left to bring lessons on collaboration to other business sectors. For Jason Bannon, relationship building is what makes the Philly tech ecosystem special. The marketing pro recently left his role as VP of marketing and communications at Ben Franklin Technology Partner of Southeastern PA after 10 years […]

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Philly Is on the cusp of marrying innovation with inclusion — finally!

Thanks in part to the EDA Tech Hub bid, the pieces are lining up for a major surge in equitable regional growth. Every time I drive home from my Navy Yard office, I wave to the sparkling University City buildings and the many cranes, as I know the innovations they are sparking are going to […]

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What Does The Philly Tech Community Hope To See In 15 years? A Larger, More Inclusive And More Robust Ecosystem

Eight local leaders look back, and forward, in honor of Technical.ly’s 15th anniversary. What were you doing in 2009? That February, Chris Wink, Sean Blanda and Brian James Kirk launched a blog called Technical.ly Philly aiming to cover the growing technology ecosystem in Philadelphia. Since then, Technical.ly has watched and reported as a community of technologists and […]

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This New ‘Digital Bridge’ Could Cultivate A Thriving Impact Investing Ecosystem In Philadelphia

ImpactPHL’s OptImpact tool aims to connect accredited investors with investable opportunities for good. The devastating consequences of divestment, like deteriorating infrastructure, vacant lots, and vast expanses of food and green space deserts, are glaringly obvious in low-income areas of Philadelphia. These inequalities in resources and opportunities have created a vicious cycle of poverty and made […]

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The Philly Company That Makes Autonomous Farm Robots Just Raised $24M

Burro hopes to have 800 plant- and produce-hauling vehicles in operation by the end of the year. Philly’s small-but-growing robotics presence is attracting national attention, as evidenced by a big cash infusion for a company named after a hard-working beast of burden. Autonomous robotics company Burro, formerly known as Augean Robotics, announced it raised $24 million […]

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Philly Mapmaker Used By National Policymakers And Nonprofits Raises $3M To Expand Product And Staff

PolicyMap, which started as a spinoff of Reinvestment Fund, just got its first outside investors. A Philly mapping software company has plans to grow its team and share data in 2024, spurred along by new funding from local investors. PolicyMap closed a $3 million Series A round in December led by local financier and policy research […]

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Year in review: What Changes Did 2023 Bring Philly’s Tech Community?

This year was full of big tech moments in the Philadelphia region. Here are 14 of the most notable or impactful, from funding to anniversaries to federal recognition. Philly, it’s hard to believe another year has come and gone. But here we are. 2023 was filled with fundraising, community gatherings and interesting technology. In Philadelphia, […]

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Who built Philly Startup Leaders? Over 15 years, these community members — and many more

The Glass Breakers Ball and awards dinner was part of PSL’s event series to recognize its 15th anniversary. Here’s who got honored. When thinking about Philly Startup Leaders’ legacy, Bob Moore wants you to consider the ship of Theseus paradox. When your vessel has all new infrastructure — or your organization has all new members […]

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Philly Power Moves: You Might Recognize These Names On Cherelle Parker’s Transition Team

Plus, state gov has a new chief information security officer, Exyn Technologies announced its new CEO, and more local leadership changes. With just a few weeks to go before her tenure begins, Mayor-Elect Cherelle Parker announced the members of her transition team last week. This includes a leadership team, senior advisors, a steering committee, 13 sub-committees and a transition […]

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Philly Money Moves: The Enterprise Center’s Innovate Capital Growth Fund Gets $5M Investment

Plus, Verizon awards $50,000 to two Chambers of Commerce, Bucks Built Startup Fund gives away $40,000 in grants, and more local funding news. The Enterprise Center received a $5 million investment from TD Charitable Foundation for its Innovate Capital Growth Fund. The West Philly-based nonprofit, which provides resources and opportunities for entrepreneurs, launched the fund in 2022 […]

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