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Mentorship Program In Philly Is Working To Make The Entrepreneurial Journey Less Lonely

Behind a successful entrepreneur is often another seasoned entrepreneur that has served as a guide. In Philadelphia, industry leaders are putting this into practice through a mentorship program for the city’s founder ecosystem. Ben Franklin Technology Partners and Philadelphia Alliance for Capital and Technologies (PACT) have joined forces to create Mentor Connect, a program that partners entrepreneurs with teams […]

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Science Center’s New Startup Development Program Is Aimed At First-Gen STEM Students

The STEM Founders Fellowship will give 10 postgraduate degree candidates $50,000 and a full year of support to turn their research or idea into a business. As Philadelphia expands its reputation and capacity for the life sciences industry, it’s also folding in efforts toward accessibility. A unique program coming to the University City Science Center in the form […]

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Philadelphia on The Cusp of Becoming a Top 10 Startup Ecosystem in The U.S., Report Finds

Philadelphia has the world’s 27th-best startup ecosystem and ranks at No. 11 in the U.S., according to an annual report by Startup Genome. The city inched forward one spot in both the international and national rankings after coming in at No. 28 and No. 12, respectively, in 2021. This year, the report lauded Philadelphia for […]

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Philly is Movin’ on Up in the Top 30 List for Global Startup Ecosystems

For the third year in a row, Philly is trending upward on the Startup Genome’s Global Startup Ecosystem Report (GSER) report. After ranking No. 28 on the org’s global list for best ecosystems for startups in 2021, Philadelphia lands at No. 27 in 2022. In 2020, Philly was ranked as the top “emerging” startup ecosystem […]

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Total Impact Summit 2022 Convenes 300+ Local & National Impact Stakeholders

OVERVIEW: TOTAL IMPACT SUMMIT 2022 Total Impact Summit 2022 convened 300+ thought leaders and practitioners from across the United States on May 16–17, 2022 in Philadelphia. The two-day event featured 75+ speakers across 25+ sessions, connections, conversations, insights, and best practices at the forefront of a growing impact investing field. The summit was hosted by […]

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