Start-Up City

Posted by Philadelphia Inquirer on July 13, 2015

Start-Up City
Tuesday, July 14, 2015, 1:00 – 6:00 PM
Kimmel Center
300 South Broad St., Philadelphia, PA

After decades as a manufacturing hub, then a city sustained by universities and other major employers, Philadelphia is now on the cusp of becoming a place made for and by new start-ups. From small BYOBs to biotech companies, these new businesses are adding to the vitality and job base from Center City to Conshocken. But a high poverty rate and low employment growth beg the question: is the region really reaching its potential?

Join The Philadelphia Inquirer on July 14, 2015 for a wide-ranging conversation about entrepreneurship in Philadelphia. Hear business leaders talk about what it takes to start-up, scale up, and stay here. Network with other business owners and entrepreneurs during the event and a happy hour, which will include an opportunity for young businesses to pitch their ideas.By shaping the civic dialogue about the region’s business community, you’ll also influence what The Philadelphia Inquirer’s business desk should cover in the coming year.
Speakers include:

Jamie Gauthier, Sustainable Business Network
Danielle Cohn, Comcast
Steven Grasse, Quaker City Mercantile
Juliana Reyes, Technically Philly
Todd Carmichael, La Colombe
Lucinda Duncalfe, Monetate
Patrick Fitzgerald, CHOP
Jon Gosier, Third Cohort Capital
Anthony Green, Ben Franklin Technology Partners
Jeff Marrazzo, Spark Therapeutics
Max Perelman, Biomeme
Archna Sahay, City of Philadelphia

With Philadelphia Inquirer staff: Jacob Adelman, Joe DiStefano, Diane Mastrull, and Karl Stark

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