SOLD OUT: Entrepreneurship & Investment in Philadelphia with Ben Franklin Technology Partners/SEP

By Technically Philly (other events)

Friday, April 26 2013 1:00 PM 5:00 PM EDT

Due to demand, registration for this event is now CLOSED. There are still  tickets available for the Signature Event, taking place at 6pm at Urban Outfitters Headquarters (Building 543).

Come to the largest Entrepreneurship/Investment event during the third annual Philly Tech Week Presented by AT&T as sponsored by Ben Franklin Technology Partners/SEP, celebrating 30 years of helping our region’s talented entrepreneurs bring their Dreams to Reality.

The event, the anchor of the Philly Tech Week Entrepreneurship/Investment track sponsored by Ben Franklin, Morgan Lewis and Safeguard Scientifics, will be held at Building 101 in the Navy Yard on Friday, April 26, 2013 from 1pm to 5pm, before many will attend the annual Philly Tech Week Signature Event held at nearby Urban Outfitters headquarters, also at the Navy Yard.

  • 1:00pm-1:30pm—Introductions and Welcome from RoseAnn B. Rosenthal, President & CEO of BFTP/SEP

  • 1:15pm- 2:30pm—'Reverse Pitch' Speed Networking: Investors will 'pitch' their interests, distinctions and investment preferences. First Round Capital, Safeguard Scientifics, Mid-Atlantic Angel Group, BFTP, IBX, Comcast Ventures, Artists & Instigators and others already confirmed.
  • 2:30pm-3:30pm—Lightning talks: How do we strengthen entrepreneurship in the Philadelphia region?

  1. "Bring More Entrepreneurs in Public Office" by State Treasurer Rob McCord
  2. "Use Community to keep us here" by Independents Hall cofounder Alex Hillman
  3. "Stay True to our Region's Roots" by RealFoodWorks CEO Lucinda Duncalfe
  4. "Welcome new Perspective" by DreamIt Ventures Managing Director William Crowder
  5. "Own Technology-enabled Industry" by NextDocs CTO Satwik Seshasai
  6. "Import Startup Talent" by  Venture for America founder Andrew Yang
  7. "Match degrees and jobs with students" by Campus Philly Executive Director Deborah Diamond
  8. "Embrace the Mega-Region" by U.S. Small Business Administration Regional Administrator Natalia Olson-Urtecho,
  9. "Build success, spin off talent" by Artisan CEO Bob Moul
  10. "Create the Philadelphia Patent Partnership Organization" by Volpe & Koenig Senior Patent Agent, Harry Vartanian
  11. "Create an Entrepreneurship Magnet" by BFTP's Alan Kraus
  • 3:45pm-4:45pm—State of Technology Entrepreneurship Panel: Discussing strengthening the region's entreprenerual ecosystem. Including panelists:
  1. Chris Fralic, First Round Capital
  2. Ellen Weber, Robinhood Ventures
  3. David Brussin, Monetate
  4. Philip Moyer, Safeguard Scientifics
  5. MODERATOR: Terry Hicks, Ben Franklin Technology Partners
  • 4:50pm-5:30pm—Action Prompts: Rotating, collaborative community brainstorming

And after the event, please join us for Philly Tech Week's closing reception:

  • 6:00pm-9:00pm—Signature Event: Come out to the annual premiere Philly Tech Week Signature Event presented by AT&T, a cocktail reception meets an interactive local technology expo and demo party. See video of last year's event here.

Need a lift? If you're taking the Broad Street Line subway, shuttles will run every 10 minutes from AT&T Station to and from these Navy Yard events from 11am until 10pm. Sponsored by PIDC and URBN. If you're headed to the event, UBER also is providing a $20 coupon for new customers.

You can purchase tickets to the Signature Event using the same registration above. Early-bird ticket sales end April 1.