Patty Tawadros, a member of Philly Startup Leaders, invited me to sit on a panel about technology startups thriving in Philadelphia. The panel features, besides myself, a bunch of people from the local scene who represent a fantastically diverse perspective on the industry:
  • Julian Awad, CEO, Co-Founder, Smart Genetics LLC
  • Thomas M. Balderston, President & CEO, Mid-Atlantic Capital Alliance
  • Blake Jennelle, CEO, Anthillz, and Founder, Philly Startup Leaders
  • Patricia Tawadros, CEO, Xercel, Inc.
  • Steve Welch, Co-Founder, DreamIt Ventures
PSL is co-sponsoring this event, along with the Center City Proprietors Association. The panel topic looks something like this:
Philadelphia is no longer just a biotech hot spot. Work is underway to turn the city into the Silicon Valley of the east coast. Ambitious entrepreneurs are blazing a trail to build a technology hub in Philadelphia, create more high tech jobs, and foster the growth and success of new technology firms. Join us for a fresh perspective from technology leaders and the investors behind their creative endeavors.
The event is taking place at Helium Comedy Club at 2031 Sansom St from 5:30-7pm on Wednesday, April 23. Patty asks you to RSVP if you plan to attend–call the Center City Proprietors Association at 215-545-7766 This event is free for CCPA and Philly Startup Leaders members, $20 for non-members, includes complimentary hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar.