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Philadelphia is home to them all. They're the heartbeat of our thriving entrepreneurial community—generating jobs, pumping up the local economy and having a positive effect on their fellow citizens. Ready to be part of it? StartUp PHL gives you two ways.


This is an open call for proposals that could add fuel to the already hot Philadelphia startup scene. StartUp PHL is granting a total of $500,000 over a 3-year period to groups, companies or individuals that can show us smart ideas that boost Philadelphia’s entrepreneurial potential.
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The Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation has partnered with First Round Capital to create a $6 million public/private venture fund, the Startup PHL Seed Fund, to increase the availability of investment capital for Philadelphia-based startups.
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Student-run retail analytics startup nabs $20,000 from Dorm Room Fund
August 15th, 2014 Posted by: phladmin Posted in: News Story

August 15, 2014 | Philadelphia Business Journal by Lauren Hertzler On Wednesday, I wrote that First Round Capital’s Dorm Room

Philly Dev Camp kicks off with help from city fund
July 24th, 2014 Posted by: CommerceAdmin Posted in: News Story

July 24, 2014| Philadelphia Business Journal by Lauren Hertzler Zoe Goldberg, a soon-to-be senior at the University of Pennsylvania, has summer

TechGirlz Take Over
July 11th, 2014 Posted by: phladmin Posted in: Blog Post, ReBlog

Reblogged from Drexel University, Close School of Entrepreneurship TechGirlz Take Over TechGirlz, a nonprofit aimed at closing the gender gap