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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 and Angels, including Josh Kopelman, to create the Startup PHL Funds, $6 million public/private venture, to increase the availability of investment capital for Philadelphia-based startups.
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Mayor Nutter Announces StartupPHL Investments, Creation of New StartupPHL Angel Fund, and Opens Latest ‘Call for Ideas’
November 12th, 2014 Posted by: phladmin Posted in: mayor nutter, Press Release

Philadelphia, November 12, 2014 – Today Mayor Michael A. Nutter announced a range of investments in Philadelphia’s startups and entrepreneurs

City of Philadelphia seeks Manager, Entrepreneurial Investment
October 14th, 2014 Posted by: phladmin Posted in: Uncategorized

The City of Philadelphia Department of Commerce is looking for a person to serve as the Manager, Entrepreneurial Investments. Best

Meet 9 companies in the 2nd FastFWD social enterprise accelerator class
September 18th, 2014 Posted by: phladmin Posted in: News Story

September 18, 2014 | Technical.ly Philly by Juliana Reyes The City of Philadelphia, GoodCompany Group and the Wharton Social Impact