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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