Microsoft Technical Evangelist, Dave Voyles on the State of Startups in Philadelphia

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Last week I spoke to students at Villanova’s School of Business about the state of startups in Philadelphia. Villanova also has a program for entrepreneurial minded students called the Center for Innovation, Creativity, and Entreprenuership (ICE).

Here’s a breif blurb:

During our discussions, Dave also touched on a number of resources available to people in the Philadelphia area. The websites MeetUp and Nextplex provide online methods to meet with people of similar interests in the area. Both are powerful tools for becoming involved in the community and building a professional network.

In addition, Dave highlighted CityCoHo, Benjamin’s Desk, Seed Philly, and Indy Hall as co-working spaces in Philadelphia that serve as a hub for entrepreneurship and related events. Furthermore, Girl Develop It (GDI), is a strong entrepreneurial organization that welcomes both men and women to become more involved in the entrepreneurship community.

Other ways to become involved include attending Philly Tech Week or Philly Dev Night or any of the number of entrepreneurial events hosted at the co-working spaces listed above and Philadelphia’s universities.

You can find the write up in its entirety at Villanova’s ICE blog, courtesy of ’15 graduate MJ Schanne.



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