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On Tuesday, May 17, 2022, the women of Verizon’s SGA East Region as kicked off the 5G Connecting Communities Series through conversations with women who are leading the way in tech. Leaders from New York, Washington D.C., and Virginia discussed economic development, STEM education, and digital divide investments happening up and down the coast. The event spotlighted how 5G drives local communities, including the nonprofit partners, businesses, and government leaders from across the region who are leveraging technology to advance their work.
Candice Austin, Director, State Government & Local Affairs, Verizon; Jessica Chait, Manager, State & Local Government Affairs, Verizon; Danielle Craddock, Founder/Director, Girls Inspired and Ready to Lead, Inc.; Kathleen Grillo, SVP, Public Policy & Government Affairs, Verizon; Kassandra Perez-Desir, Regional Director, Government Affairs & Public Policy, Verizon; Kelly Schulz, Former Secretary of the Maryland Department of Commerce & Department of Labor; and Michelle Watson, Tech Program Supervisor, Queens Chamber of Commerce.
What do the numbers so far say about 2022? Philadelphia saw a shocking amount of venture capital flowing into the region in VC deals in 2021 — by far the city’s best year ever.
It’s not solving a new problem, but Oncora Medical’s CEO is finding that the company’s product has an unfortunate timeliness amid the pandemic.
When the pandemic, economic uncertainty and global issues like war enter the picture, how do entrepreneurs stay focused on building? What keeps them excited?
The Enterprise Center, the West Philadelphia-based nonprofit offering business education and capital resources, is officially launching its fund to support investments in women- and minority-owned businesses. Called the Innovate Capital Growth Fund and aiming to cap at $50 million, the plans for the fund were first announced over two years ago.
Bach, a Philadelphia-based bachelorette party planning app, has raised an $8 million seed round from investors including executives with ties to dating apps Tinder and OkCupid.
Less than a year after Comcast opened its much-anticipated home for startups in its new Comcast Technology Center in 2019, the pandemic forced the company to close its doors.
BACH, the Philly-founded platform designed to streamline bachelor and bachelorette party planning, was making a name for itself last summer when pandemic restrictions were lifting and travel was picking up.
Teresa Esser wants people to “follow the money.” It’s a piece of advice she was given early on in her career in publishing, in the late ’90s when she imagined making a living as an academic writer. Instead, the MIT grad cut her teeth making cold calls and getting comfortable with rejection