Building great companies is more complicated than ever. Technical.ly’s annual Introduced conference is a summit of people working to do it better.
As someone new to the Philly Tech Week experience, I am overwhelmed by the tremendous amount of buzz and excitement surrounding the series.
Ametek Inc. has made its fifth acquisition in the last six weeks, paying $230 million for a Georgia provider of radio frequency and microwave technologies.
A leader in the local data community is launching a free mentorship program designed for anyone interested in exploring a career in data, or in growing in their current data job.
Being a woman who launches her own company means facing particular challenges.
While entrepreneurs saw a pretty normal (even great, in Philly) level of venture capital deals last year, women made up a very small percentage, with VC funding declining for women-led startups. Women with careers have also had difficulties in getting back to work during the pandemic. And even as women have driven recent entrepreneurship growth, accessing biz-saving Paycheck Protection Program loans has been difficult, partly due to a lack of relationships with lending institutions as well as an early (now changed) provision that non-employer firms — disproportionately run by women and people of color — could not apply.
Families with children enrolled in pre-kindergarten are now eligible for a city program providing free internet to households without reliable digital access, officials said Monday.
Before the pandemic made online schooling a necessity, Bora Ozkan theorized that students learning remotely would be more engaged in virtual reality. Ozkan, a finance professor at Temple University and academic director of its online MBA, has tested that belief since March 2020, when he launched the class Fintech, Blockchain and Digital Disruption in a virtual reality, or VR, program.
In 2021, surveillance is inevitable, and the ethics of how it’s applied are constantly being debated. From protesters rallying for justice following the murder of George Floyd by police, to college students working on projects remotely, surveillance technology is increasingly being used to track the lives of people who may be otherwise unaware of its existence.
Philly Startup Leaders’ Entrepreneur Expo is back for 2021, and the event will try to bring its traditional lineup to a virtual format with a full day of networking, pitching and TED Talks-style presentations.