It’s always sunny in Philadelphia, but even so, the sun should shine a bit brighter once TC heads to town. John Biggs, Chris Velazco and I are more-than excited to be visiting the city of brotherly love on a quest to find the hidden gems of Philly’s startup scene.
As we’ve outlined before with our meetups, this is no suit-and-tie affair (though you’re more than welcome to dress like a character from Men In Black). We keep things casual, with some beers, good food, and even better conversation. We want to know what you’re working on, we want to know why you’re working on it, and we want to know how you plan on disrupting. In other words, start prepping your pitches.
The Philly Meetup will begin promptly at 6pm and go until 10pm, and will be held in The Fieldhouse on June 19. If you’d like to RSVP, head on over to our Plancast page. Specific questions can be directed to email@example.com. Oh, and if you want to tweet us, it’s @johnbiggs and @jordanrcrook.
We’re also holding Office Hours earlier on in the day, around high noon, although the official reservations are already closed. Still, it wouldn’t be the first time we met up with some eager, yet unannounced startups at an Office Hours session, so feel free to stop on by the Caribou Cafe around then and we’ll try to squeeze everyone in.
Special thanks to our excellent sponsors who helped get this thing off the ground as well as Anthony Coombs who was our ears on the ground. We’ll also be hunting for Disrupt Battlefield companies, so get your pitch down cold.
Uber, a San Francisco based technology startup is innovating at the intersection of mobile technology, car transportation & logistics. The Uber experience captures the elite limo experiences and transforms it into an on demand service that fits an efficient and modern lifestyle.
Located in the heart of Old City Philadelphia, appRenaissance is a developer of inspired, handcrafted mobile applications and an inventor of ingenious mobile application tools and infrastructure. Our products include the revolutionary Unifeed™ Mobile Middleware™ platform that dramatically speeds mobile application development time, simplifies integration with enterprise services, and reduces ongoing maintenance costs. Our clients hail from industries as diverse as music and entertainment to retail sales and mortgage insurance. For more information, please visit www.apprenaissance.com
Interact is a geosocial app that connects you to the people you ought to know. Using our Comp Score Interact not only visualizes the people you’re most compatible with and gives you reasons to connect with them. With Interact, the user determines why they’re using the app at any time. Connect to network, socialize, or even date. Strict privacy controls allow you to only show your profile to those you’d want to interact with. Chat in real time and make new friends. With Interact, you have a reason to connect!
Monetate drives billions of dollars of revenue every year for some of the best-known brands in the world, including Best Buy, QVC, Urban Outfitters, Aeropostale, The Sports Authority, and PETCO. The company’s comprehensive product suite and conversion expertise enable marketers to deliver a more relevant customer experience with unprecedented agility.
Leading marketers rely on Monetate’s cloud-based browser technology to achieve a new level of speed and control, allowing them to run 16 times more optimization campaigns compared to industry averages. The Monetate Agility Suite includes advanced products for testing, merchandising, targeting, and cross-channel consistency, providing an opportunity to bypass IT restraints and react in real time to customer demands. Monetate also helps marketers implement best practices and drive online revenue through its expert strategic services and content publishing teams. For more information visit http://monetate.com/ or follow us on Twitter @Monetate.
is for entrepreneurs who strive to grow their businesses. Our comprehensive program provides the environment, advice, services, and funding that are needed for entrepreneurs who strive to accelerate their emerging companies. Our unique approach focuses on the mid to long term, helping entrepreneurs cross the chasm and be able to grow and operate their businesses to achieve sustainable growth and profitability. We offer everything we do at no cost and no risk to the entrepreneur. Our payback is when we get the chance to participate in the future potential of a business by providing capital that might be required for growth. Novotorium is an independent, private sector initiative funded by the Baron Innovation Group, and based in Langhorne, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.
is a Philadelphia based interactive television company that has created a B2B platform for television broadcasters and producers allowing them to deliver a rich interactive television experience to their viewing audience through their connected devices. The platform bridges what you are watching on TV by making the experience interactive through your connected device.
Seed Philly is the Philadelphia region’s only Collaboratory—a hybrid incubator, accelerator and co-working space dedicated to supporting the needs of seed-stage tech startups. We follow the core tenant that “A Rising Tide Lifts All Boats”. In addition to our 6000 square foot shared office, community clubhouse and classroom, we maintain a vetted community directory and business intelligence collection engine designed to make the startup growth process more efficient and effective. All members of Seed Philly- startup entrepreneurs, investors, mentors and service providers- collaborate to form a more vibrant ecosystem; sharing best practices data to create blueprint for success. Find more information at seedphilly.org