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RepresentPA: inspired by other cities, web app aims to map tech activity in the region, gets 1.5k hits in fewer than 24 hours

Inspired by a map of tech activity in Israel, graphic designer and entrepreneur Jordan Coeyman built his own. Meet RepresentPA. In only about a week of its existence, the map now charts nearly 100 tech shops including startups, coworking spaces and incubators. The sites are popping up in other markets across the country. Check out […]

Inspired by a map of tech activity in Israel, graphic designer and entrepreneur Jordan Coeyman built his own.

Meet RepresentPA.

In only about a week of its existence, the map now charts nearly 100 tech shops including startups, coworking spaces and incubators. The sites are popping up in other markets across the country.

Check out the map and add your own business HERE.

Coeyman says the site, which he calls an “experiment,” got 1,500 hits in the first 24 hours of its launch.

The 25-year-old Cabrini College graduate says it only took him three hours to build the site with the RepresentMap API, an open source project by the team behind Represent LA.

Jordan Coeyman built RepresentPA.com in part to meet more entrepreneurs.

Coeyman built the site in part to grow his personal network. He says he’s frustrated he doesn’t know more people who are “obsessed with technology and startups” like he is. He recently co-founded CrowdEngage, a startup that aims to help businesses and consumers interact, and he wants to meet other people who are going through the same process.

“I feel like I have a million questions as I begin my adventure,” he wrote in an email, “and I just want to know some people.”

Coeyman, who grew up in Bucks County and works part-time as a tech handyman for a real estate site, says he’s heard a lot of good ideas but he’s not sure what’s next for RepresentPA.

“It’ll be totally awesome though, I promise,” he says.

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Juliana Reyes

Juliana Reyes began as lead reporter at Technical.ly Philly in July 2012. Previously, she was a city services beat reporter for the Philadelphia Daily News, as part of a project called “It’s Our Money.” She is learning to drive, learning to bike (in the city) but is an expert at taking SEPTA. She grew up in North Jersey and Manila, Philippines but she left the tropics for Bryn Mawr College, where she majored in linguistics. She now lives in West Philly.

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