Dueling Startup Weekends: Philly and Baltimore host event on same weekend, go head to head in #hashtag battle - Technical.ly Philly

Sep. 19, 2012 10:30 am

Dueling Startup Weekends: Philly and Baltimore host event on same weekend, go head to head in #hashtag battle

Philly and Baltimore have thrown down the gauntlet. With both cities’ Startup Weekends scheduled for the weekend of Sept. 28, it’s the perfect time for a little friendly (hashtag) competition. Startup Weekend is a weekend-long event where teams build products and launch startups. The hashtag battle will keep track of all the #PHLSW and #BALTSW […]

Philly and Baltimore have thrown down the gauntlet.

With both cities’ Startup Weekends scheduled for the weekend of Sept. 28, it’s the perfect time for a little friendly (hashtag) competition.

Startup Weekend is a weekend-long event where teams build products and launch startups. The hashtag battle will keep track of all the #PHLSW and #BALTSW hashtags tweeted (and, ahem, Philly is winning right now).

Says Baltimore Startup Weekend co-organizer Mike Brenner: “It’s on, Philly!” (His Startup Weekend will cap off the inaugural Baltimore Innovation Week, which our sister site is organizing.)

As for Philly Startup Weekend co-organizer Chris Baglieri, he only had this to add: “[dusts off giant cannon with the Liberty Bell engraved on the side] ”

The battle will rage on until the event itself, so get tweeting, Philly. We can’t be losing to Technically Baltimore.

Get tickets for Philly Startup Weekend here and Baltimore Startup Weekend here.

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Juliana Reyes

Juliana Reyes has been covering the Philadelphia tech scene since 2012. She's co-president of the Asian American Journalists Association Philadelphia chapter and a two-time Philadelphia News Award winner for "Community Reporting of the Year." The Bryn Mawr College grad lives in West Philly, likes her food spicy and wears jumpsuits often.

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