Christopher Wink

Christopher Wink

Christopher Wink is a cofounder and Editorial Director of Technical.ly, the local technology news network. Previously, Wink worked for a homeless advocacy nonprofit and was a freelance reporter for a variety of publications. He writes regularly about news innovation and best business practices on his personal blog here. The bicycle commuter loves cities, urban politics and squabbling about neighborhood boundaries.

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This is how Philly tech will influence the mayoral election civic

Jan. 28, 2015 12:34 pm

This is how Philly tech will influence the mayoral election

We're hosting the Philly Tech Week Mayoral Forum on Technology, Entrepreneurship and Innovation on April 20, from 5:30-7:30 p.m., at the Free Library. We've also asked the mayoral candidates to fill out this 15-part questionnaire about where they stand on issues important to the Philadelphia technology community.
If Philly becomes an investment hub, it’s because of these 2 tiny tax changes civic

Jan. 26, 2015 12:29 pm

If Philly becomes an investment hub, it’s because of these 2 tiny tax changes

Can a quiet 2008 change to the city tax code and its legislative update in 2012 get more venture capitalists (and the startups who follow them) to set up shop in Philadelphia? Years later, it may be too early to tell.
These 12 media startup ideas from Penn students are actually cool access

Dec. 15, 2014 11:55 am

These 12 media startup ideas from Penn students are actually cool

An SMS messaging tool focused on Kenya and other developing countries won $7,500 in seed money from a Penn entrepreneurial journalism competition. Here are the other projects that also presented.
Philly’s city wage tax just turned 75. Here’s its dubious legacy civic

Dec. 12, 2014 11:38 am

Philly’s city wage tax just turned 75. Here’s its dubious legacy

Three-quarters of a century ago (tomorrow, to be precise), Philadelphia became the first city to implement a local income tax. Since then, the wage tax has been seen as both a major job killer and, in startup circles, a minor consideration. Here's why it's still around — and how some hope to kill it before it turns 100.
We want to hear from you: take our Technical.ly Startup CEO Survey business

Dec. 8, 2014 9:32 am

We want to hear from you: take our Technical.ly Startup CEO Survey

Philadelphia-area entrepreneurs, take a few minutes to finish the second year of our Technical.ly Startup CEO Survey.
Ethics will be Nutter’s mayoral legacy. Will open data gains survive? civic

Nov. 25, 2014 11:30 am

Ethics will be Nutter’s mayoral legacy. Will open data gains survive?

With a year left in his administration, the Nutter legacy is currently being written. At a recent event, some wondered whether his work on open data will survive after he's gone.
At a struggling SAP, CEO Bill McDermott is building for the long term business

Nov. 7, 2014 7:29 am

At a struggling SAP, CEO Bill McDermott is building for the long term

In a Q&A headlining the IMPACT conference last week, the Villanova resident and first American CEO of the world's largest business software firm talked about building for the cloud-based future.
Philly is one of those great, underrated cities: Forbes Editor Randall Lane business

Oct. 8, 2014 7:31 am

Philly is one of those great, underrated cities: Forbes Editor Randall Lane

Ahead of hosting the first "Under 30 Summit" at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, Forbes Editor Randall Lane talks about why it's happening in Philadelphia — and shares a discount code for Technical.ly Philly readers.
Barnes Foundation’s ‘Keys to the Collection’ app balances play, learning access

Oct. 2, 2014 10:31 am

Barnes Foundation’s ‘Keys to the Collection’ app balances play, learning

Built with Drexel education professors, the Barnes Foundation has released an iOS app aimed at improving youth engagement with the museum's art collection. It took a while to develop, but the final product performs well.
What 6 teams built at news business hackathon Church&State dev

Sep. 30, 2014 8:09 am

What 6 teams built at news business hackathon Church&State

Organized by Technical.ly and the Local Media Association, the weekend event drew more than 60 attendees and produced a half-dozen projects.

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