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Philly Tech Week 2013

‘Pong on the Cira Centre’ officially world’s largest video game creative

Nov. 18, 2013 8:30 am

‘Pong on the Cira Centre’ officially world’s largest video game

Pong on the Cira Centre and the Drexel professor, Dr. Frank Lee, who helped program the lights that drove it, found their place in the Guiness Book of World Records, officially being recognized the "Largest Architectural Videogame Display" ever.
Philly Tech Week 2013 video recap and attendee survey results creative

Jun. 14, 2013 11:00 am

Philly Tech Week 2013 video recap and attendee survey results

It hardly feels like it, but we’re nearly two months removed from the third annual Philly Tech Week presented by AT&T. Now that the dust has settled, we’re taking a look back at some of the outcomes, and yes, already looking toward next year. About 20,000 people attended, almost double last year, with nearly 200 […]
Philly Tech Week presented by AT&T outcomes creative

May. 13, 2013 10:00 am

Philly Tech Week presented by AT&T outcomes

With nearly 20,000 attendees (almost double last year’s number), close to 200 partners and sponsors and 110 events, we’re happy to call this year’s event another success for the Philadelphia technology community.
2013 Philly Tech Week presented by AT&T Media Roundup creative

May. 8, 2013 10:00 am

2013 Philly Tech Week presented by AT&T Media Roundup

More than a week removed from the third annual Philly Tech Week presented by AT&T, we take a look at some of the coverage throughout the week (10 days if you want to get specific). If we missed any, please let us know. Our kickoff event, the Grandest Game of Pong on the Planet garnered […]
Blackout: for entrepreneurs, the web is a storefront when you can’t afford one access

May. 5, 2013 11:00 am

Blackout: for entrepreneurs, the web is a storefront when you can’t afford one

Connecting community groups and institutions in under-represented communities to the new economy is an important missing piece. That was a focus of Blackout, a conversation on black media during Philly Tech Week that became much more.
Frenchman on Geek World Tour lands in Philly during Tech Week creative

May. 3, 2013 10:30 am

Frenchman on Geek World Tour lands in Philly during Tech Week

On Guillaume Pigeard's Geek World Tour, Philadelphia was supposed to be a two-day stop. At least, that's what everyone told the former IT consultant from Northern France: Give Philly two days. That's all it deserves.
Tutoring app from high school group wins Switch Philly edtech access

May. 2, 2013 10:00 am

Tutoring app from high school group wins Switch Philly edtech

First it was a hackathon, then a finishathon and then, last week, five edtech projects that have grown since February demoed to a panel of judges to show practical technical solutions. The annual judged startup demo event Switch Philly, which Technically Philly organizes, took an edtech focus during Philly Tech Week in a partnership with […]
11 ways to grow tech entrepreneurship in Philadelphia business

May. 2, 2013 8:30 am

11 ways to grow tech entrepreneurship in Philadelphia

During Philly Tech Week, we asked 11 technology community leaders to give their One Big Idea for strengthening entrepreneurship in the Philadelphia region. Here is what we were told.
Venture for America will place IT talent with Philly startups for 8th market business

May. 1, 2013 11:30 am

Venture for America will place IT talent with Philly startups for 8th market

The national nonprofit Venture for America, which places elite recent graduates in two-year fellowships with startups in non-traditional technology markets, is officially making Philadelphia its eighth and largest market.
11 startup tips from Wizehive and DreamIt cofounder Mike Levinson business

Apr. 30, 2013 10:58 am

11 startup tips from Wizehive and DreamIt cofounder Mike Levinson

During Philly Tech Week, the Startup Pitch Night featured advice from those who have already been there including Mike Levinson, a founder of both WizeHive and DreamIt Ventures. Here are 11 of his 30 pieces of advice.