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What does it mean to thrive as a young Black man in Philly? On community, legacy building and generational wealth

Jan. 19, 2023 4:03 pm

What does it mean to thrive as a young Black man in Philly? On community, legacy building and generational wealth

In this part of a series exploring what thriving means to different people, Technical.ly spoke with six Philadelphians about how they've overcome challenges, and what drives them to succeed.
With new state reps, Pennsylvania’s Emerging Tech Caucus is ready to grow in 2023

Jan. 18, 2023 5:59 pm

With new state reps, Pennsylvania’s Emerging Tech Caucus is ready to grow in 2023

The caucus has 21 members from across the state, and is aiming to advance state legislation around blockchain, AI tools, autonomous vehicles and more.
Are we heading into a recession? This US economist’s 2023 economic outlook isn’t dire

Jan. 18, 2023 12:19 pm

Are we heading into a recession? This US economist’s 2023 economic outlook isn’t dire

Take a look at inflation, interest rates, the unemployment rate and housing, and "a recession is not a foregone conclusion," FS Investments' Lara Rhame said.
What would Philly’s 2023 mayoral candidates do for the Black small business community?

Jan. 17, 2023 4:28 pm

What would Philly’s 2023 mayoral candidates do for the Black small business community?

Eight candidates attended the BBEx Wealth and Politics Summit to discuss how they would support local entrepreneurs, if elected.
Top concerns for Philly biz leaders in 2023? Inflation, hiring and retention

Jan. 13, 2023 5:44 pm

Top concerns for Philly biz leaders in 2023? Inflation, hiring and retention

While it's not yet clear if we're in a recession — or will be in one soon — prepare to spend more on compensation, employee retention, cost of doing business and financing this year.
Data Innovation Lab lands on the STAR Campus, and brings on new fellows

Jan. 13, 2023 1:21 pm

Data Innovation Lab lands on the STAR Campus, and brings on new fellows

The Tech Impact organization will make a home at the FinTech Building on the University of Delaware campus.
What Pennsylvanians can expect from the state’s Broadband Development Authority in 2023

Jan. 12, 2023 5:57 pm

What Pennsylvanians can expect from the state’s Broadband Development Authority in 2023

This year, the agency is continuing its planning to distribute federal funds for digital access and equity, Executive Director Brandon Carson told Technical.ly. Here's how you can get involved, too.
A new law aims to protect US IP from international theft. Here’s what that means for founders

Jan. 12, 2023 2:07 pm

A new law aims to protect US IP from international theft. Here’s what that means for founders

A lawyer and legal educator weighs in on the Protecting American Intellectual Property Act, which seeks to safeguard American companies and founders’ trade secrets.
Old money seeds new: How RK Mellon Foundation cultivates Pittsburgh’s startup scene

Jan. 11, 2023 5:49 pm

Old money seeds new: How RK Mellon Foundation cultivates Pittsburgh’s startup scene

While investments in local tech are a small percentage of the org's overall charitable giving, they represent a valuable source of homegrown funding for founders looking to scale the industries of the future.
The Department of Energy is giving $7.7M to Virginia Tech and UMD for EV battery projects

Jan. 11, 2023 2:28 pm

The Department of Energy is giving $7.7M to Virginia Tech and UMD for EV battery projects

Virginia Tech will receive $2.95 million and University of Maryland will get $4.85 million to develop projects to improve electric vehicle battery tech.