Philly’s maker community is booming, but it’s not the only city to see that movement. Both Baltimore and Brooklyn have budding maker communities of their own.
That’s one of the points that came to light during the first Technical.ly podcast, where the reporters of Technical.ly got together to chat about how their respective cities (Philly, Baltimore and Brooklyn) fit into national trends, what set their cities apart from others and what they see for 2014.
Here are some Philly highlights:
- Philly’s early-stage startups are growing up. Several very-early stage startups outgrew their incubators and moved to offices of their own.
- The tech scene became more politically relevant. Philly’s startups were part of Mayor Michael Nutter‘s stump speech this year, as Nutter spoke at several ribbon cuttings for new startup offices.
- Will Philly’s tech scene move toward a more cohesive identity of its own in 2014? There’s no point in comparing Philly to Silicon Valley because Philly should have an identity of its own. It’s a sentiment seems to be catching steam, but the next step is figuring out that identity and finding the big successes that will mark it.
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