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Start. Stay. Grow. Summit: Hear how 18 organizations are keeping college grads in Philly

Graduating this year? Join us Wednesday, Oct. 21 for pro tips on joining the Philly tech scene.

As we come up on 10 years of reporting on and convening tech communities, we want to know how we've been a part of your career journey.

At Technical.ly, we've spent the past 10 years reporting on and convening local tech communities along the East Coast. More recently, we've introduced services to help readers get hired, and help companies hire the best, such as Match, Talent and NET/WORK. Now, as we approach our 10th anniversary, we're asking readers to tell us how Technical.ly has been a part of their career journey. Did you attend an event where you met a future employer? Did you read a story about a company you didn't know about that inspired you? Was there a skill or industry that you learned about from Technical.ly? How else were we a part of your career trajectory? Tell us, and we'll feature the best responses in Technical.ly's upcoming 10th anniversary story series, happening around Feb. 9 — the date we published our very first story in Philly. [link href="https://docs.google.com/forms/d/16wxLmo25T4yP5YruqnW8M_PyAeG89jH2s705DwWmA3o/edit" text="Share your career story"] Psst, our annual jobs fair returns Wednesday, March 20, at CSC — and our anniversary party is happening right after. Register here to attend.

Some of the nation’s best colleges and universities are in Philly and its surrounding suburbs. However, the area has historically faced a thorny issue: How do we retain this talent and encourage students to stay in Philly and continue making an impact in the city that has helped them grow?
That’s what the Start. Stay. Grow. initiative aims to address.
On Wednesday, Oct. 21 at Wildbit’s office space, we’ll be organizing our annual Start. Stay. Grow. Summit to show off a bit of what Philly has to offer. Nearly 20 different organizations will be sharing 60-second pitches to talk about what they do, the resources or benefits they offer to the community and ways to get involved.


While the event is geared towards students, the event is open to everyone! Aspiring entrepreneurs, enthusiastic community members and those who are just curious to learn are all encouraged to come out.

Hear from these organizations:
  1. Blackstone Launchpad
  2. Campus Philly
  3. Code for Philly
  4. Comcast
  5. EvoXLabs
  6. ExCITe Center
  7. Girl Develop It
  8. Hive76
  9. The ITEM
  10. Lesbians Who Tech
  11. NextFab
  12. OpenAccessPhilly
  13. PennApps
  14. Philly Cocoaheads
  15. Philly Startup Leaders
  16. TechGirlz
  17. University City Science Center
  18. Young Involved Philadelphia

There will also be plenty of time for networking and eating.
The Start. Stay. Grow. Summit, is a collaboration between Philly Startup Leaders and Technical.ly Philly. This event is sponsored by Comcast and Blackstone Launchpad. Go here for more info on the Start.Stay.Grow. series.
This event is also part of the Young Involved Philadelphia’s sixth-annual State of Young Philly event series.


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