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:
- Blackstone Launchpad
- Campus Philly
- Code for Philly
- ExCITe Center
- Girl Develop It
- The ITEM
- Lesbians Who Tech
- Philly Cocoaheads
- Philly Startup Leaders
- University City Science Center
- 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.