Philly daily roundup: Phillies debut new scoreboard; PSL boosts women founders; Diverse Force offers AI membership

Plus, insights from a container ship captain on the Baltimore bridge collapse.

A Phillies game at Citizens Bank Park. (Photo by Julie Zeglen)

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PSL boosts women founders with new initiatives

Between its new mentorship program, a new nonprofit partnership and an ongoing collaboration, Philly Startup Leaders is focusing on ways to support female and nonbinary founders.

Earlier this month, PSL announced the Ceiling Smashers initiative, a new mentorship program for female leaders in tech. The nonprofit is also partnering with the national tech org for its annual PitchHER competition, which will take place at the Grace Hopper Celebration in Philly this fall.

➡️ Read more about PSL’s latest efforts

Attend our annual readers conference on May 9

The Builders Conference is what it says in the name — a daylong conference on building better companies and tech ecosystems — but it also serves as an annual gathering for the whole community. We always leave feeling super energized after reconnecting with everyone.

Readers from all over the country are coming to Philadelphia speak and present and deal and network, and we think you should be among them. The day closes with an evening party, our Signature Event. Early-bird pricing ends April 1, so now’s the time to save your spot

➡️ Check out your ticket options for May 9 here

News Incubator: What else to know today

• The disaster in the Port of Baltimore yesterday could easily have been caused by “an electrical fault on the ship that was just terrible timing,” said veteran ship’s officer Captain Allan Post. []

• DiverseForce’s GameChangers membership provides programming for Black and brown entrepreneurs and professionals interested in learning more about AI. The remote program offers daily, weekly and monthly resources. Enrollment is open now through March 31. [DiverseForce/]

• Though postponed, the Phillies home opener is still planned for this week (Friday’s forecast is sun). The major tech upgrade for Citizens Bank Park this season is a new 2,000-square-foot field-level video display in right field — the out-of-town scoreboard is now fully digital. [Philly Biz Journal/Phillies Nation]

• Interested in attending DevOpsDay in May? is raffling off three free tickets. Reply to this email with a screenshot showing you follow on a social media platform. The raffle drawing will take place April 15. [Follow us on LinkedIn/Instagram/Facebook]

🗓️ On the Calendar

• Social Justice Hackathon Philadelphia is hosting a community knowledge-sharing night on March 28 at 5:30 p.m. [Register Here]

• WURD Radio is hosting a Level Up Pitch Party Competition for Black women-owned businesses on April 2. [Register Here]

• Partner listing: Want to meet the region’s freshest talent? Thousands of college students are expected at Campus Philly’s Spring Career Event on April 2, and space for tables is still available. [Register Here]

Sarah Huffman is a 2022-2024 corps member for Report for America, an initiative of The Groundtruth Project that pairs young journalists with local newsrooms. This position is supported by the Lenfest Institute for Journalism.

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