Where: Woodcock Washburn, 12th Floor, Cira Center
When: April 24, 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
If Switch Philly is the event to see up-and-comers, Tales of a Philly Entrepreneur is all about the grizzled veteran. A handful of local startups, all at different phases of the startup life-cycle, will be on hand to participate in a panel discussion about creating a growing tech business in Philly. Click here to get your tickets.
Presented with our friends at PACT and Woodcock Washburn, listen to Brendon McCorkle of Cloudmine, Robert Moore of RJ Metrics, Kevin Garton of Neat Co. and Jameel Farruck of Inhabi talk about what it’s like to create a successful startup in Philadelphia and to dispel the myth that Philadelphia isn’t “startup friendly.” More speakers will be announced as the event nears on April 24th.
Take a half day during Philly Tech Week to hear from the speakers and chat with your fellow entrepreneurs in the Cira Center, one of the city’s most beautiful buildings (don’t get us started about the view).
The speakers will be on hand to tell tales in a panel discussion moderated by Technically Philly and answer your questions about bootstrapping, funding, scaling and exiting here.
Afterward we’ll all get together for a few drinks. Interested? Get your tickets now. Special discounts for entrepreneurs and PACT members.
Brendon McCorkle, Co-Founder Cloudmine – Brendan is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in Technology Management, a program sponsored by the school of engineering and Wharton. He is a serial entrepreneur with mobile, fundraising, and UX experience. CloudMine is Brendan’s second funded venture. Brendan likes rock climbing and high maintenance beers (snob). Don’t be fooled by his engineering disguises; he has actually been known to wear a suit.
Robert Moore, Co-founder RJ Metrics – Robert J. Moore is the founder and CEO of RJMetrics, one of Philadelphia’s best-known technology startups. RJMetrics creates software that helps online businesses unlock the valuable insights hidden within their own data.
Kevin Garton, CMO Neat company – Kevin Garton is The Neat Company’s Chief Marketing Officer and reports to Neat’s CEO. Kevin is responsible for brand strategy, product marketing and customer support. He leads the effort to communicate The Neat Company’s value in the marketplace by showcasing the company’s ability to transform paper into digital information.
Jameel Farruk, Co-Founder Inhabi – Jameel Farruk is the co-founder and CMO of Inhabi, a Philadelphia based real estate technology company. Prior to starting Inhabi, Jameel served as Director of Marketing and Business Development for the Philadelphia-born mobile payments company, Venmo. Jameel is a current member on the Board of Advisors for the Kupona Foundation, a not for profit assisting with maternal healthcare for women in Tanzania. Jameel studied Political Science at Indiana University, Bloomington.