When it comes to cultivating a city’s startup culture, some think that you’ve got to let entrepreneurs leave so they can eventually return and give back to the community.
Lean Startup Machine is a good example of this, said Brian Sowards, co-founder of college funding startup USEED, at Wednesday night’s Lean Startup Machine preview event at the City Tap House.
Though he left the region for New York City years ago, Lean Startup Machine VP of business development Ryan MacCarrigan wanted to bring the innovation conference to his old stomping grounds. He spearheaded the effort, he told Technically Philly in an email, coming to the city to meet with community leaders like Bob Moul of Philly Startup Leaders, Jeff Friedman at the Mayor’s Office and local organizer Brad Oyler.
MacCarrigan grew up in Burlington County, N.J. and spent two summers in Philly. He says he identifies as a Philly-area native.
Get a primer on fact checking and digital literacy from this Wikipedian in residence
Yes, Julia Child can be a role model for women in tech
Why it matters that Philly has a conference for women of color in tech
Why Deacom’s team prioritizes collaboration and continuous improvement
Experts from Google, Linode and more will be speaking at #DevConf19
Here’s what to expect at the #PTW19 Dev Conference
Amplify Philly drew 3,500 fans at SXSW. But what exactly does it mean?
Engineers have Vistar Media’s Philly office all to themselves
Sign-up for daily news updates from Technical.ly Philadelphia