Philly is full of makers: confectioners, fashion designers, software developers and more. A new volunteer effort aims to promote and celebrate all that activity in the city.
Inspired by SFMade, a similar effort in San Francisco, PHL Made is a branding and marketing initiative to promote local businesses. While SFMade focuses on artisans, PHL Made will support makers from all industries, including technology, fashion, food and literature. The team envisions a PHL Made magazine, pop-up shops and tours.
Old City software firm Artisan is an early supporter of the cause, spearheaded by the Convention & Visitors Bureau marketing head Danielle Cohn. The city has committed $25,000 to the effort and the team will launch a Kickstarter campaign in the fall.
Read an Inquirer feature on the effort here.
There’s a high-tech company building old-school display boards
A Chester County maker invented a 5-in-1 stand for mobile devices
This Philly designer wants to fight the gender gap with STEM jewelry
Why Deacom’s team prioritizes collaboration and continuous improvement
Marvin Weinberger wants Philly to be a maker city
NextFab is launching a $100K follow-on fund for its accelerator startups
At NextFab, an accessibility hackathon yields bold ideas
Engineers have Vistar Media’s Philly office all to themselves
Sign-up for daily news updates from Technical.ly Philadelphia