Meet the 8 startups in Philly Startup Leaders' 2017 accelerator - Philly


Jan. 23, 2017 7:32 am

Meet the 8 startups in Philly Startup Leaders’ 2017 accelerator

From Fishbox to Orai, we're keeping tabs on the startups from the 2017 class, which just kicked off last week.

PSL hosted a happy hour mixer with the 2017 acccelerator cohort.

(Photo by Roberto Torres)

The eight startups in Philly Startup Leaders’ accelerator got together last week at Benjamin’s Desk for a kickoff event of the program’s fourth iteration.

The companies have already been making moves before joining the 12-week program. Here’s the lineup:

The accelerator’s 2016 cohort saw some success after completing the program, like ecommerce company Return Logic, which closed a $600,000 seed round or sponsored WiFi company GuestNet, which signed on big gym franchise in N.J. as a client.


Oh, we also have an update from PSL itself: in December, Lindsay Tsai — a Penn grad and former healthcare innovation consultant at Deloitte — joined the nonprofit in the role of program director. She’ll be tasked with running the accelerator.

Roberto Torres

Roberto Torres became Lead Philly Reporter in May 2016. Prior, he was a freelance contributor to and Al Dia News. The native Venezuelan moved to Philadelphia in 2015 after reporting on research at his alma mater, the University of Zulia. Whenever he's not fencing deadlines, he can be found standing in line at Overbrook Pizza in West Philly, running Netflix/Hulu marathons with his wife or reading news from Venezuela.

  • Kim Lifton

    This is really cool!


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