First wave of speakers announced for Introduced by - Philly


Mar. 6, 2018 12:57 pm

First wave of speakers announced for Introduced by

Here's what to expect from the new event — with programming topics and some of the big names that are already confirmed to participate. Mark down Thursday, May 3 as a day for improving your business.

Name tags at Philly Tech Week 2017.

(Photo by Stacey Salter Moore)

Earlier this year, announced its first initiative to bring together a more national conversation during the eighth annual Philly Tech Week. It’s a one-day, one-location event that will span six of our seven editorial and event tracks. That event is Introduced by which will take place as a part of Philly Tech Week 2018 presented by Comcast.

The event will have three simultaneous rooms of programming focused around three themes:

  • Grow
  • Message
  • Impact

Think of it as a “choose your own adventure” format. There will also be an Expo Floor that will rotate throughout the day.

We’ve started to outline the types of topics we’re looking to have within each room which you can view at the link below. There will be strong Philly representation as always, but we’re also looking to get a more national and specifically Mid-Atlantic presence at the event.

See the discussion topics

Currently confirmed speakers include:

  • Jen Denis, Chief Brand Officer, Honeygrow
  • Deesha Dyer, former Obama Administration Social Secretary
  • Rebecca Etter, Senior Manager of Innovation, Acelerada, a division of Bimbo Bakeries USA
  • Dr. Alan Flake, MD, Attending Pediatric and Fetal Surgeon, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
  • Felecia Hatcher, Founder, Code Fever and BlackTechWeek
  • Josh Kopelman, Founding Partner, First Round Capital 
  • Christina Lopes, Cofounder, The One Health Company 
  • Evan Lutz, CEO and Founder, Hungry Harvest
  • Kathryn O’Connor, VP of Marketing, La Colombe Coffee Roasters 
  • Matt Pritchard, VP of Digital Acceleration, Campbell Soup Company
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Attendees will also have the chance to apply to meet with a variety of leaders for curated one-on-one meetings. They’ll be matched based on mutual interests in the hopes of forming lasting relationships after the event.


These curated introductions include:

Founder Mentoring

Procurement Pitch

Investor Feedback

Comcast, University City Science Center, The Archer Group and Think Company have already signed on as supporters of the event, and Philly Tech Week itself.

Learn more about Introduced by downloading our extended guide



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