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May 2, 2019 1:18 pm

Ready to network? Here’s who to meet at #PTW19

A primer for the biggest networking week of the year, aka Philly Tech Week 2019 presented by Comcast.
Attendees check in to an event during Philly Tech Week 2017.

Attendees check in to an event during Philly Tech Week 2017.

(Photo by Justin Durner)

Each of the companies listed here is a sponsor of Philly Tech Week 2019 presented by Comcast.
Get ready for some serious networking: Philly Tech Week 2019 presented by Comcast is the biggest event of the year for Philly’s entrepreneurial community.

It’s so big, it might be a bit intimidating, especially for first-timers.

We’re here to give you some guidance so you don’t have to jump in with your eyes closed. Check out this roundup of #PTW19 sponsors where you can find them during the week:

Comcast

Industry: Telecommunications

Title sponsor

Where to find the org:

Accenture

Industry: Information technology

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PTW events sponsoring/attending: Introduced, Blockchain Mini Summit powered by Cambridge Innovation Center

Where to find the org:

  • Michelle Sipics, Principal, will moderate Introduced’s Grow room session “Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning: Empathetic Use Cases
  • Mike McCoy, Blockchain Implementation Manager, will speak on the topic “Blockchain and its impact on Supply Chain Management” at the Blockchain Mini Summit powered by Cambridge Innovation Center

AWeber Communications

Industry: Computer software

PTW events sponsoring/attending: Building Diverse Tech Teams: An Evening of Lightning Talks, and its own event Growth from the Inbox: Building Your Brand Using Email Newsletters

Where to find the org:

  • Clifton Thomas, Product Manager with AWeber, will give a lightning talk at Building Diverse Tech Teams

Ben Franklin Technology Partners

Industry: Venture capital and private equity

PTW events sponsoring/attending: Introduced

Where to find the org:

cgi

Industry: Computer software

PTW events sponsoring/attending: Introduced

Where to find the org:

Chariot Solutions

Industry: Software development

PTW events sponsoring/attending: Dev Conference and its own PTW event, Lessons from the Tech Community: Developing Novel Revenue Streams for Nonprofits

Where to find them:

  • Ken Rimple, Director of Training and Mentoring Services, will present the React Workshop at the Dev Conference; he’ll bring a GraphQL server Quizzo-style application, and you’ll create a front-end for it in React

From the Chariot team, on why they’re involved (again): “Chariot Solutions has been a sponsor since the first Philly Tech Week. We believe it is important to gather all facets of the tech community to create connections and learn about the work of other individuals and companies.”

DIALPAD

Industry: Computer software

PTW events sponsoring/attending: Introduced

Where to find the org:

  • Exhibiting at Introduced

DirectLync

Industry: Computer software

PTW events sponsoring/attending: Introduced and its own PTW event, Building a Digital Channel Strategy that Will Generate Business

Where to find the org:

From the team on why they’re involved: “This is our first time sponsoring Philly Tech Week. We are excited to meet other passionate tech people and companies in the Philly area. We recently launched our digital marketing platform and are excited to show the Philly Tech community. ”

DrayNow, Inc.

Industry: Logistics

PTW events sponsoring/attending: General sponsor

Eastern Minority Supplier Development Council

Industry: Nonprofit

PTW events sponsoring/attending: Introduced

Where to find the org:

  • Exhibiting at Introduced

eMoney Advisor

Industry: Financial services

PTW events sponsoring/attending: Signature Event

Harmelin Media

Industry: Computer software

PTW events sponsoring/attending: Introduced

Where to find the org:

Independence Blue Cross

Industry: Insurance

PTW events sponsoring/attending: Introduced and The Growing Security Challenges of Voice Interfaces

Where to find the org:

Justworks

Industry: Computer software

PTW events sponsoring/attending: Introduced

Where to find the orgs:

  • Exhibiting at Introduced

From the team on why they’re involved: “We hope to inform small companies about HR Solutions at Justworks.”

Linode

Industry: Computer software

PTW events sponsoring/attending: PTW19 Kickoff Festival in Old City, Dev Conference, Dev Happy Hour, Introduced Happy Hour, Philly Startup Leaders Entrepreneur Expo, presented by Linode

Where you can find the org:

  • The Kickoff Festival will be hosted by Linode, taking place at Linode HQ in Old City
  • Dev Conference: Hear how to get more done on a team of one or 1,000 from Howie Ross, Director of Engineering

Morgan Lewis

Industry: Law practice

PTW events sponsoring/attending: Introduced, The Growing Security Challenges of Voice Interfaces

Where to find the org:

  • Exhibiting at Introduced
  • Ezra Church, Partner of Morgan Lewis, will be on the panel The Growing Security Challenges of Voice Interfaces

Netrality Properties

Industry: Data center

PTW events sponsoring/attending: General sponsor, Opportunity Zones: What do you need to know?

Where to find the org:

  • Jeff Thomas, Tax Director, will present at the event Opportunity Zones: What do you need to know?

Pariveda Solutions

Industry: Healthtech

PTW events sponsoring/attending: Introduced

Where to find the org:

Penn State Abington

Industry: Education

PTW events sponsoring/attending: Introduced

Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau

Industry: Local government

PTW events sponsoring/attending: Science Carnival on the Parkway, From Architecture to AI: Experiential Planning at the Visitor Center

Where to find the org:

  • Sara Pasch, Managing Director, and Pete Hall, Project Leader, will speak about Bluecadet’s innovative Experiential Master Planning process at independent event From Architecture to AI: Experiential Planning at the Visitor Center

From the team on why they’re involved: “We want to familiarize ourselves with the community organizers, business leaders, and startup leaders who shape the tech scene. Also, to educate the community on the PHLCVB’s role in bringing meetings and conventions (and business opportunities) to the city.”

Relay Network

Industry: Computer software

PTW events sponsoring/attending: Introduced

Where to find the org:

Salesforce

Industry: Computer software

PTW events sponsoring/attending: General sponsor, Seventh Annual PhillyForce Salesforce Conference

From the team on why they’re involved: “The PhillyForce Conference is our Salesforce Developer User Group’s premier event of the year, showcasing the power and potential of the Salesforce platform and community.”

Saul Ewing

Industry: Law practice

PTW events sponsoring/attending: Introduced

Where to find the org:

Seer Interactive

Industry: Marketing and advertising

PTW events sponsoring/attending: Introduced, Innovation Day 2019, Women in Tech Soiree

Where to find the org:

From the team on why they’re involved: “We hope to build a stronger presence in the Philly tech community, meet great Philly-based talent, and share more on Seer.”

Snowflake Computing

Industry: Computer software

PTW events sponsoring/attending: Introduced

Where to find the org:

Spaces

Industry: Commercial real estate

PTW events sponsoring/attending: Introduced, its own panel discussion The Growing Security Challenges of Voice Interfaces

Where to find the org:

  • Introduced’s Play demo floor

Temple University

Industry: Education

PTW events sponsoring/attending: Introduced, Technology & Adult Ed Conference 2019, Philly Black Tech Community: How Are We Doing?

Where to find them:

TestingXperts

Industry: Information technology

PTW events sponsoring/attending: Introduced

Where to find the org:

  • Exhibiting at Introduced

The Vanguard Group

Industry: Investment management

PTW events sponsoring/attending: Introduced, Dev Conference, its own event Learning by Doing: Training the Next Gen of Innovators and Entrepreneurs

Where to find the org:

  • Abha Kumar, Principal, Global IT Executive, will lead “The future of work and how organizations should look at talent” at the Dev Conference
  • Lisha Davis, Head of the Innovation Studio, will be in the Introduced Grow room session “The Next Big Idea: Approaches to Innovation in the Corporate and Startup Worlds” and a panelist at Learning by Doing: Training the Next Gen of Innovators and Entrepreneurs

Think Company

Industry: Creative

PTW events sponsoring/attending: Introduced, Ctrl+Shift 2019 Awards Ceremony & Reception

Where to find the org:

TRUSS

Industry: Computer software

PTW events sponsoring/attending: Signature Event

University City Science Center

Industry: Education

PTW events sponsoring/attending: General sponsor

University of Pennsylvania

Industry: Education

PTW events sponsoring/attending: Introduced, Learning by Doing: Training the Next Gen of Innovators and Entrepreneurs

Where to find the org:

  • Vanessa Chan, Professor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, will moderate Learning by Doing: Training the Next Gen of Innovators and Entrepreneurs

Virginia Tech Master of Information Technology

Industry: Education

PTW events sponsoring/attending: Introduced

People: Emily Allen
Projects: Philly Tech Week
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