Michael Butler, Author at Technical.ly Philly

Michael Butler

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Michael Butler is a reporter for Technical.ly in Philly and a Report For America corps member for 2020-2021. He graduated from Temple University in 2016. In 2019, he was one of the recipients of the Lenfest Institute for Journalism’s inaugural Next Generation Award grant, and selected by the Maynard Institute for Journalism to be a Maynard 200 fellow. Report for America is an initiative of The Groundtruth Project that pairs young journalists with local newsrooms. This position is supported by the Lenfest Institute for Journalism.

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Resource Roundup: Campus Philly is hosting a virtual tech career fair for Black and brown students

Oct. 15, 2021 5:53 pm

Resource Roundup: Campus Philly is hosting a virtual tech career fair for Black and brown students

Plus, details on a lab-based workforce development program, free digital engagement training program for creative pros and more.
Pew created a data dashboard to assess Philly’s economy. Here’s what it tells us about local business health

Oct. 14, 2021 2:55 pm

Pew created a data dashboard to assess Philly’s economy. Here’s what it tells us about local business health

One data point you can find: Philadelphia businesses in the information sector have 6.5% more jobs now than two years earlier.
Tanya Morris knows Black and brown women founders need more access to capital. That doesn’t always mean VC

Oct. 13, 2021 11:37 am

Tanya Morris knows Black and brown women founders need more access to capital. That doesn’t always mean VC

The North Philadelphia native and dot connector is building a community with her mentorship-driven Mom Your Business as well as Founders to Funders, an accelerator for early-stage companies.
This new coalition represents diverse Philly business owners. What’s their outlook for 2022?

Oct. 11, 2021 4:31 pm

This new coalition represents diverse Philly business owners. What’s their outlook for 2022?

The leaders behind the Diverse Chambers Coalition share how they've been supporting their constituents during the pandemic, and what challenges remain: "The panic of 2020 has worn off some, but the recovery process continues and will extend far beyond 2022."
Philly’s first ‘green bank’ wants to boost access to clean energy and fight climate change

Oct. 11, 2021 12:10 pm

Philly’s first ‘green bank’ wants to boost access to clean energy and fight climate change

Here's what Executive Director Maryrose Myrtetus says the recently launched Philadelphia Green Capital Corp. could mean for the city's environmental needs.
Temple’s Small Business Development Center can help your biz cross the digital divide

Oct. 8, 2021 12:16 pm

Temple’s Small Business Development Center can help your biz cross the digital divide

With the new PA Digital Transformation eCommerce Program, the SBDC wants to help entrepreneurs thrive in the digital economy. It's also expanding to locations outside of North Philadelphia.
Henrietta Lacks is the inspiration for a new life science workspace, called HelaPlex

Oct. 7, 2021 12:48 pm

Henrietta Lacks is the inspiration for a new life science workspace, called HelaPlex

LucasPye Bio founder Tia Lyles-Williams is behind the forthcoming development. She says she wants Black people to be more than "lab rats" in medical research.
20+ resources to boost Philly health startups

Oct. 5, 2021 6:04 pm

20+ resources to boost Philly health startups

For founders looking to solve community health problems, these funders, accelerators and physical hubs can boost your biz in the eds and meds capital.
‘The Zoomousity’ was the wackiest Zoom meeting ever — and I loved it

Oct. 4, 2021 4:37 pm

‘The Zoomousity’ was the wackiest Zoom meeting ever — and I loved it

Reporter Michael Butler recounts the virtual, interactive Fringe Festival event that turned Zoom meetings upside down for a wacky and cathartic experience. One lesson? Interactivity is key.
It’s Cybersecurity Awareness Month. Here’s how to protect your digital resources

Oct. 1, 2021 12:53 pm

It’s Cybersecurity Awareness Month. Here’s how to protect your digital resources

Philly cyber pros offer these easy steps to practice digital hygiene — like, yes, you need a stronger password.

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