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Wilco Electronic Systems is partnering with the City to assess Philadelphia’s digital divide

Jun. 15, 2021 5:19 pm

Wilco Electronic Systems is partnering with the City to assess Philadelphia’s digital divide

A phone call-based survey will run for one month to understand residents' needs when it comes to affordable, accessible internet connection and digital literacy.
Pennsylvania legislators have a new Emerging Technologies Caucus to boost tech innovation

Jun. 9, 2021 3:15 pm

Pennsylvania legislators have a new Emerging Technologies Caucus to boost tech innovation

Montco Rep. Napoleon Nelson said he aims for the caucus to keep legislators updated on the latest policy and regulatory developments in the tech sector, and to support entrepreneurs in the state.
Technologists wanted to help amid a tumultuous 2020. Code for Philly saw its volunteer ranks swell

Jun. 7, 2021 5:41 pm

Technologists wanted to help amid a tumultuous 2020. Code for Philly saw its volunteer ranks swell

Co-directors Marieke Jackson and Michael Chow reflect on how the volunteer-driven org adapted and helped nonprofits meet their missions while facing forced pivots during the pandemic.
The International Entrepreneur Rule offers a path for foreign-born founders to build in the US

Jun. 7, 2021 4:35 pm

The International Entrepreneur Rule offers a path for foreign-born founders to build in the US

Lawyers at Klasko Immigration Law Partners in Center City detailed the program in the latest episode of their podcast, Statutes of Liberty.
Government can be slow to change. The pandemic changed that for Philly’s Office of Innovation and Technology

Jun. 1, 2021 3:54 pm

Government can be slow to change. The pandemic changed that for Philly’s Office of Innovation and Technology

The department is launching a $10 million Operational Transformation Fund to pay for innovations, efficiencies and cost savings found during the pandemic across more departments. It's one of a few forward-thinking shifts prompted by COVID-19.
Pandemic recovery: Nonprofit leaders say the sector has responded well to challenges. Local gov, not so much

Jun. 1, 2021 1:45 pm

Pandemic recovery: Nonprofit leaders say the sector has responded well to challenges. Local gov, not so much

The leaders who responded to Generocity's third self-assessment in April offered a more positive take on our questions about public health, community engagement and economic resiliency than they did in January.
The infrastructure supporting the deployment of 5G is critical for digital equity

May 28, 2021 12:30 pm

The infrastructure supporting the deployment of 5G is critical for digital equity

Comms infrastructure company Crown Castle's St. Martin K. Torrence on why 5G connectivity is an access issue, and what's being done now to expand it in Philadelphia.
PA county govs map how they’ll use American Rescue Plan money while Harrisburg dithers

May 27, 2021 2:06 pm

PA county govs map how they’ll use American Rescue Plan money while Harrisburg dithers

According to experts, one of the most under-discussed aspects of ARP is that it represents "not only the largest positive fiscal jolt to state and local budgets in decades, but also the one most supportive of local discretion."
RealLIST Connectors 2021: Meet 20 people changing Philadelphia’s innovation ecosystem for good

May 24, 2021 4:04 pm

RealLIST Connectors 2021: Meet 20 people changing Philadelphia’s innovation ecosystem for good

It's the second edition of our list spotlighting the people opening doors and bringing others together around the local tech community. This year, we turned to 2020's honorees for nominations, and put a focus on the folks who made an impact during a tough year.
As pressure mounts on the US to pass data privacy legislation in 2021, businesses should prepare for compliance

May 21, 2021 11:32 am

As pressure mounts on the US to pass data privacy legislation in 2021, businesses should prepare for compliance

States and other nations continue to enact comprehensive laws, and the United States may soon follow. Here's what to know ahead of time.

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