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Connect with these Ecosystem Builder organizations at Philly Tech Week

Support the local tech community at the NET/WORK tech jobs fair, Developers Conference, Builders Conference and Signature Event.

A panel at Philly Tech Week 2019. (Photo by SSM Photography)

The organizations appearing in this article are Ecosystem Builder clients.

Get ready: On May 4 through 13, Philly Tech Week presented by Comcast returns for its 13th annual celebration of the tech community in Philadelphia and beyond.

Our local tech scene would not be what it is today without supporters including universities, law firms, accelerator programs, economic development groups, coding bootcamps and corporate entities like those on the Ecosystem Builder platform. These organizations provide crucial resources, facilitate connections and run programs and events benefitting technologists and entrepreneurs alike, and many of them will have a presence at the NET/WORK tech jobs fair, Developers Conference, Builders Conference and Signature Event.

Read on to learn more about them, and be sure to find them in person at PTW.

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Our title sponsor, Comcast’s team will be out and about all week! Find them at NET/WORK tabling and conducting a technical interview workshop at 3:30 p.m., and hosting the Builders Conference and Signature Event at the Comcast Technology Center. Additionally, Heather Nally, executive director of talent brand and marketing for Comcast, will be on the Builders Conference panel “Everyone is (Still) Hiring Everywhere: How High Growth Companies Tell Their Story To Stand Out.”

The org says:

  • “In Philadelphia, 1 Comcast Center is part of the city skyline. Globally speaking, the Comcast Corporation is a media and technology company with three primary businesses: Comcast Cable, NBCUniversal, and Sky. Its brands connect millions of people and businesses — offering products and services in Internet, TV, media and entertainment, voice, mobile and home management. The company pursues innovation and an entrepreneurial spirit, encouraging employees to tackle big challenges, think differently and create viable solutions.”

Comcast NBCUniversal LIFT Labs

Learn from LIFT Labs’ Allison Goldberg at the Builders Conference in a session titled “The New Rules of the Innovation Economy: Team Building & Ecosystem Growing in a Post-Pandemic World.”

The org says:

  • “Comcast has a proud history of supporting and partnering with founders from all backgrounds. We are committed to building long-term partnerships with startups so, together, we fuel innovation inside our company and build next-gen products, technologies, and services that impact customers, employees, and communities, now and in the future.
  • We are a trusted startup partner. LIFT Labs has helped more than 85 portfolio companies connect with strategic decision-makers inside the company to grow and build their businesses. Our program offers unique benefits that make startup-enterprise partnerships easier and more successful.”

Ballard Spahr

Partner Kimberly Klayman can be found at the “Remote Work, Employee Engagement and Avoiding Burnout Hell” session at the Builders Conference.

The org says:

  • Ballard Spahr is a national, full service law firm with more than 600 attorneys spread across 15 offices. Our attorneys work with entrepreneurs and emerging companies from ideation through exit and understand how to provide expertise while offering our broad network to help businesses grow and achieve great heights. Our ECVC lawyers also advise venture capital funds and angel investors to help seed ventures from the most nascent stages.”

Ben Franklin Technology Partners

Ben Franklin’s Anthony P. Green will be speaking at the Builders Conference at the “How Are Tech Economies Growing Now? RealLIST Connectors” session.

The org says:

  • “Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern Pennsylvania, combines the best practices of early stage investing with a higher purpose — to lead the region’s technology community to new heights, creating jobs and transforming lives. We’re (not just) investors. We’re (more than) advisors. We’re (beyond) connectors. We’re easy to talk to — and there’s never a bad time to start the conversation.”

Morgan Lewis

Partner Jeff Bodle will also be at the “How Are Tech Economies Growing Now? RealLIST Connectors” session at the Builders Conference.

The org says:

  • “Our firm measures genuine success by our ability to be a true partner to our clients. We understand important relationships like these are grounded in our clients’ trust that Morgan Lewis has an intimate understanding of their economic and operational needs, business objectives, and aspirations in their communities.
  • That is why we continually invest significant resources in enhancing our technology infrastructure and bolstering the unique skillsets of our agile team of legal, business, finance, and technology professionals—enabling us to develop and execute curated, mission-critical solutions to meet our clients’ legal needs across industries.”


Find TEDCO Chief Development & Marketing Officer Tammi Thomas on the Builders Conference panel “Thriving What the Innovation Economy Means for Everybody Else.”

The org says:

  • TEDCO, the Maryland Technology Development Corporation, enhances economic empowerment growth through the fostering of an inclusive entrepreneurial innovation ecosystem. We identify, invest in, and help grow technology and life science-based companies in Maryland.”

Temple University Geography and Urban Studies

Learn more about degree opportunities from Temple’s GUS program at NET/WORK and Developers Conference.

The org says:

  • “Geography and Urban Studies students are equipped with the intellectual and methodological tools necessary to understand and address a wide range of environmental, economic, social and political challenges that are central to the well-being of billions of people in an urbanizing world.
  • Geography is the study of the interaction of people, places and the environment. Urban Studies is the examination of metropolitan life, processes and problems. How do different processes, from poverty to environmental quality, vary across urban spaces? How is place important to communities and the people that live in them? How do global processes impact cities, neighborhoods and residents? Our programs focus on teaching and research for social change using a range of geographic methods.”


Philly Tech Week presented by Comcast is your best opportunity to meet these orgs and others making an impact in the Philadelphia tech community, and you won’t want to miss all the events and experiences the week has to offer. Get your tickets now and join the festivities!

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Companies: Temple University Geography and Urban Studies / TEDCO / Ballard Spahr / Ben Franklin Technology Partners / Comcast / Morgan Lewis / Temple University

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