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Events Roundup: How to squeeze some tech and biz workshops between trips to the shore this July

Hear how entrepreneurs found their marketing fit, how to pitch to investors and learn about "collaboration as the new normal." Plus, details on digital rock camp.

Logan Square in Philadelphia. (Photo by Julie Zeglen)

Events Roundup is a column where we highlight events happening in the Philly area each month. Got a submission? Email us the details so we can consider it for our next roundup.

As the world reopens more and more this month and IRL events become more standard, we’re gathering a mix of biz-focused events with some fun virtual moments for you to fill your calendar with.

Between learning how to pitch to investors and watching a handful of startups take the stage this month, it’s easy to see that the money’s flowing. We’ve got pitch nights, ways to address the racial wealth gap and a virtual rock experience for you. And if you’re attending any of these virtually, let’s just say no one will know if you’re at home, or on a porch at a shore house.

And if these seven events aren’t enough action for you, check out Generocity‘s guide to “Something to do every day in July.”

Let’s jump in.

Youth Service, Inc’s Community Navigator Program

Check out programing supporting resume building, health and economics and more for Philly youth all throughout this month. Sessions will look at resume development, sexual eduction, Young Father’s Program, socializing and a female-focused group. Check out sessions all this month:

Well City Challenge Expo

Following the Well City Challenge from earlier this year, five finalists will pitch their concepts and explain how they have evolved since the start of the challenge. The finalists are up for a $50,000 grand prize, and guests can participate in a Q&A with the teams. Join sponsor the Economy League in this virtual event and hear from finalists Hey, Auntie, Let’s Talk Philly, Freedom Greens & Gardens, Shear Balance and Strides.

OnRamp Pitch Competition

After eight weeks of workshops, the University City Science Center‘s first OnRamp cohort, a program which seeks to increase accessibility to education and opportunities for first-time founders, will have its pitch night next week. Entrepreneurs will compete for the top prize of $5,000 for their venture and each of the top awardees will receive a PACT Connect membership and an ic@3401 membership.

How Impact Investors Can Reduce the Racial Wealth Gap by Enabling Employee Ownership

ImpactPHL and Impact for Breakfast is hosting this virtual event, which will address steps to reduce the racial wealth gap for minority-owned businesses through an employee stock ownership plan. Philly-based experts and entrepreneurs will explain how they have used this tool for increasing the wealth of Black and brown workers while providing the region’s business owners with an opportunity to get liquidity at fair market value from their businesses.

My Founder’s Journey: What I learned about marketing my startup

Hear from three founders featured in author Orly Zeewy‘s new book, Ready, Launch, Brand: The Lean Marketing Guide for Startups, as they share real-life marketing experiences. Saxbys founder Nick Bayer former First Flavor founder Jay Minkoff and Dr. Alexis Lieberman will share themes that make for early and sustainable business success in this hybrid virtual or in-person event.

C.A.R.E. Lab – Digital Rock Camp

C.A.R.E. Lab is open to girls, women, trans and gender expansive youth and adults. The Digital Rock Camp includes art making, name brainstorming, candid conversations, music making and more. Workshops will be 90 minutes or less, on Zoom. All of the workshops are designed with Girls Rock Philly’s youth and teen participants in mind, with content for folks ages 9-19, but all ages are welcome.

RAIN 2021: Collaboration as the New Normal

The Science Center’s annual RAIN conference will offer insight from industry leaders as they explore the theme of “Goodwill,” highlighting the ways that even competitors banded together during the pandemic for the greater good. The event will feature Dr. Drew Wasserman of the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, whose work in RNA biology laid the foundation for the Pfizer and Moderna mRNA vaccines.

PABC’s Seventh Annual Entrepreneur Spotlight 

The Pennsylvania Biotechnology Center (PABC) in Doylestown will hold its Seventh Annual Entrepreneur Spotlight Showcase virtually later this month. Entrepreneurs from three early-stage biotech companies operating at the PABC will give a 10-minute pitch “Shark Tank” style of their innovations in the immunotherapies, gene-editing and prognostic and predictive tests spaces to a panel of experts. Professionals in the investment community, finance, the life sciences, economic development and related fields are encouraged to attend.

Companies: Economy League of Greater Philadelphia / Generocity / Saxbys / University City Science Center

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