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Philly Tech Week is collaborating with the WhatsNext virtual business festival on June 24

Part of the PTW20 Virtual Summer Series, the conference combines panel sessions and professional interactions with celebrity appearances and entertainment.

Discussion time at a past pre-Philly Tech Week event. ( file photo)

Building connections in our community is no longer a nice-to-have these days. It’s a must-have.

Through sadness, frustration and uncertainty, we seek out valuable interactions and valued conversations. In the framework of Philly Tech Week, this means we’re pushing forth in ways that can keep us hopeful, action-oriented and inspired to create change for the better.

Philly Tech Week is proud to announce our next collaboration as part of the PTW20 Virtual Summer Series. WhatsNext is a virtual business conference specifically curated for startup and emerging growth companies, as well as angel, venture capital and private equity investors. Launched by Philadelphia-based law firm Ballard Spahr, this event is aimed at creating a virtual environment that reflects the real-life supportive and creative nature of the innovation community.

From 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET on Wednesday, June 24, WhatsNext will blend professional interactions and panel presentations with music and entertainment. Join speakers from QVC and Comcast to Federal Donuts and NeuroFlow, get motivated by Philadelphia Eagles center Jason Kelce, and stay refreshed thanks to Victory Brewing.

Over a dozen panel sessions will be held throughout the day, including a product development panel moderated by as part of our Philly Tech Week 2020 presented by Comcast virtual activations.

From 12:15 to 1 p.m. ET, Product Manager Less Cardinal will moderate the “Building a Product: Idea > Design > Commercialize” session. Attendees will learn what it takes to turn a great idea into a consumable product. The session’s panelists (to be announced soon) have been at the epicenter of developing and commercializing SaaS solutions, tech programs, and food products within companies large and small. Cardinal will guide the panelists through questions regarding the nitty-gritty aspects of moving from concept to product, tweaking the idea to fit market needs, and about the challenges that arise when your vision doesn’t gel with reality.

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What to expect:

  • “Scaling Your Workforce: Am I An Employer?” featuring Christopher Cognato of goPuff and Shannon Farmer of Ballard Spahr
  • “Diversity and Inclusion in Young Companies” featuring Opeola Bukola of the Greater Philadelphia Leadership Exchange
  • “How to Make Dough: Literally” featuring Tom Henneman and Matt Fein of Federal Donuts
  • A digital networking room and expo area to engage with businesses
  • Entertainment by REC Philly

PTW20 Virtual features a summer series of partnered programs aligned to the year’s event tracks and focused on celebrating resilience, technology and innovation. From immersive daylong conferences to dynamic idea exchanges and more casual fireside chats, PTW Virtual keeps you connected to the ideas and opportunities that create a better today and tomorrow for our hometown.

Grow your reputation as a leader in tech and innovation.

There are a variety of ways you can get involved with Philly Tech Week 2020. Email to discuss partnership options or learn more about sponsorship opportunities.

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