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Network like a boss: Your who-to-meet guide for Introduced by 2020

Entrepreneurs, HR leaders and corporate innovation executives, get ready for some serious intel and networking gains at the Sept. 25 conference.

Introduced by 2020 is Friday, Sept. 25. ( image)
All companies listed in this article are sponsors of the 2020 Introduced by conference.

Once a year, some of the most impactful local and national company builders come together at the Introduced by conference. They speak to the future of work. Advise on culture building. And dive deep into the drivers of economic change.

Without further ado, here are the companies representing at Introduced, part of Philly Tech Week 2020 presented by Comcast. You will not want to miss “v-meeting” them. (P.S. That’s “virtually meeting” for those not in the know. Pretty cool, we know.)

Comcast NBCUniversal and LIFT Labs

Our title sponsor has long been a leader in connecting millions of people to the moments that matter. This brings us to LIFT Labs, which helps talented startups create rapid breakthroughs in connectivity. A true leader in tech, innovation and entrepreneurship, they exemplify the purpose of Introduced and Philly Tech Week.

Ben Franklin Technology Partners

In the last quarter century, the state-backed investment group has provided capital to more than 1,750 emerging and diverse enterprises that have created more than 25,000 technology-based jobs in client companies. Learn more about its role in the local entrepreneurship economy and meet the team in the virtual exhibit hall on Sept. 25.

Neat Company

The Neat Company provides a cloud-based expense data and document consolidation, retention and processing platform that saves time and money while enabling collaboration with competitive insight. Take some extra time and connect with the team in the virtual exhibit hall.


Zendesk is a service-first CRM company that builds software designed to improve customer relationships. Growth and innovation are not just part of its product strategy, they are at the core of their talent development philosophy. You can catch the team in the virtual exhibit hall.

University City Science Center

The Science Center powers progress that changes lives, grows companies, uplifts our region and improves our world. It’s have long been a leader and innovator in building a better future for all. You can learn more about the org here.


“Builders of a better working world.” With this as a core message of EY, you can see why the legal group has joined Philly Tech Week and the Introduced community of entrepreneurs, corporate innovators and HR professionals.


Entercom is a leading audio and entertainment company engaging over 170 million consumers each month through its expansive digital platform, premium podcast network, iconic local stations, and live events and experiences. At Introduced, its team will discuss how it’s transforming entertainment experiences through technology.

AmFam Institute

Investing in change. In learning. And in communities. AmFam is leading the charge in key areas we will speak to at Introduced: equitable hometowns and better workplaces. Another reason it makes sense to v-meet it this year? One of its core focus areas is “Building Resilience,” which aligns perfectly to this year’s dedication to innovation in resilience.


Flexential solves the toughest IT challenges by going beyond the four walls of its highly connected, national data center platform. Its broad end to end product portfolio builds better companies by providing long-term value for IT-intensive businesses.

Harmelin Media

Harmelin builds better companies through its strategic and data-driven approach to improving measurable business outcomes. It’s renowned for its leadership in data, analytics, and visualization, as well as modern marketing and media strategies.

Independence Blue Cross

IBX is building the healthcare company of the future by redefining what to expect from a health insurer. Its mission is to enhance the health and well-being of the people and the communities it serves.

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Innovate Pittsburgh

Once known almost solely for its steel industry, Pittsburgh is experiencing a rapid rise in the East Coast tech economy. InnovatePGH is a next-generation public-private partnership built to accelerate Pittsburgh’s status as a global innovation city. You won’t want to miss its presentation at Introduced.

Morgan Lewis

While the legal industry is rarely thought of as a pioneer in technology and innovation, Morgan Lewis is deeply committed to forward progress for people, communities and society at large. At the core, its expertise and services are utilized to build better companies and equitable hometowns.


Netrality is the Philadelphia colocation data center leader, even boasting its own ZIP code from the building in which it resides. You can consider it a steward of an increasingly critical modern-world issue: access. Netrality’s location provides long-term stability and premier data center services for its customers in the Philadelphia area.


Nividous, an intelligent automation company, offers vertical solutions that are RPA and AI-enabled to help businesses accelerate digital transformation. Its team look forward to connecting with some of the region’s most progressive and innovative businesses and help them accelerate their digital transformation journey.

Relay Network

The Radnor-based company solves digital adoption and engagement for the modern enterprise, establishing one-to-one, personalized connections with customers at scale. Meet representatives from its colorful collection of industry experts, bleeding-edge technologists, artists, number crunchers and visionaries.


Blockchain solutions. Intelligent enterprise. Machine learning. IoT solutions. SAP makes enterprise software to manage business operations and customer relations. The company is especially known for its ERP software, but has led the charge for decades in business software and workplace transformation.


Striven makes integrated business management software with everything you need to work better, do more and stay connected. Their solutions support a variety of needs, from inventory to accounting. When processes get easier and you can truly collaborate, you create a culture that’s as positive as it is productive. Join Striven as it presents on tools and workflows to tackle 2020.

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Think Company

Think Company is a UX and development consultancy that provides design and technology leadership to help companies create a cohesive user experience across complex systems — at every touchpoint. Be sure to attend its workshop on how to build inclusive practices into your larger design strategy, led by Content Strategy Advocate Dave Thomas.

Innovation A Penn

PCI helps to translate University of Pennsylvania discoveries and ideas into new products and businesses for the benefit of society. It does this by facilitating technology development connections between Penn and the private sector. Anish Kumar, Managing Director of Pennovation Works will speak on universities as economic drivers during the daylong Introduced conference.

Guy Raz, NPR

And that brings me to the day’s keynote speaker. If there is anyone to meet, it is Guy Raz, whose “How I Built This” podcast with NPR has turned into one of the most listened-to shows in the country.

On Sept. 25, he’ll close out the day of workshops and conversations for company builders — the entrepreneurs, innovative business leaders and HR professionals who spend their time thinking about company culture. Tickets for Introduced are now live ($100) and the first 300 registrations will get a signed copy of Raz’s brand-new book shipped to your doorstep.

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This week we’ll publish our “meet the speakers” post, where you’ll learn who will be touching on the many topics confirmed for the day:

  • How to Grow Innovation Culture in a Non-Tech Environment
  • Make the Hire, Send the Wire: Real Equitable Wealth Creation
  • What Responsibility Does the Tech Economy Have for a “Just Recovery”?
  • Entrepreneurship is Declining. Recessions Kill Startups. What Are We Doing About It?
  • Founder, CEO and People: Company Culture Starts at the Top
  • Workshop: Approaches for Better Work-Life Balance

Plus, don’t forget to check out’s other pillar events:

The Developers Conference is on Wednesday, Sept. 23. Attendees will experience a full day of tech talks with industry luminaries and a virtual exhibit hall to connect with some of the region’s most prominent tech companies.

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2020’s Signature Event will take place Thursday, Sept. 24. Join us for some late afternoon/early evening fun. We’ve got exclusive music, a cosplay competition, an awards ceremony, and Philly-phocused trivia. Your contribution supports’s journalism and community organizing.

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Companies: Harmelin Media / Pittsburgh Innovation District / EY / Entercom / Netrality Data Centers / Harmelin Media / Pennovation Center / Think Company / NPR / Ben Franklin Technology Partners / University of Pennsylvania / University City Science Center / Relay Network / Neat Company / Morgan Lewis / Independence Blue Cross / Comcast

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