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Back these 3 tech nonprofits at the PHL Innovation Picnic

Nine organizations are getting together for a summer bash at the Marine Parade Grounds.

Some 7,000 people work at the Navy Yard. (Photo by Flickr user Rowyn Adriano, used under a Creative Commons license)

Last year’s PHL Innovation Picnic raised $10,000 for nonprofits in its inaugural run, so the bar is set high for the event’s second iteration, happening June 28 at the Navy Yard’s Marine Park Grounds.

Last year, TechGirlz, iPraxis and Spark split the proceeds from ticket sales. This year, the event looks to back Coded by Kids, NFTE and Hopeworks ‘N Camden, three local nonprofits “supporting skills-based, hands-on educational opportunities for area youth,” organizers said in an email.

A group of nine usual Philly tech suspects organizes the event:

Ticket are now live for $20.

Expect food and drinks, networking blitzes and the second-annual Field Day Games organized by Philly Startup Leaders, which pits 20 local companies against each other in friendly competition.

Will Team Technical.ly triumph once again?

Companies: Venture for America / Ben Franklin Technology Partners / PACT / Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation / Philly Startup Leaders / University City Science Center

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