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Business leaders, politicians, bureaucrats and citizens will meet to discuss social enterprise, the creative class and technology's economic impact.

Monday, April 20 8:30am–7:30pm

Track Day Events

  • Technology Procurement and Contracts – How, Where, and Why

    Learn how to find City of Philadelphia contracting opportunities and get guidance on applying for them. Bring your ideas for ways we can improve outreach and the process.

    Monday, April 20, 8:30am–10:00am
  • City Council Candidate Lunch on Tech

    Several candidates for the May and November Philadelphia City Council elections will be on hand to share their policy view of tech and entrepreneurship and to field your questions. Join us for the discussion.

    Monday, April 20, 11:30am–1:30pm
  • OpenAccessPHL Convening

    Hear from change makers in Philadelphia and beyond speaking about the work they’re doing in their cities to cultivate the entrepreneurial ecosystem (both in and outside government) and how to sustain those efforts over a period of time.

    Monday, April 20, 3:30pm–5:30pm
  • Philly Tech Week Mayoral Forum on Technology, Entrepreneurship and Innovation

    Come out to the only mayoral forum dedicated to the issues of technology, entrepreneurship, innovation and the retention of this city's blossoming creative class.

    Monday, April 20, 5:30pm–7:30pm

Speakers

  • Lynne Abraham

    Lynne Abraham

    Lynne Abraham has dedicated her life to serving Philadelphia. Now, Lynne’s running for mayor because she has the vision and experience to transform Philadelphia into America’s Next Great City.

    Lynne’s roots are proud and deep Philadelphia roots. The daughter of

  • Nelson Diaz

    Nelson Diaz

    The Honorable Nelson Diaz concentrates his practice in the areas of litigation, dispute resolution, public housing issues and government relations. He has represented public entities, corporations, hospitals, banks, and non-profit organizations in both state and federal Courts.

    Nelson served

  • Anthony Williams

    Anthony Williams

    Anthony Hardy Williams never dreamed he’d hold elective office growing up. After graduating from Franklin & Marshall College, he planned to use his economics degree to take over the business world. Hone his skills at a Fortune 500 company, then, strike out on his own. He followed his

  • Doug Oliver

    Doug Oliver

    I grew up in the Germantown section of the City - Hollow, named after the Happy Hollow Playground. I lived with my mom and my younger brother with the rest of my family not too far away. I attended High Street Church of God, and later New Covenant Church.

    Growing up, I bounced from school to

  • Jim Kenney

    Jim Kenney

    A lifelong city resident, Jim Kenney grew up the oldest of four in a South Philadelphia rowhouse neighborhood. His father, a firefighter, and his mother, a homemaker, worked second jobs at The Inquirer and The Spectrum to put Jim and his four siblings through parochial school.

    In high school,

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