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Philly Tech Week 2019

Philly Tech Week is a week-long celebration of technology and innovation happening throughout the Greater Philadelphia region. There’s something for everyone! The 9th Annual Philly Tech Week took place May 3 - 11, 2019.

Save the Date! The 10 Year Anniversary of Philly Tech Week will take place: May 1-9, 2020.

Visit the 2020 site here & use the boxes to the right to start your #PTW20 prep!

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Track Conferences

Philly Tech Week is organized into 7 different tracks (Creative, Access, Dev, Civic, Business, Media and Sciences). You can search for events that match your interests by clicking on one of the track icons.

Technical.ly also organizes Conference Days focused around some of these tracks. Click on the “Get Conference Tickets” button to learn more.

  • Where art and technology collide. Think: video games, digital art, community initiatives.
  • The strategy around technology coverage & promotion. Think: content marketing, digital marketing strategy, social networks.
  • Discussing diversity and education issues that affect everyday citizens. Think: digital divide, digital education.
  • The impact of technology on government and civil society. Think: digital media, civic hacking, open data.
  • Where programmers, designers, developers and project managers come together. Think: coding, front and back-end development, and more.
  • The startup and business community conversation. Think: venture capital, startups, bootstrapping, entrepreneur stories.
  • Where leaders in healthcare, the sciences, economic development, public health and academia come together. Think: commercialized technology, creating connectivity, influencing policy.

Map of Events

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Speakers

Find out where these awesome speakers will be throughout the week!

Mark Switaj

Mark Switaj is Founder & Chief Executive Officer of RoundTrip, a startup providing healthcare professionals with a simple portal that connects patients with on-demand, non-emergency medical transportation.



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Robert Mascioli

Robert Mascioli counsels entrepreneurs, family businesses and middle-market companies on a wide variety of business matters. Acting as their outside general counsel, Bob strives to learn the background, operations and strategies of his clients and seeks to align his legal advice with their goals to operate efficiently and effectively. He provides business and transactional representation to clients within industries such as technology and information technology, software and services, industrial services and distribution, venture capital/private equity, health care, and engineering and professional services.

Drawing on his past roles as an investment banker and the director of a university-based center for entrepreneurship, Bob has a diverse set of skills to help clients with mergers and acquisitions, angel, venture and private equity investments, board and shareholder relations, technology licensing, strategic partnerships and joint ventures, and business formation and structuring. Bob brings nearly 20 years of experience as a business and transactional attorney to his engagements.



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Dan Rhoton

Dan has been working with youth for the past two decades in a variety of capacities, working as a teacher, school administrator, and organizational leader. Beginning in the juvenile justice field, Dan has developed extensive expertise in the use of restorative practices and trauma informed methodology both inside the classroom and in the larger community.

Over the years, Dan has been recognized numerous times for his work with young people, including a Meritorious Service Award from the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, the Distinguished Educator of the Year for Eastern North America, the United Way’s Reis Community Advocate Award, and the Campbell Soup Foundations “Seek the Power of Different” Award.

At Hopeworks, Dan is responsible for the overall implementation of the learning culture of Hopeworks throughout the entire Hopeworks organization, managing all program aspects of Hopeworks and corresponding staff, including Hopeworks’ training program, residence, and social enterprises.

Recently, Hopeworks was honored to be recognized as the 2016 Greater Philadelphia Non Profit of the Year, and the 2016 South Jersey Non Profit of the Year, as well as winning the prestigious 5th Annual Scattergood Innovation Award.



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Jordan Bailey

CEO and Founder of Golden Community Jordan Bailey is an emerging music executive with 7+ years of strategic management and marketing experience. He began by working with Missy Elliott, Yandy Smith, Sharaya J and Snootie Wild during Howard University Homecoming in 2013 and 2014. He would go on to help lead the guerilla marketing campaign for the 2015 Trillectro Festival that featured Chance the Rapper, Kehlani and D.R.A.M. Jordan has worked as an Executive Coordinator for Grammy Award winning artist Guordan Banks, Bernard “Big Demi” Parker and Brent Celek within the label Bank On It Entertainment, the first indie label to notch a #1 on the Billboard Adult R&B Chart with "Keep You In Mind", which led to him serving as an Assistant Tour and Road Manager for Guordan on "The Definition Of" Tour headlined by Fantasia. Jordan would go on to execute strategy and creative direction surrounding songs such as Meek Mill "Two Wrongs" featuring Guordan and Pusha T, "Hug" featuring Omari Hardwick, and Spotify Singles campaign, which earned a placement on Michelle Obama’s Forever Mine spotify playlist. As a writer, Jordan earned co-writing credits on Banks single “Wanna Be Yours” which was produced by Grammy Award winning My Guy Mars of 1500 or Nothin’ and distributed by Capitol Records/Caroline Records.



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Amy Nelson

Amy grew up among the amber waves of Midwestern grain outside of St. Louis (a proud VFA city) and then followed her love of post-punk music to sunny Southern California. After earning a degree in philosophy and government from Claremont McKenna College, she did stints in Cameroon and Cambodia, where she helped grow highly-innovative international development organizations. While earning her MBA at NYU’s Stern School of Business, Amy joined the team at B Lab, where she helped launch B Analytics, the leading data platform for impact investors. Amy joined Venture for America in 2013 to lead fundraising and external relations, rose to Managing Director in 2016 and became CEO in 2017. As CEO, Amy is focused on making VFA the go-to path for aspiring young entrepreneurs and helping lower the barriers to entrepreneurship for all. She lives in beautiful Park Slope with her husband and two children, and can be found attending Cirque du Soleil performances around the globe (she’s up to 15 shows and counting!).



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Michelai Graham Technically

Michelai Graham is a creative investigative and multimedia reporter. She completed her M.A. in journalism and public affairs with an investigative journalism focus in July 2018. Prior to graduate school, Michelai acquired a B.A. in journalism and a B.A. in media & information from Michigan State University, where she served as co-writer during a study abroad program to India. She also serves as the chapter journalist for the Washington DC Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., where she is also an active member.



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Sponsors

Philly Tech Week wouldn’t be possible without our amazing sponsors. Opportunities are still available. Check out our Sponsorship Prospectus and email business@technical.ly for more info.

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Dev Track
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VanguardCernerPower Home RemodelingElsevierMonetateTD Bank
Business Track
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EMSDCRelayVanguard Innovation StudioUniversity of PennsylvaniaSaul EwingPariveda Solutions
Media Track
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Harmelin Media
Creative Track
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Think Company
Civic Track
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Accenture
Sciences Track
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Temple UniversityUniversity of PennsylvaniaIndependence Blue Cross

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