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Got an entrepreneurial itch? It's almost impossible to avoid if you're in the business of creating things. The creation part is simple (relatively speaking)...but building a business around it? Not quite as straightforward.
Philadelphia is home to a rapidly growing entrepreneurial technology culture. That excites those of us who work in tech in the Philadelphia area, and we want to help it grow by creating a conference for people with a dream to meet people with the means to make that dream a reality – whether that need is for business support or technical development skills.
This conference is called Philly Merge and will be held on Friday July 15 at Jon M. Huntsman Hall at the University of Pennsylvania. By bringing together local developers with entrepreneurs we intend to share success stories, establish a forum for peer education, strengthen the local developer network, start new businesses and have fun while doing so. The entire purpose of the conference can be simply stated as "get started."
We'll have sessions on topics both legal and technical, financial and inspirational -- ending the day with a panel of VC folks who will share with us what they're looking for in both a company and a pitch. We've stocked the speaker list top to bottom with local people who "get" Philadelphia, have done these things themselves, and know what it takes.
It's our belief that you'll finish the day with a feeling of "I can do this" - and you'll have a great idea of what it's going to take to get started. For us, this is a "get started" effort too - we'd appreciate your support, feedback and participation!
So why not sign up today? It's only $29!