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Business

The startup and business community conversation. Think: venture capital, startups, bootstrapping, entrepreneur stories.

Track Day Events

  • Small Business Week Celebration Event

    CNBC's The Profit and Comcast Business invite you to celebrate Small Business Week.

    Thursday, May 4, 10:00am–2:00pm
  • Technical.ly Introduced: A curated B2B Event

    There are a surplus of opportunities in Philadelphia to meet local startups. The real challenge for some of these successful entrepreneurs is meeting their next client, the decision makers at large corporations. Join us and get the opportunity to meet some of these large businesses and pitch your product or service to members of their purchasing departments.

    Thursday, May 4, 12:30pm–3:30pm
  • Technical.ly Introduced: Curated founder connections

    Meet face to face with seasonal founders to provide you advice, guidance and some of their very own past experiences to help you make your next step.

    Thursday, May 4, 3:30pm–7:00pm
  • #Failfest

    In this off-the-cuff, unfiltered and unapologetic event, hear from a variety of speakers as they share stories of their past failure(s) and what they've learned along the way. Sometimes it takes a lot of failed attempts before you get to that one-in-a-million idea that will launch you to success.

    Thursday, May 4, 6:30pm–9:30pm

Speakers

  • Jake Stein

    Jake Stein

    Jake is co-founder and CEO of Stitch. Previously, he was co-founder of RJMetrics, which was acquired by Magento in July 2016. Before RJMetrics, Jake worked in venture capital, started a landscaping business in high school, and was the 44th ranked table tennis player under 21 in New Jersey; achievements of

    @jakestein
  • Rakia Reynolds

    Rakia Reynolds

    Rakia Reynolds is the founder of Skai Blue Media, a multimedia public relations agency with an all-star roster of lifestyle, technology, non-profit and fashion clients. As a leader in the industry, she is highly sought after by companies to provide expertise in creative development, branding, marketing and

    @rakiareynolds
  • Michelle Pujadas

    Michelle Pujadas

    Michelle specializes in developing strategic marketing and communications programs that deliver measurable results. With more than 30 years of hands-on experience, Michelle understands what it takes to build brand awareness and market leadership for both early stage and growth stage companies.

    @pujadas
  • Rick Nucci

    Rick Nucci

    Rick has been an entrepreneur in the Philadelphia area since 1999. He's currently the co-founder & CEO of Guru, which helps companies centralize their collective knowledge. Prior to Guru Rick was the Founder and CTO of Boomi, which defined and led a new segment as the industry’s first cloud

    @ricknucci
  • Gail Ball

    Gail Ball

    Gail is a fintech executive who has had a long career leading tech teams at global financial services firms. Building and overseeing a broad swath of entrepreneurial groups, she has held decision-making posts at nearly every seat around the financial services table—banking executive, regulator, service

    @GailBall18, @_ChestnutStreet

Track Collaborators

  • University of Pennsylvania

Track Presented by

  • Saul Ewing
  • The Yard

Track Supported by

  • University City Science Center
  • Zendesk
  • Ben Franklin Technology Partners
  • Pilot
  • Community College of Philadelphia