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The Founder Factory experience combines everything we love about the startup and entrepreneurial community in Philadelphia.


Join us November 13th - 14th for an inspiring 1.5 day conference celebrating and connecting successful founders and business leaders in the region.

 
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 COST TO ATTEND:

$50 FOR DAY 1
$100 FOR DAY 2
$125 FOR BOTH DAYS! (Includes Happy Hour ticket)

$25 FOR HAPPY HOUR ONLY (DAY 2)

 
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Day 1

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 13TH

5:00PM - 8:OOPM

A Seat At The Table, presented by PSL and Mogulette, kicks off the Founder Factory experience with an interactive dinner discussing the importance of building a strong and diverse company culture right from the start.

Hear from one of Glassdoors' top 50 CEOs, Rick Nucci, on how he built Guru's company culture using his love for music, empathy, and putting his employees first. Afterward, get immersed in lively table discussions, led by Youngmoo Kim and Uva Coles, to help us craft a culture building resource guide for Philly founders.

Location: Center for Architecture and Design.

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Day 2

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 14TH

9:00AM - 4:00PM

From the dedicated founders and their latest innovations to the diverse business leaders who guide them along the way, this conference energizes and enhances Philadelphia's growing startup ecosystem.

Expect inspirational talks from founders like Jon Stein, whose billion dollar company has paved the way for fintech; Rakia Reynolds on landing clients like Serena Williams; Wildbit's CEO, Natalie Nagele, on workplace happiness and so much more! This event is perfect for current and future founders, investors, and ecosystem builders.

Location: Fringe Arts and La Peg; Happy Hour from 4-6 PM.

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Get inspired by local and national startup leaders in FringeArts theater, enjoy delicious food and beverage in La Peg restaurant or gain actionable advice from investors on the mezzanine.

We have an impressive group of venture capital firms attending and planning to meet one on one with Philly entrepreneurs during pre-scheduled, 15-minute meetings!

To request a meeting, complete the form below. Space and time is limited, so schedules will be filled on a first come, first serve basis. Please note: All investors and founders must register to attend in order to participate.

 

2019 Speaker Lineup

(MORE SPEAKERS ANNOUNCED SOON)

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Rick nucci

Co-Founder & CEO
Guru Technologies

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WILLiam TOMS

Co-Founder & Chief Creative Officer, REC Philly

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hang nguyen

Co-Founder
Leadovate

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Dave Silver

Co-Founder & CEO
REC Philly

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Bruce Marable

Co-Founder & CEO
Employee Cycle

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Sean Whalin

Co-Founder & CEO
Hopskip

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Munir Pathak

Founder
Swirl Technologies

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brigitte daniel

EVP, Wilco Electronic Systems; Founder of Mogulette

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Ned moore

Co-Founder & CEO
Clutch

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rakia reynolds

Founder & CEO
Skai Blue Media

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Natalie Nagele

Co-Founder & CEO
Wildbit

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bob moore

Co-Founder & CEO
Crossbeam

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dave becker

Founder & CEO
CampusESP

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wil reynolds

Founder & CEO
SEER Interactive

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Gretchen roede

President & CEO
Broadpath PR

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kiera smalls

Executive Director
Philly Startup Leaders

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andrew hoagland

Co-Founder & CEO
Vetd

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nonya collier

Principal
Levelnext

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jon stein

Founder & CEO
Betterment

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david west

Co-Founder & CEO
Proscia

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UVA Coles

VP, Center for Civic & Global Engagement, Widener

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jennifer maher

CEO
1776

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youngmoo kim

Professor & Director
ExCITe Center, Drexel

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erin houston

Co-Founder & CEO
Wearwell

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mark switaj

Founder & CEO
Roundtrip Health

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tiffanie stanard

Founder & CEO
Stimulus

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Kristy Mcann flynn

Founder & CEO
GoCoach

 

2019 Sponsors

presenting sponsor

 
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bronze sponsors

American Family Institute

Baer Crossey

Ballard Spahr

Machine Q

University City Science Center

silver sponsors

Comcast NBCUniversal LIFT Labs

Justworks

Morgan Lewis

Ben Franklin Technology Partners

friends of founder factory

Dineable

Drexel University

Widener University

 
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