Philly Tech Week attracts 'best and brightest' startup minds

Mike Dougherty
May 01, 2018 - 9:17 pm
Mayor Jim Kenney looks on as a group of startup entrepreneurs demonstrate what they’ve been working on.

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PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — More than 100 startup companies gathered at the Franklin Institute Tuesday night to showcase projects they've been working on.

They converged during the eighth annual Philly Tech Week, an opportunity to share ideas and network with each other.

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"Having a healthy startup scene is a really good gateway to building a talent pipeline," said Robert Moore, board president of Philly Startup Leaders. "Building a great community around technology, attracting people to the region from other cities and having great places for our college graduates to go after they complete their work at our awesome universities here in town."

Mayor Jim Kenney said he loves the innovation sparked by startups, and he's working to ensure the best and the brightest make a home in Philly.

"We need to build the infrastructure of startups so young entrepreneurs feel comfortable enough to stay and put down roots," he added.