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A confluence of factors have created a growing entrepreneurial sector throughout Greater Philadelphia. With grassroots organizations like Philly StartUp Leaders and co-working confab Indy Hall, community development initiatives like the Enterprise Center in West Philly, first-rate educational influence from the likes of the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School, and some of the most creative risk-takers flocking to Philly's fastest-growing neighborhoods, Greater Philadelphia is able to provide a host of desirable conditions for new businesses, ideas, and talent to flourish. Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern PA has also been vital to the continued growth of tech startups in the region.



An inside perspective on Pennsylvania's new wine law

The State has taken a first step towards modernizing its liquor laws with a new measure that will allow wine sales in grocery stores for the first time since Prohibition. But don't pop a cork just yet. 

Aaron Goldstein, William Duckworth, Becca Goldstein and Collin Hill of Fever Smart

Exploring the lifestages of an entrepreneur via four Philly companies

Like all organisms, founders start small and evolve. But instead of birth, childhood, adolescence and adulthood, they mature from intellectual capital to incubation, bootstrapping to venture capital, startup to established company.

Comic Jam at Fleisher Art Memorial

PHILLY 3 FOR ALL: Star Wars at Fleisher, dance at City Hall, Art Star Craft Bazaar at Penn's Landing

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The University City Science Center

Giving international companies a soft place to land in Philadelphia

Thanks to an exciting University City Science Center program, businesses seeking a foothold in the U.S. are choosing Philadelphia. These firms are pioneering groundbreaking technologies, transforming sectors such as oncology and wind power.


On the Ground: The Future of Chinatown

This ethnic enclave has beaten the odds and remained a vibrant, beloved, distinct neighborhood. As the forces of development and gentrification encroach, can Philadelphia's Chinatown strike a balance between growth and preservation?
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Entrepreneurship Founders

Vladimir Kanin of Optiflame Solutions

Vladimir Kanin of Optiflame Solutions

The first Russian company inside the University City Science Center aims to bring wind turbines to residential areas.

Bernardo Cordovez of Optofluidics

Bernardo Cordovez of Optofluidics

City: University City

The first purchase orders are coming in for his company, which is commercializing a breakthrough method to capture and hold tiny particles.

Sue Jacquette of a.muse events

Sue Jacquette of a.muse events

City: Wayne

Her growing event planning company is getting the attention of many along the Main Line, and more corporate work is on the horizon.

Victor Allis of Quintiq

Victor Allis of Quintiq

City: Ardmore

His global company has an open culture, a razor sharp industry niche, and chose Philadelphia as its co-headquarters. The Netherlands native liked it so much he moved there in 2010.

Doug Baldasare of ChargeItSpot

Doug Baldasare of ChargeItSpot

City: Center City

ChargeItSpot offers a win-win for both retailers and smartphone owners with low batteries, and aims to be within two blocks of everyone in Philadelphia.

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