Posted for Immediate Release from Philly Startup Leaders:
Philadelphia…January 28, 2013…Philadelphia area entrepreneurs, designers, developers, startups and related support and service organizations now have one central map and information source to promote their businesses, tell their stories and find and fill jobs, all while helping to quantify the bustling activity in the region.
“Philadelphia is a city of innovation and collaboration. This project is a great example of how our civic leaders, entrepreneurs and tech leaders work together for the good of the community,” said Philadelphia Mayor Michael A. Nutter, who has been a major supporter of entrepreneurship, including creating the City’s new Startup PHL Seed Fund and Call for Ideas Fund in 2012.
“The idea behind the community map is to create a single, centralized repository of information about the Philadelphia entrepreneurial community that is owned by none and supported by all,” said Philly Startup Leaders President Bob Moul, CEO of Artisan, a quickly growing mobile company founded and based in Old City. “This creates a way to communicate the richness of Philadelphia’s entrepreneurial community to other entrepreneurs, media, potential investors, and support organizations.”
The new map already features 318 startups, digital businesses, investors, supporters and co-working spaces located across the greater Philadelphia region, including those looking to hire.
“Our goal is for stories about the creative, technology and business community to be told with Philadelphia as a part of the story. Simultaneously, we can make it easier for people to find someone or something that inspires them in their own backyard.” said Alex Hillman, co-founder of Indy Hall and WeWorkInPhilly.com, where the data will be populated by individuals and organizations in the region.
The map is an open source project created by members of the Philadelphia tech development community and can be easily shown on any website as a widget. A number of organizations have already started using the map on their sites, including the City of Philadelphia’s StartupPHL project, Philly Startup Leaders, the Economy League of Greater Philadelphia, Select Greater Philadelphia, University City Science Center and the Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau. Any companies and organizations can add the map to their websites; a widget can be found here: http://phillystartupleaders.org/map/
If you are a Philadelphia entrepreneur, startup, or related support or service organization, add or update your information on WeWorkInPhilly.com, free of charge, as an individual, company, or group. The main map can be found here: http://weworkinphilly.com/companies/map
You can view the Locally profile here: http://weworkinphilly.com/companies/locally
Danielle Cohn, 610-202-4707