The Founder Factory is an annual event created by Philly Startup Leaders, meant to help foster growth of an ecosystem of entrepreneurs, mentors, angels, VC’s, students, schools and government groups within the Philadelphia area. As a collaborative and engaging event, the Founder Factor helps to unleash Philadelphia’s entrepreneurial potential.
To encourage collaboration within the Philadelphia startup ecosystem, where people starting companies are encouraged and supported by successful entrepreneurs and mentors from the venture capital and university community.
We are very proud to announce a great selection of experienced entrepreneurs who have experience and expertise in each of the topics being discussed at Founder Factory 2012. To begin and wrap our day, we welcome Michael Golden, President & Founder of ShopRunner and Josh Kopelman, Managing Partner of First Round Capital. Joining them to talk about a variety of topics that every entrepreneur and startup need to examining are local entrepreneurs Stephen Gill, Heidi Gray-Devita, Tracey Welson-Rossman, Anita Garimella Andrews, Aaron McLean, and Cassandra Oryl. In the afternoon, Joanne Lang, Lucinda Duncalfe, Bob Moore and Brendan Lowry will cover topics like Internal Metrics, Team Building and Developing a Company Culture. This is a Don't Miss Day for any serious entrepreneur! For more information on the topics and speakers, please review the full schedule. Tickets are available via the Buy Tickets link. See you at Founder Factory!
SAVE THE DATE! Philly Startup Leaders Founder Factory is returning to World Cafe Live on November 15, 2012! This year Founder Factory is getting back to the basics of building startups. Our speakers will be experienced entrepreneurs addressing some of the things every entrepreneur needs to think about to build and grow their business. The schedule and speakers will be announced soon - So Stay Tuned!. In the meantime, here are some of the topic areas that will be covered at Founder Factory 2012. Getting the Word Out - Brand Recognition and Lead Generation Customer Development, Customer Acquisition and Sales Marketing and Social Media Internal metrics - What you should be measuring Team Building / Recruiting / Hiring / Firing / Outsourcing Deciding what your company culture will be & making it happen Tickets are on sale and they are limited, so get yours quick! http://psl.ticketleap.com/founder-factory-2012-/ Interested in sponsoring? Contact Gloria Bell at firstname.lastname@example.org or Patty Tawadros email@example.com See you on November 15th!
Save the Date! November 15, 2012 Founder Factory 2012 will return to World Cafe Live on November 15, 2012. Stay tuned here and on the Philly Startup Leaders listserve for more details on the event and purchasing tickets. If you are interested in sponsoring Founder Factory, please contact Gloria Bell at firstname.lastname@example.org. See you at Founder Factory!
We hope you all enjoyed yourselves at Founder Factory this year. Below you'll find video for each segment of the event, courtesy of Steven Lubetkin at Lubekin Communications. We look forward to seeing you at the next Philly Startup Leaders event, and check back here next year for details on Founder Factory 2012! Videos after the jump.Read More
In Search of Capital: The Outlook for Start-ups in 2011 This is an extremely informative piece on Knowledge@Wharton regarding the state of capital access and the increased activity in the startup community. Worth the read and should be part of the general conversation at the founder factory.
Founder Factory keynote speaker Farid Naib offers his insight on the Philly Startup Leaders "Starter Story" Series. The multiple ventures and his unique startup journey is relevant to the most seasoned to the most inexperienced entrepreneur. His session on idea generation kicks off the Founder Factory 2010 experience. Mr. Naib's current venture is Document Depository Corporation. DDC helps businesses organize their corporate documents, streamline workflow, and improve communication with their stakeholders Founder Factory 2010 Wednesday November 17, 2010 World Café Live 3025 Walnut St. Philadelphia, PA 19104
Entreprenure's understand that some times it is better to be lucky than good, but those that find luck also believe in another 'luck' oriented cliche "Luck is the intersection of preparation and opportunity". Harvard Business Review bloggers Anthony Tjan and Tsun-yan Hsieh offer up their perspective on the types of luck entrepreneurs can expect and the habits of the lucky. Founder Factory 2010 Wednesday November 17, 2010 World Café Live 3025 Walnut St. Philadelphia, PA 19104
Xipwire founder Sharif Alexandre, and Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing Sibyl Lindsay recently provided their Starter Story for Philly Startup Leaders. This year they place themselves in the fishbowl at founder factory to focus on the age old issue that face many tech starups - driving adoption. To get more from the fishbowl take a moment to discover the realities of Xipwire's startup story.
One thing is instantly clear when you talk to Tracey Welson-Rossman of Chariot Solutions, she is passionate about the Philadelphia Areas's starup community. That passion lead her to take on leadership positions at Philly Statup Leaders and ensure that the premier PSL event - the founder factory - not only offered incredible value to the attendees but served to reflect the entrepreneurial energy and success that exists in the Delaware Valley
The importance of networking, the profile of myYearbook feature 2009 Founder Factory speaker Geoff Cook