Founder Factory | Thursday, November 21, 2013

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.


Our Mission

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.



FOUNDER FACTORY 2013-- BIGGER, BETTER, AND SELLING OUT FAST PSL-sponsored event is “networking event of the year” for tech entrepreneurs and investors Philadelphia, PA – November 10, 2012 The fifth-annual Founder Factory takes place November 21, and event organizers are seeing an unprecedented surge of energy, excitement, and engagement. “The Philly Tech scene is really taking off, and Founder Factory is right there with it,” said Bob Moul, president of Philly Startup Leaders (PSL), the organization which puts on Founder Factory. “Participation has tripled since PSL started doing Founder Factory, and this year’s program is world-class.”

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Schedule, Speakers and Tickets For Sale

The Founder Factory committee is happy to announce the theme for Founder Factory 2013 is Scaling. There will be a combination of speakers, panels and workshops exploring the things to need to consider when preparing for or when you are in the middle of scaling your startup.   Check the schedule and speaker page for some early announcements. Then check back regularly for more details! a cause and effect essay Tickets for Founder Factory 2013 are now on sale!  Get yours before they sell out! zp8497586rq

Save the Date – Founder Factory 2013!

This year’s Founder Factory will be held on November 21st! Mark the date on your calendar — it’s going to be a busy day packed full of excellent talks and workshops, and we're excited to have already started planning one of the best PSL events of the year!online essay service

The Speakers Have Been Announced!

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. online essay service 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! zp8497586rq

Founder Factory – Building Startups

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! Interested in sponsoring?  Contact Gloria Bell at or Patty Tawadros which is the best antivirus software See you on November 15th! zp8497586rq

Founder Factory 2012 – Save the Date

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. buy tobacco online If you are interested in sponsoring Founder Factory, please contact Gloria Bell at See you at Founder Factory! zp8497586rq

Thanks for coming!

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.

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Capital Climate in 2011

essay writingIn 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. zp8497586rq

A History of Entrepreneurship

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 knee pain remedies zp8497586rq

HBR's Variation on a Theme

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. essay services Founder Factory 2010 Wednesday November 17, 2010 World Café Live 3025 Walnut St. Philadelphia, PA 19104 zp8497586rq

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