Join us for the first Innovation Picnic hosted by Ben Franklin Technology Partners, Life Sciences PA, PACT, Philly New Tech Meetup, Philly Startup Leaders, Safeguard Scientifics, and University City Science Center!
We're joining forces with our partners to drive home our collective mission of building a stronger Philadelphia tech community. Enjoy great food, drinks, and games while celebrating summer and our incredible tech and entrepreneur ecosystem.
Most importantly you'll spend an afternoon with colleagues, friends and business partners raising money to build the future of our tech scene because all ticket proceeds will go to the local nonprofits below!
- iPraxis: iPraxis works to inspire middle school aged students in underserved Philadelphia communities to explore science, technology, engineering, and mathematics by connecting them with professional scientists and providing hands-on learning experiences.
- Spark: Spark inspires 7th, 8th and 9th grade students to succeed in high school and beyond by connecting them with mentors in leading workplaces and supporting their academic journey with skill-building and resources. By engaging working professionals and connecting businesses with local communities, Spark empowers the next generation to perform better in school, graduate on time and lead fulfilling careers and lives.
- TechGirlz: a nonprofit that ignites a love for technology in middle school girls. Our free, open source workshops inspire curiosity, impart confidence, and build community as the foundation for the application of technology throughout a girl’s career and life. We have reached over 7000 girls around the country with the help of the tech community.
Please note that this event will be 21+.