We envision Philadelphia to be a place where everyone can achieve their entrepreneurial potential as part of a collaborative startup and innovative community.

Connect w/ other entrepreneurs

With thousands of active members in the PSL community, PSL is the largest network for emerging entrepreneurs in the Greater Philadelphia Area.

Online

PSL’s Google Groups and Slack communities are home to thousands of startup enthusiasts who engage in daily discussions around entrepreneurship and growth in Philadelphia. There is no cost to join! Sign up today!

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In Person

We host a series of events and programs throughout the year that cater to entrepreneurs of all stages. Be sure to take advantage of these opportunities to learn, grow your network, and connect with others who can assist you along your journey!

Events & Programs

Upcoming Events

Entrepreneur Expo

PSL’s annual trade show exhibiting 100+ local tech companies to 1000 attendees. It’s our largest networking opportunity of the year, and is an official event of Philly Tech Week presented by Comcast.

Founder Factory

PSL’s annual, full-day conference where founders, mentors, angels, VC’s, students, government groups, and community partners come together for an engaging day of teaching, learning, and community building.

Diversity Dinner

An opportunity to address the diversity gap in Philadelphia’s tech community and to help celebrate the achievements made by the members of the Philly tech scene who have been a proven, positive force, and driver of inclusive, diverse, and healthy communities.

PHL Innovation Picnic

Enjoy great food, drinks, and games while celebrating summer and our incredible tech and entrepreneur ecosystem.

Educate

PSL’s programs enlist experts from the local community to mentor and support Philadelphia’s growing population of startup founders.

PSL Accelerator

A 12-week program that equips founders with the knowledge and tools needed to grow their businesses, including a mentor to guide them during the program and beyond.

PSL Accelerator

Founders 101

Encompasses three interactive sessions leading up to our most talked about event of the year, Founder Factory.

Founders 101

Founder Factory

This one-day annual conference aims to unleash the full potential of Philadelphia entrepreneurs.

Founder Factory

Develop

PSL recognizes Philadelphia’s promise as an entrepreneurship hub. Our efforts help promote the region’s startup economy and fill gaps not served by existing initiatives.

Start. Stay. Grow.

Start. Stay. Grow. bridges the gap between Philadelphia’s world-class universities and its blossoming startup community.

Amplify Philly

Amplify Philly brings the best of Philly business, culture, and tech into the international spotlight through SXSW each year. Local startups and community builders travel to Austin, TX annually where they represent the city on a national stage.

Amplify Philly

Philly Tech Guide

A Guide to Tech and Entrepreneurship in the City of Brotherly Love.

Tech Guide

Partnerships

We believe that the biggest impact comes from collaboration. This is why we partner with local and national organizations that share our mission of helping to build and grow Philadelphia’s startup community.

Partnerships

Get Connected

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PSL Talk

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Direct Messaging

PSL Slack

Connect and chat with other PSL members. Subscribe to the channels that matter to you, and Introduce yourself on the #new-member-intro!

Monthly Insights

PSL Newsletter

Our once-a-month snapshot into what's going on and coming up for the Philly startup ecosystem.