Our Mission is to help current and future founders succeed in Philadelphia and beyond

We connect, educate, and develop the members of Greater Philadelphia’s startup community. We supply founders and startups with the resources and connections they need, with a vision of building a world-class ecosystem of innovators and entrepreneurs.

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


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

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In Person

We bring our community together throughout the year by hosting annual events and happy hours. Be sure to take advantage of these opportunities to grow your network and connect with new mentors!

Events & Programs

Upcoming Events

Entrepreneur Expo

PSL’s annual trade show exhibiting 100 local startups and hosting over 2000 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.


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

PSL Accelerator

A 10-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


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.

Start Here

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


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.


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