We’re joining forces with our community partners to drive home our collective mission of building a stronger Philadelphia tech community. Celebrate summer and our incredible tech and entrepreneur ecosystem with great food, drinks, and games.
Most importantly you’ll spend an afternoon with colleagues, friends and business partners raising money to build the future of our tech scene. All ticket proceeds are donated to local non-profit organizations who are dedicated to guiding, encouraging and educating the next generation of tech talent.
At the 2017 Inaugural PHL Innovation Picnic, over $10,000 was raised and donated to these three non-profit organizations…
- 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: TechGirlz is 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.
The 1st Annual PHL Innovation Picnic took place on June 29th, 2017 at the Marine Parade Grounds at The Navy Yard. The event was organized and hosted by Ben Franklin Technology Partners, PACT, Philly Startup Leaders, Life Sciences PA, Philly New Tech Meetup, Safeguard Scientifics, and University City Science Center. Relive last year’s PHL Innovation Picnic!