Thank you to those who attended our 2012 Technology Crawl. The event was a huge success with close to 70 students and 16 tech companies represented. Please keep checking back at campusphilly.org or email jen@campusphilly.org for information on our next industry Crawl.

 
Interested in working at a tech company or have plans to start your own one day? Sign up for the next Campus Philly Crawl and join us as we visit several young technology companies all within walking distance and learn what it’s like to work at a start-up.

At each crawl stop, start-up leaders and their employees will share their personal experiences about what is like to work in the fast-paced, creative field of technology. After the tour, you’ll sit in on a panel discussion with tech experts and have a chance to network with some of the hottest start-up entrepreneurs in the greater Philadelphia region.

Make sure to wear comfortable shoes for walking! Remember it’s election day, so vote in the morning and crawl in the afternoon.

This event is FREE of charge to current students at Campus Philly Partner Schools*, but space is limited to just 75 students.

This just in: Bentley Systems is raffling off an iPad to one lucky crawler. Must be present at the event to win, so sign-up today!

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Note: Pre-registered students will receive an email prior to the event with their crawl meet-up location. Students who did not pre-register will be asked to meet at Quorum at the University City Science Center (3711 Market Street, 8th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19104) and will then be assigned to crawl groups based on availability.

Only want to join us for the panel? No problem, click here.

Crawl stops:

First Round Capital: Get a behind the scenes tour of this internationally-acclaimed venture capital firm.
 
First Round Capital specializes in providing seed-stage funding to technology companies. Managed by Josh Kopelman, Chris Fralic, Rob Hayes and Howard L. Morgan, the Philadelphia-based company typically provides seed-stage investment that ranges from $250,000 to $500,000. The company seeks to take an active role in the operations of the companies in which they invest, often investing in pre-revenue companies. Since its inception in 2004, First Round Capital has backed more than 70 companies, including VideoEgg, myYearbook, Wikia, LinkedIn, Eventful, Krugle, del.icio.us, RockYou!, SkillSlate and several other firms. First Round Capital, while still in its very early years, has already generated significant returns for its investors from acquisitions such as StumbleUpon by eBay for $75 million and Mint.com by Intuit for $170 million.

DreamIt Ventures: Meet the different businesses being incubated in one of Philly’s top accelerator programs.
 
DreamIt Ventures is a pre-seed stage accelerator, with the goal of helping great people with great ideas build great companies. DreamIt was founded in 2007 by three successful technology entrepreneurs who wanted to create the same type of opportunities that they were fortunate to have had themselves for the next wave of entrepreneurs. Since then DreamIt has launched 80 companies including SCVNGR, SeatGeek, Postling, Notehall (acquired by Chegg), CloudMine, Parsely, AppAddictive, TidalLabs, Let’s Gift It, Spling, LearnBop, Easel, ElectNext, MindSnacks, SupplyHog, Take The Interview, and Adaptly.

Lokalty: Learn how this start-up created their own local rewards economy.
 
They work to fuel the growth of local businesses and economies by connecting consumers with independently-owned businesses through LokalPoints, a universal, shareable, local rewards currency. Customers earn LokalPoints for spending money locally and for a wide variety of fun, engaging online activities that help them discover new local experiences. The company was founded in July ’11 by Balu Chandrasekaran, Bipen Sasi and Philip Tribe, all Penn Master’s graduates. The company is proud to call Philadelphia home and is based in Center City at a stone’s throw from City Hall.

Shindig Events LLC: Connect with guys behind this cool new app and learn about their partnership with Campus Philly events.
 
Shindig is a bootstrap startup working remotely in the Philadelphia area. Shindig, our namesake app, is an event management system that generates mobile attendee experiences for iOS, Android and web. It enables conference, festival, and community organizers to build and customize mobile applications to deliver schedules, maps, news, and information directly to their attendees. We are actively shipping solutions to paying customers and are also looking to expand our product line in the near future.

Meet our Panelists:

 
Questions? Contact Jen Devor, Program Manager at 215.988.1707 ext.107 or at jen@campusphilly.org

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*Campus Philly Partner Schools: Arcadia University • Bryn Mawr College • Cabrini College • Chestnut Hill College  • Cheyney University of Pennsylvania • Community College of Philadelphia • Delaware County Community College • Drexel University • Harcum College • Haverford College • La Salle University • Millersville University • Moore College of Art and Design  • Peirce College  • Pennsylvania State University – Abington  • Pennsylvania State University – Brandywine  • Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine • Philadelphia University  • Rowan University • Rutgers University- Camden • Swarthmore College • Temple University • The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey • Thomas Jefferson University • University of Pennsylvania • University of the Sciences  • Ursinus College • Villanova University

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