Technically Philly: The Philadelphia Startup Grind Helps Connect Local Entrepreneurs

To help local entrepreneurs, the Philadelphia Start-up Grind offered a networking hour.
Local entrepreneurs discussed their ideas with other businesspeople.
Local entrepreneurs discussed their ideas with other businesspeople.

Many people dream of being their own boss but where do you start? The thrust into entrepreneurship offers struggles at almost every corner and it seems individual support can be hard to find.

In a time where business contacts are key factors to success, entrepreneurs are eager to share their ideas and learn from others.

The Philadelphia Startup Grind offers local entrepreneurs just that.

Located at Benjamin’s Desk in Center City, the Philadelphia Startup Grinds gives people a chance to not only network with other local entrepreneurs, but also the opportunity to hear success stories from experienced businesspeople.

Mike Maher, director of the Startup Grind, started the Philadelphia chapter because he felt the need was in such high demand.

“There’s a lot going on here in Philadelphia,” Maher said. “We saw this as an opportunity to hear from real founders and give local startups a chance to learn from these speakers.”

With speakers coming in about once a month, Maher hopes the people in attendance gain an understanding for what needs to be done in such a competitive market. Quoting the Startup Grind’s motto of Educate, Inspire, Connect, Maher believes the events hosted by the Philadelphia chapter have truly made a difference.

Inspiration seems to be the cornerstone of the events held by the Philadelphia Startup Grind as the room is filled with proud entrepreneurs.

“The people who come to these events are extremely passionate,” said Maher. “It’s great to see them connect and turn their ideas into real startups.”

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