PSL’s Founder Factory Has a Sick Lineup This Year

Tech leaders from companies like Slack and Moz are flying in for the signature event next week.

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It’s already time for Philly Startup Leaders’ Founder Factory and 2017 represents the 9th year the signature event will take place.

The organization says it expects to bring together around 400 attendees next Thursday, December 7 for a day of strategizing to help local up-and-coming entrepreneurs learn how to build better and more successful businesses.

PSL president Bob Moore told Philly Mag that this year’s event will showcase some of Philly’s most in-demand speakers and thought leaders from across the country. Some of the speakers include Slack’s director of learning Kristen Swanson, Audigent president (and Philly’s own) Shelton Mercer, best-selling author Nir Eyal, Monetate CEO Lucinda Duncalfe, Moz founder Rand Fishkin, and Precursor Ventures founder Charles Hudson.

The event also features a new program that allows Philly startups to pitch VCs in person during the event. The VC firms participating include Accel Partners, Precursor Ventures, and Zelkova Ventures. Startups that wish to participate don’t need to buy a ticket to the event and can simply apply here.

“If you’re running a startup or thinking about taking the plunge, this will be the best day of the year for developing the strategies and connections that can help you succeed,” Moore told Philly Mag.

In addition, the day will begin with a CEO breakfast featuring leaders from companies throughout the tech community and end with a happy hour for all attendees.

Founder Factory will be held at the Double Tree in Center City. Find out more about the event here.

The organization put together a recap of last year’s event: