Scenes From the 2nd Annual PHL Innovation Picnic
The event of the summer pulled in more than 800 registrants and raised thousands for local tech and business organizations. Here’s a peek at what went down.
This year’s PHL Innovation Picnic pulled in more than 800 registrants from all across the Philadelphia region’s tech and innovation communities. As attendees celebrated the wins of Philly’s entrepreneurial ecosystem with games, food, drinks, music and fun, they also raised funds for some of the region’s most well-known tech and business education nonprofits.
Picnic attendees raised a collective $12,000 for Coded by Kids, Hopeworks ’N Camden and Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE). The funds raised surpassed last year’s total by about $2,000.
June 28th was HOT, but people showed up. Check out what went down at the PSL Field Day and PHL Innovation Picnic below. Photos by Rachel Wisniewski.
Attendees got a warm welcome at registration
Organizations showed out
PSL’s field day brought the competition
Photo booth fun
New connections were made; old ones were strengthened
Drinks flowed and so did the food
Local Stove was the event’s official food vendor
REC Philly was the official music provider
Organizers and Sponsors
The picnic was hosted by Ben Franklin Technology Partners, Philadelphia Alliance for Capital and Technologies (PACT), Philly New Tech Meetup, Philly Startup Leaders (PSL), PIDC, Startup PHL, University City Science Center, Venture For America, and Waterfront Ventures.
Top tier sponsors included: Ben Franklin Technology Partners, Broadpath PR (games sponsor), Comcast NBCUniversal LIFT Labs (dessert sponsor), Drexel Ventures, First Round Capital, Janney (Photo booth sponsor), Fox Rothschild LLP, Osage Venture Partners, Penji, PIDC, The Navy Yard (wristband sponsor), Urban Outfitters, Inc., and WeWork (workstation)
Additional sponsors included: Chariot Solutions, IPR Secure, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, MVM Associates, NextFab, REC Philly, Rittenhouse Ventures, Robin Hood Ventures, Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP., Temple University, and University City Science Center