ThinkFest Recap: 5 Takeaways From Apu Gupta on Philly’s Tech Scene

Unicorns are overrated. That’s according to Curalate CEO Apu Gupta. His startup may one day be valued at a billion dollars, but Gupta, in conversation with […]


ThinkFest: Fried Chicken And Kale Smoothies

Today at Thinkfest, we put Nicole Marquis (HipCityVeg), Justin Rosenberg (Honeygrow) and Steve Cook (Federal Donuts, Dizengoff)–three of the most successful fast-casual operators in the […]

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Everything You Need to Know for ThinkFest Today

It’s finally here: ThinkFest 2016 starts now. Ticket holders are in for a day of networking, storytelling, conversing, innovating and more – and it’s all kicking off this […]

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ThinkFest Preview: Kathryn Ott Lovell on Parks as the Key to Philly’s Future

Are parks the key to Philadelphia’s future? They’ve certainly been key to its past, saysKathryn Ott Lovell, commissioner of Philadelphia Parks and Recreation. And investing […]

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Last Chance for ThinkFest Tickets

The editors and marketing team of Philly Mag spend about a year planning ThinkFest. We recognized — all the way back in 2015 — that our […]


ThinkFest Preview: Stephen Tang on the Power of Immigrant Entrepreneurs

While some argue that America has an immigration problem, others see immigration as the country’s greatest economic promise. Despite representing just 13 percent of the population, […]


ThinkFest Preview: Allan Domb on Getting Our Money’s Worth Out of City Hall

In case you didn’t know this, the City of Philadelphia is a corporation. Running it more like one would redound to taxpayers’ benefit, says City […]


Thinkfest Preview: Inside Philly’s Quick Serve Revolution

We here at Foobooz have been infatuated with the quick-serve revolution for some time now. As booming as Philadelphia’s restaurant scene is, for every white table […]


ThinkFest Preview: Asa Khalif on the Black Lives Matter Movement

Critics of Black Lives Matter haven’t been shy in airing their skepticism of the movement. Where is their agenda? Where is their inclusiveness? How is […]

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ThinkFest Preview: Jeffrey Yass on School Choice

Jeffrey Yass may be best known in Philadelphia as the suburban stock trader who, along with his two business partners, donated heavily to a pro-Tony Williams […]

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ThinkFest Preview: Eric Goldstein on the Urban(e) Suburb

While much has been written about Millennials’ love affair with the city, research conducted by the National Association of Realtors and others indicates that once […]

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ThinkFest Preview: Otis Bullock Jr. on Solving Generational Poverty

Philadelphia’s movers and shakers could easily choose to dwell on the feel-good stories that have sprouted around here during the last decade or so: the slight (but welcome) population […]


ThinkFest Preview: Apu Gupta on Philly’s Changing Tech Scene

In just four years, Apu Gupta’s brainchild Curalate has singlehandedly advanced the way millions of consumers interact with brands. The startup has made it so […]


ThinkFest Preview: John Middleton on Innovation in Business, Sports and Philanthropy

The Phillies ownership used to be a group of silent partners. But, as Philadelphia magazine has chronicled, in recent years one co-owner has stepped into […]

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Join John Middleton, Tamala Edwards, Apu Gupta and More at ThinkFest 2016

Philadelphia is full of smart people doing smart things. Things that can change the world. But you know the story: They are from Philly, so they don’t quite get […]