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Philly Tech Week 2024: A partnership for a more equitable tech economy

Philly Tech Week, the annual celebration of technology and innovation in the city, will return for its 14th edition from May 3 to May 11, 2024. The event will be organized as a partnership between, the news organization that serves a community of tech professionals, and 1Philadelphia, the citywide initiative founded in 2021 to advance a more equitable tech economy.

What is 1Philadelphia?

1Philadelphia is a coalition of public, private and nonprofit stakeholders that aims to make Philadelphia a more inclusive and diverse tech hub. The initiative was launched in 2021 by Mayor Jim Kenney, who appointed former Comcast executive Dalila Wilson-Scott as the city’s first Chief Equity Officer. 1Philadelphia’s mission is to:

  • Increase access and opportunity for underrepresented groups in tech, such as women, people of color, LGBTQ+ individuals and people with disabilities.
  • Support the growth and development of local tech talent, especially from low-income and marginalized communities.
  • Foster collaboration and innovation among tech entrepreneurs, investors, educators, policymakers and civic leaders.
  • Promote the social and environmental impact of tech solutions for the city’s most pressing challenges.

Philly Tech Week 2024: A partnership for a more equitable tech economy

Why partner with, the news organization that covers local tech ecosystems in Philly, Baltimore, DC, Delaware and Pittsburgh, has been the longtime organizer of Philly Tech Week since its inception in 2011.’s expertise and network in the tech community make it a natural partner for 1Philadelphia, as they share a common vision of building a more vibrant and equitable tech economy in the city.’s co-founder and CEO Christopher Wink said: “We are thrilled to partner with 1Philadelphia for Philly Tech Week 2024. We believe that tech can be a force for good, and that everyone should have a seat at the table. Together, we will showcase the best of Philly’s tech scene, and inspire more people to join and shape it.”

What to expect from Philly Tech Week 2024?

Philly Tech Week 2024 will feature a mix of in-person and virtual events, organized by dozens of partners from the tech community and beyond. The events will cover a wide range of topics, such as advanced manufacturing, life sciences, smart cities, cybersecurity, gaming, social justice, education, arts and culture, and more.

Some of the highlights of Philly Tech Week 2024 include:

  • The Developers Conference, a full-day event for software engineers, web developers, data scientists and other tech enthusiasts, featuring workshops, panels, demos and networking opportunities. The conference will take place on Tuesday, May 10, at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.
  • Introduced,’s company-building conference, a full-day event for tech entrepreneurs, investors, leaders and innovators, featuring keynote speakers, breakout sessions, pitch competitions and expo booths. The conference will take place on Thursday, May 12, at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.
  • The Signature Event, the grand finale of Philly Tech Week, a festive evening of celebration, recognition and entertainment, featuring awards, performances, food and drinks. The event will take place on Saturday, May 11, at a TBD location.

In addition, there will be many other community events throughout the week, such as hackathons, meetups, workshops, panels, demos, tours, parties and more. To stay updated on the latest news and announcements, visit the Philly Tech Week website and sign up for the email list.

Philly Tech Week 2024 is presented by Comcast, the global media and technology company headquartered in Philadelphia. Comcast is a longtime supporter of Philly Tech Week and 1Philadelphia, as part of its commitment to fostering innovation and inclusion in the tech industry.

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