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LIST OF SMALL BUSINESS RESOURCES
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City Government & Non-Profit Resources
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NameAbout AddressPhoneEmailWeb
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Business Resource and Innovation Center
Dedicated to assisting the professionals of Greater Philadelphia in all stages of business growth, the BRIC offers a variety of resources to help fit the needs of the community.
Parkway Central Library, 1901 Vine Steet, Ground Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 686-8663
https://libwww.freelibrary.org/programs/bric/business
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Center City District/Central Phila. Development Corp.
Working in collaboration with the CPDC to enhance the vitality and competitiveness of Philadelphia's downtown.660 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106
(215) 440-5500
info@centrcityphila.orghttps://www.centercityphila.org/
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Center City Proprietors Association CCPA is dedicated to serving Philadelphia businesses by providing connections, insight, resources and community through a variety of programs and events.
1900 Market Street, 8th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 545-7766
ccpa@centercityproprietors.org
https://www.centercityproprietors.org/
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Entrepreneurs Forum of Greater Philadelphia
A membership-based organization where growth-oriented leaders meet for meaningful connections, peer learning, and new ooportunities
Two Bala Plaza, Suite 300, Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004
(610) 660-7733
info@efgp.org https://www.efgp.org/
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Philadelphia Department of Commerce The Department of Commerce works with organizations, large and small, to make the city an attractive place to do business. 1515 Arch St #12, Philadelphia, PA 19102
(215) 683-2100
business@phila.govhttps://www.phila.gov/departments/department-of-commerce/
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SBA Eastern PA District OfficeThe U.S. Small Business Administration helps Americans start, build, and grow businesses.
Parkview Tower 1150 First Avenue, Suite 1001, King of Prussia, PA
(610) 382-3062
https://www.sba.gov/offices/regional/iii
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SCORE PhiladelphiaThe mission of the Philadelphia Chapter of SCORE is to continue the traditions started by our forefathers by growing small businesses by helping entrepreneurs and existing businesses solve problems through mentoring and support programs.105 N. 22nd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 231-9880
scorephila@yahoo.comhttps://philadelphia.score.org/
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Startup PHL A city initiative to use public money to match investment in Philadelphia's innovation ecosystemN/AN/AN/Ahttp://startupphl.com/
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Team Pennsylvania Team Pennsylvania is a non-partisan, 501(c)(3) nonprofit established in 1997 to connect private and public sector leaders to achieve and sustain progress for Pennsylvania.
240 North Third Street, 2nd Floor, Harrisburg, PA 17101
(717) 233-1375
info@teampa.comhttps://teampa.com/
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Temple University SBDCAn outreach center of the Fox School of Business and Management at Temple University that has been serving Philadelphia and the surrounding communities since 1983.1801 Liacouras Walk, Philadelphia, PA 19122
(215) 204-7282
sbdc@temple.edu
http://www.fox.temple.edu/institutes-and-centers/small-business-development-center/
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University City District Creating opportunity and improving economic vitality and quality of life in the University City area of West Philadelphia.
3940 Chestnut Street, Phialdelphia, PA 19104
(215) 243-0555
ucd@unversitycity.orghttps://www.universitycity.org/contact
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Urban League of PhiladelphiaThe Urban League of Philadelphia is dedicated to improving the lives of African-Americans in the Philadelphia region through creating job opportunities and financial empowerment through entrepreneurial and job training programs.
121 S. Broad Street, 9th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 985-3220
info@urbanleaguephila.org
http://www.urbanleaguephila.org/what-we-do/entrepreneurship-center/
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Venture Café Philadelphia A weekly event focused on connecting, educating and community building
3675 Market Street, Suite 400, Philadelphia, PA 19104
N/Ainfo@sciencecenter.orghttps://sciencecenter.org/discover/venture-cafe
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Widener SBDCProviding one-on-one consulting and educational programs to new and existing businesses in southeastern Pennsylvania. Start or grow your business today.1304 Walnut Street, Chester, PA 19103
(610) 499-4109
https://www.widenersbdc.org/contact
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University of Pennsylvania/Wharton School Resources
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NameAbout AddressPhoneEmailWeb
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Catalyst @ Penn GSE Catalyst operates at the nexus of education, business, and technology to help generate, test, adapt, and disseminate best practices and powerful new tools for educators at all levels. Penn Graduate School of Education, 3700 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
(877) PENN-GSE
catalyst@gse.upenn.edu
https://gse.upenn.edu/innovation
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Detkin Intellectual Property & Technology Legal Clinic
The Detkin IP & Tech Legal Clinic provides pro-bono transactional patent, copyright, trademark and trade secret services to individuals, non-profit and for-profit clients in technology and the arts.University of Pennsylvania Law School, Gittis Center for Clinical Legal Studies, 3501 Sansom Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
(215) 898-8427
N/Ahttps://law.upenn.edu/clinic/intellectualproperty/
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Krishna P. Singh Center for Nanotechnology
The Singh Center is a next-generation nanotechnology center that merges traditional approaches to nanoscale development with unique state-of-the-art equipment, materials, and ideas. 3205 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104 N/Ainfo@nano.upenn.eduhttps://www.nano.upenn.edu/
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MGMT 653 - Field Application Project Designed to integrate years of advanced study by Wharton MBA students, as they apply what they have learned to the problems of organizations in the community. Teams devote a total of approximately 200-300 hours conducting research and analysis in order to research a problem facing the host company.2202 Steinberg Hall-Dietrich Hall (MGMT Dept.), 3620 Locust Walk, Philadelphia, PA 19104
(215)573-8394
mgmt-FAP-list@wharton.upenn.edu
https://mgmt.wharton.upenn.edu/fap/
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Penn Entrepreneurship Legal ClinicThe ELC provides free transactional legal services to entrepreneurs. University of Pennsylvania Law School, Gittis Center for Clinical Legal Studies, 3501 Sansom Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
(215) 898-8044
elc@law.upenn.edu https://www.law.upenn.edu/clinic/entrepreneurship/
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Penn Health-Tech Uniting Penn Medicine, Penn Engineering, and beyond to create transformative technologies that address the world's pressing healthcare needs.Roy & Diana Vagelos Research Laboratories, 3340 Smith Walk, Suite 1010, Philadelphia, PA 19104
(215) 573-3174
htec@pennmedicine.upenn.edu
https://healthtech.upenn.edu/
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Pennovation Works The Pennovation Works is a distinctive blend of offices, labs, and production space developed by The University of Pennsylvania to link the intellectual and entrepreneurial initiatives necessary for advancing knowledge and generating economic development.3401 Grays Ferry Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19146 N/A
pennovationworks@upenn.edu
https://pennvoationworks.upenn.edu
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The Barry & Marie Lipman Family Prize An annual global prize given to one organization that celebrates leadership and innovation in the social sector with an emphasis on impact and transferability practices.The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, G47 Jon M. Huntsman Hall, 3730 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
whartonlp@wharton.upenn.edu
https://lipmanfamilyprize.wharton.upenn.edu/
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Wharton Coursera Entrepreneurship Specialization
Covers the conception, design, organization, and management of new enterprises.Online N/AN/Ahttps://www.coursera.org/specializations/wharton-entrepreneurship
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Wharton Coursera Social Entrepreneurship Specialization
Designed for individuals and organizations who want to identify and bring about transformative societal change. Online N/AN/Ahttps://www.coursera.org/learn/wharton-social-entrepreneurship
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Networks & Membership Organizations
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NameAbout AddressPhoneEmailWeb
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Alliance of Women EntrepreneursThe Alliance of Women Entrepreneurs strives to serve women founders who are actively scaling their businesses. Many of our members are classified as high-growth companies, or Gazelles, and we want more women-founded businesses to reach this level.N/AN/AN/A
https://www.phillyawe.org/
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Ben Franklin Technology Partners (Southeastern PA)
Through our unique model, we provide the capital, counsel and connections that empower innovators to accelerate their ideas and investors to expand their impact.
Building 100 Innovation Center, 4801 S. Broad Street, Suite 200, Philadelphia, PA 19112
(215) 972-6700
info@sep.benfranklin.org
https://www.sep.benfranklin.org
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Local Entrepreneurs & Small Business Network
With over 2,600 members, the Local Entrepreneur Network is focused on supporting the success local business and a pleasant quality of life in our community.N/AN/AN/A
https://www.meetup.com/Philadelphia-Entrepreneurs-and-Small-Business-Networking/
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Philadelphia Alliance for Capital & Technologies
At PACT, we provide our members with valuable content and connections to capital, coaching, customers, and talent that will accelerate their growth and success, and to collaborate with other organizations to drive innovation and entrepreneurship in the region.
200 S. Broad Street, Suite 700, Philadelphia, PA 19102
(215) 790-3800
pact@philadelphiapact.com
https://philadelphiapact.com/
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Philadelphia Area Women Entrepreneurs & Business Owners
The one stop shop for women entrepreneurs and business owners interested in community events revolving around business, entrepreneurship, and networking.N/AN/AN/A
https://www.meetup.com/Philadelphia-Area-Entrepreneurs-Women-Business-Owners/
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Philly New Technology Meetup Philly New Technology Meetup supports the vibrant and growing Philadelphia tech community. Our goal is to help build a sustainable technology industry that drives innovation, economic growth, and creates positive change for our local communities and the world.N/AN/AN/A
https://www.meetup.com/Philly-New-Tech-Meetup/
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Technical.ly PhillyTechnical.ly grows local technology communities by connecting organizations and people through news, events and services. We provide original editorial, expert programming and tools which improve recruitment, marketing, community cultivation and economic development.
601 Walnut Street, #1200, Philadelphia, PA 19106
(215) 821-8745
fatima@technical.ly
https://technical.ly/philly/
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Urban Entrepreneurs of Philadelphia The mission of Urban Entrepreneur is to provide quality information, and resources while promoting the personal and professional development of entrepreneurs through critical thinking, communication and the teaching of proven success strategies.N/AN/AN/A
https://www.meetup.com/Philadelphia-Urban-Entrepreneurs/
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Wharton Alumni Angels Wharton Alumni Angels is an active angel investment group composed of University of Pennsylvania alumni and non-Penn alumni who have joined their angel community. Their members are entrepreneurs, senior business executives, and institutional investors with a global reach. Wharton Alumni Angels'​ over 200 members in 15 countries have invested in more than 30 early stage companies in the past three years.Fort Washington, Pennsylvania 19034, USN/AN/Ahttps://www.whartonalumniangels.com
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Women's Business Enterprise CenterWe are an advocate for women business owners and entrepreneurs in Pennsylvania, Delaware and Southern New Jersey. We believe diversity promotes innovation, opens doors, and creates partnerships that fuel the economy.
Philadelphia Building, 1315 Walnut Street, Suite 1116, Philadelphia, PA 19107
(877) 790-WBEC
https://wbeceast.com/
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Regional Resources
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NameAbout AddressPhoneEmailWeb
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2424 Studios2424 Studios is 80,000+ square feet of office and commercial rental space in Fishtown, Philadelphia. In 2011, this former warehouse factory building was renovated into over 75 distinct units. 2424 Studios offers some of the most unique office and studio space in the region.2424 E. York Street, Philadelphia, PA 19125
(215) 964-9768
hannah@2424studios.com
http://www.2424studios.com/
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Angel Venture FairLargest gathering of investors & entrepreneurs in the Mid-Atlantic region.140 S Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102N/AN/A
http://www.angelventurefair.com/
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Backstage Captial Backstage invests in startup founders who identify as a Woman, Person of Color, and/or LGBTQ. We believe these founders are underestimated, and have the most potential for unlocking innovation and creating valuable businesses.3675 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104N/AN/A
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CityCoHoCityCoHo is a coworking space that provides the infrastructure for established and emerging organizations seeking to change the world for the better.2401 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA
(215) 278-2400
addie@citycoho.com
https://citycoho.spaces.nexudus.com/en
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CultureWorks Greater PhiladelphiaWe are an engine built to help arts and heritage organizations and creative professionals organize and get work done- helping to make Philadelphia the greatest creative center on earth.
The Philadelphia Building, 1315 Walnut Street, Suite 350, Philadelphia, PA 19107
(267) 597-3801
info@cultureworksphila.org
http://www.cultureworksphila.org/
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Dreamit PhiladelphiaDreamit Ventures is a fund and accelerator focused on startups with revenue or pilots that are ready to scale.
3401 Market Street, Suite 201, Philadelphia, PA 19104
https://www.dreamit.com/
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Entrepreneur WorksEntrepreneur Works has been guided by one overarching goal: creating opportunities.
400 Market Street, Suite 210, Philadelphia, PA 19106
(215)-545-3100
eboyd@entre-works.org
http://www.myentrepreneurworks.org/
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Entrepreneurial Law ClinicThe Entrepreneurial Law Clinic provides legal advice for Philadelphia start-ups by matching students with a select number of innovative start-up company clients.
Thomas R. Kline School of Law, 3320 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
(215) 895-1529
N/A
https://drexel.edu/law/academics/kline-difference/clinics/entrepreneurial-law-clinic/
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Hive76We are a hackerspace in Kensington, Philadelphia, at 1821 E Hagert St. We are a group of hackers, DIYers, and Makers that tear things apart and put them together in new ways.
1821 E Hagert Street, Suite 100C, Philadelphia, PA 19125
N/Ahive76@gmail.com
https://www.hive76.org/
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Industrious ndustrious is a premium flexible workspace provider built to maximize productivity and collaboration. Our professional atmosphere and thoughtfully-designed spaces accommodate teams of all sizes and stages, from solopreneurs to enterprise-level businesses.
230 S. Broad Street, 17th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19102
(267) 308-5131
N/A
https://www.industriousoffice.com/philadelphia
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Indy HallOur community is the intersection of designers, developers, writers, artists, entrepreneurs, scientists, educators, small business owners, telecommuters, marketers, videographers, game developers, and so much more.
399 Market Street, 3rd Floor, Philadelphia, PA
(844) 687-4639
team@indyhall.org
https://www.indyhall.org/
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Kismet CoworkKismet Cowork brings together a community of creators and innovators all across Philadelphia for a new approach to productivity. We're offering cutting-edge Coworking Offices that serve entrepreneurs, startups, remote workers, and freelancers across our city.4230 Main St, Philadelphia, PA 19127
(267) 768-7900
N/A
https://kismetcowork.com/
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NextFab (North Philadelphia)At NextFab, we provide access to machinery, education, membership, community, events, and professional services for anything you want to fabricate.1227 N. 4th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19122
(215) 921-3649
N/A
https://nextfab.com/
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NextFab (South Philadelphia)At NextFab, we provide access to machinery, education, membership, community, events, and professional services for anything you want to fabricate.
2025 Washington Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19146
(215) 921-3649
N/A
https://nextfab.com/
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Philadelphia Fashion Incubator at Macy's Center City
Philadelphia Fashion Incubator’s mission is to nurture emerging fashion entrepreneurs from Philadelphia design schools and the local fashion community.
1300 Market Street, 3rd Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19107
N/A
elissa@philadelphiafashionincubator.com
https://philadelphiafashionincubator.com/
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QuorumQuorum is the place to thrive off connections. Drop in and get some work done, attend a signature program to network with industry experts, or host your own event to bring people - and ideas - together.
3675 Market Street, Suite 400, Philadelphia, PA 19104
N/Ainfo@sciencecenter.org
https://sciencecenter.org/discover/quorum
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Select Greater Philadelphia CouncilA non-profit entity, Select highlights Greater Philadelphia’s unique business assets to national and global audiences with the ultimate goal of growing the economic vibrancy of our collective community through attracting new businesses and new jobs to our 11-county region.
200 S. Broad Street, Suite 200, Philadelphia, PA 19102
(215) 790-3740
N/A
https://selectgreaterphl.com/innovation-and-entrepreneurship/
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The Business CenterOur mission is to equip adult and youth with the tools to start, sustain and expand their enterprises.
7500 Germantown Avenue, Elders Hall, Suite 113, Philadelphia, PA 19119
(215) 247-2473
education@thebizctr.com
https://www.thebizctr.com
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The Fire Works We're a group of West Philadelphians who are flexible in where we work but want to work alongside other people. We believe that being in community with others is healthy, and also helps us be more productive, creative, and to have fun while getting work done.701 S. 50th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19143
(267) 233-7080
N/A
https://thefire.works/
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Venture Capital
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Red & Blue VenturesRed + Blue Ventures is a privately owned and operated, seed and early-stage venture capital fund that invests in companies from the Penn ecosystem
3401 Grays Ferry Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19146
N/AN/A
http://www.redandblue.vc/
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Rittenhouse VenturesRittenhouse Ventures is a Philadelphia-based, emerging-growth venture capital firm. We partner with entrepreneurs to deliver right-sized investments, deep expertise, regional relationships, and successful financial outcomes.
The Navy Yard, 100 Innovation Center, 4801 S. Broad St, Suite 400, Philadelphia, PA 19112
(215) 972-1502
bizplans@rittenhouse.vc (business plans only)
https://rittenhouseventures.com/
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Robin Hood VenturesSince 1999, Robin Hood Ventures has been investing in early-stage, high-growth startups, en route to building great companies. Investments generally range from $250,000 to $1 million, and we syndicate with venture capitalists, institutions, and other angels in our network.3675 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
(215) 966-6220
info@robinhoodventures.com
https://www.robinhoodventures.com/
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SeventySix CapitalSeventySix Capital, led by Wayne Kimmel, Jon Powell and MLB superstar, Ryan Howard, invests in passionate, smart and nice entrepreneurs who are launching game-changing tech startups.
375 E. Elm Street, Suite 100, Conshohocken, PA 19428
(610) 854-2821
N/A
https://www.seventysixcapital.com/
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