Join Us For Tech Talks: Bridging Academia and Innovation in Philly’s Tech Hub

Wednesday, April 24 | 6:00 p.m.
8th Floor, Jon M. Huntsman Hall
3730 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19104

Join us at the University of Pennsylvania for an event co-organized by the Mack Institute for Innovation Management and the City of Philadelphia Department of Commerce. This event is set to explore and expand collaboration opportunities that are remaking Philadelphia’s tech industry into a diverse and dynamic hub of innovation. Hear from city and commonwealth officials about their take on Philadelphia’s tech ecosystem and how the University of Pennsylvania can help solidify the city’s future as a leader in innovation. We’ll also hear from Penn entrepreneurs about their contribution to the local ecosystem and the benefits of starting their venture in Philadelphia.

Registration is now closed

Confirmed Panelists:

Tempest Carter, Director of Strategic Tech Initiatives at the City of Philadelphia

John Swartley, Chief Innovation Officer, University of Pennsylvania

Jen Gilburg, Deputy Secretary for Technology and Entrepreneurship for the Commonwealth of PA, Department of Community and Economic Development, Commonwealth of PA

Steven Nichtberger, MD; CEO, Cabaletta Bio; Adjunct Professor, Healthcare Management; Senior Fellow, Vagelos LSM Program, University of Pennsylvania 


Dr. Valery Yakubovich, Executive Director, Mack Institute of Innovation Management


6:00 PM – 6:05 PM: Welcoming remarks from Wharton’s Mack Institute

6:05 PM – 6:10 PM: Welcoming remarks from the City of Philadelphia

6:10 PM – 7:15 PM: Panel discussion

7:15 PM – 8:00 PM: Networking 

Why Attend?

‎Engage directly with industry leaders, entrepreneurs, investors, academics, students, and government officials.

Dive into Philadelphia’s burgeoning tech ecosystem through interactive presentations and networking opportunities.

Contribute to shaping a more inclusive and thriving tech community.

About the Organizers:

Department of Commerce for the City of Philadelphia champions the innovation economy, with the Philadelphia Most Diverse Tech Hub (MDTH) initiative leading the charge in making the city a top, inclusive tech destination. Launched by the Department in August 2023, Tech Talks offer a platform to share resources, discuss innovative ideas, and foster community connections.

Mack Institute for Innovation Management at the Wharton School is a premier hub for innovation research and practice, driving forward the integration of academic insights with real-world application.