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Thursday Gathering 8/29

August 29 @ 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT

Growing Up Great! is the theme for August. This month will include a wide variety of topics that focus on the concept of growing oneself, ideas/visions, and businesses. Some possible sessions include grit, the power of play, and EdTech.

Want to get involved? Start here!

3:15-4:15 Conversation Corner w/ Ambassador Michael Klusek
Should you get “paid” for your attention or even for walking down the street? These are the kinds of questions that are popping up around cryptocurrency and mining. Join us for a conversation corner to explore advances in blockchain and how new practices could create social currency.

4:30-5:30pm Agile Leadership: A Methodology for Startup Founders & Executives w/ Kelley DeSantis
Chances are, you’ve heard of agile development — a project management methodology that breaks down big goals into small tasks. The Agile process affords development teams to shift focus quickly, address issues faster, and use resources more effectively and efficiently. The demands of a startup founder or executive change just as drastically as a software developer. So, why not apply the same methodology to management? Learn how Agile Leadership affords you to leverage lean startup practices and execute in all areas that demand your attention so that your company can grow.

5:30-6:30pm Placemaking in Philadelphia w/ Julie Donofrio, Linda Dottor, Maria Gonzalez, and Katie Derickson (moderator)
This panel will inform attendees on how Philadelphia, and more specifically West Philadelphia, has grown and developed throughout history. It will teach attendees about placemaking, the approach to urban planning that capitalizes on a community’s assets and culture and will highlight groups and individuals who are helping Philadelphia grow up great, either through their research, their organization or through their individuality.

5:30-6:30  Maximizing Your Thursday Gathering Experience w/ Venture Café Ambassador | This session is for those new to Venture Café to hear about the resources, opportunities and programming offered, have someone ask them about what they are looking to get by attending, and potentially connect them to the right person or, at least, place them on the right path.

6:30-7:30pm Learning Technology Entrepreneurs: Case Studies from Concept to Market (PADLA panel) w/ Louis Stricoff (moderator), Michael Eiseman, Ethan Keiser, Shaunak Roy, and Mustafa Sualp | You are cordially invited to attend a unique joint meeting of the PA/DE/NJ Distance Learning Association & Venture Café located in the University City Science Center. This evening meeting will feature a moderated panel discussion of Learning Technology Entrepreneurs sharing their personal journeys from initial concept to bringing their product/service to the learning marketplace.


August 29
3:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Venture Cafe
3675 Market St., 3rd Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19104 United States
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