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Philly TechBreakfast: ASK A VC Special! Telework Portfolio, Riide, Bokeh Fire

Interact with your peers in a monthly morning breakfast meetup. At this monthly breakfast get-together techies, developers, designers, and entrepreneurs share learn from their peers through show and tell / show-case style presentations.

And yes, this is free! Thank our sponsors when you see them :)

Ask a VC Special: Three Great VCs Providing Great Insight


Genacast Ventures - David Horowitz

• Mentortech Ventures - Brett Topche

• Osage Partners - Sean Dowling

Agenda for January 2014 PTB:

8:00 - 8:15 - Get yer Carbs & Coffee and chit-chat

8:15 - 8:20 - Introductions, Sponsors, Announcements

08:20-08:40 - Demo #1: Telework Portfolio - Sean Fuller

• 7 Minutes of Pitch / Demo

• Q&A from VCs and audience -  7 minutes

• Feedback from VCs - 6 minutes

08:40-09:00 - Demo #2: Riide - Amber Wason

• 7 Minutes of Pitch / Demo

• Q&A from VCs and audience -  7 minutes

• Feedback from VCs - 6 minutes

09:00-09:10 - ShoutOuts

09:10-09:30 - Demo #3: Bokeh Fire - Pano Kalogeropoulos

• 7 Minutes of Pitch / Demo

• Q&A from VCs and audience -  7 minutes

• Feedback from VCs - 6 minutes

09:30-10AM -  Ask me Anything Time - Free form - 30 minutes


Philadelphia TechBreakfast Sponsors

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Drexel University - Drexel is a comprehensive global research university ranked among the top 100 in the nation.

Enterprise Law Associates - A boutique business law firm centered on sharing risk and partnering with technology and life science ventures in the achievement of business objectives.

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NAMSA - NAMSA is a Medical Research Organization (MROT) with more than 600 associates around the world dedicated to translating great ideas into marketed medical products providing expert regulatory, pre-clinical, clinical, and compliance services to medical devices, combination devices, IVDs, and regenerative medicine devices.

Contact us if you'd like to sponsor!


Organized and Operated By


VENUE: Drexel University, Lebow School of Business, Grand Ballroom, Room #220

We are thrilled to be hosted at Drexel University's new Lebow School of Business, Grand Ballroom:

Drexel University
Lebow School of Business
3220 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104



Parking for the event is available in the Drexel University Parking Garage, located on the southeast corner of 34th and Market Streets. The gates will open automatically. To enter the parking garage while traveling west on Market Street (away from City Hall and Route 76), make a left on 34th Street at the light. Make a right at the light if traveling east on Market, towards City Hall. Then make an immediate left onto Ludlow Street and enter the garage from the rear of the building. Note that there are costs associated with parking here.


Consent to Recording and Photography

By attending this event, you consent to having yourself and/or your presentation video recorded and/or photographed by the TechBreakfast organizers and/or anyone else attending. TechBreakfast retains all rights and ownership to video it produces, and attendees retain the rights to any video or photos they take on their own. You acknowledge that TechBreakfast and/or the attendees can do anything they like with this video and/or photos without your prior consent.

Want to present at a showcase?

Have something you've been working on that you'd like some feedback on? Have something that you'd like to share? Have a kernel of an idea that you'd like some thoughts on developing further? Just leave a comment for us below or send a message to the organizers and we'll get you scheduled for an upcoming TechBreakfast. If this one is filled up, don't despair - we want you at our next one! Sign up for that one too.

Find more events at:



Twitter: @tech_breakfast and #techbreakfast



If this event is full and there's a wait list, don't worry! Our wait lists regularly clear out as we get no-shows and last minute cancels. Just sign up if you plan to come!

See you all there

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  • Byron D.

    Great to see the investor's context and perspective

    February 15, 2014

  • Nathan A.

    If you would like your small business or startup to be featured in our blog, send me a tweet: @SmallBizPhilly.

    1 · February 1, 2014

  • Pano K

    Great event, lots of fun and very informative

    January 30, 2014

  • Sean F.

    I want to thank everyone for coming out. It was a pleasure to meet you all

    1 · January 30, 2014

  • Rich C.

    Great format Ron. Great new location too. The first presenter would have benefited from some resources on effective pitching when planning his presentation. Is this something you provide to you folks who are scheduled to pitch?

    January 30, 2014

  • Ariele D.

    Great event-loved the forum. Keep up the great work, Ron!

    January 30, 2014

  • Debbie B.

    Great format; Good mix of companies

    January 30, 2014

  • Lindsay L.

    Great meetup! Really enjoyed the demos & all the Q & A time with the VC guests. Definitely come out to Tech in Motion's Drinks & Demos tonight to capitalize on your networking opportunities! RSVP here: - Hope to see you all there!

    January 30, 2014

  • Nathan A.

    Is there anyone from Northeast Philly that might be able to give me a ride to the event?

    January 24, 2014

    • Satyajeet S.

      Nathan, I drive back to central NJ so can drop you on the way back if needed. I will be in the city earlier in the day so not sure I will be of much help on the way in. Let me know.

      1 · January 24, 2014

    • Nathan A.

      I appreciate that. I will look for you at the event

      January 29, 2014

Our Sponsors

  • Philadelphia TechBreakfast Sponsors


  • McCarter & English, LLP

    Committed to serving the legal needs of companies of all sizes

  • Broadpath PR

    Strategic communications firm focused on consumer & enterprise tech

  • Wilmington TechBreakfast sponsors


  • 1313 Innovation

    Enrich Delaware’s business community by being a tech resource

  • Capital One

    Capital One

  • Edward Jones

    Making Sense of Investing

  • McCarter & English, LLP

    Committed to serving the legal needs of companies of all sizes

  • U Del Horn Program in Entrepreneurship

    The Horn Program ignites imaginations and empowers world changers.

  • Partners


  • Philly

    A better Philadelphia through technology.

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  • TechCombustion

    Event Organizer

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