Friday, January 30, 2015

Tech relationship-building on N3rd Street

Philadelphia isn't Silicon Valley in California, or Silicon Alley in New York, but Philly's tech community, Alex Hillman told Technically Philly, should strive to be itself, only better -- with its main strength coming in the cohesive, connected relationships the people in the tech community build with each other.

Tech relationship-building on N3rd Street

Philadelphia isn't Silicon Valley in California, or Silicon Alley in New York, but Philly's tech community, Alex Hillman told Technically Philly, should strive to be itself, only better -- with its main strength coming in the cohesive, connected relationships the people in the tech community build with each other. 

"The end result of [talent density] is success, ultimately in the fact that it’s really easy to find people who are not just physically proximal to each other but are also increasingly well-connected individuals. People are here to form relationships, not just sit next to each other,” Alex Hillman told the online tech news site. Hillman is co-founder of co-working space Independents Hall that sits at 22 N. 3rd Street.

Click here to read the entire Technically Philly story on Philly's Old City tech community. You can read mine by clicking here, for Sunday's Inquirer piece on the community and here for my Monday Inquirer story on WebLinc, an e-commerce community which also owns the local watering hole, National Mechanics.

Jane M. Von Bergen Inquirer Staff Writer
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Jane M. Von Bergen Inquirer Staff Writer
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