Monday, May 2, 2016

Sons of Ben Set To Disrupt Delco Philly Tech Week

Philly Tech Week 2016 (PTW2016) marks the sixth year of celebrating the intersection of art, media, entertainment and technology and its role in economic development.  Delaware County Chamber of Commerce, AT&T and HeadRoom will bring Philly Tech Week to the suburbs for the second time.  HeadRoom is producing the Signature Event – Startup StorySlam® – to take place in Media on Thursday, May 5th at 6 pm.  Corey Furlan, Co-Founder of Sons of Ben will be a featured speaker at the event.

Startup StorySlam® is a friendly competition where entrepreneurs share five minute stories of their business successes, challenges and entrepreneurial learnings based on the evening’s theme.  The theme for this event is ‘Disruption.’  “Disruptive technologies and disruptive businesses are frequently analyzed in the news.  We believe there are interesting people and stories in our community that can speak to the theme of being disrupted in a job, in a business or to actually causing a disruption.  We can’t wait to hear the stories.” says John Tooher of HeadRoom.  On May 5th, story tellers will be judged based on the content of their story, how they use the theme and overall presentation.  The story teller with the highest overall score will be awarded prizes including a one year membership to the Delaware County Chamber of Commerce; a one year residency membership to HeadRoom, and an AT&T gift certificate.

Corey Furlan will serve as a special feature story teller.  Corey is fresh off his appearance at the South by Southwest® (SXSW®) Conferences and Festivals in Austin, Texas.  SXSW® offers the unique convergence of original music, independent films, and emerging technologies.  Corey was invited by Major League Soccer to speak on the topic of "Understanding the MLS Supporters Culture".  As part of Delco Philly Tech Week, Corey will share his unique perspective of disrupting the trajectory of a community by creating a loyal, passionate, and community focused group of MLS fans known as Sons of Ben.

AT&T is sponsoring the Delaware County PTW2016 venues– Suburban Innovation.  Joseph Divis, Executive Director AT&T says, “AT&T is proud to support the celebration of innovation and business development throughout this region.  With today’s robust networks, cloud-based applications and innovative products from AT&T and the wireless industry, it is easier and more cost effective for entrepreneurs to pursue their passion and build a business from anywhere.  In this environment, we should expect entrepreneurs to leverage disrupted markets and to create new disruptions.”

To register as a story teller or for FREE admission to the event, you can visit:

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