It’s a Great Time to Be an Entrepreneur in Philadelphia: Arcweb Makes Philly Mag’s Top 20 List

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Last month, Ashley Primis and Brandon Baker of Philadelphia Magazine profiled 20 startups that call the city of brotherly love home. From known names like Curalate, DuckDuckGo, RJMetrics, Artisan Mobile, and SnipSnap to up-and-comers like Scholly and SquareKnot, there are some pretty incredible companies on the list — companies with which we were humbled to share the stage. And the great thing about a list like this is that it gives all of us on it an opportunity to echo and add our own personal take.

Philadelphia is for entrepreneurs, and it’s well known that Philadelphia has the best ratio of quality of life to business opportunity. There is a ready-and-willing support structure of entrepreneurs who will share insights, meet over a beer, make intros, and then have another beer. There’s a culture of bootstrapping. There’s Philly Startup Leaders, IndyHall, Philly Tech Meetup, and a number of other communities. There are emerging entrepreneurship programs budding at our local universities. Coworking has been alive and kicking in Philadelphia before coworking was a word. There’s a belief in DIY. And all of these things, all of this togetherness, has positioned Philadelphia as a great place for entrepreneurs to live and work.

 

Building a digital product?

 

That is something of which we’re excited to be a part.

So thanks to the folks at Philadelphia Magazine for an issue focused on local entrepreneurship, and shoutouts to all of the great companies that made the list.

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