August 26, 2020

Startup Pitch Spotlights 
presented by Comcast NBCUniversal LIFT Labs
1:05 PM & 2:55 PM

Join Comcast NBCUniversal LIFT Labs at Amplify Philly @ Home to see local startups workout their pitch with industry stakeholders & experts who will provide feedback and connections to resources to support their next steps.

Featured Start-Ups:

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Investing in Digital Literacy & Access: A FIRESIDE CHAT
presented by The City of Philadelphia
1:25 PM

Access to reliable internet and technology is more important than ever with the continued uncertainty of the future and the need to continue to adapt to remote work and learning. What will it take to address digital equity in a meaningful, sustainable way? What type of investment is needed and how long will it take?

Featured Speakers:

Juliet Fink Yates, City of Philadelphia, Office of Innovation and Technology

Phil Brooks, University City Science Center



The state of Philly MedTech: Research, trends, and COVID-19
presented by Philly Tech Week
2:10 PM

In this fireside chat, Spark Therapeutics' immunomonitoring lead, Kristen Kahle, will talk with Philly reporter Paige Gross about the trends and research coming out of Philadelphia's booming medtech industry — including how the city is playing a role in curing COVID-19. The experienced researcher will also discuss her work with Spark, the University City-based gene therapy company that was acquired in 2019 for a record-setting $4.8 billion, as well as her previous appointments at Invisible Sentinel and Integral Molecular.

Featured Speakers:

Proptech Convergence is Reshaping Real Estate
presented by Chariot Solutions
3:10 PM

What was once a legacy-oriented industry, highly reliant on one-on-one relationships and solid portfolio management, the real estate sector is now fast being disrupted by rapidly growing technological innovation, R&D, data analytics and venture capital investment. No doubt the convergence of technology is driving the real estate marketplace to create new solutions for the residential and commercial sectors as well as cities. However, the evolution of PropTech is more significant than just that. It is rapidly becoming a part of a broader digital democratization which is driving both technological, experiential and cultural engagement of the real estate industry

Featured Speakers:

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They Persisted: Women on the Campaign Trail
4:25 PM

Being on the campaign trail is exciting but hard work. Add the layer of being a woman in yet another traditionally white male-dominated field and it can make you want to scream in the abyss. But, it can also make you energized by bringing a fresh perspective, setting the example, and paving the way for others. Hear from two veteran politicos about their experiences: Megan a seasoned campaign strategist and communications expert and Jen is a former candidate who ran one hell of a race. They’ll interview each other about the good, the bad, and the crazy while shedding light on how to hold your own and most importantly, how to be your true self when working in politics. Join us for their tales from the trail and be inspired to get involved in the upcoming election on November 3. 

Featured Speakers:

  • Jen Devor, 2019 City Commissioner Candidate; Co-founder, Better Civics 

Block Captain. Published Author on Civic Engagement. Former Political Candidate. Partnership Expert. Voting Enthusiast.


  • Megan R. Smith, Founder & President, Brownstone PR; Co-founder, Better Civics 

Small Business Owner. Political Campaign Strategist. Media + Messaging Savant. Community Engagement Fanatic

With Musical Performances by: 

Aijee Evans

1:55 PM 


Jada Lee

4:10 PM 


Sister Moon Eyes 

5:00 PM 

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