1682 is only a few weeks away, and we’ve been busy securing speakers and moderators for the event. There’s one part of our business of innovation conference you may not know about: our Venture Awards.

To honor the spirit of innovation during 1682, we created the Venture Awards to give Philadelphia startups a chance to participate in the day. Three startups will pitch their businesses to our audience of C-suite and senior organizational leaders in business, technology, and design. After some quick Q&A and feedback from the audience, they’ll vote on the business concept they like the most, and the winning startups will receive a $5,000 prize!

Are you interested in pitching your company? You only need to meet three simple criteria:

  • Must not have received more than $500,000 in funding
  • Must be founded and based in Philadelphia
  • Must currently develop or leverage new and emerging technology in innovative ways

Does that sound like your startup? Then apply now! The deadline to submit is August 30th, and chosen startups will be notified by September 13th.

This is a can’t miss opportunity for startups in the city. If you know a startup that would be a good fit for the day, be sure to send them our 1682 Venture Awards one-sheeter and application link!

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Since 2005, our team has been pushing the boundaries of innovation with its deep understanding of the current and emerging digital ecosystem. Learn more about us, our work or innovation at O3.