January 2017 #Connect2Resources Activation

Stimulus presents #Connect2Resources

As “Startup in Residence” at the new Microsoft Reactor in University City, the Stimulus team kicked off 2017 with a “Connect2Resourcesevent

In the beginning of the year, organizations are working on a plan to develop partnerships to offer and obtain resources needed for growth and sustainability. Our meet-and-greet started the dialogue of creating those relationships and introduce attendees to technology that will help.

Focus group-style, we discussed how to manage monetary and in-kind resources, as well as the organizations that provide them.

On the supplier side, we hosted organizations, foundations and government agencies with available resources to distribute. On the demand side, we hosted people and organizations (especially those in underserved communities) in need of resources to grow. 

Speakers/Partners: AT&T, Microsoft, GreenLight Fund, Score Mentoring, Merchant Fund and University of PENN

Event Recap:

Attendees: 150+ including non-profits, corporations, entrepreneurs and city government.
Goal: Connect 150+ attendees to resources provided by AT&T, The Merchants Fund, Microsoft, Score Mentoring and University of PENN.
Results: Over 100 event attendees (and on-line) signed up on the Stimulus database and expanded our network in Philadelphia. Our event partners doubled their application goals for the 1st quarter of 2017.

Video Recap: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PmyymwOWN10