Great news! The 39th Annual Minority Enterprise Development (MED) Week in Philadelphia will be offering more than 40 workshops and events to help businesses grow, while celebrating their outstanding achievements.

Don’t miss out. Join us! The City of Philadelphia is dedicated to building a stronger, more inclusive and equitable economy with opportunities for all Philadelphians. The 39th Annual MED Week in Philadelphia is spearheaded by the Office of Economic Opportunity, Department of Commerce in partnership with economic development partners citywide.

Celebrate Tech Pitch Competitions

Come celebrate with us the strides made by diverse tech entrepreneurs, reinforcing the idea that innovation thrives when multiple voices are heard. The Department of Commerce invests in these organizations through the PHL: Most Diverse Tech Hub initiative, which aims to position Philadelphia as one of the top—and most diverse—tech hubs in the nation.

Most Diverse Tech Hub Pitch Competition

Join the Enterprise Center for the Most Diverse Tech Hub Pitch Competition, an exciting opportunity for minority tech startups in Philadelphia to showcase their innovative tech solutions.
Discover trailblazing tech startups helmed by diverse founders and hear firsthand their transformative ideas and solutions. Network with a dynamic group of attendees, from investors to founders, and a special announcement from Iola Harper, Senior Executive Vice President of The Enterprise Center. Engage with keynote speaker Tempest Carter, Strategic Tech Initiatives Director from the Department of Commerce who will share insights on the importance of diversity in driving innovation.  This event isn’t just a gathering; it is a call for change, an embodiment of our vision for a tech sector that truly represents the diversity of our city and the world.

  • Date: October 03, 2023
  • Time: 12:30 PM to 5:00 PM
  • Location: 4548 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19139, USA

Philly Gets Back in the Black Pitch Competition

Join Mom Your Business, First Founders Inc., and TEACHERS &, the Philly Gets Back in the Black Tech Pitch Contest! They will identify and select Black-owned businesses to participate in a transformative contest. These businesses will have the opportunity to demonstrate their innovative use of technology, with a focus on tech-enablement and innovation that enhances productivity and drives revenue growth.

  • Date: October 04, 2023
  • Time: 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
  • Location: 3675 Market St suite 200, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA

Through PHL: Most Diverse Tech Hub initiative, the Department of Commerce will continue to invest in organizations and programs that enhance technology skills for the future talent pipeline, provide resources to startup tech businesses, enhance the Philadelphia Tech Industry Partnership and generate partnerships between local colleges and universities including Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).