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Reinventing Philadelphia Magazine: the 100-year-old startup

Thursday, January 9th at 6PM

Venturef0rth: 417 N 8th St, Suite 201, Philadelphia, PA

RSVP: http://venturef0rth.ticketleap.com/philly-mag/

Tech startups aren't the only ones pivoting these days.

Some of the big guys are starting to think like a startup, too. This time, we're hearing from Philadelphia magazine, straight from the guy at the top.

Cyber-Security for Nonprofits

Tuesday, January 7th at 6PM

Friends Center: 1501 Cherry St, Philadelphia, PA

RSVP: http://www.meetup.com/phlnet2/events/156090392/

Are you concerned with the security of your organization's data? Your sensitive employee, client, volunteer or donor information could be highly vulnerable, along with your reputation and future. While high-profile data leaks dominate the headlines, 85% of all data breaches occur at the small organization / small business level.

PhillyTechMeetup Annual Holiday Party

Wednesday, December 18th at 6pm

Duane Morris: 30 S 17th St, Philadelphia, PA

RSVP: http://www.meetup.com/philly-tech/events/92985312/

Join us for our Annual Holiday Party, which is being co-sponsored this year by Duane Morris and EisnerAmper. This special event will feature startup demos, a holiday party extravaganza, and an "ugly" sweater contest.

Public Speaking for Artists

Thursday, December 19th at 5:30pm

CFEVA: 237 S 18th St, 3A, Philadelphia, PA

To reserve a space, please contact Genevieve Coutroubis, by phone (215) 546 - 7775 x 11 or by email Genevieve@cfeva.org

Each session is $12.00 ($10.00 for CFEVA, POST and InLiquid Artists).

Milken-Penn GSE Education Business Plan Competition

The Milken-Penn GSE Education Business Plan Competition (EBPC), launched in 2010, is the first business plan competition to focus exclusively on educational ventures. The Milken Family Foundation and the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education (GSE), entities committed to innovation and excellence in education, formed this partnership with the intent to nurture entrepreneurial activity in the education space.

The 2014 application period is open from December 2, 2013 to January 15, 2013.

3D Hubs Philadelphia Launch Event

Wednesday, December 18th at 12:30pm

NextFab Studio: 2025 Washington Ave, Philadelphia, PA

RSVP: http://nextfabstudio.com/about/events/2013/12/18/3d-hubs-philadelphia-launch-event

Planning Your Best Year Ever

Tuesday, December 10th at 6:30pm

Benjamin’s Desk: 1701 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA

Register: http://tnbc.ticketleap.com/planning-your-best-year-ever/

Price: $49 per person

Planning Powerful Promotions

Tuesday, December 3rd at 6:30pm

Benjamin’s Desk: 1701 Walnut St, 7th Floor, Philadelphia, PA

Register: http://tnbc.ticketleap.com/planning-powerful-promotions/

Price: $49 per person

Even though you might be distracted by the holiday marketing blitz, the beginning of the new year offers some of the best opportunities to showcase a new product or service.  During this 90-minute session, you'll learn:

Create a Winning Restaurant Brand

Wednesday, November 20th at 6:30pm

Central Library: 1901 Vine St, Montgomery Auditorium, Philadelphia, PA

Register: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/create-a-winning-culinary-brand-the-secret-to-success-tickets-8047896475

Small But Mighty Arts Grant

Small But Mighty Arts is set to pilot its micro-grant program by awarding a group of Philadelphia artists with funding to continue and complete a creative project and put their work out into the community.

Micro-grants are increasingly important to artists. Many artists have been $200 – $1,000 away from the next significant step in their creative careers. Awarding them with much needed funding and doing so sooner can also help to maintain the momentum of their creative work.

Music and Money Quizzes

How much do you know about money and music, and the copyright laws, licenses and agreements that frequently determine who gets paid, and how much? Take one – or all – of these quizzes and see how you measure up!

Each quiz has 10 questions that get progressively more difficult. For each question you get right, you get a point. If, perchance, you get some questions wrong, we will provide you with information about the correct answer. You’ll see your score at the end, and you’ll be able to download a report or share the results with your friends.

Writing for the Web: Getting Direct with Your Audience

Tuesday, November 19th at 6:30pm

Benjamin’s Desk: 1701 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA

Register: http://tnbc.ticketleap.com/writing-for-the-web-getting-direct-with-your-audience/

Price: $49 per person

Even with a strong social media strategy and a perfect content marketing plan, the way you address your audience online could fail to inspire your biggest fans. In this 90-minute session, you'll learn:

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