Welcome to the PTE universe

If you’re a business aiming to broaden your influence among Philadelphia’s community of entrepreneurs, tech startups, and service providers, you’re in the right place!

Philly Tech Entrepreneurs is a fast-growing community with close to a thousand members and regular, monthly events attended by dozens of entrepreneurs and tech professionals.

And, as a community for tech entrepreneurs, it’s in our DNA to be data-driven. Since day one we’ve surveyed each community member to understand:

  • Who our members are
  • How they heard about PTE
  • Event location preferences
  • What their interests are

And more!

We’ve gone ahead and organized that data for you here, to help you better understand the community demographics
(Last updated 4/1/2024)

Our community is thriving

Growth is our favorite topic!

The community has nearly doubled in size since April 2023, approximately one year ago from the time of this writing.

In addition to this, we’ve introduced other methods to keep in touch with our members, including a Slack Group and a LinkedIn Page. It’s important to note that not all Meetup members are also in our Slack group, and vice versa suggesting the combined total is closer to over 1000 PTE members.

Actively engaged members

Membership numbers only tell part of the story. The real intrinsic value comes when members connect, learn, and grow.

Currently, the two biggest indicators of PTE engagement are our Slack channel and events.

Members have posted over 1,000 messages since inception, with trending topics and compelling discussions happening weekly. It’s also worth mentioning

  • Posts are moderated with 0 spam
  • These numbers DON’T include private conversations, which are the majority of dialogue in the Slack workspace.

Our events typically attract dozens of Philadelphians, occasionally drawing in over 50 attendees.

According to reviews on our Meetup Page, these events are well-received, boasting an average rating of 4.7 out of 5.

The PTE demographics

PTE appeals to a wide audience, with varying relationships to tech including the following:

  • Young, hungry tech startup folks looking to start their first big venture
  • Older, more experienced service providers looking to network and build their client base
  • Older, more experienced service providers looking to network and build their client base

Where people find PTE

Most community members find us through our events.
We do regular Happy Hours, Startup Pitch Events, and more, and we post these events on sites like Meetup and Eventbrite and tap into their organic traffic for hungry professionals looking for networking events.

PTE also ranks highly in Google Search for Philly Tech-related terms.

Finally, we supplement our organic growth with LinkedIn outreach to be sure those looking for a group like PTE, know how to find us and join our amazing community.

Event location preferences

We ask new members where they would like to attend events, which is more or less a proxy for where in the city they’re located.

The majority of our members operate in Center City and surrounding neighborhoods. However, we do have a small, but growing cohort of individuals who live out in the suburbs and have even hosted events in places outside of Philly such as Bucks County.

Member interests

PTE sponsorship opportunities

Our ideal sponsor is an organization that shares our mission, vision, and values and is interested in being an active participant in the community. Partners who are willing to contribute not only financially to support the future of PTE, but also educate our members on topics that will help them become more successful entrepreneurs.

We are flexible and have opportunities both in the short and long term. The best way to learn about these opportunities is to schedule a chat!