Events roundup: Let these 8 tech, business and life science events fill your calendar in April

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Does spring cleaning make anyone else want to clean up their tech skills?

As we head into April next week, the event season is heating up and we have plenty of options, from betting on a cybersecurity company to entry-level hackathons to the return of the Women in Tech Summit.

Many events return to an in-person structure, including the pre-pandemic era Meet the creatorsa LIFT Laboratories series of accelerators and the Philadelphia Life Sciences Investor Forum. Learn more about these and other events to add to your calendar this month below.


This virtual workshop talking about all things cybersecurity comes as we embark on Cyber ​​Security Month in April on By organizer and technology education company Atchoup, these sessions will cover new markets and solutions dealing with vulnerabilities, malware, spyware, ransomware, trojans, viruses, worms, rootkits, boot-kits, dark web and others types of cybersecurity threats. The workshop will explore the basics of the industry and how to start planning a cyber business.

Drexel University College of Computing and Computing is hosting Philly Codefest, a software and hardware hackathon themed around AI and societal impact this month. The event is open to everyone, regardless of their coding experience. Entrants will work in teams to complete projects and present their final creations to a panel of Drexel faculty judges, sponsors and members of the local tech community.

The in-person throwback event series is intended to provide an opportunity for anyone in the startup scene whose company produces some sort of physical product to come together, network, hire, and maybe even fundraise. funds. Inventor and entrepreneur Marvin Weinberg leads the event series with a jam-packed event on April 7th with investors, startup founders, job seekers and really, well, anyone interested in hardware in Philly coming along to assemble.

  • Thursday, April 7
  • 3 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
  • University City Science Center Quorum

This Philly meetup group, which meets monthly online, has the simple purpose of bringing newbie founders together to compare notes with others in similar situations. Although it’s a Philadelphia meetup, it brings people together from all over the East Coast, so you can chat with founders in New York, Tampa, and even Toronto. The cameras should be on for everyone to get the most out of their interaction.

  • tuesday april 19
  • 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. EST
  • Free; register here before April 18

This Chamber of Commerce The virtual event will talk about the talent pool for STEM careers and the growth of Philadelphia’s life sciences landscape and talent needs. The program will focus on solving challenges faced by employers in these areas and strategies for connecting with early-career talent in STEM. The second part will focus on talent development, including retention.

Last month, we learned that LIFT Labs was back in person this year, with a renewed effort to attract startups from around the world. The LIFT Labs team embarked on an eight-city tour to network and reconnect with startup communities in different regions after the last two years of working remotely. They travel to Philadelphia on April 20. Learn more about the program and how your startup could fit into this networking event.

The Summit celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2021, having launched right here in Philadelphia with an event in University City. It has since been led by female technologists and entrepreneurs inspired to change the status quo of the tech community. This year’s Virtual Spring Summit will run from April 27-29 and will feature discussions on current tech trends, navigating your career, technical workshops and more. Speakers are added regularly.

This event, showcasing over 40 healthcare startups seeking seed, Series A or B funding, can be attended in person or virtually this month. Attendees will hear about startups in medical devices, research and diagnostic tools, health technologies, therapeutics and more. Build relationships with other businesses, find an advisor or make an investment.

  • Wednesday April 27
  • 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Participate virtually or in Quorum


Jennifer C. Burleigh