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Philadelphia Startup Ecosystem Overview

City Ranking
National Ranking
14th
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1
in United States
Regional Ranking
15th
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2
in North America
Global Ranking
35th
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9
worldwide

top industries
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Social & Leisure
#18 worldwide
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Software and Data
#22 worldwide
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Ecommerce & Retail
#25 worldwide

notable startups
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startup iconRJMetrics
startup iconApex Minecraft Hosting

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ecosystem description

The Startup Ecosystem of Philadelphia is ranked at number 35 globally, and shows a positive momentum increasing 9 spots since 2020. Philadelphia also ranks at number 14 in United States, and 15 in North America.

Philadelphia is an ideal place to locate for Social & Leisure, Software and Data and Ecommerce & Retail startups. As the most popular industries in Philadelphia, there is a sample of 98 Social & Leisure startups in Philadelphia, 45 Software and Data startups in Philadelphia, and 42 Ecommerce & Retail startups in Philadelphia, on the StartupBlink Map.

On the StartupBlink Global Startup Ecosystem Map there is also a sample of 299 startups in Philadelphia, 2 accelerators in Philadelphia, 6 coworking spaces in Philadelphia, 2 organizations in Philadelphia and 2 leaders in Philadelphia.

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DuckDuckGo is a general search engine with: --No tracking. --Better instant answers. --Way less spam and clutter. More at https://duckduckgo.com/press/ Read more
RJMetrics develops software to help online businesses make smarter decisions using their data. Our hosted dashboards are used by online businesses to better understand company performance, identify high-value opportunities, and manage performance to meet financial goals. Read more
We provide high quality Minecraft server hosting and provide excellent customer service. We help parents create a safe and secure Minecraft server so they are able to play with their friends and not worry about other people interrupting on the server and potentially causing problems. We also provide integrated DDoS protection and an easy to use control panel so anyone can instantly create their server and start playing online on a private server. This is important because most public servers have unfiltered chats that can result in online bullying or other problems prevalent in online games. Our Minecraft hosting services are focuses on helping our customers enjoy their online Minecraft experience without having to set up their own server locally. Read more
Tadpoles is revolutionizing childcare by simplifying operations and parent communication through mobile technology. Tadpoles helps young educators engage parents in the learning process by sharing photos, videos, progress reports every day. Leveraging our SaaS platform childcare providers optimize staff and minimize waste. Tadpoles is $5 per student per month to the providers. We are the leading SaaS provider of the childcare industry. Read more
A View From My Seat crowd sources photos from event goers at sports, concert and theater venues, aiming to be the IMDB for stadium seats. They provide the event-goer with photos of the real view and the piece of mind while buying tickets. AVFMS is in the process of scaling revenue and user growth through content acquisition. AVFMS can also be used as a social component that can enhance ticketing sites to drive conversion of ticket sales. Read more
You think online event platforms exist. They don’t. The problem of simply selling tickets online was solved years ago; Ticketleap, and a bunch of others, have been hacking away ever since adding bells and whistles. But turns out that’s not what the world needs right now. The world has this pool of amazing, creative people and that pool is overflowing with the desire to bring people together around ideas. If you’re one of these people and you’re going to create an event, the best solution so far has been one of these old ticket sale engines. But that’s not what you need — you need a platform for your event itself, a surface for bringing people together. That's what we're building. Read more
Guru is a knowledge management solution that keeps customer-facing teams up-to-date, consistent, and confident. Read more
Club OS combines prospect management, follow-up calling and texts, email campaigns, scheduling, billing, trainer to client collaboration, workout tracking and food journaling in a single platform that is custom branded for the health club. Read more
We have created a specialty store for heating & cooling products...but this is just the tip of the iceberg :-) Read more
CampusESP helps build your engagement strategy for the modern parent. Read more
Young Alfred is an online marketplace to easily compare and buy home insurance. Read more
Scholly is a scholarship search platform that helps to match scholarships, and then supports to win the best scholarship. Read more
gettacar is a direct-to-your-door, online platform that enables users to trade, finance, and buy used cars. Read more
KickUp helps professional development teams differentiate teacher support through analytics. Read more
At Casa de Sante, we sell low FODMAP products for people with IBS and digestive sensitivities. Our brand products are FODMAP Friendly certified. We also sell FODMAP Dietitian approved products. All our products are small batch, artisan and made with the finest ingredients. They contain no additives, preservatives or fillers. Our low FODMAP weekly diet plans are developed by Akanksha Gilbertson, MS, CNS, a board certified nutrition specialist, who has worked in a clinical setting with chronic IBS patients using the low FODMAP approach with much success. She has also collaborated with Australia's Monash University team (who founded the low FODMAP diet) on research papers during her masters at UCLA. Our free low FODMAP cookbook recipes are developed by Jody Garlick, RD, LDN, a Digestive Health Expert and Owner at South Hills Nutrition. Jody is an integrative and functional nutritionist specializing in digestive and autoimmune disorders. Read more
WizeHive is like a lightweight, hosted alternative to Sharepoint, making it simple for businesses to deploy powerful collaborative business applications. Users can quickly build and deploy web forms, integrate with other data via our API, and implement workflows to route, manage and share data. We have launched in two verticals, with immediate and  Read more
If you're like us, we have dozens of posters that are just lying around in tubes or drawers. They never made it onto the wall because we never got around to framing them. Custom framing can be expensive and is limited to holding one size of print. We designed OpenFrame as a simple, flexible way to hang posters, prints, and photos of various sizes and configurations. You can easily swap artwork out as often as you like by removing the small, but strong, rare earth magnets that hold your artwork to OpenFrame with minimal obstruction. OpenFrame is built in the USA with high-quality, natural materials that give it a warm aesthetic and complement artwork of any kind.  Read more
EasyVirtualFair is the platform of choice of talent aquisition managers to organize online job fairs. Read more
The Water Superstore offers full line of drinking water filtration products for residential and light commercial customers. As government-funded water infrastructure gets old and fails to remove expanding list of water contaminants, we provide a consumer-end water testing and filtration solutions to get clean drinking water to our customers at their homes and businesses at low cost. We also ship our products worldwide. Read more
Bikmo will tell you what equipment fits your bike, provides reviews and tech data, then tells you where to buy the product at the best prices online or locally. You get your own Bikeshed so you can put your bikes and kit on Shelves. Shelves can be shared with friends and family. And you can set price alerts on any products. We’re building and rewarding our growing online community of bike and tech geeks who like what we do and provide great advice for our users. Read more
Zonoff, creators of the Intuitive Home™, provides comprehensive enabling technologies to service providers, integrators and OEMs who deliver Connected Home products and services to consumers. Our solution brings home control, energy management and security together in a simple, yet comprehensive software and services platform, which transforms a “connected house” into an Intuitive Home. Read more
VitalTrax connects patients with clinical trials with its cloud-based clinical trial network. Read more
Yellowdig is like reddit for a classroom. We think classroom learning can me more engaging if students shared all the cool stuff they find on a daily basis with their peers and collaborate. Students can share that awesome paper, cool hack, article or blog, video or picture you just came across that your peers may find useful. This is a far better approach than cluttering in-boxes, and students can build influence that counts. Yes, we are building a influence based learning economy for every classroom in this planet. We are in private beta at MIT and Wharton School where we have seen very good engagement. There is a big opportunity to get this to spread by having students adopt this in their classes, and virally pull in other classes. We also invite professors to create global boards that can be followed across universities. Website: www.yellowdig.com Video: http://vimeo.com/93371868 Report (Wharton): reports.yellowdig.com/reporting/d18e8b40f578b2fcb1888dc987def8de  Read more
Houwzer is a modern real estate brokerage platform built around the customer that leverages technology and full service, salaried Realtors. Read more
uCribs simplifies the housing search for students at colleges and universities across the country, saving students hours of frustrating work. We provide a product unique to the rental housing market specifically designed for college students. Our niche focus allows us to tailor our product specifically towards college students. We are currently live in beta mode at select universities.  Read more
RenoFi helps homeowners discover a smart way to finance their renovation and tackle everything on their wishlist. Read more
PrintAlive, PrintAllevi, Build with Life Read more
We have built the first automated exchange for digital place-based media. Agencies can plan, execute, and optimize media buys through a single interface.  Read more
NeuroFlow is a HIPAA compliant digital health platform that optimizes the way behavioral healthcare is delivered, tracked, and assessed. Read more
QuotaPath is a growth enablement engine designed to fuel high-performing revenue organizations. Read more
Our platform allows for the easy creation of targeted, activity- and sport-centric community and registration platforms for event organizers and participants worldwide. Our platform is one code-base and data-set, but it’s not a single website or even a single product. Instead, TopScore creates segment-specific products with high product-market fit and domain targeted communication and advertising. Honestly, building an empire is hard work, especially when you're doing it ninja-style, so if you're seriously interested contact us for a far more detailed, bordering on verbose, explanation.  Read more
Hitched is changing the way couples shop for men's wedding bands by providing a wide-selection, with a fun and easy home try-on program. Read more
Cuts in research budgets and shrinking funding sources are creating new pressures on researchers, institutions, and funding bodies. We founded Plum™ Analytics to give researchers and funders a data advantage when it come to conveying a more comprehensive and timely impact of their output. We not only measure individual research artifacts, but also amass metrics for labs, departments and other meaningful groups. Read more
RemoteHQ enables businesses to create interactive meeting rooms where their employees can use video conferencing to communicate. Read more
HootBoard does to a website what a cork board does to a community lobby! HootBoard allows web developers to quickly create a stunning visual bulletin board within their community websites or at www.hootboard.com. Updating static websites is really hard and doesn’t allow members to be actively involved. HootBoard funnels all the incredible ways to create visual content such as photos, videos, flyers, graphs, slides and much more and allows anyone to easily HOOT the content to the website, publicly or privately. Not only is HootBoard something to showcase to the world, but it fosters community engagement, collaboration and discussion. Read more
Hire an Esquire is a B2B SaaS platform for contract-based staffing of highly skilled professionals. We help law firms and in-house legal teams to find, manage and pay a top team of contract attorneys on demand. We save firms at least 50% of the cost and up to 90% of the time currently spent to staff projects and the product design significantly improves both the quality of candidates and the staffing experience. Law firms currently spend $21 billion per year on contract labor in the US alone. This is growing 10%+ each year. Due to employee classification issues, large law firms require contract-based attorneys to be insured by and on the payroll of a third party. This is currently done through traditional staffing firms, and Hire an Esquire is the first-to-market technology company in the legal staffing space. We have clients nationally ranging from solo practices to AM Law 200 firms and offer both a 1099 and W-2 option.  Read more
Zatista is a global online marketplace for discovering and purchasing original art. Zatista's platform targets both emerging and experienced collectors who can easily search, discover, and buy from a diverse, high-quality, and carefully curated collection. We are a highly involved intermediary who helps artists sell more of their work by providing a direct sales channel that also protects their reputation with better terms than traditional galleries.  Read more
Bringing Speed and Certainty to Life Sciences Read more
DrayNow is the first real-time marketplace for matching intermodal freight and carriers. Read more
citiservi is a new way to hire services in your city. Do not search for professionals. Just request quotes and businesses will call you. Save time and money. Simple, just answer these questions: What do you need? Where? Read more
The digitally-native subscription-based company that's redesigning the way women manage their health. Read more
Through easy to use applications, Cloudamize provides companies powerful tools for optimization, management and capacity planning for their cloud infrastructure. For companies considering moving infrastructure to the cloud, Cloudamize measures existing workloads, projects the optimal sizing in the cloud to support performance goals, provides total cost of ownership, and supports the migration process by providing the right settings for the new environment. Once in the cloud, Cloudamize suggests optimal strategies to right-size and right-price cloud infrastructure. The application provides fast and trustworthy recommendations that are actionable in runtime environments or future configurations. Cloudamize also provides comprehensive monitoring, targeted alerts, detailed system metrics, and the ability examine the root cause of issues. Read more
Imvax is a biotechnology company focused on the development of novel patient-specific vaccines and immunotherapy strategies. Read more
FotoBridge is the easiest and most convenient way to digitally convert large photo collections, slides, 35mm negatives, even Polaroids to high quality images. Our secure, US-based facility provides the safest, most advanced digital scanning service available. FotoBridge is a US-based integrated imaging services company. FotoBridge enables consumers, institutions and businesses to digitally preserve large, highly-valued legacy photographic collections - fast, safe and secure. We are an online ship-to service in North America offering high quality, affordable simple flat-rate packages for highly-valued, large collections - Photographic Print Scanning, Transparencies/Slides, Negatives Scanning and Digitizing Home Movie and Video Tape. Read more
Verito Technologies provides fully managed IT services to small and medium size businesses. Our services includes Quickbooks Cloud Hosting, Application hosting for tax and accounting software, managed SharePoint hosting, hosted exchange, cloud hosting, managed network services, and data center services. Read more
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15.535
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