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Special Programs

RAIN 2018 Fueling the Talent Pipeline

Wednesday, Jul 25, 2018 | 5:30 PM-9:30 PM

Join us on July 25, 2018 at Quorum for the 10th Annual Regional Affinity Incubation Network (RAIN) Conference themed Fueling the Talent Pipeline: Preparing for the 21st Century Economy.

You can’t have a thriving tech community without talent. The 2018 RAIN Conference will explore the topic of talent through the prisms of the talent pipeline, talent attraction, retention and training. The conference will look at existing programs that are helping to fill the talent pipeline – and expand opportunity to underserved communities. The 2018 RAIN Conference will build off the momentum of the 2017 program which focused on building an inclusive entrepreneurial community. Register for the conference below.


1:30 – 2 p.m.

Registration & Networking

2 – 2:30 p.m.

Welcoming Remarks & Keynote

Keynote: Amy Nelson, CEO, Venture for America

2:30 - 3:45 p.m.

Panel: Case Studies in Filling the Talent Pipeline

  • David Clayton, Director, FirstHand
  • Erica Hawthorne-Manon, Executive Director, Small But Mighty Arts
  • Sylvester Mobley, CEO, Coded by Kids
  • Khai Tran, CEO, Waterfront Ventures
  • MODERATOR: Deborah Diamond, President, Campus Philly

3:45 – 3:55 p.m.
Closing Remarks

4 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Happy Hour, Networking, Continued Discussion @ PHS Pop-Up Garden