February 6, 2019, Danya Henninger - Billy Penn
Philadelphia holds the unenviable title of poorest big city in the nation, and faces rising hunger at the same time it’s dropping elsewhere. Happily, the city is also home to motivated people willing to put time and energy into exploring the root causes of these issues and work on finding solutions.
Proof? There were a remarkable 32 applications submitted to the Full City Challenge, the food-focused rapid incubator and pitch competition Billy Penn is hosting with the Economy League.
After a rigorous interview process, we selected five finalist teams that stood out from the impressive field. (We’ll be telling you more about them shortly, stay tuned.)
But even those who weren’t selected for the Challenge — and plenty of other community leaders across the city — have some great ideas that could help make Philly better. With drive and vigor behind them, all they need is some startup money.
Crowdfunding is one way to get it — and GoFundMe is coming to Philadelphia to lead a free session on how.