Philadelphia, PA

Current Organizers

Jaclyn Allen

Jaclyn Allen is a strategic connector and community builder. As Head of Programs & Operations for Philly Startup Leaders, Jaclyn works closely with founders of all stages to connect them to the resources they need the most. Before joining Philly Startup Leaders, Jaclyn taught high school students with disabilities the skills needed to land jobs and retain employment. She went on to work for a startup that taught similar job-readiness skills using technology. It was this introduction to the Philly startup community, along with her passion for people, that led Jaclyn to work with entrepreneurs.

Minna Hyon

As events lead at CIC Philadelphia, Minna develops and manages the supplementary programming which differentiates CIC, including events and office hours, often partnering with Quorum and Venture Cafe. She also manages all social media and enjoys bringing in elements of videography to her projects, such as the CIC Philly Walk Through Video. Minna enjoys working with her team at CIC Philly to bring value and excitement to the space through events, such as workshops, creative’s day, and networking events. Before joining CIC, Minna worked as a social media videographer at an international sneaker and lifestyle company. A self taught videographer, Minna originally started as an operations specialist, and was able to eventually transition into the social media team. She produced and coordinated digital campaigns for multiple brands during her time there. Minna graduated from The Pennsylvania State University with a B.S. in business management. Her passions are fashion, sneakers, and media.

Jeffrey Walsh

Experienced alliance and sales manager turned CEO. Passionate about helping people build and strengthen relationships. Looking to connect with other thought leaders as well as people who understand the value of growing your personal community.

Jake Ritzheimer

Jake is the Quorum Program Coordinator at the University City Science Center. He supports the creation and development of Quorum's educational programming for the entrepreneurial ecosystem of Philadelphia and beyond. He's passionate about building meaningful connections and creating value for his community.