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2018 Inquirer Stellar StartUp Awards

Sep 13, 2018 from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
South Bowl, Philadelphia, PA
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Join Philadelphia Media Network, publisher of The Inquirer, Daily News and for the third annual Stellar Start Up Awards, giving recognition to the start up community in and around Philadelphia. Program is proudly sponsored by MassMutual Greater Philadelphia.

Selected by an outside panel of judges, honorees represent bright and cutting edge entrepreneurs who are daring and dedicated to creating products and services that improve people's lives while also fueling the economic growth of the company. Winners will be recognized at an awards program highlighting their wins in the following categories: Alumni, Food/Restaurants, Healthcare, Just Plain Cool Ideas, Minority/ Women Entrepreneurs, Products/Services, Second Act Startups, Students, and Technology.

Program to include networking with food and beverages, panel discussion, awards program and bowling.

When: Thursday, September 13, 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Where: South Bowl Lounge N' Lanes, 19 E Oregon Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19148

Agenda: (Subject to change)
5:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. - Registration, networking & cocktail hour
6:00 p.m. - 6:45 p.m. - Welcome remarks and panel discussion led by Diane Mastrull. Panelists to be announced!
6:45 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. - Awards program with first-time reveal of winner per category! Finalists to be announced!
7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. - Bowling and continued networking 

Startups need connections, resources, and investments to launch their business. Diane Mastrull, Small Business Reporter, will convene innovative leaders for a thought leadership panel about what large organizations are doing to support the next generation of business leaders.

    Lisha Davis, Head, Vanguard Innovation Studio                        

    Brian Lobley, President, Commercial and Consumer Markets, Independence Blue Cross

    Dr. Rose Ritts, EVP and Cheif Innovation Officer, Jefferson Innovation Pillar


Ticket Information:
Tickets and packages include open beer/wine bar and hors d'oeuvres 

Individual Tickets: $80.00

  • Access to free play lanes with shoe rental (first come, first serve)

Individual Tickets + Subscription: $92.00

  • Access to free play lanes with shoe rental (first come, first serve)
  • Subscription includes your choice of:
    •    Unlimited digital access for 12 weeks
    •    Digital+Sunday Print for 12 weeks

Angel Investment Premium Seating: $800.00

  • Reserved cocktail table with seating for four (4) guests
  • Branded sponsor seating (Chair back covers)

Private Equity Premium Seating: $3,500.00 

  • Reserved half lane and seating for five (5) guests (Includes post-awards bowling)
  • Branded area with company logo 
  • Company name of event signage and Power Point 
  • Quarter-page, black & white advertisement in Stellar Startup Awards section (9/9)
  • Shoe rental

Venture Capital Premium Seating: $5,500.00

  • Reserved full-lane and seating for ten (10) guests (Includes post-awards bowling) 
  • Branded area with company logo 
  • Company logo on event signage and Power Point 
  • Half-page, black & white advertisement in Stellar Startup Awards section (9/9)
  • Shoe rental 

Questions? Contact Jennifer Wolf at

Sponsorship questions? Contact Ron Maver at

General Terms

All items are non-refundable, all sales are final.

Refund Policy

All items are non-refundable under any circumstances.

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When & Where
Sep 13, 2018 from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM EST
South Bowl
19 East Oregon Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19148
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