Economic Impact of the Technology Sector: A Roundtable

Monday, April 7 11:30am–2:00pm

This panel will focus on economic development and business taxes that affect the tech economy in Philadelphia.

There will also be a release of the first ever Philly Tech Startup CEO Survey to get a sense of how entrepreneurs are viewing the experience here.

Panelists Include:

  • Paul R. Levy, President and CEO of the Center City District and Central Philadelphia Development Corporation
  • Josh Kopelman, Managing Partner at First Round Capital
  • Elif Sen, Economic Analyst in the Research Department of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia
  • Dawn Bonnell, Penn’s Vice Provost for Research

Moderated by: Christopher Wink, Editor and Co-Founder of Philly


  • 11:30PM: Doors Open. Welcome from Siobhan Reardon, President and Director, Free Library
  • 12:00PM: Panel Discussion Begins
  • 1:00PM: Networking
  • 1:30PM: Event Close

This event is located in Room 108 of the Free Library, just past the HOME Page Café.

This event is part of the Civic Track Day.

Civic Track presented by


The Free Library, Room 108
1901 Vine St


  • Paul R. Levy

    Paul R. Levy

    Paul is the founding chief executive of the Center City District, serving in that capacity since January

  • Elif Sen

    Elif Sen

    Elif is an economic analyst in the Research Department of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia. Her

  • Josh Kopelman

    Josh Kopelman

    Josh founded in July of 1999, and led it to become one of the largest sellers of used

  • Dawn Bonnell

    Dawn Bonnell

    Dawn Bonnell is the Vice Provost for Research at the University of Pennsylvania. In this capacity Dr.