Join PSL’s Board of Directors!


PSL is looking for (2) new members to join our Board of Directors! This includes a new Board President. We have two members whose terms are ending at the end of this year and we’re excited to find the best leaders to join our amazing team.

PSL’s mission is to help current and future founders succeed in Philadelphia and beyond. Our Board members are responsible for guiding the work of our organization in a way that best fulfils that mission. Board members work closely with our Executive Director to support both day-to-day operations and long-term planning.

We believe that the success of Philadelphia’s entrepreneurial ecosystem can be accelerated by organizations like PSL. While there are no strict requirements on the background or experience of Board nominees, it is important that Board members have a mature understanding of entrepreneurship, strategy, local and national startup ecosystems, and fundraising.

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are critical. As the largest network for emerging entrepreneurs in the city, it’s important that we are thoughtful and mindful of accessibility in everything we do in order to support as many startups and individuals as possible.  

Continue reading to learn more about PSL’s MVV, the current board, and for the link to nominate someone for the 2019-2020 term!

Thank you for the support!

-The PSL Team


Mission, Vision, and Values



Our mission is to help current and future founders succeed in Philadelphia and beyond.

We view our core audience as startup companies that have the potential to grow exponentially when they find success. While most companies in the community participate in the tech sector, startups can exist in any industry, including healthcare, hardware, and education.


We envision Philadelphia to be a place where everyone can achieve their entrepreneurial potential as part of a collaborative startup and innovative community. We’re not here to compete with other cities — we’re here to hold ourselves to a high standard of consistent growth and progress that can set up future generations of Philadelphia startups for success.


In pursuing our mission and vision, we are committed to the following core values. No matter the economic outcome, if we fail to live up to these values in achieving our vision, we have failed in our work.

We care about progress, not credit. PSL is committed to working collaboratively with other organizations in our community, and we will always prioritize results over recognition.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
We believe that every Philadelphian should have the opportunity to participate in our city’s growing startup ecosystem, and will proactively invest to create such opportunities. Our events, programming, and content will be designed and executed inclusively, and those involved will be representative of the city in which we live.

Our community has a right to know who leads PSL, how we are governed, and how to provide feedback that can shape our decisions. We will be transparent, accessible, and receptive to feedback.

While there are countless ways to give back and create value in our city, we will focus our resources on one: The PSL mission. Our skills make us uniquely positioned to create value in this area, and that focus will increase our chances of success.

Nomination Process & Timeline


The PSL Board of Directors is comprised of experienced leaders in the Philadelphia startup ecosystem. Visit here to learn more about each member via their Linkedin profiles.

If selected, your two-year term will begin January 2019.

If you or someone you know would like to be considered for a board member role, please submit your nomination here. Nominations will be accepted through Monday, October 8.

The current PSL Board of Directors will review nominations and make a selection in November.

The new board members will be announced at this year’s Founder Factory on Thursday, December 6.

Philly Startup Leaders