RealLIST Connectors 2022: Get to know 22 leaders making Philly’s tech and biz ecosystem stronger

Della Clark announcing the new Innovate Capital Growth Fund

Media Outlet


Paige Gross

Who's who in the local technology and business community? These Philadelphians are opening doors and bringing others together in another challenging year.

If you wanted to join the Philly tech community today and hit the ground running, who should you meet? Who would help you on your way? It’s a question I get asked all the time. After three years reporting on this community, I can tell you —  but it’s not a short answer. For the third year in a row, we’ve set out to build our RealLIST Connectors, the “who’s who” to look toward if you want to raise some venture capital, learn about the early days in a startup, connect with the public sector or get involved with a tech-focused community group here.

In 2020, we dug deep into our institutional knowledge, and published our inaugural list of 100 very real connectors, the folks we looked to time and time again for resources, info, or opinions about Philly’s evolving tech scene. Last year, we added 20 new people influencing the ecosystem for good, and this year in 2022, we added 22 more.