Building a Better Startup Ecosystem in Philadelphia w/ Eamon Gallagher

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Chris Dima

Founder and CEO

Nov 4, 2014

@PHLStartupLaw
@gweberlaw

“Through my work as a recruiter, I quickly found out that the good clients to target were companies that were going through series A, series B, or series C rounds of financing because they needed to grow very rapidly, and they needed quality individuals in order to scale up their businesses. I really became involved in companies in growth mode at that time.”
–Eamon Gallagher, Associate of Weber Law

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“I was very fortunate that Drexel Law had a business and entrepreneurship program. It’s actually focused on training students to become attorneys in a transactional law practice, not litigation, not in the courtroom, not tearing things apart. I wanted to be on the constructive side of things.”
–Eamon Gallagher, Associate of Weber Law

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“I graduated last May and now I’m a practicing startup attorney. I was very much the beneficiary of a certain level of randomness, which is the amazing growth of the philadelphia startup scene and the startup tech scene.”
–Eamon Gallagher, Associate of Weber Law

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“The Keiretsu Angel Investment Forum was partnering with Drexel Law to form what they called the Due Diligence Fellowship Program and that meant I got to help them screen deals, look at pitches, be a part of their forums with their investors, see how they critiqued deals, and what their pain points were.”
–Eamon Gallagher, Associate of Weber Law
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“I built up a network over a period of time, and places like Walnut St. Labs, Seed Philly, Venturef0rth, 3401 Market (Innovation Center @3401) are the types of places where you can get plugged into a community really really fast and avoid some of the pitfalls that first, second or third-time entrepreneurs are susceptible to. You are able to move and grow exponentially faster with a community.”
–Eamon Gallagher, Associate of Weber Law

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“When you look nationally; there are often those touchstone places for the tech scene where investors can source companies, service providers can find companies. I’m not just talking about accountants and attorneys, but Amazon Web Services, Google, Microsoft, can all go into those spaces and help get companies off the ground, which means a serious competitive advantage.”
–Eamon Gallagher, Associate of Weber Law

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“The general value of startup communities is that they can get you further down the line, faster, by collaborating with other people who are solving similar issues in different way or entirely different problems. There’s a lot of cross-pollination that can happen if you’re in those spaces with a critical mass of people working towards similar outcomes.”
–Eamon Gallagher, Associate of Weber Law

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