RECPhilly hosts #AmplifyPhilly SXSW send-off party - WXPN | Vinyl At Heart
David Silver of RECPhilly and Yuval Yarden of Philly Startup Leaders | Photo by Breanna Keohane

As the RECPhilly crew gears up to bring some fresh Philly talent down to Texas for South By Southwest 2016, they teamed up with StartupPHL to host their SXSW send-off party and announce the official talent lineup that will be performing down in Texas this past Thursday at Coda Nightclub.

The night was complete with a photobooth in front of a Philly LOVE sign, a DJ to kick off the night and sponsor giveaways. RECPhilly’s co-founder David Silver along with

Philly Startup Leaders ‘s Yuval Yarden put together a presentation introducing Amplify Philly and how they are working with various sponsors in the Philadelphia community to make this SXSW showcase possible. With an abundance of artists, businesses, sponsors and fans eager to hear who would be representing their city, together the Philly crew was able to get #AmplifyPhilly trending on Twitter in Philadelphia by the end of the night.

Silver and Yarden spoke of how Philadelphia is growing in an abundance of ways, from music to technology. Together, they are collaborating to host the SXSW showcase and show others what Philadelphia has to offer. Other speakers included Alan and Brian Jacobson of J2 Design who explained how they are teaming up with StartupPHL to make Amplify Philly a recognizable brand. Rebecca Lopez Kriss who works with Philadelphia Department of Commerce introduced what StartupPHL is, how different Philadelphia business can benefit and how others can get involved in the movement. Finally, to round up the night, Silver and Yarden announced the lineup of talent.

The SXSW Philadelphia showcase will take place on Tuesday, March 15th at 8 p.m. Check out the photos from the send-off party in the gallery below.

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