Chester County Gets $4-million Fund To Boost Startup Activity

Access to capital is among the hardest boxes to check for local entrepreneurs following the venture-backed playbook.

And for Chester County’s tech ecosystem — despite being a key node of Philly’s tech growth in the 1980s and housing VC firms like Safeguard Scientifics and a bevy of large pharma firms —access to sufficient venture capital has proven to be a challenge.

Per Chester County Economic Development Council COO Michael Grigalonis, some 100 startups have received grants through the i2n-Ideas x Innovation Network initiative, but more fuel is needed.

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