Innovate Philadelphia

The sixth most populous city in America is known for its arts, culture and colonial history. But that is not what we are after – we are looking for those people and companies that are leading the way in their industries, those that are forging ahead in making the future brighter for all.

Supported by Thomas Jefferson University and the Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce, Innovate Philadelphia promises to be one of the biggest in the country.

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Thank you to everyone who shared their innovation stories with us; Innovate Philadelphia would not be the same without you.

To everyone who purchased copies to share far and wide: Innovate Philadelphia could not exist without you and your support.

From the smaller companies that made space in their budget for 5 copies, to the corporations that helped us distribute 100s of books—You. Rock. Because of you, thousands more will hold Innovate Philadelphia in their hands, display it in their office, give it to their biggest supporters—adding even greater value to everyone featured in the book. Philadelphia is truly a community that came together to celebrate—and promote—their Innovation Ecosystem, and we thank you for letting us tell your stories.

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Glen Edwards - Innovate Philadelphia Publishing Partner

Glen Edwards was born and raised in Philadelphia. He graduated from Pennsylvania State University and served in the United States Marine Corps Services. For the next 10 years, Glen worked as a Juvenile Probation Officer in Philadelphia, counseling underprivileged children in North and West Philadelphia.

In 1983, Glen left the court and went to work for Windsor Publications, a national publisher of membership directories, image publications and coffee table books that were meant to showcase the quality of life in regions across the US. Working in the sales and marketing arena for the next 25 years, Glen was responsible for the successful completion of beautiful coffee table books in communities as diverse as Grand Rapids, Louisville, Jacksonville, Williamsport, and numerous others.

In 2010 Glen formed his own company, Contemporary Publishing Group. He has continued to publish books to showcase places and important subjects of his own choosing. Glen and his wife, Nancy, live in Holland, Pennsylvania. They have four adult children.


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Partnership Opportunities

Global Village World is accepting applications for joint venture partners, consultants, and ambassadors that have a passion for their city and want to partner with us in mapping out and promoting their local innovation ecosystem to the world.