Meet The Disruptor: Mike Maher

The CEO and co-founder of Houwzer is challenging traditional home buying practices—while seeking to do good

By Larry Platt

Meet the Civic Innovators

The Citizen recognizes a few of the Civic Innovators bringing forth change in Philly

By Larry Platt

Meet the Disruptor: Techgirlz

Through free tech classes to middle school girls in Philly, the nonprofit hopes to shape the technology industry into a more equitable place for everyone

By Quinn O'Callaghan

Meet the Disruptor: Quaker City Coffee

A Federal Donuts owner and a former inmate partner up to pair your coffee with something much needed: Jobs for the recently incarcerated

By Annie McDonough

Meet the Disruptor: Keriton

The Philly-based startup is changing the way NICUs track breast milk—and hoping to help turn around the nation’s high rate of preemie deaths

By Quinn O'Callaghan

Meet the Disruptor: AnaOno

After surviving breast cancer, Dana Donofree used her experience to launch a bra company for others like her, who want to feel sexy and feminine again

By Annie McDonough

Meet the Disruptor: NeedsList

The Philly-based tech startup crowdfunds humanitarian aid for the 25 million refugees worldwide. It is a game-changer in how we all can be part of the solution

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

Meet The Disruptor: Solar States

The growing B Corporation is bringing solar energy to houses and businesses throughout the region—and bringing blue collar Philadelphians into the green energy economy

By Quinn O'Callaghan

Meet the Disruptor: Paratodo

A young local fashion designer is upending the industry by making his clothes locally—and giving a piece of his profits to charity

By Annie McDonough

Meet The Disruptor: QSPACES

Queer and trans people have worse health outcomes than the general public. A local couple is trying to change that with a Yelp-like doctors app for LGBTQ Philadelphians

By Emma Eisenberg