Announcing Startup Tour PHL>NYC on April 25th, 2016




PHILADELPHIA, 29 MARCH 2016 CoTo Travel, a Philadelphia tour, event and transportation company, is proud to announce the launch of Startup Tour, an event series designed to connect members of startup communities across the country to each other.  The first trip, Startup Tour PHL>NYC will introduce Philadelphia startups to the tech and startup scene in New York City on Monday April 25th.

The inaugural event is presented locally by Benjamin’s Desk and the Philadelphia chapter of Startup Grind.   “Startup Tour PHL>NYC presents a unique opportunity for the Philly startup community to tell our story to members of the New York tech scene,” says Anthony Maher, Co-Founder and CEO of Benjamin’s Desk and Chapter Director of Startup Grind Philadelphia.  “Benjamin’s Desk and Startup Grind Philadelphia proudly support endeavors that help increase Philly’s profile on a regional and national stage.”  This message of learning and awareness was echoed by Brian Antolin, President and CEO of CoTo Travel saying, “Our goal is to help each attendee learn how to navigate and work with NYC startup & business community now and in the future.”

This daylong event begins at 9am on Monday April 25th with check in and registration before boarding a charter bus enroute to New York City.  Scheduled activities include: a Meet & Greet lunch, where attendees can briefly share their work and business needs with members of the local business community, an Open Working Session at a local coworking space in Midtown Manhattan and tickets to Startup Grind New York featuring a fireside chat with Morgan Hermand-Waicheck of Adore Me.

A limited number of spots are available on Startup Tour PHL>NYC’s trip this April.  Tickets start at $125 for individuals.  Those interested in joining can reserve their seat by visiting   In an effort to include local Philadelphia colleges in this experience, a handful of tickets will be made available at a special students-only rate.  Students interested in this opportunity must apply by visiting


About CoTo Travel

CoTo Travel is a tour, event and transportation company reinventing how people connect with ideas, resources, destinations and each other.  We bring people together to meet and collaborate through educational events, focusing on personal and professional development skills and leisure daytrips and escapes by bus.  We are a member in good standing with the American Bus Association, North America’s premier trade organization for motorcoach and tour companies.  To learn more about CoTo Travel please visit:


About Benjamin’s Desk

Benjamin’s Desk is a Philadelphia-based network of shared workspaces for entrepreneurs, startups, and mobile professionals. Built by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs, Benjamin’s Desk creates environments that foster business growth, innovation, community, and social impact by providing unique experiences, deep engagement, and unparalleled access. A startup itself, Benjamin’s Desk is the regional choice for entrepreneurs inventing their future.  For more information visit


About Startup Grind

Startup Grind is the largest independent startup community, actively educating, inspiring, and connecting 215,000 founders in over 185 cities. We nurture startup ecosystems in 70 countries through events, media, and partnerships with organizations like Google for Entrepreneurs. The cornerstone of our global community are monthly events featuring successful local founders, innovators, educators and investors who share lessons learned on the road to building great companies. Founded in Silicon Valley, Startup Grind has now hosted 2,000 fireside chats since its founding in 2010. To date, Startup Grind has helped millions of entrepreneurs find mentorship, connect to partners and hires, pursue funding, and reach new users.  For more information visit