“My dad is a computer consultant, so technology
and sales have always been in my landscape.
I started coding at 15, along with mowing lawns,
shoveling snow. Today, my North Star is space-age
social selling, and my spaceship is Quorum.
The encouragement and positive support
I get here is my Mission Control.
My friends would describe me as
playful, positive, focused, driven.
Did I also mention sensitive?”

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Ryan Draving, Co-founder of
Referable.com, is at home in
Quorum. Through space,
programming and networking,
Draving takes full advantage of
all that Quorum offers.
Ryan Draving, Co-founder of
Referable.com, is at home in
Quorum. Through space,
programming and networking,
Draving takes full advantage of
all that Quorum offers.

“My dad is a computer consultant, so technology
and sales have always been in my landscape.
I started coding at 15, along with mowing lawns,
shoveling snow. Today, my North Star is space-age
social selling, and my spaceship is Quorum.
The encouragement and positive support
I get here is my Mission Control.
My friends would describe me as
playful, positive, focused, driven.
Did I also mention sensitive?”

my ENDEAVOR

I co-founded Referable in 2011. We acquired the domain Referable.com because it echoes the critical edge we provide to our clients—referrals from a proprietary network of highly connected executives. Like Quorum, Referable.com is all about developing a strong and effective network! We learned about Quorum from Kinext, a consultant we worked with to focus our strategy. They work from Quorum for a change of scenery two or three times a month. They’re brilliant at facilitating out-of-the-box thinking, and were central to our laser-focus on enterprise social selling and referrals.

my PROGRAM

We have people working in other locations, but hands down my favorite space—and my personal home base—is Quorum. It’s a gorgeous, flexible space. We can hop up on the white board and when we are looking for a change of scenery we head over to the windows that overlook University City and enjoy the sunlight streaming in. It’s also a great place to meet with clients. The décor and the ambience give us instant professional credibility. The programs that put us in the same room as investors—like the Funder Fair—are also a big plus!

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my NETWORK

My network has grown since I started coming to Quorum. We have met multiple investors who we established relationships with through the Science Center and Quorum, and received subsequent offers of funding. Some of the events we’ve attended at Quorum like Philly Tech Meetup and Coffee & Capital are the best networking events in the city. Several times a week we get together with the people from Colabination and HootBoard (who also work out of Quorum) and give each other feedback. The other day, we all went out to the park, ate lunch and played Frisbee.

my HABITAT

Every day, we go to Nosh Deli for a kickoff meeting with our top executives over breakfast. It’s only a block from Quorum. Chipotle and Han Dynasty are our two favorites for lunch. After work, we will sometimes go to the Rave movie theater at 40th and Walnut. The ultimate wind-down is walking seven blocks down Market Street to the Schuylkill Banks trail. It’s in the heart of the city, but right on the water. I feel incredibly fortunate to work with a team that feels like family, and to have a workplace that feels like home.