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Ben Franklin Just Pumped $4.4M Into Philly Startups

Ben Franklin Technology Partners has started off the fiscal year by setting the bar high. The organization recently announced that it made investments in 25 […]

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We Told You to Watch These 10 Philly Startups—Here’s Where They Are Now

Back in January, we polled the tech community to determine Philly’s top ten startups to watch for 2017. As we enter the final months of […]

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These Two Startups Won Big at PACT’s Lion’s Den Pitch Competition

The Philadelphia Alliance for Capital and Technologies (PACT) hosted its signature Capital Conference this week and capped off the event with the much-anticipated Lion’s Den […]

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Can You Really Make a Billion Dollars Delivering Beer, Condoms, Rolling Papers and Nerds Ropes?

An Instagram celebrity is spearing sour gummies off a platter with a fork, then plopping them into his mouth with the slow-moving consistency of a […]

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UK Firm to Offer Housing for Tech Startup “Friends” in Philly

Co-working spaces typically have several common amenities: meeting and gathering spaces, game tables, beer taps in the kitchen or even a pub room. The newest […]

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Curalate CEO: Kenney Needs to Support Tech Community

Mayor Michael Nutter was a staunch supporter of Philadelphia’s local tech scene. He helped launch StartupPHL, a seed fund and grant program that invests in early […]

Business

Death of a Startup Company

Just a few years ago Nick Yap and Brian Dragotto had high hopes for their social media app Toboggan, but the 21-year-olds have now realized that the startup world can be […]

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College Startup Leaders Show Their Stuff at Pitch Contest

From an app that aims to transform college meal plans to virtual-reality training to conquer public-speaking fears, the innovations on display at Wednesday night’s College Pitch […]

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10 Weeks After Shark Tank, PiperWai Hits $1.3 Million in Sales

There’s nothing quite like the Shark-Tank bump, something Jess Edelstein and Sarah Ribner know all too well as revenues for their natural deodorant company topped $1.3 million […]

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Why Campbell Soup is Betting $125 Million on Startups

How does a 147-year-old food company reinvent itself in the face of a seismic shift in the way people eat? Partner with young, innovative startup companies […]

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Inside Mt. Airy’s New Immigrant Entrepreneur Co-Working Space

The following statements have become truisms: Small businesses are the greatest engine of economic growth in America. Immigrants from abroad have played a major role in […]

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Shark Tank Presenter Fired Before Episode Aired

If you’re a fan of Philly’s budding tech and entrepreneurial community, Friday night’s episode of Shark Tank was cringe-worthy. It featured Martin Dell’Arciprete pitching Mark Cuban and the gang about a […]

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Dreamit Health Gets $325,000 Grant

With its high costs and confusing insurance policies, the health care industry is ripe for disruption. Who better to do that than young, energetic startup companies? […]

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RevZilla NOT Acquired by Cycle Gear But…

Late last week, Reuters reported that Philadelphia-based motorcycle parts startup RevZilla was on the cusp of being acquired by Cycle Gear, creating a company worth approximately $400 million to […]

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6 Seriously Cool Health Care Innovations Ready to Prove Their Worth

You can’t help but root for the companies in the latest class of the University City Science Center’s Digital Health Accelerator. A patch that analyzes sweat […]