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Here’s Where Penn Ranks for Its Number of Alumni Entrepreneurs

International branding company GraphicSprings, released findings this week that show where entrepreneurs got their start in terms of education. The company looked at more than […]

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It’s Happening: Benjamin’s Desk Merges With 1776

Philly-founded co-working network Benjamin’s Desk has announced that it will merge with Washington, D.C.-based public benefit corporation 1776. Both organizations say the merger will help […]

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A Philly Expat Returns From Silicon Valley to Talk Funding for Entrepreneurs of Color

It’s October, and I’m still reeling from the idiocy of the Google Manifesto. And just this week, a new report smacked me with some reality […]

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Here Are Philadelphia’s 2017 EY Entrepreneurs of the Year

Philadelphia’s entrepreneurs were recognized at the Kimmel Center Wednesday evening at the 2017 Greater Philadelphia Area EY Entrepreneur of the Year awards gala, and 11 walked […]

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Free Library to Help Entrepreneurs Make Better Pitches

The Free Library’s Business Resource and Innovation Center wants to teach Philly entrepreneurs a thing or two about pitching. Next week, the Parkway Central Library […]

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How the Institute of Hip-Hop Entrepreneurship Is Building a New Class of Philly Business Leaders

When I walked into the Institute of Hip-Hop Entrepreneurship’s third session one snowy Saturday morning in January, I was immediately greeted by the word hustle. […]

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The Biggest Lessons Entrepreneurs Can Learn From Airbnb’s Success

How did three young guys disrupt the hotel industry and create a company that’s now worth $30 billion? That’s the question at the heart of […]

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The City’s “Call for Ideas” Is a Call to Address Poverty

What if a solution to Philadelphia’s high poverty rate exists with its entrepreneurs? The city wants to find out. Through round five of its Call […]

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Shark Tank Says It Should Really Get to Philadelphia More Often

Shark Tank casting call at XFinity Live! Photo by Fabiola Cineas.  The critically acclaimed ABC show Shark Tank made its way to Philadelphia this weekend, […]

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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 […]

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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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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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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 […]