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Penn’s New Guide to Commercializing Tech a Good Step for Philly

Philly’s been working to boost the rate at which it commercializes tech, and a shiny new resource from the Penn Center for Innovation (PCI) signals the […]

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Dear Amazon: Here Are 25+ Really Good Reasons for You to Come to Philly

Amazon has outgrown Seattle, and the behemoth is on a newfound quest to find a home for its second North American headquarters. The new HQ, […]

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Cell Phones That Charge in Seconds? New Research From Drexel Says It’s Possible

The battery hasn’t advanced in decades, and engineers at Drexel University want to change that. A team of researchers led by College of Engineering professor […]

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PHOTOS: Inside Vanguard’s Philadelphia Innovation Studio

Investment management giant Vanguard has officially set up shop right here in Philadelphia, just a little ways away from its Malvern, Pa. headquarters. On Tuesday, […]

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WATCH: Eight Pitches From Philadelphia’s Shark Tank Casting Call

On Wednesday morning, hundreds of hopefuls toting products and presentations of all sorts lined up outside Xfinity Live! for Shark Tank’s annual Greater Philadelphia casting call. […]

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Thrilled About How Far Philly Tech Has Come? Celebrate at the PHL Innovation Picnic

Ten Philadelphia tech organizations are collaborating to host the first-ever PHL Innovation Picnic later this month. In fact, it’s happening next Thursday, June 29th. The […]

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Here’s Why Brookings Thinks Philly’s Innovation Scene Isn’t Competitive Enough

A new report released on Thursday by the nonprofit Brookings Institution tries to tackle a major, eternally looming question for Philadelphia: With all of the […]

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One City in Pennsylvania is Poised to Crush the 21st Century …

I came to Pittsburgh to see the future. On a blustery late-winter morning with a light whorl of snowflakes falling near the banks of the […]

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Philly ER Doc Wins Big for Creating a Real Tricorder

Final Frontier Medical Devices, a team led by Paoli-based ER doctor Basil Harris, just won the global $10 million Qualcomm Tricorder XPrize competition for creating […]

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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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10 Philly Startups to Watch in 2017, According to the Biggest Tech Leaders

As we said farewell to 2016, BizPhilly put a call out to the tech community: Which local startups are you most excited about for 2017? […]

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This Is the Best Part About Jefferson’s New Health Design Lab

This week, Thomas Jefferson University announced the opening of  The Vault Health Design Lab, a prototyping and maker space designed to spur collaboration between students, […]

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Mayor Kenney Op-Ed: Tech Is Key to Philadelphia’s Growth

When I think about where Philadelphia has the greatest potential for growth, I am instantly drawn to the tech industry, and I am not alone. […]

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Franklin Institute’s Virtual Reality Exhibit Is Much More Than an Exhibit

On Tuesday evening, I traveled to Tanzania and spent some time at a refugee camp. There, I experienced what it was like to fall asleep […]

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PSL’s Startup Accelerator Is Now Taking Applications

It’s about that time again to get your applications in for Philly Startup Leaders’ startup accelerator. The program’s organizers want to help the city’s entrepreneurs move their […]