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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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Four Innovators Awarded $600,000 from University City Science Center

Four researchers are sharing the hefty prize of $600,000. It’s all part of the QED Proof-of-Concept Program from the University City Science Center that unites collegiate research from the […]

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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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It’s Not Marijuana, But Synthetic THC Company Has High Hopes

Zynerba is not a medical marijuana company, but its CEO Armando Anido might know more about the chemical makeup of pot than anyone else. The Devon, […]

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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 […]

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Philly Venture Capital Firm Closes $35 Million Fund

Think Philly doesn’t have serious funding sources for startup companies? Think again. MissionOG has closed its first fund and has now has a cool $35 million under […]

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Sixers Selling Tickets Through StubHub Unlocks Treasure Trove of Consumer Data

The Philadelphia 76ers will sell all tickets through StubHub starting next season — and they’re doing it to unlock a treasure trove of data about ticket […]

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Report: Revzilla to Sell to Cycle Gear

UPDATE: Revzilla was not acquired by Cycle Gear. Instead, it announced that it’s partnering with J.W. Childs (the private equity firm that owns Cycle Gear) to form […]

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7 Startups Are Ready for PSL Accelerator

An Uber for salons, collapsable bike helmets for women and a service that connects home chefs with hungry eaters are just some of the innovations […]

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Bob Moul Named CEO of Cloudamize

It’s been a roller-coaster year for Bob Moul. This summer, he was forced to sell Artisan Mobile, his Old City-based startup that helped apps engage and monetize users […]

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Curalate Raises Mind-Blowing $27.5 Million

Curalate has a bold mission: Reshape the $1.6 trillion e-commerce market by capitalizing on the increased use of photos online. The Philly-based tech company just closed […]

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WeWork in Northern Liberties Won’t Open on Time

The much-anticipated WeWork co-working space in Northern Liberties won’t open on time. WeWork signed a lease for 30,000 square feet at the Piazza at Schmidt’s, […]

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Future of Manufacturing in Philly Isn’t Smoky Factories

The word “manufacturing” probably conjures up images of smoke-filled factories and Depression Era employees working for peanuts. But the reality is much brighter — and tech […]

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Penn Students Can Ferment Beer 9 Times Faster

A group of Penn students have a plan to streamline the beer-making process — and it just earned them $10,000. Siddharth Shah, Shashwata Narain and Alexander […]