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Kauffman Index Shows Philly Startup Economy Has Much Room to Grow

According to Kauffman’s 2017 Startup Activity Index, the Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington metro area is in a bit of a lull when it comes to new business creation […]

Business

Ben Franklin Tech Partners Pumped $3.7M Into These 21 Philly-Area Startups Last Quarter

Tech investment powerhouse Ben Franklin Technology Partners released their third quarter investment plan this week and 21 early-stage companies got approved for investment. A total […]

Business

Curalate Launches in London

After five years of rising to the top of Philly’s startup scene, Curalate has now expanded overseas. The company announced this week that it has […]

Business

These 8 Startups Are in Ben Franklin’s First Fintech Accelerator Class

Ben Franklin Tech Partners just announced the eight startups participating in its inaugural fintech accelerator program and the list of companies gives us a strong […]

Business

Philadelphia Among the Country’s Top 10 Emerging Startup Hubs

A new report from the nonprofit Progressive Policy Institute and D.C.-based technology network Technet, says it time for policymakers to recognize and support emerging startup […]

Business

Philly Now Has a Free, Next-Day Online Delivery Service for Used Cars

Philadelphians just got an upgrade on their online car buying experience. Carvana, the startup that bills itself as the “Amazon of cars” — with more […]

Business

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? […]

Business

Q&A: Healthcare IT to Enter an Intense Period of Innovation in Philly

Last week, three of the Philadelphia region’s biggest players made a major announcement at PSL’s Founder Factory. Philly’s veteran venture firm, Safeguard Scientifics; Independence Health Group, the parent […]

Business

How to Make the DNC Innovative? Get Curalate On Board

This year’s DNC in Philadelphia will be the most innovative Democratic national convention to date, the host committee says, and that’s thanks in part to […]

News

Philly Couple Debuts Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders Candy

Ah, good old American ingenuity. It brought us the Macintosh computer, the Roomba, and proton therapy. And now, Candidate Candy.

Jim Kenney
Business

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 […]

Business

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 […]

Business

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 […]

Business

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 […]