Feb. 24, 2010 8:30 am

Startup Roundup: Baltimore visits Philly, RailBandit updates NJ Transit offering, TrapCall supporting Sprint

Introducing Technically Philly’s Startup Roundup. Here, we’ll parse out the small pieces that make our greater Startup ecosystem thrive. We want to keep you in touch with the innovations that we can’t quite get to covering, but that deserve highlight. If you’ve got news to share, get in touch. DEFINITE READS Baltimore coworking space BeeHive […]

Introducing Technically Philly’s Startup Roundup. Here, we’ll parse out the small pieces that make our greater Startup ecosystem thrive. We want to keep you in touch with the innovations that we can’t quite get to covering, but that deserve highlight. If you’ve got news to share, get in touch.

DEFINITE READS

Baltimore coworking space BeeHive visited IndyHall last week, according to the Philly coworking site’s newsletter. And at IndyHall’s weekly Show & Tell lunch meetup, several startups showed off their goods, like MyClin which claims to “revolutionize clinical trials,” and Johnny Bilotta‘s UI prototyping software for Photoshop and Illustrator.

We’ve received word from Ignite Philly 5 organizers about some of the speakers set for the March 2 event at Johnny Brenda’s. We’ve got limited details, and organizers anticipate changes in the schedule, but so far, Asheesh Laroia of OpenHatch will talk about food trucks and open source, Philly Startup LeadersBlake Jennelle will discuss startups and nonprofit survival, Mike Levinson of DreamIt will offer ideas “that make it (and don’t),” and Happier.com Founder Andrew J. Rosenthal will tell you, mysteriously enough, “how to get people to like you.” Thank god for that.

MIGHT BE WORTH YOUR TIME

Mobile train scheduling app RailBandit has announced v2.4, including track assignments for NJ Transit. With the new feature, users can see which track a train is set to depart. If you want to depart on them. Jersey joke? Natch�two of our co-founders are native.

Tom’s River-based TrapCall, which lets users unblock anonymous phone calls, has launched a new dashboard with better organization and simplified design. The company also announced support for Sprint mobile phone service.

GIVE A GLANCE

University City-based mobile payment service Venmo gets some national coverage from GigaOm. “[A] big issue with Venmo is the privacy and security of tying payments directly to your phone number. [Co-founder Andrew] Kortina said Venmo will allow a high level of user control over every transaction, therefore protecting users,” GigaOm’s Liz Gannes writes. We’ve been hard at work testing the service.

DreamIt Ventures incubated ticket marketplace startup SeatGeek gets some love on Lifehacker.

Startup Roundup will post weekly on Wednesdays until there’s not a Philly startup story left to link to on the Internet. See others here.

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Brian James Kirk

Brian James Kirk is a cofounder of Technical.ly, the local technology news network. Previously, Kirk was Web Editor of PlanPhilly, an independent online news resource covering planning and development issues in Philadelphia, and a freelance writer and designer. He resides in South Philadelphia.

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