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Startup Roundup: American Society of Inventors event tonight, StarCite gets patent, VentureHacks teaches email

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. Follow along with the Startup Roundup’s dedicated RSS feed. If you’ve got news to share, […]

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. Follow along with the Startup Roundup’s dedicated RSS feed. If you’ve got news to share, get in touch.

DEFINITE READS

We’re not sure how we missed this one, but nearly a dozen local well-known groups have come together to host an event with the American Society of Inventors, tonight at the University City Science Center, to talk about how to launch a successful entrepreneurial venture. We’d list all the organizations here, but gosh that’s a lot of text. Trust us, you know about ‘em. And it’s free, people.

MIGHT BE WORTH YOUR TIME

Corporate event-planning and management system StarCite, which we’ve covered in the past, has announced in a press release that it has been awarded a patent for its suite of SAAS software, patent number 7,523,385. Rest easy, VP Kevin Young. After all, the previous 7,523,384 patents were all awarded to Apple.

GIVE A GLANCE

VentureHacks tells you how to land a meeting with an investor by way of email. Read: Don’t be an idiot.

Alex Hillman announced at SXSW last week that he, with financial help from Grasshoper—a virtual phone service and entrepreneur empowerment resource—has launched an online book curration initiative to pen The Coworking Book. [Full Disclosure: Hillman is a TP sponsor]

Chatroulette scares us to death. We’re of the mind that it truly does signify the end of the Internet. But rather than get all philosophical on you, let’s talk hard numbers. RJMetrics—who damn well knows how to ride a trend—has some great data about what you’re likely to see in the average random video encounter. You’ve got a one in eight chance to see some R-rated action and an 89 percent chance it’ll be a dude deciding what that action is. Good times.

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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