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Startup Roundup: DreamIt grads get covered; new Startup Leaders-ship

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, […]

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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

Inquirer’s Mike Armstrong covers the 2010 DreamIt team. DreamIt Ventures is like the Dream Team, but no give-and-go from 90s point guard-great John Stockon. See our coverage of the graduating class here. TechCrunch also covered our Philly peeps.

Philly Startup Leaders has chosen a new crop of leadership to steer the entrepreneurs group. Jameson Detweiler will lead as President, along with Gloria Bell, Cody Ray, Josiah Kiehl and Matt Owens. We’ll have more on this story soon.

MIGHT BE WORTH YOUR TIME

Cell phone triangulation hardware-maker TruePosition has won a patent infringement case against Andrew Corp., which sold its Geometrix wireless location system, which a judge ruled had violated the patent, in 2007. The company won a $43 million judgement, the Philadelphia Business Journal reports.

Startup event promotor TECH cocktail stopped by Philly last week and featured some of DreamIT’s startups while techies shmoozed.

Jersey’s TrapCall, which unmasks blocked calls, is opening up invites to beta test its new mobile applications.

FundingPost is hosting a national angel investment and venture capital pitch contest. Deadline is August 30, young startup Jedi. All entries receive a copy of FP’s e-book “How to Raise your First Million from Angel Investors.” No promises on the 10th million.

Social game developer OMGPOP has partnered with myYearBook to create real-time multiplayer games for the proprietary platform, Social Times reports. OMG gets over 1 million game-plays per day, though its titles do not appear on Facebook. Eat your heart out, Farmville.

GIVE A GLANCE

Center City developer Happy Cog‘s Jenn Lukas makes Mashable’s 15 Developer/Hacker Women to Follow on Twitter list. h/t PhillyTechNews.

InfoLogix is featured in research firm Gartner’s 2010 Hype Cycle for Healthcare Provider Systems and Applications, a report on emerging healthcare technology.

E-commerce firm GSI Commerce opens a Tokyo office, the Philadelphia Business Journal reports.

Virtual Reality meeting platform VCopious features a cross-branded post from industry publication It’s All Virtual about vendor use of virtual event platforms.

GIS firm Azavea, formely Avencia, has redesigned its website.

Former DreamIt grad SeatGeek, which is now based in Boston, gets voted by PCMag as a top 100 site of 2010.

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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