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Jun. 8, 2011 9:07 am

Startup Roundup: Jamestown launches; Venmo banks

Technically Philly’s Startup Roundup parses 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 newsletter or RSS feed. If you’ve got news to share, get in touch. MUST […]

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Technically Philly’s Startup Roundup parses 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 newsletter or RSS feed. If you’ve got news to share, get in touch.

MUST READS

The long-awaited Jamestown: Legend of the Lost Colony, a retro platform shooter produced by local game development shop Final Form Games, is available today. It’s $9.95 at GamersGate, but hasn’t shown up on Steam or Direct2Drive, yet, as anticipated.

PhillyInc’s Mike Armstrong reports the winners of the 2011 Baiada Center Incubation Competition, including Passion Fly, which rewards brand ambassadors, CarTech, for the geeks wanting to measure automobile performance, and a BaseCamp for frats, Greek Solutions.

Venmo is once again making major industry moves, including a recent decision to work directly with banks to provide users with the ability to withdraw money from their Venmo accounts directly to a bank account overnight.


GIVE A GLANCE

On June 28, PACT and Philly Startup Leaders are hosting an event to help entrepreneurs understand the world and language of investments. Dude, what’s a term sheet?

ThingWorx, which is working to connect traditional devices to the web in order to collect data and improve efficiency in businesses, has announced in a press release last week that it has made a handful of new hires and relocated from Downingtown to a bigger office in Exton.

MIGHT BE WORTH YOUR TIME

Langhorne’s eGames, which has been moving into social gaming as of late, and which has a line of Nintendo DS and Wii games, among others, announced its financial results for the third quarter, Monday, and revenues are down. CEO Jerry Klein says the market is hurting sales in retail chains.

Penn startup Chattersource announces that its Marketplace and housing guide are revenue streams, and that they’re still feeling out how well they’ll do.

Check out the Startup Genome Project, a Silicon Valley project worth highlighting. Any ideas for how we can map Philadelphia?

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, or sign-up for its email newsletter.

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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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