Startup Roundup: Viddler CEO forced out, Science Center does Coffee & Capital - Technical.ly Philly

Jul. 20, 2011 8:30 am

Startup Roundup: Viddler CEO forced out, Science Center does Coffee & Capital

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 a weekly email newsletter by clicking here and selecting the Startup Roundup button or follow Startup […]

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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 a weekly email newsletter by clicking here and selecting the Startup Roundup button or follow Startup Roundup’s RSS feed. If you’ve got news to share, get in touch.

It’s a quiet week for startups, folks. Maybe you ought to take the time away — if you haven’t already — to well, start one.

MUST READS

Viddler CEO Rob Sandie announced on his blog last week that he’d be stepping down as CEO, though the decision was not voluntary. He was asked to leave the company by its board, he says, though he’ll remain an integral part of that board. We’re working on getting ahold of Sandie.

GIVE A GLANCE

The Science Center has launched a new program to bring entrepreneurs together with investors, called Coffee & Capital, hosted at its new Quorum space. The first event took place this morning, but we hope to see more of the events in the future, and judging by the press release’s language, it looks like we will.

The New York Times featured Independents Hall this weekend, and though it was a basic profile that most folks in Philly’s technology community have already come to understand, it was published in the newspaper’s Sunday edition, which should likely put it in front of a much larger, new audience.

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MIGHT BE WORTH YOUR TIME

ReadySetWork is still driving a relatively new campaign to drive interest in its schedule management platform, which uses a centralized calendar and text messaging system to alert employees of schedule changes. It’s asking folks to submit their craziest employee tales at myworkiscracy.com. Founder Joel Frisch tells us that the company is “continuing to grow users and revenue at a rate of over 400% very month.”

And don’t forget, the Ship Society Hackathon will take place next Saturday, July 30. If you were one of our Random Hacks Of Kindness hackathon attendees, get at us, and we’ll see to it that you you get a free RSVP.

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Brian James Kirk

Brian James Kirk is Business Director and a cofounder of Technically Media, the publisher of Technical.ly and Generocity. Kirk handles sales, marketing and product development, forging new partnerships, building brand identity and coordinating events and projects. He produces the Philadelphia bike community event Bikeout and lives in the Callowhill neighborhood of Philadelphia.

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