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Startup Roundup: The 18 Philly companies on Inc’s fastest growing list

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.

MUST READS

Several companies reached out about their place on Inc Magazine’s Inc 500, the nation’s fastest growing companies. Inc’s got a full list of Philadelphia metro companies that made it in its top 5,000 here. At 24, re2g, at #48, Leadnomics and at #67, NextDocs, all placed within the top 100 in the Philadelphia region. Sixteen other companies, like myYearBook and TicketLeap (and see Inky’s JoeD’s recent coverage here), made it in the top 500, and include: Petplan, Optimal Strategix Group, Free For All, Magic Hat Consulting, Aromatic Fusion, Decision Distribution, Ohana Companies, Renavatio Healthcare Communications, SevOne, QuadGen Wireless Solutions, MRops, HeadStream, Adept Consulting Services and Magellan Hill Technologies.

The Inky’s Mike Armstrong has more detail at PhillyInc.

And if you were wondering about last week’s NuPathe headlines, the company announced Monday that it will not be launching its migraine patch in the first half of 2012 after the FDA requested more information about the patch’s chemistry, manufacturing and safety. The announcement prompted its stock to plummet, and as FierceBiotech put it, effectively “wiping out half of the biotech’s stock value in a matter of minutes.”

GIVE A GLANCE

Thirty miles north of Philadelphia, just outside Doylestown in a small town called Fountainville, PA, Applied Control & Measurement is quickly outgrowing its 2,500-square foot space, where its creating custom circuitry as a startup for a variety of industries.

Financial game site DoughMain gets TechCrunched for its announcement that it has raised $5 million in angel funding.

Monetate received a full-length feature on TechCrunch, too, for the new iteration of its eCommerce marketing platform, with note of its new mobile functionality. The company also tells us by email that it will now allow 100 concurrent A/B tests and new personalization capabilities. The company writes about its new launch here.

MIGHT BE WORTH YOUR TIME

Happy Cog‘s Jeffrey Zeldman delivers a keynote that argues that there’s no better time to be involved in the web’s standards-based practice.

Langhorne’s eGames, Inc. has changed its name to Entertainment Games to reflect its new social gaming angle, a press release says.

Indie Game Mag interviews Final Form Games for its Jamestown title.

Did you know you can whitelist Viddler business account videos? Yep.

And hey, if you’re a print subscriber to the Philadelphia Business Journal, check out the publication’s article about choosing a home city for your business. We’re still deciding.

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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