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Villanova University part of $2.4m grant to inspire engineering entrepreneurs, PalmLing launches demo [Startup Roundup]

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 […]

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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

The Business Journal reports that Villanova University and three other institutions together received a $2.4 million grant from the Kern Family Foundation to help grow entrepreneurial interest in engineering students.

PalmLing has launched a demo of its mobile translation service, but an attempt to demo it this morning found no available operators. We’re anxious to play with this one, so give it a try for us.

GIVE A GLANCE

DocDep, which creates tools for companies to improve management, has launched a capitalization table application to help companies track investment and store investment documents. The app follows last week’s news that TicketLeap CFO Tim Raybould had launched Capography, a cap table management system for startups.

NearVerse is pivoting its Lokast “local” social networking application as a tool for application providers rather than a stand alone app, according to a new blog post.

Flying Kite covers Philly-based mobile accessory startup Caseinity, which developed and sells the novel Cord-on-Board iPhone case, which hides a USB connector cord inside.

MobilePhilly, a new event focused on mobile that launched late last year and organized by consulting firm Chariot Solutions, will host its third event Thursday evening featuring CloudMine on Geofencing.

News that DuckDuckGo had reached 1 million searches in a single day last week sparked a cacophony of interest on Twitter, at least according to our feed reader.

MIGHT BE WORTH YOUR TIME

Monetate continues its viral marketing campaign to create compelling and sharable infographics like one on startup Pinterest and its impact on e-commerce.

RJ Metrics, too, has the bug for Pinterest. The company released a report about the company’s growth.

Social bookmarking site Snipi gets a quick mention in TechCrunch alongside the popularity of similar startup Pinterest.

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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