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Tonight: 12 local education ventures will compete for prizes, including $5,000, at PhillySEED [Startup Roundup]

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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.

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This evening, Philly SEED ((Supporting Entrepreneurship in Education), a crowd-sourced platform to help fund education entrepreneurs, will host a competition for a $5,000 prize pack and pro-bono services, which will go to two of several new or established Philly-based ventures aimed at improving education.

Those competing, announced by Councilman Bill Green on Saturday, include, in two categories:

Emerging Entrepreneurs:

Expanding/Established:

RSVP for the event, which costs $40 (proceeds of which go to the winners) here. Hosted at WHYY in Old City. [Full Disclosure: Technically Philly is a sponsor of the event].

GIVE A GLANCE

The Business Journal’s Peter Key writes about PackLate’s recent pivot from last minute vacation rental sales to supplier of vacation rental properties to third-parties.

MetaLayer presented at GigaOM’s Structure:Data conference last week.

In response to our post last week about startup Sqoot’s controversy over sexist remarks on an event flyer, founder Mo Yehia had this apology to issue by way of email: “As you know, we’re a startup. Often, we trip and fall. This is one of those times. In hindsight, our comments were reckless. They don’t reflect who we are. Please accept our wholehearted apology.”

MIGHT BE WORTH YOUR TIME

two.one.five covers retail startup Kembrel’s popup shop in Rittenhouse.

Delaware Online writes about stealth healthcare startup Kurbi, behind a paywall.

Lose It or Lose It has launched features to maintain weight loss after losing it, according to a company blog post.

NYTechWeekly covers Mount Laurel-based startup UFeud, which provides a platform for debate about new technologies. [h/t PhillyTechNews]

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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