Jun. 6, 2012 8:30 am

Independence Blue Cross launches $50,000 healthcare venture competition [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

Our coverage of Startup Weekend Health, which took place last week, is here. As MedCityNews reports, Independence Blue Cross announced an innovation challenge for the healthcare industry at the event which could land 3 startups with $50,000 grants along with entrepreneurial services from local providers. Deadline is July 10.

A lengthy update from Philly Startup Leaders and its active momentum, as we wrote about last week.

GIVE A GLANCE

Former Viddler CEO Rob Sandie, now working on a new online video management venture called vid.io, won a $25,000 investment and incubation at i/o Ventures in San Francisco, TechCrunch reports.

myYearBook, which was acquired by Quepasa nearly a year ago, has launched under the new merged brand-name MeetMe and a new whole mission focused on social discovery, TechCrunch reports.

Family iBoard, a private social network for families, launched last week from Pennington New Jersey, according to a press release.

Clothing reseller Kembrel is looking to launch a men and women’s line of clothing this fall and has posted designs on its Pinterest board.

Our coverage Monday of MetaLayer, the local startup offering drag-and-drop data visualization, is worth a second glance.

RightAction, the quiet online advertising startup based in the Cira Center, has posted a gig for a front-end developer.

MIGHT BE WORTH YOUR TIME

Monetate offered content strategists a glimpse at its content marketing strategy last night at an event hosted in part by Technically Media. The company says that video and infographics have been a huge part of its viral web marketing campaign.

ReadWriteWeb’s Philadelphia-based reporter John Paul Titlow writes about coupon app SnipSnap.

Do you need an office to run a startup company in Philadelphia? The Inky’s Diane Mastrull explores the question with local entrepreneurs.

KillerStartups has a Q&A with DuckDuckGo founder Gabriel Weinberg. The company was also recently featured by MIT’s Technology Review.

PalmLing is exploring the possibility of a new brand name in a survey.

Stroll, an e-commerce solution based in Philadelphia recognized as one of Inc. Magazine’s 5,000 fastest growing companies, has launched Hypergrowth, a blog focused on business growth.

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 is a cofounder of Technical.ly, the local technology news network. Kirk handles business development, marketing and product development, forging new partnerships, building brand identity and coordinating events and projects. He's an avid biker and lives in the Callowhill neighborhood of Philadelphia.

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