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PSL Labs gets moving, Invite Media alumni start new ventures [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 […]

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

14 companies have signed up for PSL Labs, according to coordinator Joel Frisch on the Philly Startup Leaders mailing list, and startups will start getting feedback this month. We reported on the launch of the beta testing program last month. Companies can still sign up on PSL Labs’ new website. In other PSL news, get tickets to the annual barbecue on July 18th at Morgan’s Pier here.

Invite Media co-founders Nat Turner and Zachary Weinberg launched a website for their new New York City-based healthcare startup, Flatiron Health, Philly Tech News reports. Earlier this week, we reported on the other Invite Media alumni who are making noise with a startup called Vistar Media.

Uber, the private car service that launched in Philly last month, is releasing “Uber X,” TechCrunch reports. Uber X lets Uber partners send out all different kinds of cars. Uber X is currently being offered in San Francisco and New York. No word yet if Uber Philly is adopting the plan.

GIVE A GLANCE

PublicStuff, the 2009 GoodCompany grad and the company that’s working on our city’s 3-1-1 city service app, won 1st place in the New Jersey Technology Council Mobile Applications Competition for using GPS to pinpoint the locations of city service requests, according to a press release.

Translation startup Palmling, which is at TechStars Boulder right now, changed its name to Verbalize It.

Collaborate Philly, a social networking site for creative-types, announces its July 27th  launch party at the Philadelphia Mausoleum of Contemporary Art.

West Chester-based TalkFavorites.me, a rating site focused on specific items (best pizza or best coffee) rather than just restaurants or shops, got a shout on TechCrunch after its founders sought out TechCrunch writers at the mini meetup.

MIGHT BE WORTH YOUR TIME

The Neat Company announces the launch of NeatCloud and NeatMobile, digital filing systems available online or for your phone.

OpenDesks, the startup that helps connect freelancers and companies with temporary office space, is offering $25 off your first booking of $100 or more. Also check out its map of all the available workspaces near you.

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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Juliana Reyes

Juliana Reyes began as lead reporter at Technical.ly Philly in July 2012. Previously, she was a city services beat reporter for the Philadelphia Daily News, as part of a project called “It’s Our Money.” She is learning to drive, learning to bike (in the city) but is an expert at taking SEPTA. She grew up in North Jersey and Manila, Philippines but she left the tropics for Bryn Mawr College, where she majored in linguistics. She now lives in West Philly.

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