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Philly startups VITAband and Chaikin Stock Research featured on national TV [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 Startup […]

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

We guess these are “must-watches,” instead, but regardless, two Philly startups recently got love on national TV. Check out VITAband co-founder David Waxman on Fox News talking about the cashless payment system his company developed (around minute 14).

You can also see Marc Chaikin, founder of Chaikin Stock Research, on CNBC talking about why he’s sweet on Disney stock. In other news about Chaikin Stock Research, the startup that builds tools for investors, Wall Street & Technology named its app one of Wall Street’s ten best apps [PDF].

Last week we reported that standardized business testing startup HigherNext raised $540,000. Turns out that NextStage Capital led that round of funding, according to this press release. The press release also notes that HigherNext will be moving from its headquarters in Venturef0rth to an office in Lehigh Valley, Philly Tech News points out. Here are more details on HigherNext from Flying Kite.

GIVE A GLANCE

PSL Labs is off the ground, reports coordinator Joel Frisch on the Philly Startup Leaders mailing list. The first startups participating in the beta testers program are AboutOne, Carbon Black and CloudConfidence.

Indie game designer Cipher Prime teams up with MyMusicRx to support children with cancer, according to Cipher Prime’s blog.

Last week we took a closer look at the office/apartment shared by the undergraduate co-founders of Airtime, the in-email marketing startup, and GraphMuse, a Facebook invite engine.

MIGHT BE WORTH YOUR TIME

Philly entrepreneurs talk to Philadelphia SmartCEO Magazine about why they quit their day job. Among the featured CEOs are Monetate‘s Mark Brussin, Hire an Esquire‘s Julia Claire Shapiro and Vuzit‘s Brent Matzelle.

If you haven’t yet checked out RepresentPA.com, a map of the state’s startups, incubators and accelerators, do it. Here’s our piece on the web app.

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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