Alphabuyer helps local high school robotics team raise $1,000 - Technical.ly Philly

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Aug. 27, 2012 10:30 am

Alphabuyer helps local high school robotics team raise $1,000

The Springside Chestnut Hill Academy robotics team has a new sponsor.

Alphabuyer CEO Kevin Johnson and Vulcan Robotics team leader Jeff Ng.

Alphabuyer, the Paoli-based group buying service for electricity, gained an unlikely partner last year: the Springside Chestnut Hill Academy robotics team.

It started when the high schoolers of Vulcan Robotics, the Springside Chestnut Hill Academy’s robotics team, approached Alphabuyer about creative ways of fundraising, according to a recent post on Alphabuyer’s blog. Through the startup’s referral program, the students were able to raise $1,000 for their team.

Alphabuyer was so taken with the team that it became a Vulcan Robotics sponsor.

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Juliana Reyes

Juliana Reyes has been covering the Philadelphia tech scene since 2012. She's co-president of the Asian American Journalists Association Philadelphia chapter and a two-time Philadelphia News Award winner for "Community Reporting of the Year." The Bryn Mawr College grad lives in West Philly, likes her food spicy and wears jumpsuits often.

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