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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 began as lead reporter at Technically Philly in July 2012. Previously, she was a city services beat reporter for the Philadelphia Daily News, as part of a project called β€œIt’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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