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Grassroots Unwired, the DreamIt Ventures grad that offers “mobile political campaign solutions” through real-time canvassing data, just added a high profile name to its team: former congressman Patrick Murphy. According to the Callowhill startup’s website, Murphy will play a “key advisory role” and help promote Grassroots Unwired‘s technology. The company also recently launched a new website.
“We’ve got gorgeous views of Center City, a giant loft-like space with an industrial look and a brand new ping pong table,” Berger wrote in an email to Technically Philly. TicketLeap also made two recent hires: Director of Client Operations and Director of Business Intelligence, according to its blog post. Berger declined to provide an employee count.
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A study from the Yale School of Management says that entrepreneurs who start businesses where they live, rather than relocating, are more likely to earn higher profits and be successful, according to a VentureBeat article. The article gives some pointers on how to build a business in your hometown, including “Show your local pride.” Word.
Startup Digest, the weekly roundup of events and startup news run by Yuriy Porytko and Brad Oyler, will start profiling one startup per week, as per Porytko’s tweet. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you’re interested in being featured.
Cloudmine, Callowhill’s mobile backend startup, just announced a partnership with Seattle-based Surf Incubator, according to Cloudmine’s blog. Cloudmine will provide its app-development platform to startups participating in the Surf Incubator.
Poptent, a video production company based in Conshohocken and Los Angeles, reports that seven of its videos have gone to television this month.
MIGHT BE WORTH YOUR TIME
Online law education startup Apprennet gets featured in The Triangle, Drexel’s student newspaper.
You can now find the ElectNext widget on local radio station 900 AM WURD’s website.