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Entrepreneurs who stay home are more successful than those who relocate [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 Roundup’s RSS feed. If […]

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

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.

TicketLeap moved into a new Rittenhouse Square office, according to its blog. The company outgrew its old spot at 17th and Sansom, says community manager Allison Berger.

“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.

GIVE A GLANCE

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 yuriy@thestartupdigest.com 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

Pinterest analytics firm Curalate is profiled on The Agency Post.

Online law education startup Apprennet gets featured in The Triangle, Drexel’s student newspaper.

The local startup behind SocialLadder, an app that gets you deals based on how many social media followers you have, launched an upgraded app, we reported last week.

Old City game developer Cipher Prime‘s Splice for iPad dropped last week, too. Check it out.

You can now find the ElectNext widget on local radio station 900 AM WURD’s website.

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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  1. Yorn: real-time feedback startup relocates to Center City, cites proposed Bill Green tax legislation — Technically Philly / December 11, 2012

    [...] Yorn is moving its employees into Center City West, north of Fitler Square, at 24th and Sansom Streets (we’re waiting to confirm Yorn’s current employee count). It will neighbor Ticketleap, which recently moved into an office at 24th and Walnut Streets. [...]

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