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Khushboo Shah of latest DreamIt class called ‘Female Founder to Watch’ [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

Startup noob? DuckDuckGo founder Gabriel Weinberg has plenty of advice for you on his blog, including “[make] startups your career choice” and “if you do go for it, go big.”

From the UPenn undergrad Airtime for Email team comes Firefly, a no-download screen-sharing service for businesses, TechCrunch reports.

GIVE A GLANCE

Kwelia, the 2011 DreamIt Ventures grad that offers real estate data, demoed in San Francisco last week as part of Start-Up Chile, an accelerator funded by the Chilean government, TechCrunch reports. Earlier this year, the company set up shop in the University City Science Center’s Port Business Incubator. No word yet on Kwelia‘s official HQ though the company can be found on the RepresentPA map that launched earlier this summer and its Twitter location still says Philly. Kwelia tells us via Twitter that two out of the three team members are back in Philly.

Khushboo Shah, CEO of CloudConfidence, one of the fall 2012 DreamIt Ventures companies, gets featured in Women 2.0 as a “female founder to watch.” CloudConfidence, an analytics-driven cloud management platform, was based in Philadelphia before it entered the accelerator.

CloudConfidence is one of the minority-led companies that’s part of DreamIt Access, the accelerator’s minority entrepreneur program with partners Comcast Ventures. Learn more about the other DreamIt Access companies (TripKno!, mor.sl, brandREP.me, Altair Prep) in this blog post from DreamIt managing director William Crowder.

Here’s a cool Philly tech community mashup: TechWise Group held a User Interface Workshop for TechGirlz this weekend, which culminated in the students working on online legal education startup ApprenNet‘s UI. Check out the video below.

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MIGHT BE WORTH YOUR TIME

Lean Startup Machine comes to Delaware next month with the effort being led by Ridaroo’s Aksel Gungor, who co-organizes Lean Startup Machine Philadelphia.

ElectNext was featured on the Huffington Post as a political startup to watch.

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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