May. 17, 2013 3:12 pm
Sign of the times, 3k people hit a jobs fair for ex-offenders at the Municipal Services Building across from City Hall today -- more than three times as many people were expected. The crowd shut down the event, to be rescheduled for the Convention Center, said Everett Gilison.
May. 7, 2013 11:00 am
This year, the Pincus Elevator Company began installing what it calls"Machine Room-Less Elevators," which locates a smaller, more efficient, magnet motor above the individual elevator, rather than a separate machine room as has been custom since the 1850s or more.
May. 6, 2013 12:30 pm
In that 40 year span, D.C. employment has jumped by a quarter, Boston by 18 percent and New York City by nearly 15 percent. In stark contrast, Philadelphia has seen a decline -- for every four jobs here in 1970, one has disappeared. Maybe it really is worth blaming taxes.
May. 6, 2013 8:30 am
The intersection of art and technology is the self-styled sweet spot of the multi-discplinary ExCITe Center at Drexel University. So why wouldn't the center welcome composer Andrew McPherson to try to improve upon the 230 year old piano?
May. 2, 2013 11:30 am
To commemorate the anniversary, the Nutter administration pointed to the release of 46 "high value data sets," which includes high-value crime data and an impressive property value assessment tool. For our commemoration, we wanted to check in on the progress.
May. 2, 2013 10:00 am
First it was a hackathon, then a finishathon and then, last week, five edtech projects that have grown since February demoed to a panel of judges to show practical technical solutions. The annual judged startup demo event Switch Philly, which Technically Philly organizes, took an edtech focus during Philly Tech Week in a partnership with [...]
May. 2, 2013 8:30 am
During Philly Tech Week, we asked 11 technology community leaders to give their One Big Idea for strengthening entrepreneurship in the Philadelphia region. Here is what we were told.
May. 1, 2013 11:30 am
The national nonprofit Venture for America, which places elite recent graduates in two-year fellowships with startups in non-traditional technology markets, is officially making Philadelphia its eighth and largest market.
May. 1, 2013 9:30 am
One of the big trends in the IT talent shortage in this country -- in addition to immigration and k-12 education -- is the so-called degree mismatch, in which universities are conferring more degrees in industries without demand, like marketing and communications, than in STEM-related fields.
Apr. 30, 2013 9:30 am
Cofounder Neil Blumenthal grew up in New York, his family and wife were there and so, in truth, Philadelphia would have been the poacher, not the 'poach-ee,' he said, but the opportunity to grow a big consumer startup in a non-traditional market is getting even easier.