Oct. 1, 2014 7:57 am
FastFWD is launching its second class. We spoke with the 10 startups from the first class, as well as program co-directors Story Bellows and Garrett Melby. Here's what worked, what didn't and what's going to change.
Sep. 18, 2014 5:24 pm
An online job portal for ex-offenders, an urban farming network and more.
Sep. 12, 2014 8:29 am
"[Prisons] spend a lot of money on content that might have a place but kind of misses the mark," said Media In Neighborhoods Group cofounder Jon Kaufman. "It's Ph.D. folks trying to talk to people in prison. We're bringing information straight from the horse's mouth."
Sep. 11, 2014 8:29 am
Ty Burrowbridge and Gavin Potts shut down the digital agency they founded to start a new venture built around a clever idea: tying in-game purchases to charitable donations.
Jun. 10, 2014 3:49 pm
An SMS-based tool for fighting malaria won first prize at the two-day hackathon. The winning project was built by a team of Drexel undergrads.
Jun. 3, 2014 12:30 pm
By analyzing social media feeds, the hope is that police can be pro-active, instead of reactive, when it comes to crime.
May. 29, 2014 10:30 am
Their big vision is to make energy "more accessible and affordable for the global population."
May. 28, 2014 12:30 pm
IC-Philadelphia has invested $3 million in 10 companies since its launch, including sustainable laundry service Wash Cycle Laundry, sponsored advertising startup ElectNext (now Versa) and women's financial literacy site DailyWorth.
May. 20, 2014 12:30 pm
Communities can use the subscription-based tool to send out alerts via text and other channels if they see something suspicious. The four-year-old company launched with its first Philadelphia customer this Monday.