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.
May. 20, 2014 8:30 am
The second class will broaden that focus to what FastFWD is calling "community stability." That includes issues like "substance abuse, housing stability and youth and gang violence," according to the FastFWD website.
May. 19, 2014 10:30 am
SHIFT_DESIGN is one of ten companies that recently completed FastFWD, the social entrepreneurship accelerator backed by a $1 million Bloomberg Philanthropies grant. Each company demoed last Friday at First Round Capital.