Startups

Capital in crisis: How these Philly founders and investors pushed through the pandemic

Nov. 22, 2022 5:26 pm

Capital in crisis: How these Philly founders and investors pushed through the pandemic

The early days of 2020 meant protecting the portfolio and an eventual VC boom. The lesson: "Survive first, then thrive."
CorePower Magnetics pulled a $5M grant from the US Department of Energy

Nov. 22, 2022 4:38 pm

CorePower Magnetics pulled a $5M grant from the US Department of Energy

With the fresh government funding, the energy tech startup plans to bring on more staff and manufacture its products locally.
Why The Flip Side founder traded skyscrapers for the City of Bridges

Nov. 22, 2022 3:52 pm

Why The Flip Side founder traded skyscrapers for the City of Bridges

Annafi Wahed needed a change. Pittsburgh felt like the perfect place to start anew, professionally and personally, as she looks to grow her bipartisan media startup.
How MoCo is making life sciences a growth priority across industries

Nov. 22, 2022 2:23 pm

How MoCo is making life sciences a growth priority across industries

Real estate, academic and economic development leaders in Maryland’s most populous county highlighted the sector’s potential in a recent panel. Here are some highlights.
1Philadelphia’s Innovation Weekend brought $60K to these Black and brown founders

Nov. 21, 2022 6:00 pm

1Philadelphia’s Innovation Weekend brought $60K to these Black and brown founders

Amid a weekend celebrating work to diversify Philly's tech scene, five entrepreneurs walked away with new funding for their startups.
Carnegie Learning acquired the assets of James Cameron-cofounded MUSE Virtual School

Nov. 21, 2022 5:54 pm

Carnegie Learning acquired the assets of James Cameron-cofounded MUSE Virtual School

Yes, the Pittsburgh edtech company is working with the director of "Avatar."
Jet propulsion-focused Wave Engine lands $3.5M round alongside new Baltimore facility

Nov. 21, 2022 5:18 pm

Jet propulsion-focused Wave Engine lands $3.5M round alongside new Baltimore facility

The University of Maryland spinout, which develops next-generation jet propulsion engines and aerial vehicles, deepened its presence in Charm City after years of growth and contracts with defense agencies.
Sports sponsorship company LeagueSide has been acquired by TeamSnap

Nov. 21, 2022 4:45 pm

Sports sponsorship company LeagueSide has been acquired by TeamSnap

The deal widens both companies' footprints to 40,000 sports organizations and 11 million families.
Tysons startup Safire is making EVs safer with a new lithium-ion technology

Nov. 21, 2022 1:43 pm

Tysons startup Safire is making EVs safer with a new lithium-ion technology

Through an additive in the battery, the company says it can prevent explosions and fires in electric and hybrid vehicles.
Collx, HeyKiddo and ConConnect all scored big investments at PACT’s 2022 Lion’s Den pitch competition

Nov. 21, 2022 1:23 pm

Collx, HeyKiddo and ConConnect all scored big investments at PACT’s 2022 Lion’s Den pitch competition

In its second year back in person, the lions — aka investors — made bids for $850,000 in on-the-spot investments.