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Philadelphia Business Journal‘s Tech biz reporter Peter Key has asked several Philadelphia tech experts if it’s a good time to launch a startup in Philly. Valerie Gaydos of Private Investors Forum, Ravi Ganesan of Core Solutions Inc., Stephen M. Goodman of Morgan Lewis & Bockius and David Bookspan of DreamIT Ventures were unequivocally supportive.
Though it’ll be a challenge in the recession, if you can prove yourself now, you can prove yourself always. As Bookspan puts it: “Resources are cheap, talent is available, and a lot of funding is poised to start coming off the sidelines and back onto the field.”
And uhm, it’s still a good time, even if you began your startup 30 years ago. Lesson: Keep your head up. For a damn long time.
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Start Philly has two enlightening guest posts from local startup contributors Ryan Bukoski and Mel Jones. Bukoski writes that when working in a startup atmosphere, hard work actually will get you somewhere, even if no one seems to be noticing your contribution. Jones has some thoughts about vetting “expert” feedback and guidance on your business. Make sure your sources are credible, not your parents. Have haters. And mostly, go with your gut.
Ooooh, Tinder’s founder poached some Philly talent: Technical.ly Playbook
DreamIt Ventures launches an internship program with Coded by Kids [Startup Roundup]
Old City carpooling company behind Ride, vRide raises $5M [Startup Roundup]
Traffic.com cofounder raises $1.2M for digital marketing startup [Startup Roundup]
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