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Startup Leaders has posted seven of its Founder Factory 2010 program videos, which include engaging speaking from Invite Media CEO Nat Turner, alternative funding options with Chris Cera and Nick Araco of AchieveNext and Benjamin C. Ashpole of Bashpole, Hal Real, founder & president of World Cafe Live, business scaling and rapid growth with Greenphire and Urban Escapes, Ascentive CEO Adam Schran, a fishbowl with EqualApp, Healthy Humans and XIPWIRE, and Document Depository Corp. founder and CEO Farid Naib. PSL’s video channel is here.
GIVE A GLANCE
TrapCall, based in Tom’s River, New Jersey, reports on an inspiring story from a private investigator who used the technology to locate an endangered young girl who went missing with her drug-addicted mother.
Local SMS and VoIP API-provider Tropo blogs about their involvement with Code for America’s data hackathon on Friday, which, in one day, produced a SMS application that allows folks to locate the nearest Free Library branch.
The Business Journal reports on Vital mHealth, a startup ad agency that creates mobile apps for pharmaceutical and health-care clients.
MyYearBook showed up in the Detroit Free Press last week when one of the company’s network supervisors reported to police about a 15-year old student who posted threatening comments about his high school on the social networking site.
ProtonMedia has partnered with Kaplan EduNeering to help Life Sciences companies learn about industry regulatory and compliance regulations, which allows the former to beef up its offerings to its main client base.
MIGHT BE WORTH YOUR TIME
Local social networking firm i-Meet announced a partnership, by way of an email, with recruiting firm OpenDoor Resources to help members of the network improve their professional staffing.
NuPathe‘s Jane Hallingsworth, a serial entrepreneur, will be presenting a discussion about exit strategies at the University City Science Center’s Smart Talk series on March 31.
Corporate event management platform StarCite added organizers to check on sustainability metrics of specific hotels, effectively giving them the ability to manage their environmental impact.
For those young college graduates looking to start their own business, Philly’s Beyond.com has a report that 2011 grads face an optimisitic job market, which may provide a few folks with a second opinion on that decision.
3 words that describe these startup founders’ experiences raising VC
Optimism and best practices at Philly Startup Leaders’ revamped diversity event
Iterate, fast, feedback: 3 things to know about lean product design
How ShopRunner’s mentorship program is pushing its employees to think beyond their fields
Tech startups: Launch Lane accelerator is now accepting apps for its inaugural cohort
Why this ‘Shark Tank’ alum brought his second startup to Philly [Entrance Exam]
Here’s how 11 startups grew during the second LIFT Labs Accelerator
How Relay is helping enterprise clients get proactive about customer engagement
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