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May 4, 2011 8:30 am

Startup Roundup: One week to apply for local $5,000 startup competition

Technically Philly’s Startup Roundup parses out the small pieces that make our greater Startup ecosystem thrive. We want to keep you in touch with the innovations that we can’t quite get to covering, but that deserve highlight. Follow along with the Startup Roundup’s dedicated newsletter or RSS feed. If you’ve got news to share, get in touch. MUST […]

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Technically Philly’s Startup Roundup parses out the small pieces that make our greater Startup ecosystem thrive. We want to keep you in touch with the innovations that we can’t quite get to covering, but that deserve highlight. Follow along with the Startup Roundup’s dedicated newsletter or RSS feed. If you’ve got news to share, get in touch.

MUST READS

Monetate launched an open source development competition last week for Philadelphia that includes $5,000 in gear, including a MacBook Pro and 27-inch Cinema Display. Deadline is May 11th, so use that inertia to launch your next startup.

Philly’s Mid-Atlantic Angel Group has joined the federal government’s Startup America program to provide mentoring to startup entrepreneurs, as CityBizList reports.

The second Startup Weekend, also a Startup America partner, will take place on October 7 at the University of the Arts. Oh, and if you’re into game development, Philly Game Jam takes place this weekend and GameLoop Philly is coming on May 21.

GIVE A GLANCE

myYearBook launched live video chat last year, and CEO Geoff Cook tells TechCrunch that it was able to avoid the Chatroulette nudity effect through effective abuse prevention with human and computer reviewing. There’s only a 1 in 1,000 chance of encountering nudity, he says, compared to Chatroulette’s 1 in 50 rate.

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Viddler has added a resumable FTP uploading solution to its video uploading options.

Wharton’s Business Plan Competition gets love at the Inky, as students vied for $116,000 in prizes. Stylitics, the grand prize winner, will help apparel makers track the success of fashion trends.

Radnor’s Relay Network, a stealth company, might soon a large round of Series A fundraising with First Round Capital, NewSpring and Internet Capital Group if there’s any truth behind a strange deleted Wikipedia entry, PhillyTechNews reports.

Forbes rated Philadelphia the 10th best large city for jobs, according to its Best Cities for Jobs list.

MIGHT BE WORTH YOUR TIME

ProtonMedia has officially announced that it has doubled its office space in Landsdale.

Beanstalk has added the ability for users to get a daily digest email of activities in each repository, according to a blog post.

Fortune magazine writer Chadwick Matlin hung out with Andrew Kortina of Venmo last Monday. The piece is largely complimentary, but raises a valuable point about the service: “If someone isn’t signed up for Venmo, I can’t give her my money. Until they join my network, she may as well not exist,” Matlin writes.

Qlikview has taken on as a client Deloitte for its business intelligence software, giving Delotte’s member firms with access to the suite, according to a press release.

Langhorne’s eGames has launched Burger Island for the iPad and iPhone, the company’s first iPad game, which brings together several of its other unhealthy food franchise titles.

Startup Roundup will post weekly on Wednesdays until there’s not a Philly startup story left to link to on the Internet. See others here, or sign-up for its email newsletter.

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