Startup Weekend v3.0 announces dates during PTW; January is move-in month [Startup Roundup] - Technical.ly Philly

Jan. 25, 2012 11:20 am

Startup Weekend v3.0 announces dates during PTW; January is move-in month [Startup Roundup]

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 a weekly email newsletter by clicking here and selecting the Startup Roundup button or follow […]

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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 a weekly email newsletter by clicking here and selecting the Startup Roundup button or follow Startup Roundup’s RSS feed. If you’ve got news to share, get in touch.

MUST READS

Philly Startup Weekend confirmed that its next hackathon, which has seen the launch of several startups in the region, will take place during the kick-off weekend of Philly Tech Week, April 20-22. Tickets are on-sale here.

The Business Journal’s Peter Key reports that the clever CAPTA startup Solve Media that shows advertisements that are to be typed rather than words, raised a $3 million to $6 million Series B round of funding.

One of Poptent‘s user-generated commercials created for yogurt-maker Dannon will air during the Super Bowl, the Inky’s Joe DiStefano reports. Interactive Firm Red Tettemer was tapped to create a Super Bowl ad for Century 21 real estate. Supposedly, it’s the first time a Philly ad firm, no, two, have made the big show.

GIVE A GLANCE

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A handful of funded startups are shown on the Business Journal’s fourth quarter venture capital investment interactive chart, including PlaySay, CloudMine, Burst Online Entertainment, Sidecar and DuckDuckGo.

Code collaboration platform Beanstalk, built by WildBit, has redesigned its automatic deployment feature with a slicker interface, SSH commands and automated release notes, among other features.

MIGHT BE WORTH YOUR TIME

The DreamIt Ventures startup Kwelia, a search engine for apartment rental value, has taken a desk at the University City Science Center. MedCity Media, an online news site focused on the healthcare industry, also moved into the Center.

Inhabi has setup shop at Novotorium, the new Bucks County-based accelerator. That’s the second company to move in, after Zuppler joined in early January.

TicketLeap is hoping to double its sales in 2012 from $35 million last year, according to an article published by funder Ben Franklin Technology Partners. The article notes that since 2008, BFTP has invested $525,000 in the business.

The San Francisco Gate covers Viridity Energy, the Philadelphia startup that has secured $24 million in funding for its energy management software solutions.

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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