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Dec. 22, 2014 7:32 am

Popular Mechanics discovers Philly’s startup scene

Popular Mechanics dubs Philadelphia a “Startup City.”
The DreamIt Ventures Philly Fall 2014 class, on demo day.

The DreamIt Ventures Philly Fall 2014 class, on demo day.

(Photo courtesy of DreamIt Ventures)

David Bookspan has watched Philadelphia’s tech scene bloom.

“When we started six years ago, the startup scene was a scene, but it wasn’t a thing,” said the DreamIt Ventures founder. “Now, the startup community is a very definite thing.”

As part of a series chronicling emerging┬átech scenes around the country, Popular Mechanics profiled Philadelphia and its startup community. It features Bookspan, NextFab’s Evan Malone and full disclosure, this reporter.

Watch the video below.

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