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Oct. 8, 2015 9:16 am

DreamIt Ventures grad IglooHome wins $50K in a Southeast Asian startup competition

The startup is still based in Philly, though, said founder Walter Wang Yue.

The IglooHome founders and their big check.

(Courtesy photo)

The crew behind IglooHome, the DreamIt Ventures grads that build smart-home tools for Airbnb hosts, won the grand prize at a Southeast Asian tech conference called Techventure 2015. They went home with $50,000.

IglooHome’s founders are from Singapore, where the conference was held. They founded the startup at a company hackathon last year (they worked at Singapore telecom giant Singtel). Cofounder Walter Wang Yue told us they’re still based in Philly, though. They work out of BuLogics’ new East Falls office.

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Juliana Reyes

Juliana Reyes became Technical.ly's editorial product lead after reporting on the Philadelphia tech scene for four years. She's co-president of the Asian American Journalists Association Philadelphia chapter and a two-time Philadelphia News Award winner for "Community Reporting of the Year." The Bryn Mawr College grad lives in West Philly, likes her food spicy and wears jumpsuits often.

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