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Jan. 4, 2018 7:20 am

Who should be on the 2018 realLIST of Philly’s top startups?

A quick look at what makes a startup “real,” and your chance to tell us which Philly startups will be making big moves in 2018.

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Our fun experiment to start off 2017 rung true: the lineup of 20 startups we deemed “real” in January kept real busy (and kept us busy) throughout the year.

From multimillion-dollar fundraising rounds to new products and media blitzes, the 2017 realLIST startups were doing big tings throughout the year. As the tech community gathers its bearings to start 2018 strong, we want to open up the floor and take your suggestions.

For a quick refresh, here’s the initial filter we apply to narrow down our list:

  • Companies must have been founded no earlier than 2014, a three-year sunset period born from cofounder Christopher Wink’s 2012 definition of a startup.
  • Companies must make the majority of their revenue from a product. That means agencies or studios are a no-go.
  • They haven’t exited or undergone something similar (majority investments, acquisitions, mergers and the like.)

(Catch yours truly chatting about the realLIST on WHYY’s NewsWorks Tonight.)

And so, Philly tech community: let’s hear your suggestions!

What’s that elusive, stealth-mode startup we should watch throughout 2018?

What’s the 2017 honoree that deserves a re-up?

Tell us in the comments below. Or email us: philly@technical.ly

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