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Josh Kopelman: ‘Entrepreneurship is a mindset, not a profession’ business

Mar. 5, 2013 8:30 am

Josh Kopelman: ‘Entrepreneurship is a mindset, not a profession’

By Chadwick Prichard Back when Josh Kopelman was a 20-something entrepreneur, he was handling $50 million deals but he wasn’t old enough to rent a car. That’s just one of the anecodotes the First Round Capital managing partner told at an event hosted by Alpha Kappa Psi, Penn’s business fraternity. Below, event organizer Chadwick Prichard‘s takeaways […]
Startup Unconference: 3 takeaways from the student-organized event that connected students and entrepreneurs business

Mar. 4, 2013 10:00 am

Startup Unconference: 3 takeaways from the student-organized event that connected students and entrepreneurs

By Marissa Hu Wharton’s first student-organized “Startup Unconference” got entrepreneurs and students together to talk about their startups and products. Organized by the Wharton Entrepreneurship Club and PennApps, the February event featured keynote addresses from the cofounders of Center City business analytics startup RJMetrics and Kon Leong, founder of ZL Technologies, as well as “a series […]
4 reasons why your business should embrace sustainability business

Mar. 1, 2013 10:30 am

4 reasons why your business should embrace sustainability

By Lotta Nordin If you’re not adopting sustainable practices, like installing solar panels or giving bikes to your employees (the way IKEA does), you’re missing out on an opportunity, said local business owners who spoke at a recent panel on the business value of sustainability held by the Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce (SACC) at SCA Americas‘ office […]
Fred Wilson, cofounder of NYC’s Union Square Ventures at Wharton: ‘It’s good to be a contrarian’ business

Feb. 11, 2013 10:00 am

Fred Wilson, cofounder of NYC’s Union Square Ventures at Wharton: ‘It’s good to be a contrarian’

By Chadwick Prichard It’s good to be a contrarian — not just in the business world, but in life, according to Fred Wilson, cofounder of New York City-based Union Square Ventures. Wilson, whose firm has invested in Twitter, Tumblr and Foursquare, spoke at Wharton last week to a crowd of more than 100 attendees, said […]
Quest: WorkReady Philadelphia biotech program launches at Thomas Jefferson University access

Feb. 7, 2013 10:00 am

Quest: WorkReady Philadelphia biotech program launches at Thomas Jefferson University

By Jacqui Seidel Quest, WorkReady Philadelphia‘s new biotech training program for high school students, launched at Thomas Jefferson University last week. At the event, representatives from partner organizations like the Philadelphia Youth Network, GlaxoSmithKline and The Philadelphia Foundation spoke, said Philadelphia Youth Network spokeswoman Jacqui Seidel. Here are some soundbytes from the event via Seidel:
myPhillyRising: City seeks local developer for civic engagement app civic

Feb. 5, 2013 10:00 am

myPhillyRising: City seeks local developer for civic engagement app

The city is looking for a local firm or developer to create myPhillyRising, a mobile app to facilitate civic engagement. The project is similar to the city’s suggestion for the Google Places API Challenge.
Many local law firms use email marketing, but few use data to measure impact: Delphic Digital business

Feb. 5, 2013 9:00 am

Many local law firms use email marketing, but few use data to measure impact: Delphic Digital

By Katie Sweeney Local law firms seem fairly comfortable with using email marketing to promote their services, but that’s often where it stops, according to the attendees of an event held by the Delaware Valley Law Firm Marketing Group and Manayunk-based Delphic Digital last week at Dechert LLP in the Cira Centre. Here’s a recap of […]
Crowdfunding legislation should move: Michael Harrington of Fox Rothschild business

Jan. 18, 2013 9:45 am

Crowdfunding legislation should move: Michael Harrington of Fox Rothschild

Crowdfunding is hot. We’re constantly hearing about local campaigns (Geekadelphia even has Weekly Kickstarter feature). But what’s the deal with equity crowdfunding, the practice of investing in a company via crowdfunding rather than simply purchasing a product or getting perks and swag? And what does the federal government have to do with that? Michael Harrington, […]
Young Architects Forum hosts hackathon to design coworking space Benjamin’s Desk expansion business

Jan. 17, 2013 9:30 am

Young Architects Forum hosts hackathon to design coworking space Benjamin’s Desk expansion

By Katie Cohen Only a few months after its October launch, Rittenhouse Square coworking space Benjamin’s Desk is ready to expand. The space recently partnered with the Young Architects Forum to hold a “Design Charrette,” essentially a hackathon for architects, to help brainstorm ideas for the expansion to the floor directly above the current space.
Should I move my business to the cloud?: a how-to guide uncategorized

Jan. 9, 2013 9:00 am

Should I move my business to the cloud?: a how-to guide

As the fallout from Hurricane Sandy continues, Paul Boyer wants you to think about the cloud. Don’t let your IT network drown, he said, pointing to stories of servers damaged by Sandy. Boyer is the executive director of Mt. Laurel, N.J.-based Ancero, a company that offers public and private cloud services, as well as disaster […]

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