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Inside a finance pro’s quarantine project, Local PHL Market, that makes it easy to shop locally

Aug. 11, 2020 2:06 pm

Inside a finance pro’s quarantine project, Local PHL Market, that makes it easy to shop locally

By day, Kasie Clifford works for healthcare transportation startup Roundtrip.
When it comes to tech talent growth, Philly is in the middle of the pack

Aug. 11, 2020 1:16 pm

When it comes to tech talent growth, Philly is in the middle of the pack

For the second year in a row, Philly ranked 22nd on a list of top-50 North American metropolitan areas for tech talent attraction and growth — but that's not a bad thing, per CBRE.
Power Moves: Real estate startup Houwzer adds a CFO to its exec team

Aug. 10, 2020 1:40 pm

Power Moves: Real estate startup Houwzer adds a CFO to its exec team

Plus, leadership changes at Benefits Data trust, African American Chamber of Commerce, Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau, Nerd Street Gamers and more.
A $25M Series B convinced Crossbeam to give away its services for free

Aug. 6, 2020 9:33 am

A $25M Series B convinced Crossbeam to give away its services for free

How fundraising made cofounders Bob Moore and Buck Ryan rethink how to build value within their partner ecosystem platform.
Penn Wharton Entrepreneurship is rebranding, merging programs with other schools

Aug. 5, 2020 2:05 pm

Penn Wharton Entrepreneurship is rebranding, merging programs with other schools

And an update on the school's fall 2020 semester.
Fertility and pregnancy test startup Stix raised a $1.3M seed round

Aug. 5, 2020 12:00 pm

Fertility and pregnancy test startup Stix raised a $1.3M seed round

At the beginning of the year, the company was doing well, said cofounder Cynthia Plotch — but then the pandemic hit and exacerbated the need for accessible women's healthcare services.
VyB is no more: Lessons from building (and shutting down) a startup in college

Aug. 3, 2020 7:45 am

VyB is no more: Lessons from building (and shutting down) a startup in college

Drexel University student Adit Gupta on what went wrong — and "incredibly right" — along the journey of the location-based biz ratings startup he cofounded and ultimately closed this spring.
Alex Hillman’s new pocket guide to navigating your business is climbing the Amazon charts

Jul. 31, 2020 1:03 pm

Alex Hillman’s new pocket guide to navigating your business is climbing the Amazon charts

Hannah Litvin illustrated the Indy Hall cofounder's "The Tiny MBA," which touches on topics like sales, success psychology and branding.
This Curalate alum-founded startup joined Y Combinator’s virtual summer cohort

Jul. 30, 2020 3:02 pm

This Curalate alum-founded startup joined Y Combinator’s virtual summer cohort

Reflect cofounders Todd McNeal and Fitz Nowlan are now building up the business around their tool that automates website and web application testing.
Medtech company Headway won Pennovation Accelerator’s 2020 virtual pitch day

Jul. 27, 2020 9:33 am

Medtech company Headway won Pennovation Accelerator’s 2020 virtual pitch day

Pennovation Center's third accelerator ended with two startups winning prizes, including one that seeks to improve the way surgeons communicate with each other during minimally invasive surgery.

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