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Forget social mobile apps: here’s what Penn students are building

Three years ago, Penn students were wild about building social mobile apps. That’s not the case anymore, said Isaac Sukin, a Penn student investor with First Round Capital’s Dorm Room Fund. From the Dorm Room Fund blog: The Dorm Room Fund Philly portfolio is half B2B [business to business] and half B2C [business to consumer]. By my […]

Hackers in Penn's Palestra on Sunday morning. Photo by Oscar Sanchez.

Three years ago, Penn students were wild about building social mobile apps. That’s not the case anymore, said Isaac Sukin, a Penn student investor with First Round Capital’s Dorm Room Fund.

From the Dorm Room Fund blog:

The Dorm Room Fund Philly portfolio is half B2B [business to business] and half B2C [business to consumer]. By my count, it is roughly one-third software, one-third physical goods, and one-third other services.

All of the Philly Dorm Room Fund portfolio companies that have been announced — some are not public yet — are from Penn.

Read the whole post on startup trends at Penn here.

While hardware startups haven’t yet spun out of Penn, there’s also a budding maker scene at the school, shown in part by PennHacks, the student hardware hackathon that’s now in its second year of existence.

Companies: Dorm Room Fund / University of Pennsylvania

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