Wanna open a U.K. office? This contest can help [Links Roundup]

The British government is seeking tech companies from New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Connecticut.

Apply for the GREAT Tech Awards by Aug. 1 · “Technology companies headquartered in the US states of New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Connecticut are encouraged to apply to win a UK expansion package in one of six sector categories: education, finance, health, internet of things, lifestyle, and media. The award winners from the six categories will be chosen by a panel of judges representing the finest tech industry leaders, influencers, and entrepreneurs.”

How Data Analysis Helps Police Departments Fight Crime [Forbes] · This piece looks at the “Smart Policing Initiative” around the country and focuses on Philadelphia’s crime analyst program, which we covered here.

Leslie Birch’s First Day as a LandLab Resident [The Schuylkill Center blog] · Birch is a videographer and hobbyist hardware hacker who participates in hackathons.

iCore Networks’ Robust Unified Communications Services Gets it Done for Dynamic, Fast Growing Pennrose [press release] · iCore Networks, a cloud computing company based in McLean, Va., has an office at 15th and Market Streets.

Archives celebrate South Asians in Philadelphia [Philadelphia Inquirer] · Find our coverage of the South Asian American Digital Archive here.

Biking with Big Brother [Philly Pedals] · This story mentions CyclePhilly, the mobile app that tracks users’ bike patterns.


Philly honored for small business development [Philly Tribune] · “The report profiles Philadelphia’s micro-lenders that have helped thousands of local businesses start, expand and thrive. Two micro-lenders, Entrepreneur Works and FINANTA, have been successful in implementing peer lending programs. The peer lending model brings group of individuals together to provide capital in a group setting, while also delivering business education to build entrepreneurial and managerial skills.”

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