“Startups are thriving in the City of Brotherly Love.”
The final segment in CNBC’s Nightly Business Report kicked off with this
kinda cheesy line, as the network dedicated six minutes to recapping the hustlin’, bustlin’ Philly tech scene.
First up in the dispatch from reporter Kate Rogers was ROAR for Good CEO Yasmine Mustafa, who spoke about the company’s flagship Athena product. Mustafa herself showcased how the wearable tech device designed for women’s personal safety is able to sound off a powerful alarm when pressing a button for three seconds, as well as relay a silent alarm complete with GPS coordinates.
(Mustafa also confirmed the shipping date for the wearable tech device has again been postponed, this time until early 2017.)
Dreamit, the Philly-based accelerator program from which ROAR graduated back in 2015, also got a mention in the feature, as did BioBots with its cool bioprinters and RevZilla with its YouTube-fueled ecommerce success.
— Kate Rogers (@katerogers) September 28, 2016
Granted, the segment wasn’t all-encompassing but — fortunately — you’d need a whole lotta air time to talk about the Philly tech scene. In any event, the clip showcased an interesting slice of the local tech scene to a national audience. We’re down with that.
Watch the full segment below. It’s all cued up for ya.