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Startup Roundup: Azavea to map Philly’s trees; Philadelphia 100 edition

Technically Philly’s Startup Roundup parses out the small pieces that make our greater Startup ecosystem thrive. We want to keep you in touch with the innovations that we can’t quite get to covering, but that deserve highlight. Follow along with the Startup Roundup’s dedicated newsletter or RSS feed. If you’ve got news to share, get in touch. MUST […]

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Technically Philly’s Startup Roundup parses out the small pieces that make our greater Startup ecosystem thrive. We want to keep you in touch with the innovations that we can’t quite get to covering, but that deserve highlight. Follow along with the Startup Roundup’s dedicated newsletter or RSS feed. If you’ve got news to share, get in touch.
MUST READS
Callowhill GIS firm Azavea has secured a $90,000 grant to create an open source tree mapping database to keep record of trees in Philadelphia with the help of the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society to support the city’s volunteer tree care community.
The technology will be vetted for use in other cities. TicketLeap was named #7 on the Entrepreneurs Forum’s Philadelphia 100. IT firm Cognis IT made #14, eZanga was listed at #17, SEER Interactive landed at #62. As Forum director Dan Ross told us last week, about 30 percent of the top 100 were in information technology. See the full list here.
GIVE A GLANCE
Startup Leaders’ Entrepreneurs Expo was postponed. No date has been set, but the organization says December or February are likely. Why the wait? Likely because the group’s Founder Factory is November 17, as picked up by Baltimore support group Startup Baltimore.
Open source code repository Open Hatch, founded in Phladelphia, has, yes, moved to Boston. Co-founder Asheesh Laroia recaps how the project got its start in a blog post.
A piece by Bloomberg Businessweek on business school entrepreneurs features some background on Invite Media‘s early days. Company founder Nat Turner put 75,000 miles on his car driving between Philly and New York in his last year at Wharton, the article says.
Vuzit has completely redesigned its document serving website to include the company’s new pricing plan breakdown and more. A full tour is available here.
DreamIt grads Tapinko are still alive in Blue Bell and they’re hiring. Pst. We have a jobs board.
MIGHT BE WORTH YOUR TIME
Marlton’s OnPath Technologies, a company that provides scalable connectivity and monitoring solutions for high-performance networks, raised $3.1 million in equity, PhillyTechNews reports.]
Cherry Hill’s iCueTV, which we featured last June, was selected as a finalist for Cable and Telecomunications Association for Marketing for an interactive television contest against Showtime Interactive, Starz and Zap On Demand.
TicketLeap has added support for multiple date events.
Venmo has added updates to its Android mobile payment app — it’s not a sexy update, but Startup Roundup will post weekly on Wednesdays until there’s not a Philly startup story left to link to on the Internet. See others here, or sign-up for its email newsletter.

Companies: Entrepreneurs Forum of Greater Philadelphia / ezanga / iCueTV / OnPath Technologies / OpenHatch / Tapinko / Vuzit
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