Entrance Exam

Mar. 22, 2022 4:55 pm

Entrance Exam: Why AlgenAir’s founders moved the air purification tech startup to Pittsburgh

After a few years growing in Baltimore, the founders wanted to be closer to the supply chain assets and technical expertise that the City of Bridges offers.

Apr. 14, 2020 12:18 pm

Entrance Exam: What it’s like to meet Philly’s biz scene during a pandemic

Here's how entrepreneur Marcus Smith, who just moved to the Philly 'burbs from Austin, is thinking about launching his connective digital business locally.

Mar. 10, 2020 11:51 am

Entrance Exam: After ‘dating’ a range of cities, this marketing pro set up shop in Philly

Adelaide and Casey Stanton, who likens his company to a part-time CMO for others, tried the likes of Nashville, Pittsburgh, Orlando and Austin before calling Philly home.

Oct. 14, 2019 1:12 pm

Why this ‘Shark Tank’ alum brought his second startup to Philly [Entrance Exam]

Wharton grad Ryan Frankel's This App Saves Lives, which rewards users for driving undistracted, drops next month.

Jul. 24, 2019 1:54 pm

This tech founder will soon be growing her North Carolina nonprofit from Philly [Entrance Exam]

Khalia Braswell is the founder of INTech camps that teach coding to young women of color. Now, she's moving to Philly to study computer science programs in education while earning a Ph.D.

Sep. 24, 2018 7:26 am

Philly311’s new chief wants to get city agencies to use more data

On the first floor of City Hall, 60 employees handle 800,000 cases a year. There’s “a lot of room for growth” on how the city can put that data to work, says Executive Director Graham Quinn.

Jun. 13, 2018 1:29 pm

How this Portland native made a cross-country move to Philly and hit the ground running

Sabina Leybold is a world traveler, risk taker and just might have the bragging rights to being more dedicated to networking than any other Philly transplant.

Oct. 20, 2016 11:47 am

Meet the former nurse who runs patient engagement for VP Biden’s Cancer Moonshot Task Force

After stints in Brooklyn and abroad, Anabella Aspiras came back home to the District to work on the vice president's $1 billion initiative to cure cancer.

Oct. 7, 2016 10:56 am

This Texas transplant launched a meetup for Black software developers

Stephon Harris wants to help Black coders find community in the District.

Sep. 16, 2016 11:26 am

#DCTech is a breath of fresh air after working in Silicon Valley: Prerna Ramachandra

“Here, people are much more aware of the world, and what’s going on,” said the recent transplant and product manager.