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Startup Roundup: PennApps and the state of Philly startups

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 a weekly email newsletter by clicking here and selecting the Startup Roundup button or follow Startup […]

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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 a weekly email newsletter by clicking here and selecting the Startup Roundup button or follow Startup Roundup’s RSS feed. If you’ve got news to share, get in touch.
MUST READS
The PennApps hackathon took place this weekend, bringing together more than 160 people that created 40 new applications during the 48-hour event, including µWave a microwave with a display that searches for popular YouTube videos based on the cook time you enter. Demos are live, and voting is open until Friday for Student Choice awards. Our coverage of the event is coming this week.
PhillyTechNews covers three new companies that recently opened shop in Philly, including West Conshohocken’s Yorn, Vita Products and Storably.

GIVE A GLANCE
Flying Kite has an in-depth piece about the fallout of Philly Startup Leaders regrouping meeting last week and what’s been happening in the startup scene since it formed in 2007.
Inky’s Joe DiStefano follows on our coverage of PlaySay’s round of fundraising and presentation at TechCrunch Disrupt, giving the back story on Ryan Meinzer and his family of entrepreneurs.
A new local daily deal site, EatShopGive, is launching in Philly this week with the intent of giving 10 percent of its sales to charity.
MIGHT BE WORTH YOUR TIME
OpenDesks has launched a map that shows all of its available workspaces.
According to a press release, ProtoSphere announces that it has added Steve Pattison, of Polycom, to its executive advisory board. Pattison comes from the enterprise video software industry.
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: OpenDesks / PlaySay / Protosphere
Projects: PennApps
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