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Truth: not every city can be a tech startup hub [LINKS]

Pretending Baltimore is a startup hotbed ‘isn’t going to make us magically awesome’ [Technically Baltimore] From our sister site comes a post about the need to be realistic about a city’s tech scene — “Baltimore, a tech startup hub? Not a chance. … But a combined sense of humility and pragmatism would dictate two things. One is […]

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Pretending Baltimore is a startup hotbed ‘isn’t going to make us magically awesome’ [Technically Baltimore] From our sister site comes a post about the need to be realistic about a city’s tech scene — “Baltimore, a tech startup hub? Not a chance. … But a combined sense of humility and pragmatism would dictate two things. One is that Baltimore is just a pup, and we need to have an appreciation for the long view here. And two, Baltimore needs to stack itself against smaller cities: Detroit, Richmond, Raleigh. Moreover, it behooves us to truly figure out what distinguishes this city, in particular, when it comes to tech. A case can be made for cybersecurityA strong case can be made for education technology.”

He’s hoping his business really cleans up [Philadelphia Inquirer] The Inquirer profiles Center City socially-minded apparel company United By Blue and its founder Brian Linton.

Philly Starts $3M Seed Fund for Local Startups [Bloomberg] Watch this video clip

that features Mayor Michael Nutter’s Startup PHL initiative, as well as Firefly cofounder Dan Shipper talking about First Round Capital’s Dorm Room Fund’s recent investment in his startup.

Young entrepreneurs create their own jobs, to mixed results [Philadelphia Inquirer] The Inquirer  writes on the trend of young entrepreneurs, which it says is due in part to the state of economy. The article features local tech scene members like 123LinkIt‘s Yasmine Mustafa, Real Food WorksMike Krupit and Firefly‘s Patrick Leahy, Justin Meltzer and Dan Shipper.

Hey, Instagram: Philly Tourism Office Has Its Eye on You [Curbed Philly]

Companies: 123LinkIt / Firefly

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