StartupPHL Newsletter #46

Collision Density, Cognitive Bias and Diversity

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Call for Ideas grantee TinyWPA’s Instagram game is strong! Check them out: @tinywpa

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Collision Density In The Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

How often are you going to run into someone with whom you can do something creative or interesting? Increasingly, we are seeing more innovation and entrepreneurship happening in dynamic, diverse urban areas as opposed to suburban tech parks.

Details, via Fast Co Exist

Cognitive Bias & Venture Capital

The argument can be made that venture capitalists are particularly susceptible to cognitive biases.

Find Out Why, via startups.co

The Importance Of A Diverse & Inclusive Tech Community

OpenView takes an honest look at their own progress toward increasing diversity and explains why inclusion is more important than ever in the tech community.

Learn More, via OpenView

StartupPHL Spotlight

MUSE Consulting is the consulting arm of Wharton’s premier undergraduate marketing club. They provide market research, strategy, competitive analysis, detailed marketing plans and other related consulting services for both large companies and startups around Philadelphia. The firm is looking for interested companies in need of services for the spring semester. Projects will start in January. Please contact Lacey Chaum or Richie Lou if you’re interested.

We want to shine a light on awesome things happening in the local community. Have something to share? Email us or tell us on social.


StartupPHL is the City of Philadelphia’s platform for supporting entrepreneurship and startup activity.

All events and applications noted in this newsletter are for informational purposes only and not an endorsement. We encourage readers to perform due diligence for any programs listed here.

StartupPHL Newsletter #40

Clusters, Nostalgia and a Moon Landing

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We were honored to be on a panel of judges at Jefferson University’s Healthcare Hackathon last weekend. Amazing ideas and teams! Learn more: @healthhackphl. Photo via @rschwartz001.

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Community Matters When Building a Company

Clusters are the new garage. World Economic Forum lays out why clusters, not the mythical garage, help accelerate innovation around the globe.

Learn More, via World Economic Forum

Nintendo is Bringing the Nostalgia this Holiday Season

Throwback! Because who doesn’t miss staying up all Christmas night trying to save Princess Peach?

Deets, via Wired

TeamIndus Making Moves Toward a Moon Landing

The only Indian entrant into the Google Lunar X-Prize is working towards being the first private company to land on the moon.

Read About Their Progress, via TechCrunch

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Previous Call for Ideas Awardee TechGirlz is helping to reduce the gender gap in tech. Find out how they used their Call for Ideas Grant. Photo via TechGirlz

StartupPHL Call for Ideas Application is Live – Deadline is November 13

Do you or your organization have an idea that supports or enhances Philly’s entrepreneurial community? We want to know.


StartupPHL is the City of Philadelphia’s platform for supporting entrepreneurship and startup activity.

All events and applications noted in this newsletter are for informational purposes only and not an endorsement. We encourage readers to perform due diligence for any programs listed here.

StartupPHL Newsletter #39

GEW Philly, Broadband Access and Machine Intelligence

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Photo: Congrats to Sidecar on the new digs! We had a blast at the ribbon cutting. @getsidecar

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It’s National Entrepreneurship Month! 

Global Entrepreneurship Week takes places November 14-20, and Philly has some great events lined up.

Check It Out, via GEW Philly

Bringing Broadband to NY’s Public Housing

Queensbridge, the largest public housing development in North America, is the pilot site for the New York City Housing Authority’s municipal broadband project.

Details, via Wired

Machine Intelligence and the Workforce

With $5 billion in venture investment, machine intelligence is poised to change the workforce landscape…but how?

Find Out More, via Harvard Business Review

firsthandPrevious Call for Ideas Awardee FirstHand is inspiring Philly’s next generation of STEM professionals. Find out how they used their Call for Ideas Grant. 

StartupPHL Call for Ideas Application is Live – Deadline is November 13

Do you or your organization have an idea that supports or enhances Philly’s entrepreneurial community? We want to know.


StartupPHL is the City of Philadelphia’s platform for supporting entrepreneurship and startup activity.

All events and applications noted in this newsletter are for informational purposes only and not an endorsement. We encourage readers to perform due diligence for any programs listed here.

StartupPHL Newsletter #38

Advice Bots, Space Startups, and Flying Cars

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Photo: This week’s Philly X Chile event highlighted three Chilean startups on an American tour. Learn more about the companies that showcased – Ki Teknology, EXE and Tecnova Global Solutions.

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In search of biz & career advice? There’s a bot for that!

The Harvard Business Review has created a Slack bot to dish out advice, pulling from more than 200 HBR articles about best practices. Each piece of advice comes with a article and bullet list of do’s and don’ts.

More, via VentureBeat

EU’s new space strategy – public investment to stimulate space startups

The European Union’s executive commission unveiled a strategy aimed at building a sustainable space economy.

Details, via SpaceNews

Guess what Uber’s promising now: Flying Cars

Flying cars aren’t just for the Jetsons…Uber Elevate could be a thing within a decade.

Prepare for Take Off, via Wired

StartupPHL Call for Ideas Application is Live – Deadline is November 13

Do you or your organization have an idea that supports or enhances Philly’s entrepreneurial community? We want to know.

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2015 Call for Ideas Awardee Schoolyard Ventures provides students with entrepreneurial programming and micro-funding to start their own businesses. Find out how they used their Call for Ideas Grant.

Philadelphia Startup Weekend Returns, November 11th – 13th

You’ll have 54 hours to pitch an idea, create a team, build and test a working prototype. Prizes go to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place teams.

Get your tickets today! 


StartupPHL is the City of Philadelphia’s platform for supporting entrepreneurship and startup activity.

All events and applications noted in this newsletter are for informational purposes only and not an endorsement. We encourage readers to perform due diligence for any programs listed here.

StartupPHL Newsletter #37

Are you going to SXSW? Making great partnerships, and the Call for Ideas is open

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Photo: We had a great time hearing from the innovative startups in the Digital Health Accelerator Showcase at Science Center this past week! Learn more.

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Will we see you in Austin?

There are still a billion ways you can be a part of the scrappy movement, led by Philly Startup Leaders, to promote Philadelphia at SXSW. Sponsorship spots are still available. And be sure to let us know you’re going!

What are you waiting for? via PhillyMag

No duh…establishing entrepreneurial ecosystems generates new businesses and jobs.

Communities across America are harnessing entrepreneurism to drive growth

More, via Entrepreneur

Could your next product launch come from a great partnership?

Managing multi-party innovation ecosystems

Get the lessons learned, via Harvard Business Review

Get free startup advice and services at JumpStart StartUp

Hurry, this popup only lasts October 25 – 29th.

Get there, via Technical.ly

Bonus: StartupPHL Call for Ideas Application is Live – Deadline is November 13

Do you or your organization have an idea that supports or enhances Philly’s entrepreneurial community? We want to know.

 


StartupPHL is the City of Philadelphia’s platform for supporting entrepreneurship and startup activity.

All events and applications noted in this newsletter are for informational purposes only and not an endorsement. We encourage readers to perform due diligence for any programs listed here.

StartupPHL Newsletter #36

Call for Ideas is open, finally a list that makes sense, and millennials in space

Photo: PTR Baler and Compactor. During last week’s Manufacturing Week events, we got a tour of spaces and met with manufacturers large and small to discuss the ways technology is advancing the industry.

Your weekend reading is right here.

Where to start your Tech Company

Philly is in the top 5!

Check it out, via Bloomberg

Millennials in Space

Remember that NASA guy with the mohawk (Bobak Ferdowski), yeah, meet the new American heroes fueling the new space boom.
Sweet, via wired

Straight up: Civic Tech Faces Uphill Battle

Civic Tech companies aim to make interacting with government less painful, but they face logistical hurdles.

Oy, via mattermark

Bonus: StartupPHL Call for Ideas Application is Live – Deadline is November 13

Do you or your organization have an idea that supports or enhances Philly’s entrepreneurial community? We want to know.

 


StartupPHL is the City of Philadelphia’s platform for supporting entrepreneurship and startup activity.

All events and applications noted in this newsletter are for informational purposes only and not an endorsement. We encourage readers to perform due diligence for any programs listed here.

StartupPHL Newsletter #34

CNBC gets it, Smart Cities, and White House Women

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Photo: Throwback to that one time. Rise of the Rest is back on the road. Check out where they are headed this year!

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CNBC Paid Us a Visit to Highlight Philly’s Startup Scene

The City of Brotherly Love is home to a ton of thriving startups, and CNBC took notice! ROAR, BioBots, and RevZilla are featured. Plus, StartupPHL gets kudos!

Check it out, via CNBC

Philadelphia Participating in Smart Cities Initiative from White House

The Obama Administration is expanding the Smart Cities initiative with over $80 million in new Federal investments and double the number of participating cities.
Learn more, via WhiteHouse.gov

White House Women Now in the Room Where It Happens

Some of Obama’s top female staffers have adopted a strategy called “amplification” to make sure their voices are heard.

See how WH women are making power moves, via The Washington Post

Bonus

We’re on the road this week bragging about the Philly Tech Scene. Follow along on social media #StartupChamps


StartupPHL is the City of Philadelphia’s platform for supporting entrepreneurship and startup activity.

All events and applications noted in this newsletter are for informational purposes only and not an endorsement. We encourage readers to perform due diligence for any programs listed here.

StartupPHL Newsletter #33

Black and Latina founders, City Survey, & Design thinking 

Photo: #LondonIsOpen Enjoyed hearing from our friends in London about plans for the tech ecosystem post Brexit. Mayor of London seeking New York City-style power over taxes and public services.

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Looking for Black and Latina Women Founders? We Found Them…

The BIG Accelerator Program, the first accelerator program for Black and Latina women founders of high growth companies, spills stats about their applicants.

Learn More, via Medium

Survey Says…

Mayor Kenney and the City of Philadelphia are looking for your opinion in the 2016 Philadelphia Resident Survey.
Get the story, via Philly.com

Design Your Life

Design thinking applied to…you.

Find Fulfillment, via The New York Times


StartupPHL is the City of Philadelphia’s platform for supporting entrepreneurship and startup activity.

All events and applications noted in this newsletter are for informational purposes only and not an endorsement. We encourage readers to perform due diligence for any programs listed here.

StartupPHL Newsletter #32

India, Magic Machines, and Good Vibes

Photo: We spent the day hanging at the White House learning about how to get important STEM education into the hands of all students. Check out the plan.

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Thoughts from a Wharton Professor on one of the largest markets in the world

How India can become a new Silicon Valley.

Check it out, via World Economic Forum

Magic Machines

Deliberately blurring the boundaries between reality and VR, this magic machine tricks you into seeing any car it wants.
Get the story, via Wired Magazine

Are you giving off the right vibe?

The more you energize your coworkers, the better everyone performs.

Get the buzz, via Harvard Business Review

Being a Force for Change: a Women in Tech Roundtable

5:30, Wednesday, September 21
at Tonic Design

More tickets added! via Tonic Design Co.


StartupPHL is the City of Philadelphia’s platform for supporting entrepreneurship and startup activity.

All events and applications noted in this newsletter are for informational purposes only and not an endorsement. We encourage readers to perform due diligence for any programs listed here.

StartupPHL Newsletter #31

Economists working it, a free Stanford digital photo class, and the KIZ deadline

Views from Billy Penn's Who's Next: Communications bash last week. Check out the latest and the entire series.

Views from Billy Penn’s Who’s Next: Communications bash last week. Check out the latest and the entire series.

Your weekend reading is right here.

Tech industry hiring in-house economists to explain consumer behavior.

Goodbye, Ivory Tower. Hello, Silicon Valley Candy Store.

Check it out, via The NYTimes

Addressing hunger with a pay-what-you-can café in Philly

When EAT Café opens its doors, owner Jones-Craven hopes that everyone will feel comfortable at the table.

Get the story, via The Atlantic CityLab

Back to School

Learn digital photography with this free online course from a Stanford Professor.

New skills after the jump, via DIY Photographer

KIZ applications due September 15

If you’re located in the KIZ, less than 8-years old, and focused on tech or life-sciences, you may be eligible for up to $100,000 annually from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Get the details, via the DCED

Need more info on KIZ’s? Check out our post with maps of Philly’s KIZs.


StartupPHL is the City of Philadelphia’s platform for supporting entrepreneurship and startup activity.

All events and applications noted in this newsletter are for informational purposes only and not an endorsement. We encourage readers to perform due diligence for any programs listed here.