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Monica Lewinsky On Cyberbullying, But We’re All Responsible

Monica Lewinsky speaks at Forbes Under 30 Summit about Cyberbullying

With the rise of social platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, and Whisper, we’ve created more playgrounds for bullies to find and go after their victims. Today in Philadelphia Monica Lewinsky broke a decade of silence to share her latest mission, taking on cyberbullying. She explained during her talk at the Forbes Under 30 Summit: “It takes a… Read more »

Spor: Your Solar-Powered Phone Charger


Charge your mobile phone (or any USB-powered device) with a solar panel – it’s an interesting and innovative concept that’s been turned into a device called Spor. Spor is a self-regenerating battery charger for USB devices, according to their site. The device is easy to use and offers access to a power source that fits… Read more »

Who is Philadelphia’s Hottest Showcasing Startup? [Poll]


Listen up Philly, we want to know your city’s top startups! On October 9th, 2014, Tech Cocktail will showcase Philadelphia’s best startups during an event that includes startup pitches, cocktails, and great conversations with people from across Philadephia’s tech community. Our Tech Cocktail Mixer and Startup Showcase is a fun opportunity to hear about new startups and make important… Read more »

Patrick Fitzgerald: Entrepreneur Profile


Patrick Fitzgerald wears many hats — he’s an entrepreneur, teaches entrepreneurship at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, and is the managing director at DreamIt Ventures Philly. “I have been an advisor on the side for a while at DreamIt,” says Fitzgerald. “When they asked me to get on board to run the… Read more »

DreamIt Ventures Opening Day: What You Missed


Patrick Fitzgerald, Managing Director, said DreamIt Ventures Opening Day and the Welcome Reception of the accelerator were the best he had ever attended. “We have former mayors and super successful entrepreneurs in one space and in one building supporting new companies that have never even launched,” says Fitzgerald. “That marriage of expertise and fresh faces is something… Read more »

Excited Founders Meet Their Mentors at DreamIt Philly


The DreamIt Ventures launch event to officially announce the new accelerator class was held last week, and I had the chance to visit their co-working space in Philly when it was time for the teams to get to work. The space had been decorated and the mentors prepared to dispense advice to the founders. From the framed “Hustle”… Read more »

TicketLeap is Redesigned and Mobile-Optimized


TicketLeap has made it their mission to offer a dedicated platform that people can use to create high quality event pages. To take their vision further, the Philadelphia based company this week announced the totally redesigned Events Pages. The redesign efforts come on the heels of data that indicates over 50 percent of TicketLeap page views will… Read more »

ABSOLUT Vodka Says: Take a Real Lunch Break


Inspired by Sweden’s daytime dance parties, ABSOLUT Vodka is bringing dance parties to the United States to help people loosen up on their Friday lunch break. ABSOLUT Lunch Break* is inviting people in New York, San Francisco, Philadelphia, Chicago, and Boston to attend their dance parties this summer, which continue into September. Attendees get to… Read more »

Demo Day: DreamIt Ventures Unveils 15 New Startups in Philadelphia


Today, the DreamIt Ventures accelerator is showcasing 15 startups at demo day in Philadelphia. DreamIt Ventures, ranked the #11 top startup accelerator in the US, provides startups with office space, mentorship, and up to $25,000 in funding. This is its fifth class in Philadelphia. “These are not pie-in-the-sky ideas or wireframes masquerading as businesses. These are real… Read more »

Startup PHL: $3.5 Million to Attract and Retain Tech Entrepreneurs in Philly


Entrepreneurs in Philadelphia just got a financial boost – to the tune of $3.5 million – from a two-tiered investment and grant-making initiative called Startup PHL. With the goal of bringing more tech startups to the city, Mayor Michael Nutter announced Friday the Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation (PIDC) and the City of Philadelphia have partnered… Read more »

DreamIt Ventures Philadelphia Announces 14 Startups In Fall Class

DreamIt Ventures

The startup accelerator DreamIt Ventures, which is now located in New York, Philadelphia, Tel Aviv, and Austin, has announced its fall class in Philadelphia. DreamIt Ventures was recently ranked the #11 best US accelerator in the rankings we published last month. The class of 14 startups comes from New York (3), Philadelphia (3), Chicago (2), Washington, DC… Read more »