Art

Philadelphia

Pico Wins Reader’s Choice After Relocating from Israel to Philly

By | Nov 15, 2014 at 8:00 pm

“I don’t look at problems as problems. In my state of mind anything is solvable. I just haven’t found the solution yet,” explains Asaf Nevo, CEO of Pico. “An entrepreneur’s life is built out of constantly solving problems. The understanding that every problem has a…

Accelerator

Philadelphia

DreamIt Launches a Startup Accelerator for Women

By | Nov 6, 2014 at 10:00 am

Yesterday, DreamIt Ventures announced the launch of an accelerator for women founders called DreamIt Athena, which kicks off in Philadelphia next spring. DreamIt, which is ranked the #9 or #15 top startup accelerator depending whom you ask, believes they are the first top-tier accelerator…

Business

Philadelphia

Monica Lewinsky On Cyberbullying, But We’re All Responsible

By | Oct 20, 2014 at 10:40 pm

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…

Gear & Gadgets

Philadelphia

Spor: Your Solar-Powered Phone Charger

By | Oct 8, 2014 at 3:00 pm

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…

Business

Philadelphia

Pico and Beacon & Lively Win Philly’s Hottest Showcasing Startups

By | Oct 1, 2014 at 7:30 pm

The results are in for Philly’s hottest showcasing startups! We know it was not easy to pick your favorite, but you did and we are ready to announce the winners. The two winners will represent the great city of Philadelphia during Tech Cocktail’s Celebrate Conference…

Philadelphia

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

By | Sep 23, 2014 at 5:25 pm

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…

Entrepreneur

Philadelphia

Patrick Fitzgerald: Entrepreneur Profile

By | Sep 15, 2014 at 6:00 am

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….

News

Philadelphia

DreamIt Ventures Opening Day: What You Missed

By | Sep 14, 2014 at 12:00 pm

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,”…

Accelerator

Philadelphia

Excited Founders Meet Their Mentors at DreamIt Philly

By | Sep 9, 2014 at 10:30 am

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…

Startups & Apps

Philadelphia

The Selfie Ticket Lets You Register for Events with Your Face

By | Aug 21, 2014 at 12:15 pm

Ticketleap is making the ticketing process a little more human. For anyone, it’s easy to go online and buy a ticket, but what if you could use a platform that was a tool for event creators, helped shape communities, and let users take selfies?…

Social Good

Philadelphia

Brighten App Shows Some Promise: Why Apps Like Secret Might Not be the Answer

By | Apr 15, 2014 at 12:56 pm

Sex sells… and so does drama and gossip. For decades, this model has successfully worked for TV, commercials and advertisements, and it might be having the same effect for startups, especially new apps. It’s Not a Secret Anymore In the past few weeks, one…

Business

Philadelphia

TicketLeap is Redesigned and Mobile-Optimized

By | Jan 14, 2014 at 3:52 pm

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…

Entrepreneur

Boston

ABSOLUT Vodka Says: Take a Real Lunch Break

By | Aug 23, 2013 at 11:00 am

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…

Entrepreneur

Philadelphia

Demo Day: DreamIt Ventures Unveils 15 New Startups in Philadelphia

By | Dec 5, 2012 at 1:00 pm

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…