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4 Key Ways to Implement Strategic Design Thinking in Your Business

By | Nov 9, 2016 at 8:30 pm

Focus on developing an authentic brand voice that appeals to your customers. Strategic-design thinking has one single goal: to understand and solve a problem for its consumer. This method is applied to the design of intangible services and processes, an idea we have become …



Magento to Acquire RJMetrics For Undisclosed Amount

By | Aug 1, 2016 at 9:05 am

Today, Magento, one of the largest ecommerce platforms, is announcing they will be acquiring Philadelphia, PA-based RJMetrics for an undisclosed amount of money. RJMetrics creates software for data infrastructure and analytics. It is considered an offering that is complementary …



Wearable Set to Thwart Violence, Empower Women

By | Oct 20, 2015 at 10:02 am

Leading up to the Startup of the Year Competition several weeks ago, ROAR for Good stood out for the hardware they were developing. The hardware in question is a small, fashionable, wearable device designed to thwart violence against the person wearing it. “Our smart,…

Celebrate Startup Tour


Meet Our Startup of the Year Competition Semifinalists: ROAR For Good

By | Oct 6, 2015 at 11:17 am

From apps to hardware, to KickStarter successes and international startups, we’re inching closer to finding out who will take home the title of Startup of the Year competition at our annual Celebrate Conference today. Among the dozens of participants that applied for the …



Jane Makes New Hires More Affordable Than Ever

By | Jun 14, 2016 at 12:31 pm

You’ve heard it a thousand times: hiring a new employee costs far more money than keeping a current employee. Unfortunately, current employees are often the ones you want to fire in place of someone new. Some employees use this knowledge to push the envelope and…

Gear & Gadgets


Noria Offers a Lightweight Upgrade to the Air Conditioner

By | Apr 22, 2016 at 12:30 pm

Summer is right around the corner. And if you are the type of person that shirks your outdoor responsibilities and sits in the living room to avoid the heat, air conditioning is a gift you never plan to give back. But without central air, you’ll be…



The Future of Digital Music Lies With the Artists

By | Jul 9, 2015 at 10:00 am

Believe it or not, there are people in my life who don’t use Spotify. Whenever I suggest to them that they get it I hear the same argument, without fail: “oh, well I would support them but they don’t pay their artists”. That’s completely,…

Social Media


For Spotlight Users, Nothing Beats a Fun Challenge

By | Jul 7, 2015 at 10:00 am

Don’t you love competing against your friends? Maybe it’s just me, but nothing beats a good board game, card game, or even trivia match against them – it’s always a blast, we laugh a lot, but we all play to win. After all, there’s…



Cataluv Launches Inspiring Home Decor App

By | Jun 24, 2015 at 9:00 pm

Philly based Cataluv is making it easy to find and buy amazing home decor products from independent retailers. Their mobile app allows you to browse tons of lifestyle images which are updated daily, save products to a wishlist, save design shots to an inspiration board,…



Tickets. Simple. Five and Quarter. Flat.

By | Jun 17, 2015 at 12:30 pm

My local crew of San Diego friends are some pretty great people to go to live music shows with, and one thing we all do often is head out to the smaller, local venues during the week to catch a good show. It’s fun,…



‘Venture Valley’ Game Lets Players Become Startup Investors

By | May 15, 2015 at 9:00 pm

Entrepreneurship may not be for everyone, but thanks to this new card game on Kickstarter, everyone can get a taste of the “startup life.” Venture Valley is a card game based on the high-stakes world of entrepreneurs. The game combines the financial strategy of…

Venture Capital


This VC Firm is Experimenting with a New Open Application Process

By | Apr 23, 2015 at 9:00 pm

A 2014 ranking of venture capital firms lists the Philadelphia, PA-based VC firm First Round Capital as one of the top VC firms in the country. Indeed, in fourth place – behind Andreessen Horowitz and ahead of Google Ventures – it’s arguably one of…

Celebrate Startup Tour


Bestimators and ROAR for Good Win in Philadelphia

By | Apr 17, 2015 at 8:00 pm

Our search for the best startups in the nation made a stop in Philadelphia to kick off Philly Tech Week last night, where 12 startups gathered to pitch, demo, and network among the community. This year, the Tech Cocktail Startup competition will be taking on…