How Philadelphia is Winning a Startup Renaissance

The Startup Magazine

Philadelphia gets called a lot of things. One thing this historic city doesn’t often get noticed for is its emerging Philadelphia startup scene. Office space is generally quite affordable across the Philadelphia startup scene. The City of Brotherly Love.

Philadelphia University Commencement Speech – May 15th 2011

Steve Blank

I am honored to be with you as we gather to celebrate your graduation from Philadelphia University. While I teach at Stanford and Berkeley, to be honest… this is the closest I’ve ever gotten to a college graduation. I realize that my 15 minutes up here is all that’s between you and the rest or your life, so if I can keep you awake, I’m going to share 4 short stories from my life. My first story is about finding your passion.

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Philadelphia Marathon

Feld Thoughts

I ran the Philadelphia Marathon in 4:28:46 yesterday. When I got to Philadelphia on Friday I was tired and mopey, as evidenced by the post I wrote on Saturday titled The Last Marathon of the Year. Marathons philadelphiaMarathon #21 is done. Of the 21 marathons I’ve run, it was my third fastest (I did the Dallas Marathon in 4:28:00 when I was 17 and the Chicago Marathon in 4:05:27 in 2003.)

Running a Business in Philadelphia? Take Care of Employee Contracts

Women Entrepreneurs Can

You own a business in Philadelphia. ” According to the business lawyer in Philadelphia , this is basically a document that introduces important terms and conditions and ensures that everyone understands their roles and responsibilities. The post Running a Business in Philadelphia?

Why Philadelphia Business Owners Should Consider an Executive Leadership Course

The Startup Magazine

Below are some of the main reasons Philadelphia business owners should consider an executive leadership course. You can also enroll in an online version of the course, which is the perfect solution for busy Philadelphia business executives who may not have the time to attend traditional classroom-based lectures. Unfortunately, many Philadelphia business owners may not be performing to their full potential.

Small Business Saturday Spotlight: Falls Flowers in Philadelphia

Up and Running

Located in the historic Philadelphia neighborhood of East Falls, Falls Flowers specializes in custom, garden-style designs. Falls Flowers’ arrangements are natural and lush…with a touch of wild. Every bouquet focuses on the harmony between colors and textures, which allows you to indulge in the individual beauty of each flower. Falls Flowers is offering a free gift with any purchase tomorrow, see their website: [link] for more details. Business Planning small business saturday

Top 5 Reasons Why You Need Insurance as an Entrepreneur

The Startup Magazine

According to a worker’s compensation lawyer in Philadelphia , workplace accidents take pale every single day and can leave employees with serious injuries that will prevent them from returning to work.

Start Up and Stay Up – How Small Businesses Survive & Thrive

The Startup Magazine

I started my Philadelphia area home appraising business in 2006. Entrepreneurship Real Estate Startup style Advertising appraisal Branding Business card conference Customer service Employees expertise first impression incentive journey Philadelphia promotions Real estate residential real estate scaleup startup success training venture website design workshop

The Pros and Cons of Filing Business Bankruptcy

The Startup Magazine

I spoke with experienced Philadelphia bankruptcy attorney David Offen, Esq. Veronica Baxter is a writer, blogger, and legal assistant operating out of the greater Philadelphia area. Finance Legal insight attorney Bankruptcy Business Bank Chapter 11 Chapter 13 Chapter 7 creditor debt expenses income legal liquidation loans negotiate operations pension Philadelphia repayment Sole proprietorshipwho let me know about some general pros and cons of filing bankruptcy for a business.

How My Failed Music Career Led to Founding a Successful Business

The Startup Magazine

Sagapixel, the Premier Philadelphia Area Web Design and SEO Company. Marketing People Technology The entrepreneurs agency booking contractor customers digital marketing agency internship law firm musician passion performance Philadelphia podcasts programming promotion SEO Spanish team Temple University Web Design web trafficI am a failed musician. Years of practice, dedication, driving hundreds of miles in a night to play a gig on no sleep, all was for nothing.

Storably.com – Peer-to-Peer Marketplace For Renting Storage Or Carpark Space

YoungUpstarts

Philadelphia-based Storably is founded by Wharton Penn graduates Josh Kowitt and Apu Gupta. The site was formally launched in Philadelphia on September 21, and the startup intends to expand nationally soon. Feature Story online marketplace parking peer-to-peer Philadelphia Storably storage Wharton PennStorably.com ( www.storably.com ) is an online peer-to-peer marketplace for parking and storage.

Creating a Successful Brand Ambassador Program

The Startup Magazine

If you’re interested in business topics like this, consider Philadelphia University’s online degree in business management or online Innovation MBA. Marketing Startups lululemon makers mark mercedes benz philadelphia university upward labsWord-of-mouth marketing remains one of the most effective tools at a company’s disposal; 74 percent of consumers identify word of mouth as one of their top points of influence.

Austin-based Bandit Acquired by GoPuff

SiliconHills

GoPuff, a Philadelphia-based snack, and beverage delivery company, last week bought Austin-based Bandit, the App-only coffee shop founded by early Uber employee Max Crowley.

The Last Marathon Of The Year

Feld Thoughts

Tomorrow I’m running the Philadelphia Marathon , which will be the sixth marathon I’ll do this year and the last one for 2011. Marathons philadelphiaThis year I’ve done marathons in Cincinnati, Madison WI, Bismarck ND, Newport RI, and St. Louis. My times have ranged from 4:47:27 to 5:24:45. Overall I’m pleased with what I’ve done, especially since I didn’t chance my normal life tempo for them.

Guide to Creativity & Innovation Conf. Part II

Gregg Fraley, Author of Jack's Notebook

Books & Reviews Creative Problem Solving (CPS) Creativity and Self-Expression Entrepreneurial Innovation Travel American Creativity Association Andre and Judy de Zanger Drexel University Lousiville Philadelphia Sydney Australia The Amplify Festival The Idea Festival The Next Idea Creativity ConferenceAs I suspected would happen a lot of additional information has come in regarding creativity conferences.

Innovating Municipal Government Culture

Steve Blank

Widder is the Vice President of Innovation and holds the Steve Blank Innovation Chair at Philadelphia University. He’s helping city government in Philadelphia become more innovative by applying Lean startup methods and Philadelphia University’s innovation curriculum. This February Philadelphia University and the City of Philadelphia founded the Academy for Municipal Innovation (AMI). Philadelphia University Undergraduate Curriculum.

7 Ways To Raise Your Visibility As A Business Leader

Startup Professionals Musings

Johnson accepted full company accountability on Twitter for a racial profiling incident at a Starbucks in Philadelphia. By definition, all of you entrepreneurs are leaders, by taking the initiative to start a new company.

How Retailers Can Prepare For Black Friday

The Startup Magazine

Dating back to the early 1950s, Black Friday is known to have originated in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, when shops marked profits in black and losses in red. Black Friday is notoriously known worldwide as one of, if not, the biggest retail sale of the calendar year.

How To Build A Wildly Successful Business

Mike Michalowicz

Mike Michalowicz, Author of The Pumpkin Plan , lectured in October 2012 in Philadelphia on how to build a wildly successful business. Using strategies Michalowicz learned from colossal pumpkin farmers, entrepreneurs can grow a colossal business. It all starts with selecting the right seed. Entrepreneur Strategies Entrepreneurship Management Strategies Marketing Strategies Mindset The Pumpkin Plan build entrepreneurship mike michalowicz pumpkin plan seed selection successful business

College and Business Will Never Be the Same

Steve Blank

This weekend I had dinner last night with one of them – a friend who’s now the President of Philadelphia University. Philadelphia University Integrates Design, Engineering and Commerce. At dinner, I got to hear about how Philadelphia University was tackling this problem in undergraduate education. Full disclosure, Philadelphia University’s current president, Stephen Spinelli was one of my mentors in learning how to teach entrepreneurship.

5 Actions To Convince Your Boss You Are Accountable

Startup Professionals Musings

Johnson , was quick to accept accountability via a company apology on Twitter for a racial profiling incident at a Starbucks in Philadelphia, even though he could have claimed that a fired employee was at fault.

QuotaPath Raises $3.5 Million

SiliconHills

The company, which is based in both Austin and Philadelphia, plans to use the funds to hire more employees and launch the QuotaPath platform to the public during the next three months. QuotaPath, which makes a compensation management platform, announced this week it has raised $3.5 million. QuotaPath’s software allows anyone to track their sales […]. The post QuotaPath Raises $3.5 Million appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

4 key traits retailers need to adopt to thrive in 2018

The Next Web

On August 11, 1994, the first ever ecommerce transaction occurred when a 21-year-old in New Hampshire named Dan Kohn sold a copy of Sting’s Ten Summoner’s Tales to a friend in Philadelphia who paid $12.48 An eleven-time Grammy winner, Sting revived the soul of rock and roll by infusing reggae just when the genre was growing stale. His far lesser known accomplishment is starring in the birth of internet retail.

Four Startups to Present at the Innotech San Antonio 2013 Beta Summit

SiliconHills

Last year’s winner, CallGrader went on to land a spot on DreamIt Ventures’ Philadelphia incubator program. The Beta Summit at Innotech San Antonio showcases some of the most innovative young startups. This year, Nicholas Longo, co-founder and director of Geekdom, a collaborative coworking space at the Weston Centre downtown, will moderate the event. Silicon Hills [.] The post Four Startups to Present at the Innotech San Antonio 2013 Beta Summit appeared first on SiliconHills.

Does Your Small Business Need Workers’ Compensation Insurance?

YoungUpstarts

Veronica Baxter is a blogger and legal assistant living and working in the great city of Philadelphia. a busy Philadelphia workers’ compensation lawyer. by Veronica Baxter. Perhaps.

Startup Stories: Zagster’s mission to make bike sharing simple

The Next Web

Founded in Philadelphia in 2007 as CityRyde and now headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Zagster helps property managers, hotels, businesses and universities across North America offer bike sharing programs to tenants, employees, guests and students. Startup Stories is a series of short documentaries about TechStars companies, hosted exclusively by The Next Web. This time, we’re taking a look at bike sharing startup Zagster.

LevelUp Your Startup with a New Offer from SCVNGR

ReadWriteStart

LevelUp launched about a month ago in Boston and Philadelphia, and today's deal is aimed squarely at the startups there. Google Ventures, Highland Capital Partners and Common Angels are the investors participating in the Boston deal, and NextStage Capital, Robin Hood Ventures, and Dreamit Ventures are those participating in Philadelphia. Gamification meets Daily Deals. Considering the popularity of these two trends right now, it was bound to happen, right?

DreamIt Ventures Launches Pre-Seed Stage Accelerator in Austin

SiliconHills

The Philadelphia-based incubator will launch its first accelerator program in Austin, which will kick off in mid-December and run through March. Got a dream for the next big thing? Then DreamIt Ventures has got an pre-seed stage accelerator program for you. The companies in the program will launch at South by Southwest Interactive. DreamIt Ventures [.]. Austin Technology San Antonio Technology

Building the Helium Mesh Network in the Mid-Atlantic

Feld Thoughts

I’m hopeful that some of the readers of this blog live in Baltimore, DC, or Philadelphia and are interested in participating in the Helium rollout. We’re looking to work with 15 – 25 locations in or around the cities of Baltimore, DC, and Philadelphia to host hotspots. As you might have seen in an earlier post, Foundry Group is helping to bring the Helium Network to Boulder.

SXSW Pitch: The 50 Finalists for 2020

Austin Startup

SXSW Pitch features 50 incredible startups from across the United States and around the world The Forrest Four-Cast: February 1, 2020 Scheduled March 14–15 at the Downtown Austin Hilton, SXSW Pitch brings together 50 of the world’s best startups.

What we can learn from high performing athletes

Version One Ventures

Two weeks ago during Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals against the Philadelphia 76ers, Toronto Raptors superstar Kawhi Leonard hit a legendary game-winning shot. I have been on cloud nine since Saturday night. As a long-time Toronto Raptors fan, my hometeam is headed to the NBA Finals for the first time in franchise history. Throughout this playoff run, I have been thinking a lot about high performing athletes, and what we can all learn from a champion’s psychology.

eSports is poised for growth in 2020

VC Cafe

esports stadiums are popping up everywhere, including the Fusion Arena , a $50 million stadium being built by Comcast in Philadelphia. Lets start with some numbers: Newzoo estimates the gaming market revenue will reach $189.6 billion in 2020, up from 148.8 billion in 2019.

CitiKitty For Toilet-Trained Feline Friends

YoungUpstarts

That’s the situation 26-year old Philadelphia resident Rebecca Rescate found herself in when she and her husband moved into a small Manhattan apartment which didn’t have enough space for even a litter box. If you own a cat and live in a small, tight shoebox apartment, you’d likely know how traumatizing it can be if your cat isn’t toilet-trained.

Why Wilmington, Delaware Is The Best Place To Start Your New Business

YoungUpstarts

Wilmington, Delaware is conveniently located between two other major cities (Philadelphia and New York). by Cynthia Griffith, author of “ The Sun Village Project “. The 21 st century’s industrial revolution is upon us and totally innovative ways to make a profit are being discovered all the time.

SXSW Pitch Finalist: Sapient

Austin Startup

Instead, an idea for smart outlets, conceived while he was still a student at University of Pennsylvania, evolved into Sapient Industries, based in Philadelphia, Penn.,

Losing Isn’t The Worst Thing: A Lesson In Purpose 

YoungUpstarts

Matt and I had a history, as we rowed together in Philadelphia after college. by Jason Caldwell, founder of Latitude 35 and author of “ Navigating the Impossible: Build Extraordinary Teams and Shatter Expectations “ These days, I give a fair amount of keynote speeches.

4 Tips for Saving Money on Your Business’s Electricity Bill

Women Entrepreneurs Can

Be sure to look into experienced electricians Philadelphia PA so you can be confident that your wiring will be safe and up-to-code. Have you ever gotten your utility bill at the end of the month and dropped your jaw in shock?

Coolest Mobile Business Ideas To Consider as a Career

Women Entrepreneurs Can

The popularity of food trucks made it possible for entrepreneur Marti Lieberman to sell her killer mac and cheese on the streets of Philadelphia after just two years out of college. There’s no one “right” path to success, but wherever your journey takes you, it’s a lot more fun on wheels.

Denver PUC is being Uber-Annoying

David Cohen

Help us keep Uber in Denver along with other great cities of the world such as San Francisco, New York, LA, Seattle, Chicago, Boston, DC, Vancouver, Toronto, Paris, Milan, Philadelphia, San Diego, and Dallas. If you’ve ever ridden in an Uber , you know it’s a great innovation. Now Denver’s PUC is trying to shut Uber down by inventing new rules targeted directly at it. It’s a sickening defense of a poor incumbent. Image from www.thegoodlifedenver.com. Right!

Hyperbolic Headlines About Silicon Valley

Feld Thoughts

And, blink three times if you realize that Netscape is now owned by Oath, which is a subsidiary of Verizon, which is headquartered in New York, and is the merger of Bell Atlantic (Philadelphia), NYNEX (New York), and GTE (which, awesomely, bought BBN, created GTE Internetworking, spun it off as Genuity after the Bell Atlantic merger, which was then acquired out of bankruptcy by Level 3 (Broomfield, Colorado – adjacent to Boulder) which is now owned by CenturyLink (Louisiana)).

The Top 5 Benefits Of Social Media On Small Businesses

YoungUpstarts

David Offen, a bankruptcy lawyer in Philadelphia , said, “A positive online presence is perhaps more significant for small businesses that have a smaller client base.

Upfront Ventures Raised New $280 Million Fund

Both Sides of the Table

You can usually find 2-3 investors per location but it’s not uncommon to see VCs in: Boston, NY, Connecticut, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Chicago, St. We’ve been dying to tell you all for a while that we had raised a new venture capital fund and of course given SEC filing requirements the story was somewhat already scooped by the always-in-the-know Dan Primack a few weeks ago. We raised $280 million.

From The Flea Market To The Stock Market

YoungUpstarts

My father was laid off work and decided to join me on the Philadelphia and New Jersey flea market circuit.

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