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.)

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.

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. 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.

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

The Startup Magazine

I started my Philadelphia area home appraising business in 2006. Since then it has grown to serve the tri-state New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Delaware areas, but I still consider it a small business and my employees, more like a family.

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. who let me know about some general pros and cons of filing bankruptcy for a business. – Peer-to-Peer Marketplace For Renting Storage Or Carpark Space


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.

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 labs

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.

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.

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. Education is what remains after one has forgotten everything he learned in school.

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)).

QuotaPath Raises $3.5 Million


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

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.

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


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.

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.

LevelUp Your Startup with a New Offer from SCVNGR


LevelUp launched about a month ago in Boston and Philadelphia, and today's deal is aimed squarely at the startups there. 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


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

The Religion of Silicon Valley

Feld Thoughts

Today, it’s a powerful epicenter, just like Detroit was a powerful epicenter in the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s even earning a place in America’s Arsenal of Democracy during World War II with its sister cities Chicago, New York, Philadelphia, and Pittsburgh. There has been a lull in the chanting that “Silicon Valley is the center of the tech universe.”

Victims and Leaders

Feld Thoughts

” In the longer version of the story, he talked about his experience on the Philadelphia Eagles (amazing talent, victim mentality) and the Pittsburgh Steelers (mediocre talent, leader mentality.) In a recent board meeting, at a particularly challenging part of the conversation, I did a retrospective of the past five years as a lead up to making a point. I prefaced it by saying “I need you to take a leader approach, not a victim approach.”

Upfront and the Power of Startup Community in LA

Feld Thoughts

I’m finally home after three solid weeks on the road which included Austin, Dallas, New York, Boston, Philadelphia, and Los Angeles.

CitiKitty For Toilet-Trained Feline Friends


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.

Here are The Missing Positives of This Election

Both Sides of the Table

I had an emotional call with Herb Scannell who flew out to Philadelphia, Cleveland and Miami in three successive weeks to canvass door-to-door. It’s hard to feel any positives these days: We’re in the eye of the storm. We’re at peak anxiety. Maximum rancor.

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.

Why Immigration and The Fourth of July are so Entwined

Both Sides of the Table

Louis, then Philadelphia and ultimately to Sacramento, CA. The Fourth of July. The day we celebrate American independence. It’s more about our celebrating what we love about our country than it is about winning a war. Like many who live here I’m proudly American.

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


Wilmington, Delaware is conveniently located between two other major cities (Philadelphia and New York). by Cynthia Griffith, author of “ The Sun Village Project “.

Here’s Why We Fell in Love with Draft

Both Sides of the Table

My partner Greg Bettinelli is an avid sports fan who throughout his career has developed an expert understanding in online ticketing (at eBay has was a champion of the StubHub acquisition) and online marketing.

Kroll’s Diner Bismarck Marathon

Feld Thoughts

Louis (the following week – no time goal), and 4:30 for Philadelphia a month later. Marathon #18 – the Kroll’s Diner Bismarck Marathon – has been conquered. My goal was to do it under 5 hours – I finished in 4:54:48. It was a small marathon – I finished #100 (out of 124) marathons, #1 (out of 1) for 45 year olds, but #10 (out of 10) for the 45-49 age group.

"The Startup Way" is Headed to London

Startup Lessons Learned

From New York, Philadelphia, and Boston to Los Angeles and San Francisco, entrepreneurs came out to share their enthusiasm -- you really are everywhere.

The One Video Every Silicon Valley Investor Should Watch

Both Sides of the Table

” Troy started his life in a poor neighborhood in West Philadelphia. There was so much great content at the Upfront Summit but I think one held a special place in minds of most people I talked to – our panel on diversity led by my partner Hamet Watt (<– what?

From The Flea Market To The Stock Market


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

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The Surest Sign You’re Winning is When Goliath Takes a Swing at You

Both Sides of the Table

He arrived in Philadelphia and offered to pay the salaries of the employees if they would join Ring. I’ve been involved with several startups where a giant incumbent attacks you and tries to sue you out of existence.

How To Avoid the 3 Most Costly Mistakes When Using Google AdWords

Duct Tape Marketing

For example, if you are a pizza store in Philadelphia and use Google AdWords, you might bid on the keyword Pizza delivery in Philadelphia. You assume that a hungry user has to type in the phrase Pizza delivery in Philadelphia into Google to view your ad and order your delicious pie.

How To Market Better and Grow Your Small Business Faster Using The Psychology of Reciprocity

crowdSPRING Blog

Dunkin’ Donuts turned wins by the Philadelphia Eagles into free coffees and huge mobile downloads. Called “ Eagles Win, You Win ,” the campaign offered Philadelphia area customers a free coffee the day after the Philadelphia Eagles won a game.

Weekend Favs May Eighteen

Duct Tape Marketing

I spent a little time in Philadelphia this week. My weekend blog post routine includes posting links to a handful of tools or great content I ran across during the week. I don’t go into depth about the finds, but encourage you check them out if they sound interesting.

Taking on the Issues of the Day with Jonathan Strauss

Both Sides of the Table

And for what it’s worth – we’re both Philadelphia Eagles fans. It’s been nearly a year since I did This Week in VC on a regular basis. I’ve wanted to come back but had a busy year on the road meeting with investors and making a few investments of my own.

Two Weeks until "The Startup Way"

Startup Lessons Learned

“Mission critical reading.” -- Reid Hoffman, co-founder of LinkedIn and co-author of the #1 New York Times bestsellers The Alliance and The Startup of You In just a few weeks, my new book, The Startup Way , will be available in print, digital, and audio formats.

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.