Archive For The “Startups” Category

FOHO: Fear of Helping out in the Philly tech scene

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FOHO: Fear of Helping out in the Philly tech scene

In Silicon Valley there is a popular term called FOMO (Fear of Missing out), meaning investors throw money at as many tech startups as they can because they’re afraid to miss the next Uber or Facebook. If only that were the case here in Philadelphia. Instead we have quite the opposite.  I am coining a…

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This Philadelphia school replaced textbooks with iPads

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This Philadelphia school replaced textbooks with iPads

Teachers at Philadelphia Performing Arts: A String Theory Charter School create custom learning materials with iPad, iTunes U, and iBooks Author. As the city’s largest tuition-free K–12 charter school, they implement STEAM curriculum that emphasizes academic and artistic excellence equally. And with Apple technology at the core of teaching and learning, their teachers design their own curriculum,…

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Pepsi Phone is Coming… to China

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Pepsi Phone is Coming… to China

Pepsi’s plan for world dominance took a huge step forward with the announcement of the Pepsi Phone. The soda company is licensing their brand to Chinese company Shenzhen Scooby Communication Equipment Co. which will be responsible for the manufacturing of the phones. The phone comes in two options: the P1 and the P1S. They are…

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How to find out if your idea is worth pursuing

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How to find out if your idea is worth pursuing

So you have a new idea for an app, a product, or just a small business that will allow you the freedom to quit your job. It’s a very daunting and intimidating path that you are about to take, and most people don’t take the risk, they are too afraid. So how do you eliminate…

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The difference between a vertical market and pivoting your startup

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The difference between a vertical market and pivoting your startup

Running your startup over the course of a couple of years with your team is a very challenging thing to do without funding. The few that have succeeded are the success stories that you hear every day. A lot of these large companies at one point did something different, but realized it wasn’t working out. …

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Create and Share Personalized Lists with The List App

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Create and Share Personalized Lists with The List App

The List, a new app created by actor and comedian BJ Novak, has been released on the Apple Store. The app allows its users to create lists about anything their heart desires. Want someone to know your favorite movies? Make a list. Want the world to know about all the places you’ve visited? Make a…

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What it Feels Like to be a Googler [Interview Day with Video]

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What it Feels Like to be a Googler [Interview Day with Video]

Silicon Valley is an amazing place.  The people are intelligent (and laid back), the atmosphere is magical, the weather is nice, and tech is prevalent all around you.  When I first arrived to Google’s headquarters it looked like a college campus, and I found out that it actually feels like one too.  Everything from the…

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Self-Driving Delivery Robot Revealed

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Self-Driving Delivery Robot Revealed

Starship Technologies, a European startup company, has released details on their new project, a self-driving robot that will deliver groceries right to your door. The robot will be able to carry almost twenty pounds of groceries and will make it to its destination in 30-minutes or less. Prototypes are currently being used in a test…

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The Failure of Success and How to Get There

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The Failure of Success and How to Get There

Most people see success as how much money people have, or the things they own. What about the wealthy people you see who are prisoners of their restaurant, or their business. Are they successful?  In my opinion, true success is defined by how much freedom you have, and how happy you are.  To get that…

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5 Reasons Why College Students Should Start a Company

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5 Reasons Why College Students Should Start a Company

#1 Because you’re young.  When you have time on your side, if it doesn’t go as planned, no big deal, you have the rest of your life to make things work out. #2 You’ll have support. You’ll have the support of your teachers, your friends, your family, and investors who specifically invest in college students such as the…

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