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Old City’s Habitat Logistics Wants to Keep Restaurants Open and Employ Delivery People

March 17, 2020

Food delivery startup Habitat Logistics, makers of an app that connects restaurants with delivery service, is ramping up efforts this week as the City of Philadelphia officially banned restaurants and bars from offering dine-in service amid trying to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus. The Old City-based company, which currently employs about 25 people, […]

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Here’s what Amplify Philly, Now a Nonprofit, has Planned for SXSW 2020

February 24, 2020

Amplify Philly, the official local presence at Austin’s massive annual music festival/tech convention/cultural hub South by Southwest, has gone nonprofit and is planning another splashy showing for its next visit this March. The push to formalize an otherwise extremely grassroots effort from a group of passionate Philadelphians came over the past year as their initiative […]

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The Startups, CEOs and Deals up for a PACT 2020 Enterprise Award

February 12, 2020

The Philadelphia Alliance of Capital and Technologies revealed the nominees for this year’s Enterprise Awards, the annual Oscars-esque gala celebrating the top leaders, companies and deals of the region’s venture capital world. The awards, set for May 12 at the Kimmel Center, are now in their 27th year. The final nominees are picked from a […]

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Why Real Estate Startup Houwzer Picked Baltimore and Orlando for its Next Expansion

February 6, 2020

Center City-based real estate startup Houwzer, creators and operators of a tech-enabled brokerage service, announced that it has plans to expand to two new markets and has just raised a $9.5 million Series A round of financing. The round was led by Princeton-based Edison Partners, and previous investors Admiral Capital Group and real estate investor […]

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This Philadelphia Business has Created a Wearable Panic Button to Protect Hotel Workers from Sexual Assault

January 10, 2020

Nationwide, there’s a push to make hotel, casino, and restaurant workers safer from on-the-job sexual harassment, thanks to expanding passage of legislation that requires companies to provide individual panic buttons to its workers. One Philadelphia business — ROAR for Good — is part of that movement. Its cofounder, Yasmine Mustafa, knows firsthand the vulnerabilities faced […]

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Year in Review 2019: Biggest Philadelphia Tech Acquisitions

December 31, 2019

There are several reasons to celebrate the Philadelphia region’s tech scene over the past year — more than two billion of them. A handful of area tech firms saw major acquisitions valued at more than $2 billion in 2019, representing a culmination of years of investment by not only venture capital and private equity firms, […]

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This Philly HR Startup Wants to Make Your Workplace More Efficient

November 26, 2019

Employee Cycle’s analytics dashboard helps HR professionals easily track and analyze “people data” — information on diversity, recruitment and turnover. For many workers, the human resources (HR) department only comes to mind when they’re hired, fired, or involved in some workplace quandary. But HR departments are responsible for managing so much more behind the scenes […]

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These 4 Philly Companies were Named to Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500 List

November 8, 2019

In its 25th year, professional services network Deloitte released its annual Technology Fast 500, this time including four Philly-area companies among the country’s fastest growing companies in the tech, media, telecommunications, life sciences and energy tech industries. The list was created to recognize “the effort and dedication of the fastest-growing technology companies,” the company said, […]

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ROAR for Good is Discontinuing its Flagship Product, Athena, at the End of the Year

November 7, 2019

After years of developing and fundraising for the Athena, a wearable personal safety device, ROAR for Good CEO Yasmine Mustafa and other members of the team announced that they will be officially discontinuing the device and the ROAR Mobile Safety App at the end of this year. It’s part of the company’s plan to pivot to B2B services, using the Athena’s technology […]

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These Startups Won Big Money at PACT’s Live, ‘Shark Tank’-Like Pitch Event

October 2, 2019

At Philadelphia Alliance for Capital and Technologies’ (PACT) annual capital conference last week, three startup founders pitched their ventures to five investors — and a few hundred conference attendees. In a simulation of the popular ABC show “Shark Tank,” the founders of TrekIT Health (a 2019 RealLIST company), Simply Good Jars and Triple Bristle, had […]

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