Entrepreneurship

Press Release: BVCS (Daily Local News)

Press Release: BVCS (Daily Local News)

Brandywine Valley College Specialists was featured in the Daily Local News this week for the recent launch of their online program which makes college admissions a breeze. 

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Chad Wingrave is Shooting for #AppStoreDisruption

Chad Wingrave is Shooting for #AppStoreDisruption

instrapption.com @Instrapption What's wrong with the appstore's current model/tech? I used to Love finding new Apps. I've been talking to people, and we're all in the same boat. We just aren't looking anymore. Apple's App Store is an amazing creation, but - it's been...

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Monetate CEO Lucinda Duncalfe Kicks SaaS

Monetate CEO Lucinda Duncalfe Kicks SaaS

Serial CEO Lucinda Duncalfe finds that her martial arts training has a lot in common with running a company. “You have to be willing to be vulnerable, the same way as when you come to full speed in an attack in martial arts. Women in particular are terrible at this. We ask for less money, we worry about what people will think. Just GO.”

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John Bacino Holds the Slippery Coat of Innovation

John Bacino Holds the Slippery Coat of Innovation

“Knowing a need and filling it was an early lesson I learned,” says inventor John Bacino. That lesson led to a long and illustrious career at W.L. Gore, and even spurred him to launch a company in his retirement.

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6 Things We Learned at #RAIN2015

6 Things We Learned at #RAIN2015

We ABSOLUTELY loved the#RAIN2015 energy @UCScienceCenter. Chris and I attempted build a list of 5 things that we learned but there was too much goodness, so we added one more to the list.

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Night Owls Demo w/ myZyp

Night Owls Demo w/ myZyp

myZyp.com @myZypInfo @HSamant01 What was the problem your app aims to solve? "Communicating and sharing address and location information, on social media via mobile devices or even verbally, involves the creation and exchange of address information (house #, street,...

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Ben Franklin Technology Partners and The Importance of Funding

Ben Franklin Technology Partners and The Importance of Funding

For over 30 years, Ben Franklin Technology PArtners has been the leading seed stage capital provider for the region’s technology sectors, investing over $175 million in more than 1,750 regional technology companies, many of which have gone on to become industry leaders.

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CoreDial’s Alan Rihm on Being a “Real Entrepreneur”

CoreDial’s Alan Rihm on Being a “Real Entrepreneur”

Alan Rihm on his early days as an entrepreneur: “We went from selling 2-3 accounts a day to 20-30 because we went on the Howard Stern Show and gave away Netscape disks for free.” Alan needed help. Fast. “I recruited my mom to answer the phones. She said, ‘But I don’t know what to say!’ I told her just to pick up the phone and put them on hold.”

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Frank Coates on the Transformative Power of Failure

Frank Coates on the Transformative Power of Failure

Frank Coates of Wheelhouse Analytics believes, “It’s all about finding small pockets of need in these big financial organizations that other IT companies find underworthy of their investment. A small company like ours can do that.”

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Indie Game Night w/ Skyless Game Studios

Indie Game Night w/ Skyless Game Studios

We asked Chris Bennett from Skyless Game Studios to hang out at Night Owls to play LifeLeap with our community. Skyless Game Studios leverages the power of video games to support and empower social, educational, and philanthropic causes. What was the problem your game...

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Ted Mann Clips Away at Startup Success with his Coupon App

Ted Mann Clips Away at Startup Success with his Coupon App

“Coupons are not the most sexy thing to work on in the tech business,” says Ted Mann, founder of mobile couponing app SnipSnap. “But the truth is that they are huge part of the retail economy. Eight-five percent of Americans use them every month.”

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Walnut St. Labs Accepted into AWS Activate Program

Walnut St. Labs Accepted into AWS Activate Program

Walnut St. Labs has been added to AWS Activate's Program. AWS Activate works with incubators, accelerators and seed funds around the world, including: 1776, DreamIt Ventures, First Round Capital, Techstars, Tigerlabs and many many others. AWS Activate's Portfolio...

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#PTW15 is All About Community

#PTW15 is All About Community

We live in a very beautiful time in which the appeal of creative endeavors is beginning to outweigh the comfort and allure of barely equitable wages. More than ever, people are considering working for themselves, answering to their own ambitions and ultimately, serving their own passions.

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Dave Mann on Learning to Resist Shiny Objects

Dave Mann on Learning to Resist Shiny Objects

“I don’t want to work so damn hard. I don’t expect any of my products to be my single source of income. I want to have 3 to 4 smallish products, little plugins for Office 365. Each one brings in an ok amount of money, and I’m good. I don’t need to have that one huge single product.”

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Little Talkers Demo

Little Talkers Demo

What was the problem that you aimed to solve with Little Talkers?

“Little Talkers aims to make it easy for parents, caretakers or family members to record, store, view and share their children’s first words and expressions.”
— Nada Jaksic Pivcevic, Founder of Little Talkers

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Leveraging the Fantasy Market w/ John Walters of StockJock

Leveraging the Fantasy Market w/ John Walters of StockJock

“We want to be the Flintstones vitamins of stock market games.”

John Walters is bringing the thrill of fantasy sports leagues to the stock market. The Villanova grad started off at First National Bank, where he learned first hand about the problems confronting small businesses. Today, he’s a Senior Living Balance Sheet Specialist at eMoney Advisor, as well as the founder of StockJock, an online fantasy stock trading game.

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What’s Worth Building w/ Jason Browne

What’s Worth Building w/ Jason Browne

Jason Browne, CEO of SPOR sporchargers.com @SporrChargers “It’s wildly popular to call yourself an entrepreneur these days.” Jason Browne thinks that lots of people want to be entrepreneurs simply because they don’t want to be labelled as anything else. “Is it that...

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Beyond Wild w/Kip Wetzel

Beyond Wild w/Kip Wetzel

Kip Wetzel, VP of Social Media Strategy at Capital One @kipwetzel Kip Wetzel claims he’s just a “dirty hippie” despite the fact he’s probably the most dapper person in the room. Fifteen years ago, he abandoned an Andersen Consulting gig to embark on an odyssey, hiking...

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Serial Startup Development w/Kyle Riggle

Serial Startup Development w/Kyle Riggle

Kyle Riggle, Partner at EWS, CEO of Orth Cleaners @OrthCleaners @EWSystemsInc Kyle Riggle wants your dirty laundry. Seven months ago, the New York City-based entrepreneur bought Orth Cleaners, a dry cleaning business with locations in Coatesville and West Chester,...

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SplashFlood’s Pre-Funding Office Hours Testimonial

SplashFlood’s Pre-Funding Office Hours Testimonial

The guys at SplashFlood were a few days away from their big pitch and turned to Walnut St. Labs' Office Hours to put on some final touches. With the help of our Innovation Advisors, the pitch was a total success, and they got funding the next week! Here's what one of...

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