Entrepreneurship

Social Selling Made Easy w/Peter Strid, PeopleLinx

Social Selling Made Easy w/Peter Strid, PeopleLinx

Peter Strid, VP of Sales at PeopleLinx @PeterStrid @PeopleLinx PeopleLinx.com Peter Strid has a hunch we are all pretty bad at using LinkedIn. When he asks the 75-person crowd who uses it, almost every hand goes up. “OK, now who considers themselves effective, or has...

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WSL Welcomes Chadwick Wingrave to Office Hours

WSL Welcomes Chadwick Wingrave to Office Hours

Walnut St. Labs is excited to welcome Chad to our list of Office Hours Advisors! Dr. Chadwick A. Wingrave is a big picture usability specialist with an industry and research background. His current venture, Conquest Creations LLC, is focused on usability contracting...

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Night Owls: We Joined Meetup.com

Night Owls: We Joined Meetup.com

Despite the fact that Walnut St. Labs has spent the last year growing our community base through organic means, including our own ambitious social media campaigns and by word of mouth, we've took a leap of faith and joined the premier meetup site, meetup.com. Night...

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Follow the Juice! w/Bob Cirino

Follow the Juice! w/Bob Cirino

Bob Cirino, Global Impact Director at The Biochar Company, Cofounder of Dive @bobcirino @biochar_IBI @SoilReefBiochar Bob Cirino sees how everything fits together. He communicates his vision at a lightning pace, blending science and a positive, forward-thinking...

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A Trip Down Memory Lane: Melissa Alam’s Path to The Hive

A Trip Down Memory Lane: Melissa Alam’s Path to The Hive

Melissa Alam, Founder of The Hive and Femme & Fortune melissaalam.com @RingTheAlam thehivephilly.com @TheHivePhilly femmeandfortune.com There is a joyous fearlessness in Melissa Alam. Her latest venture is The Hive, a coworking space for female entrepreneurs in...

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Be Bold, Take Risks and Find Balance w/ Dr. Chao Chen

Be Bold, Take Risks and Find Balance w/ Dr. Chao Chen

Dr. Chao Chen, Co-Portfolio Manager at TFS Capital “In August 2007, our fund lost a lot of value very quickly, and we didn’t know why. It was a period where we had to face the fears of maybe losing the company, and losing money for investors. We learned a lot from...

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1st Startup Meetup of 2015 w/ Yasmine Mustafa!

1st Startup Meetup of 2015 w/ Yasmine Mustafa!

Yasmine Mustafa, Founder of ROAR & Leader of GirlDevelopIt Philly “I was born in Kuwait. My mother had an arranged marriage and had to ask for permission to go outside. She didn’t go to college, women at that time never dreamt of that. My brother was born here and...

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Weekly Startup Meetup #52

Weekly Startup Meetup #52

#52: Round Table w/ The WSL Team @walnutstlabs wsldivi4.kinsta.cloud "We started Walnut St. Labs technically, about this time last year. I signed the lease and figured I would find a way to make it work. It was in large measure through a degree of instinct, and...

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Building a KickAss Startup w/ Satyajeet Shahade

Building a KickAss Startup w/ Satyajeet Shahade

Satyajeet Shahade, Cofounder and CEO of HootBoard @sshahade @hootboard "Hootboard was encouraged to enter in AngelList by Gabe Wineberg. He recommended us and it stays on our profile forever. It's based on that type of social proof validation that their (AngelList's)...

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Rick Nucci @Walnustlabs

Rick Nucci @Walnustlabs

Today was an incredible benchmark for our Weekly Startup Meetups! When the WSL team tracked down Rick Nucci we downplayed the size of his expected speaking audience, so that if we 'packed the house' it would be a surprise. We worked really hard to appeal to all...

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Waste Oil Recyclers: Eco-Incubator

Waste Oil Recyclers: Eco-Incubator

Doing Earth Day Right! We invited Jim and Brenda from  Waste Oil Recyclers  to speak at our Earth Day Startup Meetup. We were inspired to hear all the great things they've done for their community, local businesses and their client-base. Below are some of the...

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Baby Booming at Night Owls

Baby Booming at Night Owls

Last Night Owl's Was a Party! Last Tuesday, while WSL founder Chris Dima was busy with meetings, trips a to corporate coffee shop that will not be named in this blog, emails and other fun business owner type stuff,  Mei and I snuck out to the Beer Mill, bought...

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West Chester Becomes Host to Entrepreneurial Madness

West Chester Becomes Host to Entrepreneurial Madness

The Dr. Edwin Cottrell Entrepreneurial Leadership Center of West Chester University yesterday hosted a panel of guest speakers giving their experience on turning their passion in to a tangible product. Staying up past 3:00 AM hammering away at last-minute dues,...

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