Events

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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3D Printer Bootcamp v1 Wrap-up

3D Printer Bootcamp v1 Wrap-up

The 3D Printer bootcamp started with a box of parts from PrintrBot and a goodie bag from Printed Solid. The PrintrBot Play was chosen for its quality parts and semi-ease to assemble. While it has a small build area, it is a solid 3D printer that should be able to support a budding 3D printer.

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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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Our 3d Printer Prototype Build

Our 3d Printer Prototype Build

Wilhem, Andrew and I cracked open the box looking for a fun couple of hours of build time with the Printrbot “Play Kit” 3D printer. We had our tools in hand, a nice wide desk and a GoPro ready to document our afternoon conquest in preparation for the Walnut St 3D Printer Bootcamp.

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#ProtoComp2015: It’s a Wrap!

#ProtoComp2015: It’s a Wrap!

So, we did it! We planned, promoted and executed the first 5-week prototyping competition of its kind. Unlike traditional hackathons, #ProtoComp2015 was geared toward providing access to creative technical projects. We didn't just build a design event for UI and UX...

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Winners of #protocomp2015

Winners of #protocomp2015

Wow. We are kinda speechless right now. We have to gather our thoughts and take a deep breath. Right now we want to share some photos though 🙂  [gallery link="none" size="full" columns="2"...

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Week Three #ProtoComp2015 Putting on the Finishing Touches

Week Three #ProtoComp2015 Putting on the Finishing Touches

This whole #ProtoComp2015 experience with Unisys has been such an enlightening journey, on so many different levels. It's opened many doors in our community and we're grateful to serve as a change agent not only for Unisys and the contestant, but also for local...

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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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WSL and Unisys #ProtoComp2015 Launch Party

WSL and Unisys #ProtoComp2015 Launch Party

The Walnut St. Labs Team and a few key Unisys people, namely Brittney Burchett, have busted their humps to ensure that our Prototyping Competition was a complete and utter success. There were a number of immediate challenges that beset the group in light of the event’s more “nuanced” format. The most blatant of which was the problem of ambiguity.

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Jason Cox Demos MilkCrate V2

Jason Cox Demos MilkCrate V2

What was the problem or pain point that you and your team were hoping to solve? "We noticed how challenging it can be to live sustainably, especially in an urban setting, and we wanted to help people live more sustainably." -- Jason Cox, CTO of Milkcrate How does...

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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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FaceCrunch Demo

FaceCrunch Demo

FaceCrunch Jonathon Beschen, Founder of FaceCrunch What was the Problem that you planned to solve with FaceCrunch? "There wasn’t a problem per se so much as new research that we found extremely intriguing. A/B advertising has been around for a long time but optimizing...

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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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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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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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Office Hours Demo

Office Hours Demo

officehours.wsldivi4.kinsta.cloud Henry Ventura is Technical Operations Manager at Walnut St Labs and created Office Hours new scheduling platform. Henry has added a variety of functionalities that competing products have failed to do. In addition to working at Walnut...

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i2n Board Members to Check Out the Lab

i2n Board Members to Check Out the Lab

i2n Board Member and Companies Plugged into our Framework Wednesday was an important day for us. Ideas x Innovation Network (i2n) came to visit and they brought some 40+ friends with them. The Ideas x Innovation Network (i2n) is a Chester County Economic Development...

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Chris Merkner Reads @WalnutStLabs

Chris Merkner Reads @WalnutStLabs

After leaving his family to tour the United States this past year, Author and Professor Chris Merkner stopped in the Lab to read "In Lapland" aloud and share his unique perspective of his craft. Despite Chris' admitted hesitance or skepticism toward his own...

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