3D Printers, Micro-Manufacturing, the Internet of Things and More

3D Printers, Micro-Manufacturing, the Internet of Things and More

Fabrication technologies, maker expertise and advances in electronics, combined with social media, design and a user focus, is the new face of innovation. It’s the type of innovation that positively impacts and changes people’s lives — and the power is in people’s hands to do it for themselves. Walnut St Labs will work hard to be the best hub, the best place to connect businesses, entrepreneurs, academics and makers, for mutual support and inspiration and advancement.

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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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Walnut St. Labs Dives into the Hardware Space

Walnut St. Labs Dives into the Hardware Space

Walnut St. Labs initial run of the 3D Printer Boot Camp was a complete success. We’ve been updating with our progress along the way, and everyone’s hard work paid off. 5 local innovators walked in last Friday 6/26 and all of them walked out with a 3D printer they each built themselves with the help and support of one another and the resident Maker Technicians at WSL.

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Week One #ProtoComp2015 is in the books

Week One #ProtoComp2015 is in the books

The Launch Party last week was a total blast, but the real ‘meat and potatoes’ of this project, the creative core, has only just begun. We were floored to see the extent of community interest at #ProtoComp2015 launch, and were futhermore encouraged to see that almost everyone who partied with us last week, not only signed up, but showed up for Week One to compete.

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Wilhem Arthur Leads WSL’s MiniMaker Space

Wilhem Arthur Leads WSL’s MiniMaker Space

We’ve partnered with NextFab to create a “MiniMaker Space” here at Walnut St. Labs. We sent Wilhem, our lead developer, to NextFab to learn about 3D Printing. He jumped at the chance to sign on as our 3D printing technician. He’s always been interested in 3D printing and now gets the chance to run two bukitos. Here’s what he had to say about the experience:

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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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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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Year 1 Numbers, Year 2 Plan, Walnut St. Labs Acquires 23 North Digital +

Year 1 Numbers, Year 2 Plan, Walnut St. Labs Acquires 23 North Digital +

When I started Walnut St. Labs it was based on instincts—with a half-a-dash of empirical data. Kinda risky. But I had a back up plan: 23 North Digital—a digital innovation consultancy. I launched it at the same time and have been running it simultaneously along with Walnut St. Labs. And to my surprise, WSL + 23ND became BFFS. They enhanced each other. Here’s a shot-glass worth of a recap for both sides of the house.

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Instamour Demo

Instamour Demo

Kristen LaSalle, Cofounder & VP of Sales @instamour instamour.com What was the problem that Instamour is trying to solve? "At Instamour, our team has been using dating websites since the late 90’s and the newer mobile apps for years now. We have been carefully...

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Prezi Bootcamp w/ the i2n Team

Prezi Bootcamp w/ the i2n Team

The CCEDC's i2n team visited WSL today for a crash course on Prezi. Our designers, Daniel, Jehrin and Mary are all very innately creative people who enjoy working with design softwares that are as fun and exciting as they are! We took the Prezi Bootcamp opportunity as...

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EarthNight Demo w/ Rich Siegel

EarthNight Demo w/ Rich Siegel

@cleaversoft @RichSieges What was the inspiration behind EarthNight? My friend Paul and I were playing lots of runner games at the time on iOS, and they all lacked depth.  It was nothing like the kind of depth I had come to expect from great games. So, we set out to...

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Thank You Rick Nucci!

Thank You Rick Nucci!

Rick Nucci Startup Meetup Vignette A Huge Thank You to Rick Nucci, President of Philly Startup Leaders, Co-Founder of Boomi & Guru . He spoke at WSL on Tuesday and we had so much fun. [video width="480" height="270"...

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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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Discovering Music Instantly

Discovering Music Instantly

Predicament: The day has started. You want a curated list of awesome music because you have a deadline by 10:00 AM for a Photoshop mock-up, and not even coffee will get you moving quick enough to let those keystrokes take you to the golden gates of completion. You...

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It’s In the Thrill of Creative Effort

It’s In the Thrill of Creative Effort

What's the formula for happiness? Lots of folks think that for entrepreneurs it's all about the exit. But it's not. An essay in today's New York Times by Arthur C. Brooks, the president of the American Enterprise Institute, a public policy think tank in Washington,...

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