Innovation

A New Data Product — drugadverseeventreports.com

A New Data Product — drugadverseeventreports.com

Drug Adverse Event Reports is a website that allows anyone to purchase low-cost reports on pharmaceutical drugs that are regulated by the FDA. The reports are focused on providing information about “adverse events” — the FDA set up a system to capture reports of reactions to drugs.

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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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The “Invisible Inventor” Robert Morris

The “Invisible Inventor” Robert Morris

When inventor Robert Morris showed his multimedia program to an investor and told him that everyone was going to have multimedia on their desktop in 5 years, “He told me I was crazy. But that was the same person who turned down Steve Jobs so I don’t feel so bad.”

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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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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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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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Day 2 of the 1-Day Build

Day 2 of the 1-Day Build

I was looking for a phone number to call Printrbot today. No luck, but I did find specs for the Z Axis Rod Ends. Ok, not exciting to you, but it was bitter-sweet to me. You see, fitting the rod into this end required a few well-placed taps by a hammer, followed by several full-body swings of Mjölnir (aka Thor’s hammer).

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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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iNov8 Internships Draw to a Close

iNov8 Internships Draw to a Close

"Since working at Walnut Street Labs, I’ve learned how to use WordPress, become more versed in CSS and HTML and seen how PHP runs on the backend. I’ve also gained much more experience...

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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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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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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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Announcing #ProtoComp2015 Judging Panel

Announcing #ProtoComp2015 Judging Panel

And the Winner is... We've had an amazing time during the course of launching and coordinating #ProtoComp2015 in partnership with Unisys. Week 3's Crash Courses and prototyping work sessions are set to begin tomorrow evening, and we wanted to take a moment to announce...

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