Startup Meetup

Tips for Business and Career Pivots w/ Chris Cera

Tips for Business and Career Pivots w/ Chris Cera

Chris Cera, CEO of Arcweb Arcweb.co @Arcweb @chriscera "If you're trying to figure out what you're going to do in life, you have to recognize that all possibilities come through new people. It's pretty much a necessity that you meet new people to create new...

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Bootstrapping a MilkCrate; A Digital Hub for Sustainability

Bootstrapping a MilkCrate; A Digital Hub for Sustainability

Morgan Berman, Cofounder and CEO of MilkCrate Philly MilkCratePhilly.com @MilkCratePhilly @morganberman "I didn't know how to write. I didn't know how to code. I just had the desire and the insanity to do it." -- Morgan Berman, Cofounder of MilkCrate Philly "My...

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A Decade of Decision Points with Bob Moore

A Decade of Decision Points with Bob Moore

@robertjmoore @RJMetrics "I knew before starting RJMetrics that there was a 13 Billion dollar market in just selling Business Intelligence to the fortune 5000, to the biggest companies in the world." -- Robert J. Moore, CEO & Cofounder of RJMetrics "Not only is...

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The Emerging Digital Financial Industry and Moven

The Emerging Digital Financial Industry and Moven

"My children don't really know money as physical money. And the next generation will most likely be cashless. Some people believe a cashless society is right around the corner. I can't predict when that will happen, but as we have seen with Apple Pay and mobile...

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Coffee with Bob Moul

Coffee with Bob Moul

"I'm impressed with how much energy there is in the room!" -- Bob Moul, CEO of Artisan "I've been drawn into Philly over and over again. It interesting, I feel like I'm supposed to be in Philadelphia. And at this point, after 20-some years of traveling all over the...

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The True Journey of an Entrepreneur

The True Journey of an Entrepreneur

"There is no easy path. If you want something safe, then get a regular job." --Jason Sherman, Cofounder of Instamour "Surround yourself around people who are smarter than you. Make an effort to know your market inside and out, by researching you competitors or lack...

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Empowering the Cancer Community

Empowering the Cancer Community

"Your are Stronger Than You Think" Kimberly Fink, Founder of TREATMiNTBox "You are your own best advocate for your health" "I asked the doctor, 'Am I going to die? Is everything gonna be ok?'. And really what I meant was, 'Can you reassure me? because this seems a...

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Mark Highland Loves Dirt with a Passion @OrganicMechanics

Mark Highland Loves Dirt with a Passion @OrganicMechanics

"I started this company back in 2006. And of course, the Genesis was well before that. It was after Graduating from the University of Florida and then the University of Delaware that I started to think, 'What am I going to do when I grow up?'. I got my Masters at the...

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Jim Breslin Creates a Community of Storytellers

Jim Breslin Creates a Community of Storytellers

"Story Slam actually started with a tweet" --Jim Breslin, @wcstoryslam @delcostoryslam "Story Slam is an event where anyone can tell a story based on the theme of the night. The only other criteria is that the story should be true, there are no props, notes or music...

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Alan Wright’s Sustainable Development Fund @SosteNica

Alan Wright’s Sustainable Development Fund @SosteNica

"I think it was Brenae Brown that said, 'the birthplace of all innovation and creativity is vulnerability'. So, we have to start by saying, 'What are the risks?' and accept that we might fall on our faces. Mistakes are a precondition to being an innovator." -- Dr....

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Andrew Schwabe is Constantly Reinventing Himself

Andrew Schwabe is Constantly Reinventing Himself

Stash @StashApps @aschwabe "I'd like to take a moment to talk about reinventing yourself, drawing from a story of my wife's experience. My wife came from a small town in Lancaster township. One of those towns that serves meat and potatoes for meals, every meal, that's...

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Pioneering DE’s First Startup Community

Pioneering DE’s First Startup Community

The coIN Loft @coINLoftDE Kurbi @GoKurbi "My startup story began when my friend and I quit our marketing services jobs, and the very next day we started a our own business." -- Wes Garnett Jr., @GoKurbi & @CoINloftDE "We figured that there were for sure other...

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Dana Hoffer Shares the Importance of Storytelling

Dana Hoffer Shares the Importance of Storytelling

That's his story and he's sticking to it! "While I like the introduction that Chris gave me; 'a jack of all trades', at my age, Id like to be a king!" (audience laughs) -- Dana Hoffer, General Partner @VRevolution "Todays pitch is all about how well you can convey...

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BCorp & Dansko CoHeadline our Startup Meetup

BCorp & Dansko CoHeadline our Startup Meetup

Setting the Precedent for Best Practices & Social Responsibility "There's over a thousand BCorps around the world, at this point and time." --Sarah Haggarty, Services Team @BLab "BLab is the non profit that certifies B Corporations. We certify environmentally and...

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Evelyn Swensson’s Life of Serendipity

Evelyn Swensson’s Life of Serendipity

"I was born in a small town in Virginia. How many people here are from West Chester that have always lived here? Anybody form Delaware? Anybody from Virginia? South Carolina? Florida? Georgia? Kansas? Arkansas? Tennessee? Well, I've lived in all those place and that...

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Juliana Reyes Shedding Light on the Philly Tech Scene

Juliana Reyes Shedding Light on the Philly Tech Scene

Sharing Lessons from Technical.ly Philly "Technical.ly Philly approached me when they heard I was looking for a job. And I didn't know anything about the Philly tech scene. I didn't actually even really know that existed. So, I was just thrown right into it" "We (at...

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Chris Burns shares knowledge on Intern U

Chris Burns shares knowledge on Intern U

"I'm the richest guy you ever met in your life," Chris Burns, founder of Intern U said today. "I have four great kids and a great wife. I just might measure wealth differently than you do." Burns' philosophy of the 3 C's -- Take care of the Customer, take care of the...

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Dave Mann is the Man!

Dave Mann is the Man!

Dave Mann: New perspective on Microsoft. "Microsoft has been viewed as an Evil Empire for a long time, but its not structured like that anymore. And, Microsoft accounts for a huge percentage of the consumer base, so lets not count them out simply because they use a...

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Brad Miller, Founder of MongoSluice

Brad Miller, Founder of MongoSluice

Brad Miller Presents MongoSluice Our Startup Meetup this week was perhaps the most technically stimulating event that we have hosted. Brad Miller has devote the vast majority of his free time to developing MongoSluice, a software tool developed to accelerate the rate...

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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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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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Senator Dinniman: The Paradigm Shift

Senator Dinniman: The Paradigm Shift

Today @WalnutStLabs, Senator Dinniman shared his views on the post-industrial age of technology and how organizational structures have shifted. Standardization of labor and production has been replaced by customization, the pyramidal hierarchy of organizational...

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