Startups

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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Bergwall On Demand Office Hours Testimonials

Bergwall On Demand Office Hours Testimonials

We've asked Cofounder of Bergwall On Demand, Travis Bergwall to share his feedback after participating in an Office Hours session. The benefits of meeting with a specialist that can save you time and other valuable resources is better shown than told. "Office Hours is...

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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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Walnut St. Labs & i2n Releases Office Hours

Walnut St. Labs & i2n Releases Office Hours

How do you ignite innovation? The way you ignite innovation is to connect innovators with that "right person". And then do it again. And again. And again.That's what we're doing starting today. Fact: 20 minutes with the right person can save you weeks, months, perhaps...

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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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WSL Becomes a BizSpark Network Partner

WSL Becomes a BizSpark Network Partner

With the help of Yuriy Porytko and Dave Mann, we invited Amanda Lange to stop by the lab the and explain the benefits of becoming a network a Microsoft's Bizspark program. BizSpark is an international network of entrepreneurial startups and partners. Simply sign up,...

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Michael Raber Releases ClearCache & ControllerContext

Michael Raber Releases ClearCache & ControllerContext

Raber Indoctrinates the NightOwls Gang Michael Raber  joined us for a special edition of Night Owls last week. He talked to us about his new product, ClearCache and his plans to simplify configuration and managing of caching layers. I realize the title sounds a bit...

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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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Be A Formidable Founder

Be A Formidable Founder

This is pretty brutal. But pretty good to know. Paul Graham: "Most investors decide in the first few minutes whether you seem like a winner or a loser, and once their opinion is set it's hard to change." In other words, half attempts are gonna show. Bigger excerpt for...

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