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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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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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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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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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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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Week Two #ProtoComp2015 Solidifying the Interface

Week Two #ProtoComp2015 Solidifying the Interface

Chadwick Wingrave Presents Creativity to Product Crash Course Throughout the process of the Unisys/Walnut St. Labs' Prototyping Competition (#ProtoComp2015), the Walnut St. Labs team regularly congregates to plan the coordination of its upcoming installments. Each...

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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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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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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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ClusterPuck 99 Demo with The PHL Collective

ClusterPuck 99 Demo with The PHL Collective

Post #ClusterPuck99 Demo Interview @PHLCollective What was the problem that ClusterPuck 99 hoped to solve? "We set out to develop a game that brought back local multiplayer experiences where friends gather in a room and play games. We wanted to take the isolation out...

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SplashFlood’s Pre-Funding Office Hours Testimonial

SplashFlood’s Pre-Funding Office Hours Testimonial

The guys at SplashFlood were a few days away from their big pitch and turned to Walnut St. Labs' Office Hours to put on some final touches. With the help of our Innovation Advisors, the pitch was a total success, and they got funding the next week! Here's what one of...

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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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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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Begin with the End in Mind w/ Jeff White

Begin with the End in Mind w/ Jeff White

Jeff White, CEO of Media Analytics @IMSReport imsreport.com "Be conscious of what path you will take when you hit the fork in the road. Know what NOT to do and be willing to admit it to yourself when you hit a dead end." -- Jeff White, CEO of Media Analytics "Your...

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Funnel Optimizer demo at WSL

Funnel Optimizer demo at WSL

@brandonhilkert FunnelOptimizer.io What is Funnel Optimizer? Funnel Optimizer is a monthly subscription service to help bloggers provide more value to their audience and sell more of their products by offering subscribers access to new content and discounts, rather...

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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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State Rep. Dan Truitt @ WSL

State Rep. Dan Truitt @ WSL

Our Press Releases are Really Paying Off! After sending out a couple of press releases, we received a decidedly smaller  percentage of feedback than expected. Unfazed, we followed up with those individuals and organizations that expressed  the most genuine interest....

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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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