Three Shopify Apps That Enterprise, High-SKU Stores, Need From Day One.

Three Shopify Apps That Enterprise, High-SKU Stores, Need From Day One.

Managing and optimizing tens of thousands of SKUs while while maintaining agility is hard “af” as they say. We manage high-SKU stores mostly on Shopify these days — and we do it with the help of these three app. These apps allow merchants to bulk optimize your Google shopping feeds, optimize shipping options, and the ability to edit just about any product or subset in bulk.

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Client Spotlight: Fenceworks

Client Spotlight: Fenceworks

Fenceworks needed the digital update to bring them up to speed in an era of comprehensive and competitive marketing. It took nearly an entire overhaul of their digital brand but in the end, the work paid off! Here’s what we did.

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Client Spotlight: Who is DRG?

Client Spotlight: Who is DRG?

Get to know our client DRG International, leading global provider of specialty medical equipment and diagnostics products. A truly multinational organization.DRG International employs over 120 people in locations across Europe, Asia, and North America. Being active in...

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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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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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Facecrunch Office Hours Testimonial

Facecrunch Office Hours Testimonial

We've asked the Founder of Facecrunch, Jon Beschen, to share his Office Hours experiences with us. It's our hope that connecting with the right people will save your startup time, energy and other finite resources that propel your business forward. “Office Hours with...

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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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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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Indie Film Nite w/ Andrew Schwabe

Indie Film Nite w/ Andrew Schwabe

Andrew C Schwabe is an entrepreneur, musician, film producer and a humanitarian. He is the founder of Countdown Productions, an independent film production group. Mark was sporting a precursory 'cop-mustache' for Movember. It's an opportunity for men to gain...

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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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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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Boxly Demos at WSL #NightOwls

Boxly Demos at WSL #NightOwls

Create, organize, share on your mobile device @BoxlyApp Boxly.com What is Boxly? "Boxly is an organizational platform allowing you to group related info visually. Boxly allows you to build a mini-app without knowing any programming at all!"  Why did you create Boxly?...

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Earl J. Knight demos GoBabL at #NightOwls

Earl J. Knight demos GoBabL at #NightOwls

After Meeting at #RAIN2014, a conference geared towards coworking spaces, incubators and accelerators, we invited Earl j. Knight to demo his brand new app @GoBabL at Walnut St. Labs. At GoBabl, we have creatively altered social media by filling the gaps that everyone...

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Mark Rybarczyk Demos Vuier @Night Owls

Mark Rybarczyk Demos Vuier @Night Owls

We invited Mark Rybarczyk to demo his web app, Vuier! WSL: What is Vuier? "Vuier is a service for online video content creators that offers the easiest way to sell their videos direct to their audience. Creators simply upload their video, set their own price and share...

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Clay Zug Demos ‘Text’ @ Night Owls

Clay Zug Demos ‘Text’ @ Night Owls

We invited mobile developer and Night Owls regular, Clay Zug to demo 'Text'.  We've been testing his app around the lab for the last few weeks and we're excited to have him present his latest creation to the community. WSL: What is 'Text'? "Text is a dead simple text...

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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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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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We Have a New Advisor to the Lab!

We Have a New Advisor to the Lab!

New Advisor: Terry Kerwin, Attorney at Fox Rothschild We are excited to welcome Terry Kerwin as an advisor for Walnut St. Labs. Terry is a business attorney who works with clients across a range of industries. He regularly advises start-up, emerging growth and middle...

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i2n Board Members to Check Out the Lab

i2n Board Members to Check Out the Lab

i2n Board Member and Companies Plugged into our Framework Wednesday was an important day for us. Ideas x Innovation Network (i2n) came to visit and they brought some 40+ friends with them. The Ideas x Innovation Network (i2n) is a Chester County Economic Development...

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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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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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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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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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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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Covered by Technically Philly!

Covered by Technically Philly!

"If your community doesn’t have what you want in it, start creating. That was the thinking behind Walnut St. Labs, a new West Chester incubator and coworking space from entrepreneur Chris Dima. A little under a decade ago, Dima, 40, tired of commuting to Philadelphia...

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