Venture for America

Venture for America expands to Philly

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We heard about this cool program, and wanted to share the love and spread the word. Venture for America, similar to Teach for America, recruits talented recent college grads and sends them to work in the trenches of a startup in cities that are revitalizing through entrepreneurship. On that note… VFA has now expanded to Philly! Fellows are selected based on attitude and a high aptitude to add value to startups. They get structured training before starting at a company and receive ongoing mentorship during their 2-year fellowship. VFA is looking for partner startups to place fellows – these are…

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Matt Wallaert

Key takeaways from a Bing behavioral scientist

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Back in April, we had an awesome speaker take the Venturestage. He was so awesome, that someone in the audience decided to write up a recap of the talk. The speaker, Matt Wallaert, is a lead behavioral scientist at Bing and animatedly painted a picture of how behavioral psychology plays a huge role in product design strategies. It was an invigorating hour, to say the least! Aaron McLean, COO and co-founder of Eight Eleven Inc. captured the meat of the talk and wanted to share the knowledge with the world. Here you go. Check out his awesome takeaways here: http://eight-eleven.com/news/key-takeaways-bing-behavioral-scientist. Thanks Aaron!

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Startup PHL

Venturef0rth wins Startup PHL Innovation Grant

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We recently received an innovation grant through the Startup PHL “Call for Ideas” fund, and we are so honored… and stoked to jumpstart our project. Startup PHL: A history This initiative is a collaborative effort between the City of Philadelphia and the Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation to bring new vitality to Philly.  Mayor Nutter is a huge advocate for the startup community in Philly and, through Startup PHL, he’s working to keep early-stage companies in the region and strengthen our entrepreneurial community. How we got here We had an idea for how we could give back more to the startup…

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Bites with Brooke

Nine-year-old entrepreneur runs food blog

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If you own a restaurant, watch out. You may be getting reviewed by a nine-year-old blogger. We recently heard about this ambitious young kid, and wanted to share a different kind of story than the usual company acquisition or funding round. It’s really never too young to start a business – in 2011, when Brooke was 8 years old, she started a restaurant review blog with a kid-friendly twist. She took the B2B model and switched it to K2K. Kid to kid. Bites with Brooke is designed with two goals: to help parents find the best restaurants to visit with…

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Startup PHL

Venturef0rth named Startup PHL Finalist

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We’re excited to share that we were named one of 20 finalists to receive a grant to strengthen the startup and early-stage business culture in Philadelphia! Venturef0rth exists to support our entrepreneurial community, and this grant would help us raise the bar. In November 2012, Startup PHL put out a “Call for Ideas” asking the question: “What are the gaps in Philadelphia’s startup and early-stage marketplace and how can our dollars make the most impact?” Our idea? Venturef0rth Commons. We want to expand our offerings to support round-the-clock events and programming for the community, right next to our shared workspace….

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Gourmet food trucks are coming

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Lunch in Southern Liberties just got a little bit more delicious. And mobile. We’ve partnered with the Philadelphia Mobile Food Association to bring a rotisserie of gourmet food trucks to the hood – with the Venturef0rth parking lot being claimed as ground zero. Inspired by the model pioneered at 30th Street Station’s “Patio,” Love Park and the Navy Yard, this pilot lunch truck rotation is expanding the food options in our little slice of post-industrial early stage heaven. Starting on Wednesday, February 13, two trucks will set up shop in the Venturelot, driving forward every Monday and Wednesday from 10:30 am – 2 pm…

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Josh Kopelman

Kopelman inspires at Venturef0rth

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What do 150 beers, priceless knowledge and enlightening insight have in common? All were consumed at the Josh Kopelman event on January 31. Kopelman, the founder of First Round Capital and venture capitalist extraordinaire, spoke to our audience about living the life of a VC, why he helps young startups, and how he balances life. After a Q&A with Venturef0rth’s very own Elliot Menschik, Kopelman answered audience questions ranging from what keeps him up at night to how he feels about supporting entrepreneurs without a formal higher education. “He’s personable, he’s easy to talk with, and he just gets it,”…

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DreamIt Health

DreamIt + IBC + Penn Medicine + Venturef0rth = DreamIt Health

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Some of my favorite quips from TechCrunch: “The four-month program, which DreamIt says makes it Philadelphia’s first healthcare accelerator, will seed its chosen companies with up to $50K in capital (it will be taking a collective 8 percent stake in its startups), along with providing office space, mentoring and coaching from industry experts as well as access to critical health care-specific resources thanks to IBC and Penn Medicine… According to DreamIt Managing Partner Karen Griffith Gryga, the accelerator’s companies have gone on to raise over $80 million in funding and are collectively valued at close to $330 million. DreamIt Health’s…

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Help us find the Venturef0rth Crew Chief!

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What’s a crew chief you ask? The crew chief ensures that Venturef0rth members and the broader Philadelphia startup community have outstanding experiences every day they’re here where they’re building and scaling their businesses. We’re looking for someone mission-driven, passionate about helping us build and support the startup community. We’re looking for someone who runs towards challenges, not away from them. Our chief should be unafraid to ask questions and realize that failure is as important to learning as success. The chief will be the first impression many will have of Venturef0rth and, often, the first contact with Philadelphia’s startup ecosystem….

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Building Your Dream Team: From Hire to Fire with Ray Bixler of SkillSurvey

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Ray Bixler of SkillSurvey shared his insight on Building Your Dream Team in the last speaker series at Venturef0rth on Thursday, November 1. After being in the trenches with such esteemed organizations as Caliper, WorldCom/MCI and RCN Corporation, Bixler became the CEO of SkillSurvey, and has secured the position of the leading provider of behavioral web-based reference-checking. From Hiring to Firing to the role of Social Media in the job hunt, Bixler shared the pillars of Human Resources to help grow your business, and your team, in the right direction. Missed the talk? Presentation slides are available here: Firing and Hiring….

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