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Dreaming big at Philly's top tech accelerator

Last week, the latest class of startups entered DreamIt Ventures' tech accelerator. These fledgling entrepreneurs could be building the next billion-dollar company or learning to fail fast -- the next 90 days will say a lot.

Boosting train travel in the Commonwealth is a complicated challenge

A push to improve and repopularize passenger train routes has had varying degrees of success across the state. Fortunately, riding the rails is still one of the most relaxing, greenest ways to travel.

Discover a book lover's mecca nestled near West Chester

Baldwin's Book Barn, housed in a revamped historic dairy, is the country's largest used book store. Run by a true Pennsylvania character, it's one of the state's hidden gems.

East Market project gets financial boost from the state

Big changes are coming to one of Philadelphia's most central neighborhoods -- and now Governor Cornett has committed $2.5 million to this groundbreaking development, bringing the state's total investment to $10 million.

An eco-friendly art installation floats creative ideas on the Delaware

WetLand, an inventive experiment in off-the-grid, on-the-water living, showcases a daring side of Philadelphia's FringeArts. The festival runs September 5-21, but the houseboat/art installation is open now.

Philadelphia-founded Artists U teaches creatives how to build a complete life

This innovative (and free) program, founded by Andrew Simonet, helps artists achieve life-work balance.

Quick Hit: Philadelphia remains top U.S. big city for bicycle commuting

The Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia has released its latest report on the local state of two-wheeled nation. 

Night Market to bring thousands of hungry, thirsty, curious Philadelphians to Lancaster Avenue

Over the last four years, The Food Trust's wildly popular Night Markets have invigorated commercial corridors throughout the city, drawing thousands for strolling, eating, drinking and engagement with the arts. Tonight it rolls into West Philly.

UIX invites urban innovators from across the country to exchange ideas in Detroit

Cities are reinventing themselves in exciting new ways. Can small-scale projects have big impact? Join the Urban Innovation Exchange this September 24-26 in Detroit to explore creative projects driving neighborhood transformation.

How local is your beer? Craft brewers increasingly employ seasonal, regionally-grown products

Despite the move towards all things local, many ingredients in beloved beers are sourced from thousands of miles away. Fortunately, savvy brewers nationwide are now engaging with their local food sheds, partnering with nearby farms and incorporating smartly-sourced flavors.

David Brussin of Monetate

The co-founder of this Conshohocken-based eCommerce marketing company believes that targeting and personalization are the keys to success in the Internet age. He chats with Keystone Edge about changing technology, educating clients and the tremendous growth of Monetate.  

National Skyline: Putting art at the heart of neighborhood redevelopment

Artists are often the first to move into urban neighborhoods, and the first to move out when rents rise. Yet in the post-recession landscape, many communities are working with artists to engage residents and transform blight.

In Philadelphia, The Knight Foundation funds groundbreaking artists and institutions

Keystone Edge takes a look at three of this year's Knight Foundation grantees: Sean Stoops looks to liven up local subway tunnels; Mighty Writers cultivates critical thinking; and The African American Museum in Philadelphia takes a hard look at an agricultural legacy.

JOIN's big announcement should be a "Win-Win" for the Philadelphia region

At a recent event, the Job Opportunity Investment Network announced an ambitious grant program to promote innovation in the workforce development space.

Drexel leads the charge in an exciting new field

Plasma could have groundbreaking applications in energy, health care and technology -- and some of the most promising research and commercialization efforts are coming out of PA.
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