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Neat

Company Spotlight: Neat

This Philadelphia company solves our modern paper problem, scanning and organizing receipts, bills, notes and contacts, and making them available through the cloud.

Rose Petals Cafe, after

Kiva Zip brings microfinance to Philadelphia

Small businesses and startups in the City of Brotherly Love now have a powerful new tool: Kiva Zip provides crowdfunded, zero-interest loans to entrepreneurs that engage with their communities. Become a lender on October 15 and double your impact.

TAP620

Thirteen ideas for your city from the inaugural Urban Innovation Exchange

From September 24 through 26, a group of innovators working on small scale, place-based projects around the country convened in Detroit to talk about what works in their cities.

Garry Maddox and Donna Allie

Memo to Innovators and CEOs: It takes a team

In a bit of serendipity, both a group of successful CEOs and best selling author Walter Isaacson were in Philadelphia last week. Across two events, they delivered a cohesive message: Innovation, execution and success depend on teamwork.

The Axis Philly office on 3rd st

Life after AxisPhilly

After the shuttering of a much-touted media hub, what's next for Temple University's Center for Public Interest Journalism and Philadelphia media as a whole?

Flying Kite has twice shared the story of Invisible Sentinel, a local life sciences firm that develops low-cost and user-friendly diagnostic tools for the food and beverage industries.   The company's most recent breakout success was the result of a

Invisible Sentinel and Victory Brewing join forces to defeat the evils of bacteria in beer

Two Philadelphia-area companies, a life-sciences firm and a Downingtown-based brewery, have partnered to develop a diagnostic tool to detect beer-spoiling bacteria.

DesignPhiladelphia

Getting pumped for DesignPhiladelphia 2014

The recently released schedule only confirms what we already know: This festival, which highlights the role of design in everyday life, is one of Philadelphia's most exciting institutions.

DreamIt Ventures founders, from left, Mike Levinson, David Bookspan and Steve Welch

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.

The Porch at 30th Street Station

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.

Baldwin's Book Barn near West Chester

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.

Looking West from Market East

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.

Wetland's floating garden

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.

Andrew Simonet of Artists U

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.

Pizza-themed bike racks outside Kermit's Bake Shop in Philadelphia

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. 

UIX

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.
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