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Harrowgate: Get Your Motor Running- Reentry Roadblocks Lead To Transportation Innovation

Harrowgate: Get Your Motor Running- Reentry Roadblocks Lead To Transportation Innovation

Freddy Castro put himself into a tight spot. After a few brush-ups with the law he decided to go the straight and narrow. But trying to land a decent paying job with a criminal record is tough. And having no driver’s license can tie you up even tighter than handcuffs. “I was interviewing for a […]

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Education: Five Classes To Try In Philadelphia Today

Education: Five Classes To Try In Philadelphia Today

With all the negative attention education in Philadelphia receives, the community forgets about the different opportunities laced throughout the city. While there are endless programs serving the area’s youth, there are an abundance of classes and workshops available to all ages and skill levels. From arts education to STEM concepts, Philadelphia is a hub for […]

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North Philadelphia: Infrastructure of The Internet Highlights Digital Divide

North Philadelphia: Infrastructure of The Internet Highlights Digital Divide

Just a few feet beneath every Philadelphian exists a web of veins responsible for carrying precious information, like the oxygen carried by our blood, to and from the city.  Just as oxygen is needed by our brains to function, information, best characterized as communications, are needed by Philadelphia’s residents, government and businesses. Unlike the mast […]

 

Center City: Billy Penn & A New Wave of Media

Center City: Billy Penn & A New Wave of Media

In October, City Paper, one of Philadelphia’s alternative weekly newspapers, ceased operations. A month later, a hefty round of layoffs were announced at the Philadelphia Inquirer, Daily News and philly.com. In the face of shut downs and layoffs, a new wave of media continues to thrive despite the constant changes seen in traditional media. Some of those […]

 

LGBTQ: Out4STEM Bridges the Gap for STEM-Interested LGBTQ Youth

LGBTQ: Out4STEM Bridges the Gap for STEM-Interested LGBTQ Youth

We can all agree that becoming a scientist is hard. Learning the inner workings of a computer entails dissecting a language consisting of ones and zeroes, while engineering fields require advanced mathematical comprehension. In other words the science, technology, engineering and mathematical (STEM) occupations are not for everyone. Beyond the difficultly of learning the material […]

 

University City: Philadelphia Start Up Accelerator Fosters Innovation

University City: Philadelphia Start Up Accelerator Fosters Innovation

DreamIt Ventures is an international startup incubator headquartered in Philadelphia. SInce its founding in 2007, the firm has launched more than 150 companies. Using a 12 week “business bootcamp,” the firm takes entrepreneur’s and their ideas and gives them the tools to succeed. Entrepreneurs in the program are given seed grant money to fund their […]

 

Technically Philly: DroneCast, The Flying Advertising Company That’s Shaking Things Up

Technically Philly: DroneCast, The Flying Advertising Company That’s Shaking Things Up

For 19-year-old Raj Singh, disrupting the norms of advertising is the name of the game. Singh, whose first name is really GauravJit but goes by Raj, came up with the disruption when he had the idea to attach a banner advertisement to unmanned aircraft systems. He calls it DroneCast. “When we first started my biggest fear […]

 

Technology: Code For Philly is Not Just for Coders

Technology: Code For Philly is Not Just for Coders

Under their parent company, Code for America, the Philly subgroup Code for Philly is a conglomerate of coders, organizers and developers that work within the Philadelphia area to help with personal and government projects. Founded in January of 2011, the group looks to bring openness and transparency to to more areas of government through civic hacking. Their goal is […]

 

Technically Philly: The Enterprise Center Aims to Boost Businesses of Minority Entrepreneurs

Technically Philly: The Enterprise Center Aims to Boost Businesses of Minority Entrepreneurs

A group of entrepreneurs sat in a conference room on a recent Wednesday for diverse reasons: one woman sought guidance on solidifying her cookie business with a brick-and-mortar store; another hoped to develop an online interior design magazine, while one man wanted advice on the transition from employee to employer. In search of answers, they attended a […]

 

Technically Philly: Sam Cusumano and Electricity for Progress

Technically Philly: Sam Cusumano and Electricity for Progress

Sam Cusumano could barely contain his excitement as he watched two of his friends listen to a couple pairs of apples. That’s right, they were listening to apples. It was all a part of his Electricity for Progress exhibit, showcased at the Philadelphia Art Alliance in April. The apples were just one application of what […]

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