Technology

 

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 […]

 

Technical.ly Philly: Students Launch Startups at The Radian Apartments

Technical.ly Philly: Students Launch Startups at The Radian Apartments

Students at the helm of three startups passed on office space in favor of working from home this past year in The Radian Apartments at 39th and Walnut streets. Their motivation, they said, was the close proximity to other young entrepreneurs. Escalate: What started in 2011 as an online magazine run by three then-high schoolers is evolving into a […]

 

Technically Philly: Philadelphia Center for Arts and Technology Hosts STEM Programs

Technically Philly: Philadelphia Center for Arts and Technology Hosts STEM Programs

On any given day, students at the Philadelphia Center for Arts and Technology may film and edit short documentaries, design the interior of a home online or, as Keisha Whatley’s 12-year-old son did recently, learn how to assemble a submarine as a part of April’s Greater Philadelphia SeaPerch Challenge. “He loves science and technology, so […]

 

Technically Philly: PACT Evolves After Merger

Technically Philly: PACT Evolves After Merger

The product of a 2010 merger between two of the region’s oldest business associations, the Greater Philadelphia Alliance for Capital and Technologies has an extensive history at a young age. The organization aims to strengthen the area’s tech community by connecting entrepreneurs with investors, large enterprises and universities – the same goal its predecessors, the […]

 

Poverty: Program Offers Philadelphia’s Underserved Communities Free Computer Access

Poverty: Program Offers Philadelphia’s Underserved Communities Free Computer Access

For most people, regular computer access is a must. Whether it be for school or work, it’s almost impossible to function without these necessary tools. Yet, 41 percent of Philadelphian’s do not have either reliable access to the Internet or a computer. The Hotspot and Keyspot programs seek to address this need in poor and […]

 

Technically Philly: Five Places Where Tech is Happening

Technically Philly: Five Places Where Tech is Happening

Although Philly’s tech culture has a presence throughout the city, its knack for creating communities in certain spaces is evident. So whether it’s in a high-rise office building or amid a backdrop of historic military ships, these places are full of the city’s most innovative companies. Navy Yard This naval shipyard-turned industrial complex in South Philly is a sprawling park of […]

 

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 […]

 

City Schools: Makerspaces Providing Resources for Creativity and Innovation

City Schools: Makerspaces Providing Resources for Creativity and Innovation

Klint Kanopka still remembers the time when technology’s purpose in school could be boiled down to defeating your classmates on the Oregon Trail. “Even shop class used to carry a negative stigma,” Kanopka said, “and it was never really taken seriously.” Those days are long gone, as students from a number of Philadelphia schools have […]

 

Northwest Philadelphia: Talking Stick Learning Center Bringing Homeschooling To The Forefront

Northwest Philadelphia: Talking Stick Learning Center Bringing Homeschooling To The Forefront

Hidden within 55-acres of green space, the Awbury Arboretum in East Germantown is now home to the Talking Stick Learning Center. The two building learning facility offers a variety of programs for home-school children ages 4 through 15 years old. Founded on the idea that learning is innate, Talking Stick Learning Center strives to help […]

 

Technically Philly: Candidate Sean Sullivan Engages With Local Business Leaders

Technically Philly: Candidate Sean Sullivan Engages With Local Business Leaders

Over the past two years, Philadelphia has witnessed a rise in the number of tech start-ups and co-working spaces. But without proper support, many entrepreneurs fail to see their ideas and businesses flourish. Sean Sullivan, a Democratic candidate for State Representative in the 175th district, knows that access to resources is essential for helping entrepreneurs […]