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Belmont: Entrepreneur Jennell Moody Hopes To Inspire City’s Youth

Belmont: Entrepreneur Jennell Moody Hopes To Inspire City’s Youth

When she was 14 years old, Jennell Moody (above) started braiding her neighbors’ hair on the front steps of her mother’s North Philadelphia home. Word of her skills spread through word of mouth, and Moody eventually turned her hairstyling into a small business, charging $10 for the neighborhood girls to come get their hair done. […]

 By Joe Fricker and Chris McAndrew

Technically Philly: Penn Students Create New Text Recognition Serivce

Technically Philly: Penn Students Create New Text Recognition Serivce

With the recent boom in smartphones, people are now able to search the web and find information in a matter of moments. With the creation of their app PicClick, University of Pennsylvania graduate students James Hui and Menglong Zhu are making that search even easier. PicClick is a text recognition software that allows users to simply […]

 By: Chris McAndrew and Joe Fricker

Technically Philly: The Philadelphia Startup Grind Helps Connect Local Entrepreneurs

Technically Philly: The Philadelphia Startup Grind Helps Connect Local Entrepreneurs

Many people dream of being their own boss but where do you start? The thrust into entrepreneurship offers struggles at almost every corner and it seems individual support can be hard to find. In a time where business contacts are key factors to success, entrepreneurs are eager to share their ideas and learn from others. […]

 By Joe Fricker and Chris McAndrew

Technically Philly: Bob Moul Gives Advice to Philly Startups

Technically Philly: Bob Moul Gives Advice to Philly Startups

The biggest tip for all of the aspiring Philly entrepreneurs out there: get out of your own way. At least according to Bob Moul. Speaking at a Startup Grind Philadelphia event held at Benjamin’s Desk, the former CEO of Boomi and current CEO of Artisan stressed the importance of Philadelphians shaking their inferiority complex. Moul […]

 By Joe Fricker and Chris McAndrew

Technically Philly: Founders’ Club Members Lectured on the Importance of Operating Agreements

Technically Philly: Founders’ Club Members Lectured on the Importance of Operating Agreements

Business students are often told to formulate their ideas while still in college. Many of these young entrepreneurs come together to focus on the potential of their concepts. Students from Drexel University and the University of Pennsylvania meet weekly as part of the Founders’ Club to discuss their business ideas and learn from guest speakers […]

 By Lee Miller and Casey Moore

Mantua: Ample Living Space Attracts Musicians

Mantua: Ample Living Space Attracts Musicians

One of the greatest challenges musicians face is how to make a living off their craft. Rob Swift and Tom Williamson, members of the band, The Rivals, are attempting to supplement their band income with a social approach to teaching music out of their house at 3701 Spring Garden St. “I was in a rival band, […]