Lauren Hertzler for the Philadelphia Business Journal, Author at Generocity Philly

Lauren Hertzler for the Philadelphia Business Journal

Biz Journal: Local duo creates Internet company to compete with Comcast, Verizon method

Feb. 25, 2015 11:35 am

Biz Journal: Local duo creates Internet company to compete with Comcast, Verizon

This article originally appeared in the Philadelphia Business Journal here. A startup duo wants to give Internet users in Philadelphia a more affordable, versatile and practical alternative to the Comcasts and Verizons of the world. David Platt, 43, and James Gregory, 35, have been spearheading Bamboowifi, a wireless Internet service provider, since last year. (If […]
Biz Journal: Turn Philadelphia into an innovation hub with these simple steps, says Chamber uncategorized

Jan. 20, 2015 12:30 pm

Biz Journal: Turn Philadelphia into an innovation hub with these simple steps, says Chamber

This article originally appeared in the Philadelphia Business Journal here. The Philadelphia region is good at research. But it’s not so good at turning discoveries into products that can be commercialized. That’s where the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce’s CEO Council for Growth is coming into play. The group released a new report this morning […]
Biz Journal: Venturef0rth’s new leader turns co-working space into nonprofit uncategorized

Dec. 11, 2014 11:39 am

Biz Journal: Venturef0rth’s new leader turns co-working space into nonprofit

Serial entrepreneur Marvin Weinberger helped save Venturf0rth from closing, too.
Biz Journal: Radnor Township Wants 3 Nonprofit Colleges to Pay Up uncategorized

Dec. 2, 2014 1:28 pm

Biz Journal: Radnor Township Wants 3 Nonprofit Colleges to Pay Up

Radnor Township officials want Villanova University, Eastern University and Cabrini College to start paying up.
Biz Journal: Drexel professor creates LocoRobo, a nonprofit to teach robotics method

Nov. 17, 2014 1:30 pm

Biz Journal: Drexel professor creates LocoRobo, a nonprofit to teach robotics

This story originally appeared in the Philadelphia Business Journal here. Pramod Abichandani wants every school district in the United States to have a solid robotics program. LocoRobo is his key to making that dream a reality. Officially founded in August, LocoRobo is a nonprofit educational robotics company, formed by Drexel University professor Abichandani and a […]
Biz Journal: She’s helping get women founders in front of investors purpose

Oct. 20, 2014 12:39 pm

Biz Journal: She’s helping get women founders in front of investors

This article initially appeared in the Philadelphia Business Journal. Archna Sahay has a passion for helping women. On top of that, she’s racked up more than 12 years on Wall Street, making her an expert financial advice-giver. With that background, she thought up a special organization that aims to connect women entrepreneurs to capital. Consequently, […]
Biz Journal: City launches platform matching STEM professionals with youth uncategorized

Sep. 22, 2014 11:52 am

Biz Journal: City launches platform matching STEM professionals with youth

This story was originally published in the Philadelphia Business Journal Philadelphia wants more STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) professionals mentoring youth – especially girls, low-income and minority students. [Last week], the city launched a new online STEM resource center, which will showcase STEM education programs on its “ asset map,” as well as host a volunteer […]
Biz Journal: Crowdfunding to help women in poverty learn computer skills method

Sep. 17, 2014 11:12 am

Biz Journal: Crowdfunding to help women in poverty learn computer skills

This piece was originally published in the Philadelphia Business Journal. The Poor People’s Economic Human Rights Campaign, a Philadelphia organization that was created to battle poverty, has recently launched a crowdfunding initiative. Its goal is to raise $7,500 by Sept. 22 on Indiegogo to put toward training low-income women in Kensington interested in learning basic computer […]
Biz Journal: New Penn grads can receive up to $150K for special engagement projects uncategorized

Sep. 1, 2014 11:30 am

Biz Journal: New Penn grads can receive up to $150K for special engagement projects

This story originally appeared in the Philadelphia Business Journal The University of Pennsylvania recently launched the President’s Engagement Prizes, which will allow students to obtain up to $150,000 to take on local, national or global engagement projects the first year after they graduate. An eligible project, for example, could be one that creates an institutional food recovery program […]

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