Azavea developer Josh Marcus shares the social online mapping tool CommonSpace.
Zecozi CEO Deana Zelenka demos the beta sustainable product e-commerce platform.
Orpheus co-founder Greg Wilder shows off his Myna Music tonal recognition system.
P’unk Ave co-founder Geoff DiMasi demos the web development company’s Apostrophe content management system.
Packlate CEO Steve Barsh demos the last-minute travel booking service.
The first Switch was blessed with lots of strong coverage.
- PhillyDeals: New Philly software makers debut at Switch [Philadelphia Inquirer]
- Philly Post: Looking for Philly’s Next Big Start-Up? [Philadelphia magazine]
- Peer-to-Peer: Technically Philly: Switch [Citypaper]
- Switch Philly: Technically Philly’s event an epic success [Geekadelphia]
- Switch Philly, tech demo-presentation event [PlanPhilly]
- The Inside Pitch at Switch: Tech Startups Go Deep [Flying Kite]
- An “Outsider’s” View of Technically Philly’s “Switch” [Young Involved Philadelphia]
- Switch Philly features local innovators [Tek Lado magazine]
- Switch Philly and Founder’s Factory [Startup Baltimore]
- Switch Philly write ups [Technically Philly]
- Switch Philly: a roundup [Christopher Wink]
- Find previews of four of the five companies and their presentations here
- Azavea, the GIS-software firm based in the Callowhill neighborhood, will present sustainably-minded mapping and direction application CommonSpace.
- P’unk Ave, the Passyunk Square-based web development company, will share innovative content management system Apostrophe.
- Orpheus Media Research, the Old City tonal research project, will share music comparison software Myna.
- Zecvozi, the stealth Northern Liberties sustainability tracking company, will launch at the event.
- Packlate, the West Conshohocken discount vacation planning startup, will share its new deal-finding search engine.
On the night of one of the most meaningful playoff baseball games in the sport’s history, we welcomed 170 people into the historic Levitt Auditorium of Gershman Hall at University of the Arts to hear five local companies pitch their latest, greatest innovation in just seven minutes, with no PowerPoint presentations allowed — though we made an exception.
That crowd included Councilman Bill Green, Inquirer columnist Mike Armstrong, RobinHood Ventures co-founder Ellen Weber, Genacast Ventures Managing Partner Gil Beyda, Independents Hall co-founder Alex Hillman and dozens more venture capitalists, entrepreneurs, journalists community leaders and more.
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