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NextFab Seeks to Invest $100k in Four Hardware Startups

Application process now open to innovative start-ups with a prototype By Walter Foley NextFab’s RAPID Hardware Accelerator is accepting applications now through Jan. 18. for its spring 2018 cohort, in which four hardware startups will each receive up to $25,000 in funding, along with access to equipment, software and training to help propel their ideas

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Dream Makers

NextFab’s expansion is also an evolution from makerspace to incubator By Danielle Corcione Entrepreneur Jessie Garcia walked into Philadelphia-headquartered makerspace NextFab with an idea, and walked out with her company, Tozuda.  A former student athlete who knew the risks of repeated head injuries, Garcia developed a small sensor that can be attached to any type

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July: Comings & Goings

Councilman Squilla Delays Controversial Zoning BillCouncilman Mark Squilla, 1st District, announced June 12 that he would delay consideration of a bill he introduced regarding the Central Delaware Zoning Overlay. Urbanist PAC 5th Square’s petition to withdraw the bill garnered over 500 signatures after it was announced that the bill would increase the maximum allowed building

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January: Comings & Goings

Management Positions Change at Top Energy and Sustainability GroupsThe Managing Director’s Office of Philadelphia hired Nic Esposito as director of its new Zero Waste and Litter program. Esposito has worked previously for Parks and Recreation as a training specialist, project manager and—most recently—sustainable practices manager. The city’s goals for this program include: diverting almost all

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