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PTM Newsletter - April 8, 2013

From: Stephanie
Sent on: Monday, April 8, 2013 12:46 PM


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Philly Enterprise Hackathon
April 2-19, 2013
Do you have what it takes to create an app to help Teva, Bentley Systems, and Ben Franklin Technology Partners/SEP with challenges they're facing? With $125,000 of prize money on the line, it's definitely worth a shot! A weekend's worth of work is all that is required for this contest, so no need to quit your day job.

PTM will be sponsoring and assisting with this event in which challenges are divided into three tracks: Life Sciences/ Pharmaceuticals, Infrastructure, and Water & Utilities.

Visit the Philly Enterprise Hackathon website for details and register today. Submissions are due by April 19. Winners will be determined on May 1.

April 2013 Philly Tech Meetup
Wednesday, April 10,[masked]:30 PM
Live startup demos from Boxly, SideCar and Supportify. Sponsored by Duane Morris.
Discount: Benjamin's Desk will offer $10 day passes for the first 10 PTM members. Contact Katie at [address removed] to reserve your pass.

April 2013 Founders Happy Hour
Wednesday, April 24,[masked]:00 PM
Network with Philly's innovation community over craft brews and outdoor fire pits.

Click here for the full list of awesome tech events happening nearby. There is something for everyone.


GoodCompany Ventures 2013 Class
Applications due April 15. Apply here.
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Moody's Mega Math Challenge, an Internet-based applied math contest organized by the Pennsylvania-based Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM), hopes to spotlight the relevancy and power of mathematics in solving real-world issues and inspire students to pursue careers in STEM-related fields. This year thousands of high school juniors and seniors—5,809 across 29 states—spent March 2-3 devising methods to quantify and manage the waste from plastic bags and bottled drinks. The contest's topic is especially relevant this year as 2013 has been designated the International Year of Mathematics of Planet Earth (MPE).

Between now and April 8, judges will analyze each entry, seeking inventive problem-solving approaches and perspectives using mathematical tools. The top six teams will be invited to Moody's corporate headquarters in Manhattan on April 29 to present and defend their solutions to a live panel of professional applied mathematician judges. To learn more about the challenge, visit the M3 website.


On March 14, the MIT Enterprise Forum of Philadelphia hosted its inaugural meeting and networking event, "An Evening of IT Intrigue."

Hosted by MIT Enterprise Forum, and sponsored by Philly Tech Meetup, the presentation, "Risk, Reward, and Resilience in an Age of Cyber-Crime and Counterfeiting," offered attendees the opportunity to learn about cyber-security, technology and innovation from some of the most gifted minds in the industry.

Peter Anaman, online piracy senior program manager for Microsoft's IP Crimes Unit, Redmond, Wash., gave the keynote address and a panel of industry experts led by Kristina Montanaro, Associate Counsel & Director of Special Projects for the International Anti-Counterfeiting Coalition, discussed entrepreneurial opportunities in this emerging field, the need for new technologies, and the process and conditions for viable solutions.

The Philadelphia chapter of the MIT Enterprise Forum will cover the region in a 60-mile radius of Philadelphia and is the 29th chapter of the worldwide organization based at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

PHORUM 2013 (3/21)

On March 21, The Greater Philadelphia Alliance for Capital Technologies (PACT) hosted the region's first conference on disruptive technologies in enterprise. The event focused on three top disruptive trends: leveraging big data, enabling enterprise-level social computing, and managing the mobile workforce.

Through keynotes, panels and interactive discussions, industry leaders shared insights on technology as well as how executives can use that technology to achieve business objectives.

You can check out PTM's recap of the event on Storify.


Comcast Backed by High Court on Philadelphia Antitrust Suit

Philadelphia launches $6m seed fund for tech startups

Follow Philly's Lead and Dive Into the Big Data Future

Wayne tech firm bought by Indian company

In Philadelphia, tackling education with technology

Solar-Powered Trash Cans Saved Philadelphia Almost a Million Bucks Last Year

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Fancy that hat Rihanna's wearing on TV? Shazam wants to help you track it down

Is It Real? With New Technology Has Activision Crossed The 'Uncanny Valley'?

Packed with technology, this six-sided die reinvents a 5,000-year-old game piece

GOP moves to catch up with Democrats on technology

America Losing Technology Employees Denied in Visa Lottery

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