Infonautics alumni meet to share experiences and what followed

Tom Paine

Former Infonauts (L to R) Edwin Watkeys, Alan Preston, Ron Berg, Lucinda Duncalfe, Rick Mosenkis, Josh Kopelman,
Marvin Weinberger, Andrea Michalek, Rich Gallagher, Mike Krupit (photo courtesy of John Ashmead)

"The Infonautics Team & A Generation of Startups" was held this past Tuesday at Quorom at University Science Center. I had written a brief background piece on Infonautic's history prior to the event. Although I wasn't able to cover the event, Mike Armstrong of the Inquirer and Technically Philly's Juliana Reyes both provided excellent reports.

Although this event was certainly most worthwhile, co-sponsors Novotorium and Seed Philly subsequently announced they had decided to cancel most of the remaining "Entrepreneur Summer Camp" schedule, of which this was the kickoff event, citing what might have been an overly ambitious program competing with many other activities for a sometimes sparse summer crowd, as Novotorium's Mike Krupit explains. However, the Summer Camp Not-a-Hack-a-Thon Entrepreneur Sleepover on June 27 & 28 is definitely a go.


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