Getting started with the Philly startup / tech scene

Jumping into a new tech scene can be a daunting task. When I came from New York, it took me a while to understand which meetups to attend, who I needed to speak to, and specifically what industry the city was known for. A number of these links came from Yuriy Porytko, who gave me……


Links from the latest newsletters

In the past, I’ve been posting that week’s newsletter on here nearly immediately after it went out to your emails. What I’ve decided to do recently was send out the newsletter every TWO weeks instead of each week, and now post this once a month, thereby combining the newsletters. I have had a nice couple……


Microsoft guiding startups to funding with Ventures

CNBC recently wrote an article titled How to get Microsoft to mentor your big idea, which I wanted to share, because I get asked this exact question pretty frequently. Last summer I also shared my slide deck, which was an overview of Microsoft Ventures. From the article: Microsoft is one of many companies that have created……


A collection of resources for students / startups

Over the last two years I’ve collected a ton of resources for students and startups, so I thought I’d finally create one blog post to combine them all. If you feel that I’m missing anything, leave a note in the comments and I’d be glad to add it!   How I got started with Technical……


My weekly newsletter for HTML5, Startups, VC, and game dev

This is my weekly newsletter which covers my favorite stories of the week in the fields of Tech, HTML5, Startups, Game Dev, and Venture Capital. If you find some links that you think would be useful, feel free to share! You can always subscribe (or unsubscribe) by clicking on the MailChimp widget on the right-hand……


Video from the 2015 Imagine Cup US Finals is online

Every year, the Microsoft Imagine Cup helps thousands of students across the world express their innovation and passion for technology, develop new skills and turn an idea into reality. It’s a great source of excitement for all of us, but it’s also much more. The Imagine Cup is an opportunity to inspire the most talented……


New format for my weekly newsletter

A friend had recommended that I consider a new format for my newsletter, and I agreed, thinking this is more of what my audience was looking for. Therefore, I will using fewer links, but offering a bit of context about each link that I use. Let me know what you think. Also, is there more……


Microsoft Technical Evangelist, Dave Voyles on the State of Startups in Philadelphia

Last week I spoke to students at Villanova’s School of Business about the state of startups in Philadelphia. Villanova also has a program for entrepreneurial minded students called the Center for Innovation, Creativity, and Entreprenuership (ICE). Here’s a breif blurb: During our discussions, Dave also touched on a number of resources available to people in the……


Indie Dev Podcast – Episode 17 – Illyriad Games

Listen to the podcast.   The episode originally appeared on the Indie Dev Podcast website. Illyriad (ih-lih-re-ad) Games is an independent studio based across three continents. Realizing that WebGL isn’t just a pipe dream, they’ve built their latest game on it. Their lcurrent title, Age of Ascent, is built on a custom WebGL engine, and……


Microsoft Ventures opens an accelerator in Seattle, applications open

Microsoft Ventures, the startup branch of the company, has recently opened an accelerator in Seattle, and is looking for more candidates to attend. Previously, they were only looking for stratups working in home automation or the IoT sector, but they have begun to expand their focus, stating: We are also announcing our next Microsoft Ventures……