Latest news from the Science Center, our resident companies and the innovation ecosystem.
January 20, 2017 | Press Releases
Newest Startups at Science Center’s Port Business Incubator Tackling Viral Infections and Improving Cancer Treatment
The two newest companies to join the University City Science Center’s Port business incubator are transforming healthcare treatment options for patients. Vironika, a spin out from The Wistar Institute, and Sanguis, launched by a trio of students from the University of Pennsylvania, are both taking lab space at 3624 Market Street.
Transformations: Microsoft Reactor/efforts to boost inclusion
Philadelphia was only the second city in the country after San Francisco to land a Microsoft Reactor — a combination incubator, training center and event space — a key win that came thanks to the advocacy of leading venture capital firm SeventySix Capital. While New York’s Reactor, announced after Philadelphia’s, cut the ribbon first, the grand opening at the University City Science Center in October drew praise from city leaders and the tech community alike.
Three Dozen Startups in University City KIZ Benefiting from Tax Credits
Thirty-six startup companies in University City and Center City have been awarded nearly $2.4 million in tax credits by the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development in 2016 as part of the Keystone Innovation Zone (KIZ) Tax Credit Program.
Science Center Breaks Ground on 3675 Market Street
It’s undisputed that with the expansion of uCity Square, University City and frankly all of Philadelphia will enter a new era of innovation, access, inclusion, and discovery—four words Science Center president and CEO Steve Tang stressed at the ceremonial groundbreaking of 3675 Market Street on Tuesday.
Read more at http://www.phillymag.com/business/2017/01/18/3675-market-street-ucity-square-groundbreaking/#HUlyoe64DdcOBC52.99
Who’s responsible for bringing people to Philly? PHLCVB, Visit Philly, & Many More
Last week I wrote about how awesome it is to live, work, and start a business in Philly. Over the course of my travels for business and leisure I’ve spent a lot of time trying to convince people and businesses to come to Philly. These efforts have led me to come in contact with many of the people and organizations that help bring people to Philly.
P’unk Ave founder, Indy Hall cofounder bringing expertise to Science Center’s Quorum
The co-founder of the city’s oldest co-working space and founder of interactive design firm P’unk Ave will bring the know-how he’s gathered through years as a city entrepreneur to the University City Science Center as part of its Entrepreneur IQ program.
P’unk Ave Founder and Indy Hall Co-Founder Geoff DiMasi is the New Entrepreneur In Quorum
For many fledging startups, good advice from a seasoned entrepreneur can make all the difference when navigating the challenges young businesses face. With the second installment of Quorum’s newest signature program, Entrepreneur IQ, startups can tap into the extensive expertise and experience of Geoff DiMasi, Founder and Principal of interactive design agency, P’unk Ave.
The Greater Philadelphia Region (GPR) is positioned to lead the next stage of disruption within the spectrum of Life Sciences disciplines, thanks to its world-renowned research institutions, top biomedical programs, and a healthy ecosystem of small and large enterprises and investment activity, a new study shows.