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July 5, 2017 | Beyond The Science Center
Philly Now a Top 5 City for Life Sciences, Study Says
Professional services and research firm JLL recently released its annual Life Sciences Outlook report, which scores 15 metropolitan areas across the country and Canada on life sciences workforce statistics, funding availability, and other factors.
What’s Militia Hill Ventures’ take on biotech, cancer therapy investment? (Q&A)
Jane Holmes Hollingsworth is a Philadelphia-based serial healthcare entrepreneur with a couple of successful exits under her belt. Teva Pharmaceuticals snapped up migraine pain patch business NuPathe for $114 million and drug developer Auxilium was sold to Endo Pharmaceuticals in a deal valued at $2.6 billion. Since then she has shifted her focus to biotech investment as cofounder and managing partner of Militia Hill Ventures with Joan Lau. Together they hope to create a self-sustaining entrepreneurial ecosystem in the City of Brotherly Love.
Former Phillies slugger Ryan Howard really sees a future for himself among entrepreneurs. Last month, we learned that the former National League MVP and World Series champion is officially a partner at SeventySix Capital. Thursday evening, he sat down for the first time before the public as a VC with fellow SeventySix Capital partner Wayne Kimmel and Villanova Law’s Moorad Center for Sports Law director Andrew Brandt.
In the conference room of a spacious loft office near 30th Street Station, Usman “Oz” Azam and Michael Christiano huddle for a meeting. They’re CEO and chief business officer, respectively, of Tmunity Therapeutics, a start-up launched to commercialize some breakthrough research out of the University of Pennsylvania — a method of reengineering a patient’s own immune system cells so they can destroy cancer tumors.
PHL Life Sciences Video and Upcoming Conventions Highlight Philadelphia as a Leading Life Sciences Destination
The City of Philadelphia has hosting major meetings and conventions down to a science; and PHL Life Sciences, a business development division of the Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau (PHLCVB), has continued to position Philadelphia as a leading life sciences meeting destination, to the tune of $295 million in economic impact in 2016 alone. What better way to showcase Philadelphia’s commitment to Life Sciences than PHL Life Sciences’ latest promo video.
Here are the nominees for PACT’s 2017 Enterprise Awards
We are only two weeks away from the region’s most prestigious awards event for the technology and healthcare communities, the twenty-fourth annual Enterprise Awards. We hope you and your team will join us on Thursday, May 18 from 5 p.m to 9 p.m. But don’t take my word for it. Bob Moul, CEO of Cloudamize, has said, “If you only make it to one of these big business events a year, the Enterprise Awards is definitely the one to attend.”
Philadelphia startup expanding event series to 6 U.S. cities
Tiffanie Stanard wants to talk. The founder of Stimulus, a startup aimed at making it easier for small-to medium-sized organizations to find sponsorships and funding, plans to spark a six-city virtual conversation on May 15th as part of her efforts to spur leaders in the startup and small-business space across the U.S. to share experiences and opportunities.
Echoes of Snap, Inc.’s successful IPO were heard in tech ecosystems across the country. In a sprawling, vivid account, the New York Times described L.A. real estate tigers salivating at the thought of a sudden onslaught of millionaires. Likely, the hawkers say, newly-minted millionaires will rush to snap up costly homes near sunny Venice, where the company is headquartered.
UBS Launches Pilot Program to Support Employment of Individuals with Autism
UBS today announced the launch of a pilot program that aims to provide employment opportunities to adults with autism. The program, formed in collaboration with The Precisionists, an organization that creates jobs for individuals across a broad range of disabilities, will begin in the Compliance and Operational Risk Control division of UBS in Nashville, TN. UBS is the first organization to partner with The Precisionists in Nashville.