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February 21, 2018 | Beyond The Science Center

MassChallenge Texas Announces Inaugural Class of Startups

MassChallenge, a global network of zero-equity startup accelerators, today announced that 84 of the world’s highest impact, highest potential early-stage startups will come together in Austin, Texas for the not-for-profit's first ever Texas-based accelerator. The 84 startups represent a range of industries from agriculture to gaming, and consumer to medical devices.

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February 13, 2018 | Beyond The Science Center

Wistar Researchers Garnered More Than $6.5M in Funding to Support New Discoveries in Cancer & Infectious Disease

Scientists at The Wistar Institute, an international biomedical research leader in cancer, immunology and infectious diseases, received research funds totaling $6.58 million between the end of 2017 and the first months of 2018.

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January 18, 2018 | Beyond The Science Center

Philly is a finalist for Amazon HQ2. What comes next?

On Thursday morning, the City of Philadelphia was “thrilled” to learn that it had made the short list for Amazon’s second headquarters. The finalists include 20 major U.S. metropolitan areas, whittled down from the 238 proposals that rolled in when Amazon first announced its search in 2017.

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January 18, 2018 | Beyond The Science Center

In next round of Amazon HQ2 competition, Philly's strong pharma industry may give the city an edge

When Amazon announced, last fall, that it was looking for a city to host a second headquarters, the company said it wanted pretty much what everybody wants in a home. Something affordable with a good commute, maybe some great schools nearby — and if it could come with some tax breaks, that’d be great.

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2017

December 29, 2017 | Beyond The Science Center

Philly Tech’s Most Memorable Moments of 2017

Philadelphia’s tech community has had quite a year. We saw local CEOs stand up in the name of morality, in light of threats to immigration, and tech leaders come forward to speak out about their experiences with sexual harassment. Some companies left the city, while many more doubled down on their commitments to Philly with some impressive exits and funding rounds.

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December 28, 2017 | Beyond The Science Center

Governor Wolf Announces Approval of Support for 273 Early-Stage, Technology-Oriented Businesses and Entrepreneurs

Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced the approval of Keystone Innovation Zone (KIZ) tax credits for 273 early-stage companies, representing the Wolf Administration’s commitment to Pennsylvania’s technology sector.

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October 30, 2017 | Beyond The Science Center

Delaware companies find value in autistic workers

More and more Delaware companies are seeking out people with autism because they're finding they have qualities — particularly their attention to detail and fierce loyalty — that make them high performing employees.

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October 13, 2017 | Beyond The Science Center

Leading Cancer Research Organizations to Host International Conference on Molecular Targets and Cancer Therapeutics in Philadelphia, Oct. 26-30

The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), the National Cancer Institute (NCI), and the European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC) will host their annual International Conference on Molecular Targets and Cancer Therapeutics Oct. 26-30 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia (1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107).

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September 28, 2017 | Beyond The Science Center

Adult Science Fair

We are pleased to announce..The Adult Science Fair! The Adult Science Fair is a juried, one-day competition of innovative concepts pertinent to the theme “Urban Sustainability”, with sound scientific or technical basis, positive social-impact, and viability. Sojourn Philly is partnering with NextFab and University City Science Center.

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September 14, 2017 | Beyond The Science Center

36 Intriguing Delawareans • Ernie Dianastasis

Founder Ernie Dianastasis plans to create 10,000 jobs by 2025 for the disabled with a concept that has roots in Denmark, infancy in Delaware and potential across the country.

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