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August 14, 2017 | Science Center In The News
Vote for the 41 Philly talks vying for a spot on SXSW’s PanelPicker
Philly tech’s presence at Austin megaconference South by Southwest (SXSW) 2017 was the splashiest yet. Local startups were joined last spring by local politicians, founders and other community members under the umbrella of Amplify Philly, an effort to carry the message of local tech happenings beyond our borders.
The Alliance of Women Entrepreneurs, a dynamic network focused on advancing high-growth women entrepreneurs in the mid-Atlantic Region, has forged partnerships with three organizations who share AWE's mission to support women founders who are actively scaling businesses.
Governor Tom Wolf honored an innovative program in Philadelphia Wednesday. The Action Cam was at the University City Science Center, home to an incubator program that helps get start up businesses off the ground. The Science Center is in the middle of a major expansion project, funded in part by a $2.5 million dollar state grant.
Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf met in Philadelphia Wednesday with entrepreneurs, innovators, educators and financial backers for a roundtable discussion at the University City Science Center.Governor Wolf was briefed on the kind of developments that are taking place within the center’s operations and its efforts to be a competitive force.
Governor Wolf Hosts Roundtable Discussion on Jobs that Pay Tour at University City Science Center
Governor Tom Wolf today joined representatives of University City Science Center and Reps. Vanessa Lowry Brown, Jim Roebuck, and Michael O’Brien for a roundtable discussion with companies supported by the Science Center’s incubator program. The discussion centered around the companies’ goals and successes and how Redevelopment Capital Assistance Program (RACP) funding is helping the Science Center expand and add jobs in Philadelphia.
Science Center VP Chris Laing tapped to lead new Austin innovation org
A newly formed innovation org based in Austin, Texas, poached some Philly talent in University City Science Center exec Christopher Laing. Laing, an Australian expat who was with the University City org for 11 years — most recently as Vice President of Science and Technology — will be the first executive director of nonprofit Capital City Innovation, which will be based out of the Dell Medical School at The University of Texas.
Entrepreneurship is hard. Minority entrepreneurship is harder. The 9th annual Regional Affinity Incubation Network (RAIN) Conference tackled the quest to build a more diverse and inclusive entrepreneurial community.
Circuits, animatronics and a ‘smart beehive’ at Maximilian Lawrence’s ‘Feature Creep’
Artist and well-known time traveler Maximillian Lawrence went back to the future for inspiration. This time around, the result of his time warping was a solo show at the University City Science Center’s Esther Klein Gallery titled “Feature Creep” (a term used to describe the excessive expansion or addition of new features in a software product). The artist, who is an engineering professor at the Science Leadership Academy by day, adopted the term to describe the process of life creeping into a piece of artwork.