The Nucleus Awards
The Science Center’s biggest event of the year, which convened the Philadelphia innovation community for a night of celebration and networking! Over 200 attendees came together to celebrate the work of Jeff Marrazzo, Jim Burnett, Jimmy White IV, and Shannon Morales – all while raising nearly $200,000 to support the Science Center’s mission.
In July, Catalyst: Conversations for Changemakers, presented by Independence Blue Cross, brought together key members of Philadelphia’s innovation ecosystem, in addition to best-selling author, Amishi Jha, Ph.D. for discussions around building resilience and sparking change in our community.
Catalyst: Conversations for Changemakers
FirstHand STEM Field Day
Over 100 participants came out for our first-ever STEM Field Day! Local youth, parents and mentors participated in an obstacle course and several science-based activities.
STEM Field Day
Neuralert, Pippy Sips, Stel Life, and SOLUtion Medical were just some of our portfolio companies experiencing big wins this year. They appeared everywhere, from TIME Magazine to the NASDAQ Board in Times Square.
BULB participants participants Jamal Barksdale, Queen Mitchell, Natalie Justino and more, took on job and internship opportunities with local companies like CHOP and CIC shortly after completing their cohorts.
Science Center Culture
We kept things fun around the office with activities like group treasure hunts and a breakfast honoring Breast Cancer survivors.
FirstHand was officially back in the lab post-pandemic!