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An Anthem to the Science Center

For an organization that existed before the internet, the microchip, or any human in space, we’ve become skilled at assessing the landscape and responding to market needs. So who are we today?

We connect potential with opportunity. We help people, products, and businesses reach higher, farther, and in some cases, beyond what anyone thought was possible.

Sid Kadan, founder of Stel Life

At the heart of our work is the people we serve. The Science Center isn’t just about creating new jobs and new technologies – we’re making an investment in the prosperity and quality of life for all members of our community, and it’s the reason our mission focuses not only on advancing innovative technologies but uplifting communities and improving lives.

Among the people we serve are the four individuals who are featured in our anthem. Their companies are addressing heath inequities, developing maternal health solutions, and represent the next generation of entrepreneurial ingenuity that defines Philadelphia’s legacy.

Kirthika Parmeswaran

Founder, Vital Start Health

Vital Start Health is developing a maternal mental health telemedicine platform using virtual reality and artificial intelligence

Sid Kandan

Founder, Stel Life

Stel’s Vitals Hub and Connected Health OS simplifies device connectivity for patients struggling from a digital divide, care teams, and device manufacturers.

Amberlee Venti

Founder, Pippy Sips

Pippy Sips recently launched its first product Maia, an all-in-one system for storing and cooling breastmilk.

Erika Council

Founder, Gentle Glow Candles

A senior in the Philadelphia School District and participant in our FirstHand STEM education program, Erika founded Gentle Glow Candles while participating in FirstHand Ventures.

Nucleus Awards

We premiered the brand anthem at The Nucleus Awards, so to complete the circle we’re debuting our recap video of the 2022 Nucleus Awards here: