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Quorum

Innovation has its place

Overview

 

Quorum is the place to thrive off connections. Drop in and get some work done, attend a signature program to network with industry experts, or host your own event to bring people - and ideas - together. No matter how you choose to use Quorum, we’ve got flexible space, state-of-the-art technology, and a community that’s buzzing with fellow entrepreneurs, ideas, and advice. When you plug in to Quorum, you’re making connections that lead to innovation.

 

Plug in to Quorum in three ways: our Drop-In Lounge, Signature Programs and Event Space.

At 15,000 square feet, Quorum at 3675 Market Street is triple in size as it spreads over two floors. The new Quorum space features expanded drop-in space, breakout rooms, soft seating pods, and meeting facilities with capacity to host conferences and events for up to 300 people.

 

Street-level access and a lobby café make Quorum more accessible and welcoming to the innovation community.

 

The new expanded space enables the Science Center to expand its programmatic offerings to the entrepreneurial community, attract more national conferences and companies to Philadelphia, and foster new connections for innovation.

Quorum DROP-IN Lounge

Plug in to Quorum’s free, informal drop-in space. Open to the public Monday-Friday, 8:30 am-5 pm, the Quorum Lounge offers soft seating for casual conversation and work stations with plug-and-play LCD screens. 

 

Quorum is equipped with free wifi, white boards, lounge seating and access to a community. 

 

Use of the Quorum drop-in Lounge is on a first-come, first-served basis. Users are asked to sign in.

Initially, I was attracted to Quorum because it was free and the location next to major universities was great. However, I quickly realized that the support that was available and the network I can build for myself far exceeded my expectations.

Satyajeet Shahade, Founder and CEO, Hootboard

Quorum Availability

The Quorum Lounge is open Monday - Friday, 8:30 - 5 p.m. The Lounge will occasionally be closed for private events. We'll post those dates here. 

 


Community Guidelines & Code of Conduct

The Quorum Drop-in Lounge is a place to meet, work, and connect. This community asset is free and open to the public.

 

We want to make the lounge a comfortable and safe place for all who pass through our doors.  Quorum’s Community Guidelines & Code of Conduct is our expectation for guests and partners to follow.  Should any community member make you uncomfortable or fail to comply with guidelines & Code of Conduct, please alert Quorum staff immediately using the contact information below.

 

To enable productive conversations and to serve as a community gathering place, we reserve the right to dis-invite and remove any individual that Quorum management feels, in their sole judgement, detracts from achieving its mission or infringes on our Community Guidelines & Code of Conduct.  Any acts of discrimination, harassment or other failures to comply may result in the immediate expulsion and banning from Quorum.

 

Together we can create an environment where everyone feels comfortable and respected—whether that’s sharing our ideas with a group or simply working quietly alone. Every member of this community should be able to enter and leave this space with peace of mind.

Respect Personal Space

 

While this is a public space, not everyone is here to engage in conversation. We ask that you do your best to recognize when others would prefer not to interact, and if anyone directly states they don’t wish to converse, please honor that.

 

Be Mindful of Noise Levels

Conversation is welcome but should be kept to a moderate level. Think of the space like an intimate gathering—you don’t need to whisper, but excessive noise is disruptive. If you are listening to music or watching a video, please use headphones.

 

Refrain From Hard Selling

It’s okay to say what you do, but don’t sell.  Initiate and cultivate meaningful connections rather than pitching your product or service.  If it feels like selling, it probably is.

Make Yourself Comfortable but Keep Things Tidy

 

  • Prepared outside food and drink are permitted but should be kept to a reasonable amount.  No external cooking devices are permitted
  • Always try to leave the space cleaner than how you found it. Please dispose of any trash and be careful not leave any crumbs or mess behind. If a problem does occur please let the Quorum Concierge know. 
  • One seat per person. Please do not lay on the couches. Dirty shoes and couch cushions don’t mix well and sprawling out takes up space where others can sit.
  • No sleeping, please.
  • Harassment-Free Zone

 

We are dedicated to ensuring a harassment-free and welcoming experience for everyone. Regardless of, but not limited to gender identity or gender expression, sex or sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, color, national origin, age, military service, or religion, we do not tolerate harassment in any form. 

 

The following are examples of inappropriate conduct (note that this is not a comprehensive list and any reports of harassment outside of this list will be taken seriously):

 

  • Personal insults, violent and threatening behavior or language, or discriminatory language or jokes directed against another person or group of people will not be tolerated.
  • Posting or displaying sexually explicit or violent material
  • Inappropriate physical contact or unwelcome sexual attention.  This includes, sexualized comments or jokes, inappropriate touching, groping and unwelcomed sexual advances.
  • Deliberate intimidation, stalking, or following (online or in person).
  • Making other guests or participants fee uncomfortable, threatened, or otherwise unwelcome in the space.
  • Advocating for, or encouraging, any of the above behavior.

 

Reporting a Violation of the Community Guidelines & Code of Conduct

 

While attending a meeting or event at Quorum we recommend that you first contact your event organizer.  If you don’t feel comfortable doing so, please see Quorum staff or contact us at quorum@sciencecenter.org.

 

Additional Local Resources:

Philadelphia Police, emergency: 911

Philadelphia Police, non-emergency: 311

Philadelphia Sexual Assault Response Center       215-425-1625 (Emergency #)

Philadelphia Domestic Violence Hotline:  1-866-723-4014

Suicide Hotline  215-686-4420

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24-Hour Homeless Outreach Hotline: 215-232-1984

Signature Programs

 

We’re committed to facilitating a thriving entrepreneurial community in Greater Philadelphia. Quorum offers free programs designed to connect entrepreneurs to the investors, resources and advice needed to launch and scale a successful business. Most programs include a built-in networking session.

 

Quorum has tripled in size in its new location at 3675 Market Street. With 15,000 square feet over two floors and street-level access, Quorum offers more space and more programs for the community to convene.

 

The Science Center has strengthened and enhanced the offerings of its Quorum program by joining the Venture Café Network and offer Venture Café @ Quorum programming every Thursday. Venture Café gives the region’s innovation ecosystem an additional opportunity to convene, connect and spark new ideas.

 

Coffee & Capital

This monthly program convenes a small group of entrepreneurs with an investor for an informal Q&A session over coffee and a light breakfast.

Entrepreneur IQ

Entrepreneur in Quorum – or Entrepreneur IQ – is the newest Quorum signature program. Over the course of a year, two seasoned entrepreneurs will host monthly open office hours in Quorum for the startup community.

Lunch For Hungry Minds

This monthly lunchtime seminar series highlights excellence in regional academic research. Topics range from life science and energy to materials sciences and IT.

Office Hours

Each month a different advisor comes to Quorum to meet one-on-one with entrepreneurs, answer their questions and offer targeted advice.

Smart Talk

This quarterly program gives startups and growing companies a look at best practices and business strategies via panel discussions and presentations by seasoned entrepreneurs and funders.

Host an Event at Quorum 

 

Quorum covers over 15,000 square feet of space across two floors. The space features a drop-in lounge, breakout rooms, soft seating pods, and meeting facilities with capacity to host conferences and events for up to 300 people.

 

Street-level access and a lobby café make Quorum accessible and welcoming to the innovation community.

 

See below for renderings and floor plans of Quorum at 3675 Market Street.

 

Submit event space request

First Floor

  • Capacity: 60
  • Digital signage
  • Prep kitchen
  • Concierge
  • Gender neutral bathroom
  • Wheelchair accessibility

Capacity: 30

Seating

  • Theater: 30
  • Open U: 12
  • Square: 15
  • Pods: 24

AV

  • 85 in. TV
  • Sound bar
  • Digital Signage 
  • Speakers on ground floor 
  • Local and Signal connection

 

second floor

Capacity: 10

Seating

  • Theater: 10
  • Open U: 6
  • Square: 10
  • Pods: 1

AV

  • 65 in. TV
  • Sound bar
  • Local and Signal connection

Capacity: 6

AV

  • 65 in. TV
  • Sound bar
  • Local and Signal connection

Capacity: 220

Seating

  • Theater: 220
  • Open U: 50
  • Square: 50
  • Pods: 12 (8 people per pod)

AV

  • Two projectors/screens
  • Two podiums
  • 6 wireless microphones
  • Speakers
  • Local and Signal connection
  • Video Camera capabilities

Capacity: 6

AV

  • 65 in. TV
  • Sound bar
  • Local and Signal connection

Capacity: 30

Seating

  • Theater: 30
  • Open U: 22
  • Square: 18
  • Pods: 4-5 (8 people per pod)

AV

  • 55 in. TV
  • Video Camera capabilities
  • Wireless microphones capabilities
  • Local and Signal connection

 

Interested in holding an event at Quorum? Have questions about the space or events?  

The Science Center relies on the generous support of its donors to deliver innovative programs like Quorum. Your tax-deductible gift helps us move ideas forward. 

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