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Join the Ecosystem

Knowledge is vital. Networks are essential.

Collaboration, connection and community are at the heart of what we do.

Attend

We’ve got something for everyone—and it’s always free! Check out our events calendar for opportunities to connect and grow.

Partner

Whether your company is looking for early-access to promising new technologies for your R&D pipeline or want exposure to Greater Philadelphia’s innovation ecosystem, we’ve got you covered. Our network and expertise can help you reach your business objectives.

Mentor

Inspire the next generation of STEM professionals by serving as a mentor for middle and high school students. Our FirstHand program works with students from under resourced communities in Philadelphia to introduce them to STEM subjects and careers.

Volunteer

We’re always looking for an extra hand at our Venture Café Thursday Gatherings. Venture Café relies on the generosity of volunteers who enjoy giving back to the community and who share our commitment to equitable entrepreneurship and innovation.

Inspire

Are you a subject matter expert? Thought leader? Have an interesting story to tell? Tell us about yourself and we’ll plug you into our programming.

Advise

More than 150 industry professionals and serial entrepreneurs serve as Business Advisors to our Commercialization programs. They work with academic researchers and technology transfer offices to create viable business plans and contribute valuable expertise to the commercialization process. Sound like something you’d be interested in?

Apply

We have a variety of programs that support your commercialization efforts from research ideas to customer acquisition. Learn how we can support and see what programs are currently accepting applications.

Invest

Your support enables us to commercialize, convene and cultivate the current and future STEM ecosystem. Learn about the opportunities we offer to invest in a community of innovation and the seeds of tomorrow’s economy.

Our Impact

As of September 1, 2020
118
Businesses and projects supported
$57.3M
Follow-on funds
5,730
Total Hours of student engagement through FirstHand
52%
of companies have a foreign-born founder