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Office Hours Program Offers Expert Advice to Entrepreneurs

PHILADELPHIA--(October 25, 2011) – What do entrepreneurs have in common regardless of industry sector? They can all benefit from interacting with seasoned professionals who specialize in assisting start-up companies to meet their growth potential. However, identifying and connecting with the appropriate “expert” can often be a daunting task. To help entrepreneurs navigate the world of business and professional services, the University City Science Center’s new Quorum Office Hours program brings an advisor to Quorum each month to meet one-on-one with entrepreneurs, answer their questions and offer advice.

The Office Hours program will launch Wednesday, Oct. 26 from 1 – 3 p.m. in Quorum, 3711 Market Street, Suite 800, Philadelphia. Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP attorneys Jeff Bodle and Ken Davis will each meet with three entrepreneurs for 30 minutes each. Bodle is a partner in Morgan Lewis’ Business and Finance Practice and its Emerging Business and Technology Practice. His practice focuses on representing emerging businesses and other high-growth private and public companies throughout every stage of their life cycle. Davis is a partner in Morgan Lewis’ Intellectual Property Practice.

All slots for the Oct. 26 session are filled. Future sessions will be held monthly with advisors from sectors including general business management, accounting, marketing and funding/investing. ###

About the Science Center

The University City Science Center accelerates technology commercialization, regional economic development, and the market availability of life-enhancing scientific breakthroughs by bringing together innovations, scientists, entrepreneurs, funding, laboratory facilities, and business services. Established in 1963 and headquartered in Philadelphia, PA, the Science Center was the first, and remains the largest, urban research park in the United States. Graduate organizations and current residents of the University City Science Center’s Port business incubators have created more than 15,000 jobs that remain in the Greater Philadelphia region today and contribute more than $9 billion to the regional economy annually. For more information about the Science Center, go to www.sciencecenter.org.

About Quorum

No matter what its size, a community needs a gathering place. For Greater Philadelphia’s entrepreneurial ecosystem, that place is Quorum. Quorum offers a physical space at the Science Center and programs that directly support entrepreneurs, providing them with access, education, guidance and networking opportunities.

About Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

With 22 offices in the United States, Europe, and Asia, Morgan Lewis provides comprehensive transactional, litigation, labor and employment, regulatory, and intellectual property legal services to clients of all sizes—from global Fortune 100 companies to just-conceived startups— across all major industries. For more information, please visit www.morganlewis.com.

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Kristen Fitch

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