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December 13, 2011 | Beyond The Science Center

Philly Startup Leaders Announces Bob Moul as New President

PHILADELPHIA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Philly Startup Leaders (PSL) proudly announces Bob Moul as its new President. Bob joins the PSL Leadership Team having recently concluded his tenure as President and CEO of Boomi. A proven veteran of building...

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December 9, 2011 | Beyond The Science Center

Penn Still Reigns in Tech Transfer

The University of Pennsylvania is still the leader by far in most measures of technology-transfer activity among area research institutions and also remains one of the top schools nationally, according to a recently released survey.   Penn...

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December 5, 2011 | Beyond The Science Center

PhillyInc: Venture capital still on the upswing

By and large, entrepreneurs and venture capitalists are fonts of eternal optimism.   You can understand that because both groups firmly believe there is no problem that can't be solved. And exploiting new technology is generally the way...

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December 2, 2011 | Beyond The Science Center

New name, new investment strategy at Quaker Partners

The region’s largest life-sciences venture-capital firm has shifted its investing emphasis away from biotechnology and changed its name to reflect that.   Quaker Partners Management LP, which is one of the Philadelphia-based Independence...

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November 1, 2011 | Beyond The Science Center

Open Access Philly: Empowering the intersection of data and community

Here comes the promise of Mayor Nutter. In less than two years, Jeff Friedman has revolutionized Philadelphia's role in connecting community engagement and technology. On Oct. 28, Friedman, manager of the Mayor's Office of Civic Innovation...

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November 1, 2011 | Beyond The Science Center

Philly Tech Meetup's rapid growth bodes well for region's brightest startups

In a matter of months, Philly Tech Meetup has grown into a force to be reckoned with. Rohan Mehta, founder and organizer of the monthly event, says he was inspired by New York Tech Meetup, which regularly draws a crowd of a thousand....

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October 26, 2011 | Beyond The Science Center

Developing a culture of innovation

The $550 billion spent on research and development globally can’t buy success, as a consultant reports in its seventh annual analysis. There are some encouraging numbers for those concerned that U.S. companies aren’t spending enough on...

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October 26, 2011 | Beyond The Science Center

Safeguard Scientifics consolidates life science, tech portfolio management

The managing director of Safeguard Scientifics(NYSE: SFE) life sciences portfolio, Jim Datin, has taken over management of the technology portfolio in what was described as a strategic move by the venture capital firm reflecting the...

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October 5, 2011 | Beyond The Science Center

Philadelphia: The Complete Package for Life Sciences Meetings

The Complete Package for Life Sciences Meetings. Read more

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October 4, 2011 | Beyond The Science Center

Fast Times at Sustainability High

The Sustainability Workshop doesn't feel like a school -- at least not the classic American archetype of lockers, long hallways, blackboards and rows of front-facing desks. If anything, this beautiful, light-filled, white mansion at the...

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