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December 18, 2018 | Beyond The Science Center

Governor Wolf Affirms Commitment to Pennsylvania’s Tech Sector, Approves Funding for 255 Technology Businesses and Entrepreneurs

Governor Tom Wolf announced the approval of Keystone Innovation Zone (KIZ) tax credits for 255 early-stage technology companies to encourage entrepreneurship in and around Pennsylvania’s colleges and universities.

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February 21, 2018 | Beyond The Science Center

MassChallenge Texas Announces Inaugural Class of Startups

MassChallenge, a global network of zero-equity startup accelerators, today announced that 84 of the world’s highest impact, highest potential early-stage startups will come together in Austin, Texas for the not-for-profit's first ever Texas-based accelerator. The 84 startups represent a range of industries from agriculture to gaming, and consumer to medical devices.

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February 13, 2018 | Beyond The Science Center

Wistar Researchers Garnered More Than $6.5M in Funding to Support New Discoveries in Cancer & Infectious Disease

Scientists at The Wistar Institute, an international biomedical research leader in cancer, immunology and infectious diseases, received research funds totaling $6.58 million between the end of 2017 and the first months of 2018.

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January 18, 2018 | Beyond The Science Center

Philly is a finalist for Amazon HQ2. What comes next?

On Thursday morning, the City of Philadelphia was “thrilled” to learn that it had made the short list for Amazon’s second headquarters. The finalists include 20 major U.S. metropolitan areas, whittled down from the 238 proposals that rolled in when Amazon first announced its search in 2017.

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January 18, 2018 | Beyond The Science Center

In next round of Amazon HQ2 competition, Philly's strong pharma industry may give the city an edge

When Amazon announced, last fall, that it was looking for a city to host a second headquarters, the company said it wanted pretty much what everybody wants in a home. Something affordable with a good commute, maybe some great schools nearby — and if it could come with some tax breaks, that’d be great.

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