Flying Slippers Blog

March 19, 2020 | Flying Slippers Blog

Gathering Globally in Virtual Times: Creating a Digital Community

Most of us are cyborgs-- plugged into our devices as texts connect us across geography, and video calls transcend time zones. Yet, even with our ease in a tech-infused world, the move to remote and virtual working communities in the midst of COVID-19 has felt shocking.

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March 19, 2020 | Flying Slippers Blog

The Front Lines of COVID-19

The Science Center was built on the foundation of technology commercialization, designed to enable life changing technologies to transition from the lab to the bedside. It’s times like this that we’re reminded how critical those researchers, entrepreneurs and companies are.

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March 12, 2020 | Flying Slippers Blog

Parallel Paths: Design and Science

Design and Science –curated by Leslie Atzmon– is a comprehensive exhibition that explores the connection between the titular constructs, underscoring creative and conceptual overlap. Although the premise that design and science are connected is not a revelation at Esther Klein Gallery, much of the work included in this diverse, visual survey is.

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March 5, 2020 | Flying Slippers Blog

Technical Founder 101: Communicating with Non-Technical Stakeholders

Of all the hats a technical founder must wear, ‘Ambassador to the Nontechnical World’ is one of the most important. Unlike many research concepts which can remain for decades in a rarified realm of journal publication and grant funding, ideas preparing to run the startup gauntlet will in every case need the strategic and financial support of nontechnical allies.

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February 20, 2020 | Flying Slippers Blog

Why Your Startup Attorney is Your Best Friend

In this edition of the Flying Slippers blog, Eamon Gallagher, our Director of Strategic Innovation & Startup Acceleration breaks down what to look for when shopping for a startup attorney to represent your company, and the importance of having one in your corner.

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February 6, 2020 | Flying Slippers Blog

Blind Applications, Impartiality, and De-Biasing a Selection Process

Blind auditions for orchestras have widely been heralded as reducing the gender gap by reducing potential biases in those selecting the musicians. But what does it look like when the same approach is associated with a tech accelerator – when gender is just one of many demographics that could be leveled?

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January 24, 2020 | Flying Slippers Blog

Michelle Rothwell’s Urgent Imperative

In Michelle Rothwell’s colorful, digital worlds, environmental parables are rendered in hyper-detail and tempered with fantasy. Using her prodigious 3D modeling skills, the artist creates hybrid images that combine organic forms and man-made structures.

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January 23, 2020 | Flying Slippers Blog

Workforce Development for a 21st Century Job Market

What does building a new workforce development initiative entail? And what progress has been made since then? Here’s a look inside the steps we’re taking to build a foundation for more inclusive growth in Philadelphia’s growing biotech sectors.

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January 9, 2020 | Flying Slippers Blog

Humans of the Science Center: Katie Derickson

Cultivation is a long game. To ensure our STEM ecosystem continues to yield diverse and prepared talent, accessible careers for the community, and a boost to traditionally underrepresented innovators, it takes advocacy, awareness and of course, public funding. Enter Katie Derickson, Director of Government and Community Relations for the Science Center.

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January 2, 2020 | Flying Slippers Blog

Who Fuels the Science Center?

As we reflect on the past year, and the impact we’ve made as an organization, we want to take a moment to recognize our incredible network of supporters, donors, volunteers and partners who have helped make it all happen.

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