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Nucleus 2019
Nucleus 2019


The Nucleus Awards celebrate Philadelphia’s leaders who commercialize, convene and cultivate.

The 2021 Nucleus Awards

Meet our 2021 Nucleus Award Honorees


Max Perelman

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Della Clark
The Enterprise Center

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Tracey Welson-Rossman
TechGirlz, Chariot Solutions

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Michelle Freeman
Witty Gritty

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The Nucleus Awards

The Nucleus Awards honor the region’s leaders in innovation and recognize visionaries in the fields of commercialization, convening the community and cultivating our STEM workforce.

Commercialization Award

Recognizes outstanding contributions to the commercialization of innovative science and technology. The awardee is a catalyst in the acceleration of technology transfer. By identifying and developing new and creative ways to transition discoveries to the marketplace, the awardee has a tangible impact on quality of life, economic development, or the welfare of society.

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Capital Award

This award recognizes an individual or organization that has intentionally sourced and invested in minority-owned startups or founders with the purpose of mobilizing capital to unlock innovation. The 2021 awardee is investing in diverse minds to make transformative change in the STEM ecosystem.

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Convener Award

Recognizes an individual or organization that has generated new ideas or solutions through collaboration, placemaking or unique introductions. The awardee has removed barriers to connect assets, resources and strengths of diverse people and organizations to advance civic interests and improve lives.

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Cultivator Award

Recognizes outstanding contributions in creating a diverse and inclusive talent pipeline in the STEM sectors. The awardee has demonstrated leadership and commitment in building a sustainable workforce that represents the community at large.

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