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Capital Readiness

A week-long curriculum designed to prepare your startup to raise capital.

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Capital Readiness

The Capital Readiness Program is a one-week intensive curriculum designed to prepare founders for a successful capital raise within six months.

The Capital Readiness Program gives participants a deal-ready diligence deal room, simulate capital-related stress scenarios, and provides direct, candid feedback from industry-relevant investors.

Program runs October 10-14, 2022 in Philadelphia


Application deadline: September 6th
participation fee: $500

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Eamon Gallagher

Senior Director of Commercialization

Who is this program for?

Program Structure

day one

Becoming investment ready

day two

Deal structures & access

day three

Milestone thinking

day four

Re-building & foundations moving forward

day five



Who We're Looking For

Companies that have already raised at least $500k and are planning their next raise with institutional investors in the next six months.

The Science Center has a preference for companies located in the region or looking to establish a presence in Greater Philadelphia.

In order to be considered, applicants must have:

  • Pre-seed or seed stage companies that have successfully raised capital and are planning to raise a round in the next 6 months
  • A technology focus on maternal health
  • Able to be on site and engaged for an intensive, one week program
  • A market need with clear understanding of how the startup will be feasible, impactful, and scalable

Program runs October 10-14, 2022 in Philadelphia


Application deadline: September 6th
Participation fee: $500

The Science Center is committed to ensuring that Founders Fellows are reflective of Greater Philadelphia's demographics. We encourage historically underrepresented candidates to apply.


Reach out to us to learn more.

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