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Offering co-working and incubation for startups


About ic@3401

ic@3401 is a vetted community of startups, experts, investors, and resources; designed to help ideas become thriving businesses. Located at the intersection of academic, business & civic interest in Philadelphia’s Innovation District, the space and community are designed to increase your entrepreneurial and business acumen. Our community of diverse entrepreneurs want to connect to compete—growing companies faster through collaboration.

ic@3401 is proudly located within the University City Keystone Innovation Zone.

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Kristin Hart

Program Manager, Commercialization

Who is this program for?

Program Benefits

A Vetted Community

Membership at ic@3401 is competitive to ensure we have a curated group of companies committed to scaling. Membership also gives you access to over 250 vetting mentors, subject matter experts and service providers as well as one-on-one mentorship.

We Help You Scale

We’re focused on helping you pilot your prototype, get first revenue, establish corporate partnerships, hire talent and raise capital. Startups in our community succeed at four times the rate of failure.

Access to Academia & Industry

ic@3401 is a partnership between the Science Center and Drexel University. That means you have access to the expertise and networks of an over 50-year-old institution focused on commercializing promising technology, and a university recognized as an outstanding performer in terms of productivity in converting research inputs to innovation impact outputs.

Learn More About Drexel's Innovation

As a start-up, we have a small team that must handle everything from sales to production, some of which simply cannot be done remotely. It was worrisome looking for a location where our small team could work but do so in a safe way following masking and social distancing recommendations.

Sumner Sykes, Stel Life

ic@3401 Impact

raised by 70 companies since 2016
jobs created by members
of member companies are female, minority or immigrant founded

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