Science Center events give members of Greater Philadelphia's innovation ecosystem the opportunity to convene, network and learn.
Coffee & Capital with Eric Steager
Mr. Eric Steager is the Managing Director, Strategic Innovation Portfolio and Director of Corporate Development & Innovation for Independence Blue Cross (IBX), focused on the identification, analysis and execution of strategic equity investments, as well as mergers and acquisitions. With experience as a venture capitalist and the manager for IBX Innovation Investments, he has a wealth of experience in investing in entrepreneurs.
Join us for coffee and capital to have your questions answered by an expert.
Sponsored by Cozen O'Connor.
Best Practices for How Small, Medium and Enterprise Companies Manage IT
Every business struggles with how to best manage their IT infrastructure. How and when should you use the cloud? Why is it important to utilize a data center? Join us to hear from local experts on how startups and small businesses can most effectively and efficiently manage their IT Infrastructure.
On May 31st, we will gather to connect with freelancers to learn from experts. We will be joined by a Top Rated Upwork Freelancer and a local business owner. Each will share their personal insights into how we can become better freelancers. Enjoy light refreshments at the Science Center's coworking space, Quorum Center paired with exciting and inspirational content to support you in starting or scaling your online business.
Sarah Spishock, Economic Development Consultant at the Pennsylvania DCED, will cover KIZ Tax Credit eligibility requirements, what your company should know before applying, how to complete the application and what happens after the September 15 deadline.
Karina Sotnik is a serial entrepreneur, mentor, adviser, and educator. Currently, she is the director of business incubation and accelerator Programs at the university city science center.
Karina’s areas of expertise include startup and program management, incubator and business development, product marketing, pretotyping, and market anaylsis.
Smart Talk: Planning Strategies for the entrepreneur: Exits, IPOs & Funding
Exit strategies need to be considered long before a business reaches that milestone. Decisions made on day one can have huge implications down the road, ultimately influencing a financing strategy. Join us to hear from experts who have been involved with a variety of exits and learn about the right strategy for your business. Sponsored by The Sarian Group.
It’s no secret that males dominate the startup scene. According to Tech Crunch, just 17% of startups had a female founder in 2017. Further, the money invested in companies with at least one female founder represents just 9% of venture dollars invested in Q1 2018.
The PHL Innovation Picnic celebrates the collective spirit of the region’s innovation ecosystem. Collaborating with key leaders in the area’s technology and entrepreneurial communities, the Picnic’s organizing partners have joined forces to realize a unified mission to assemble our networks and build a stronger community.
RAIN convenes the community that supports Greater Philadelphia's innovators and entrepreneurs. From coworking spaces to accelerators and incubators, the RAIN network members help grow the region’s innovation ecosystem.