University City Science Center

Event Highlights

Philadelphia Science Festival : The Science of Networking


The know-how to build a robust professional network is a valuable skill set to have, especially in STEM fields. Don’t miss this showcase of the science behind networking and illustrate (for both students and professionals) the how’s and why’s of building a great network. Put your new skills to work during a post-program networking session with industry leaders... Click here for more information.

Coffee & Capital


Coffee & Capital brings Brett Topche of MentorTech Ventures to Quorum to meet with a small group of entrepreneurs over coffee and a light breakfast for an informal Q&A session about funding and pitching. Click here to read more.

Smart Talk: Pet360 to PetSmart


Hear Brock Weatherup’s story and insight on building a multimillion dollar company (Pet360) and earning a leadership role with PetSmart. Smart Talk gives start-ups and growing companies a look at best practices and business strategies from industry leaders in the region. Click here to learn more.

Lunch for Hungry Minds


Quorum brings CIS professor H. Andrew Schwartz  from the University of Pennsylvania to talk about the analyzing of social media and psychological and health insights. Click here to learn more.

Start-Up Happy Hour & Vendor Fair


Save the Date! Join the University City Science Center along with 20+ service providers that cater to early-stage tech companies for a Vendor Fair and Happy Hour. Invited vendors will represent the accounting, insurance, lab services, legal services, payroll/HR, talent search, and others. Click here to read more.

Office Hours


Quorum Office Hours brings  Stephanie Baum, the East Coast Innovation Reported for will meet one-on-one with startups interested in tactics in approaching media, reporters and journalists. Sponsored by Fox Rothschild.  Click here for more information.


How to Talk to Money


What happens when you’re asked, “What does your company do?” Can you hook people in 30 seconds? Join Steve Bowman, the Pitch Doctor, for a hands-on workshop on developing an effective elevator pitch. Click here to learn more.

2015 BIO International Convention


The 2014 BIO Exhibition featured more than 1,800 exhibitors and covered over 160,000 square feet. The event included 55 state, regional and country pavilions who in turn hosted many companies from their regions. Exhibitors reach high-level executives and influential decision makers who come to BIO to discover new players in the industry, form partnerships and evaluate emerging technologies. 2014 attracted 15,667 attendees from thousands of organizations including the leading biotech companies, top 25 pharma companies, top 20 CROs and CMOs, more than 300 academic institutions including the major research labs and government agencies and the leading consultants and service companies. Click here to read more.

RAIN 2015 – Entrepreneurship & Industry: Bridging the Gaps & Creating Opportunity


For an entrepreneurial ecosystem to thrive, it’s imperative that there be a mix of players in involved. This includes the entrepreneurs themselves, investors, incubators, accelerators and resources such as lawyers, accountants, etc. This ecosystem should also include established businesses and Fortune 500 companies that have the resources, experience and infrastructure to support fledging startups.

The 2015 RAIN program will explore the relationships between the incubators, accelerators and coworking spaces (i.e. the RAIN network) and established businesses. Who are the existing players and how were the relationships built? Most importantly, how can Greater Philadelphia build on these relationships and establish new ones so the silos of the startup community and industry are no longer barriers but opportunities. Click here to read more.

For a complete listing of regional events, go to our Regional Calendar