University City Science Center

Event Highlights

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 KIZ Tax Credit Seminar


Colton Weber, Economic Development Consultant at the PA Department of Community and Economic Development, 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. Click here to read more.

AURP BioParks Conference


Following the theme Rise of the BioDistricts: StartupsBioParks 2015 will examine the changing face of our spaces, including flash presentations from biodistricts around the world discussing what is happening in their areas and how they are handing this evolution. Read 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