Science Center Coworking Space Lands MacArthur Genius as Anchor Tenant
If the word “grit” entered your lexicon sometime in the last few years, you likely have Angela Duckworth to thank. She’s the author of the best-selling book “Grit,” which Forbes named a “Must-Read Business Book for 2016.” Now Duckworth, who’s also a recipient of the esteemed MacArther Foundation “genius grant,” will set up shop at the Science Center in University City with her team Character Lab.
A best-selling author and an international law firm are joining Philadelphia’s largest group of funded early-stage tech companies. “Grit” author Angela Duckworth and her team at Character Lab have joined Philadelphia’s ic@3401 as an anchor tenant. Also joining the ic@3401 community is Cooley, an international law firm with decades of experience supporting high-growth companies in the technology and life sciences industries.
Oncora Medical raised $1.3 million to hire more tech staff
Center City health IT company Oncora Medical just announced it raised some follow-on capital to the tune of $1.3 million to build out its tech team. The realLIST company, based out of Center City, is calling the raise a Series Seed, a term that cofounder David Lindsay says is in reference to it being Oncora’s first equity financing.
Science Center honors immigrants who made Philly rich, interesting
With the U.S. going through one of its anti-immigration spasms, the University City Science Center last Thursday, at its Nucleus 2017 fund-raiser, named six immigrant entrepreneurs, past and present, to the third yearly list for its Innovators Walk of Fame:
Science Center Celebrates Immigrant Entrepreneurs in its 2017 Class of the Innovators Walk of Fame
PHILADELPHIA--(September 15, 2017) – The University City Science Center announced the six immigrant entrepreneurs that comprise the third class of its Innovators Walk of Fame on September 14th at its annual fundraising event, Nucleus 2017....
These immigrant entrepreneurs will join Science Center’s Innovators Walk of Fame
Hailing from places Holland, Nigeria, and Czechoslovakia, a group of six immigrant entrepreneurs with deep ties to the Philly area were announced as the next entrants to the University City Science Center’s Innovators Walk of Fame.
Why Amazon Should Put Its Next Headquarters In Philadelphia
Amazon has set off a firestorm of discussion with its announcement that it’s looking for a location for its second headquarters. Urbanists, economists, and business journalists are debating where they should go next based on the content of an RFP that Amazon put out.
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