Ugly Apparel was started by Kelly Meissner in the summer of 2013. Kelly is a graduate of the University of the Arts with a BFA in Illustration. While in college, Kelly was trained as a tattoo artist and even opened her own shop in her senior year of college. Watch the incubator summary video here: https://vimeo.com/99141586.
Learn how successful business owners Bela Shehu of Nino Brand and Lorenzo Buffa of Analog Watch Co. built and maintain their brand though social media outlets, crowdfunding campaigns, and general market agility. This is the new model for small, creative businesses.
Entrepreneurship education has evolved from a niche educational experience to a highly-funded, results-driven program with sweeping appeal to students from all academic backgrounds.
These programs give students access to coaches and industry experts. Universities, with the help of charitable foundations, are evolving their programs in an effort to keep young entrepreneurs prepared to enter the fast-changing real world.
After graduating from UArts, Jay Smith (2002, Multimedia) established Livid Instruments, a manufacturer of hardware and software for music production. (His first product – the “Viditar” was designed while he was still a student.) Now he’s announcing a novel addition to the guitar, the “Guitar Wing,” a control surface that gives players wireless control over the functions of their software plug-ins.
University City District is accepting proposals for cultural programming at The Porch at 30th Street Station though a Partnership Programming Fund, which is made possible through the generous support of the William Penn Foundation.
At Venturef0rth we've been working with Independence Blue Cross to explore how to offer early-stage companies and their teams health insurance that best meets their needs. IBC has heard loud and clear that the process of obtaining coverage for founders and small teams is frustrating, time consuming and expensive. They would like to do more, but they need your help.
We’re going to be launching a feature to profile startups in the Philadelphia Business Journal. It will be called Elevator Pitch and we plan to run the first one in our June 28 print edition, space permitting.