Patent Pro Bono Program

The Patent Pro Bono Programs will be individually run as regional programs available to assist inventors and small businesses in their state or region.

Brand Building Seminar at MADE Philly

MADE presents:

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.

Art and Music at VentureF0rth

Our experimental art exhibition at VentureF0rth has been a great success.  Not only does our space look fantastic, but a number of the artists have even sold their works to our members and visitors.

Entrepreneur Summer Program Winners featured in Philly

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.

Read the full article 

Support a UArts alum’s musical innovation

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.

Programming Partner at the Porch at 30th St Station

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.

Philadelphia Fashion Incubator

Philadelphia Fashion Incubator is now accepting applications for the Designers-in-Residence program beginning March 2014.  Business education, mentoring, networking, and more.

To apply, arrange for a tour of the Incubator studio, or for more information, visit us at

Applications are due by December 20th.

Healthcare Survey

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.

Commerce Department Announces New Forgivable-Loan Program

The Philadelphia Department of Commerce in partnership with the Office of Arts, Culture, and Creative Economy announce a new forgivable loan program that helps eligible retail, food, and creative for-profit and non-profit businesses.

Startup profiles in the Philadelphia Business Journal

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.