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Entrepreneur Summer Program Winners featured in Technical.ly 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.

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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 www.philadelphiafashionincubator.com.

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.

ExCITe Center Call for Proposals

The ExCITe Center currently has an open call for novel, highly multi-disciplinary, and collaborative research projects providing the opportunity to develop concepts that may be difficult to support through traditional channels. Submissions will be reviewed by a panel of ExCITe faculty and staff participants, and projects selected for support will receive:

Innovators Wall of Fame

What do nylon stockings, the rabies vaccine and the geodesic dome have in common? All were discovered or developed by innovators with a connection to the Greater Philadelphia region. To commemorate and celebrate our region’s dynamic history of innovation, we are launching an Innovators Walk of Fame on the Science Center campus. The inaugural class of nominees will be announced at our 50th Anniversary Celebration on October 17, 2013 at the Hotel Monaco in Philadelphia.

3rd Ward Philadelphia Opens with Classes, Co-Working and Drink N’Draw

3rd Ward, the Brooklyn-based education center and creative incubator, is excited to open its class offerings, co-working space and weekly Drink N’Draw event to the Philadelphia community.

Located in what was once known as the “Workshop of the World”, 3rd Ward Philadelphia encompasses 27,000 square feet of collaborative work space, classrooms and creative facilities in Philly’s Northern Liberties / Old Kensington neighborhood, and is comprised of three buildings -- a 3-story brick warehouse, an historic church, and a single-story concrete warehouse.