Funded in Summer 2010 through a Corzo Incubator grant of $2700, BLUE:RED:YELLOW was started by Elissa Meyers, an ID graduate, along with a group of UArts students and alumni who had become interested in textile design, local production, and a concern for the environment. The textiles (shirts and scarves) and accessories (apothecary bottle necklaces) they create and sell speak to this concern. Meyers describes B:R:Y: http://vimeo.com/14917827.
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.
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:
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, 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.
“Anyone Can Be an Entrepreneur”, picks up where Episode One left off, with Philly rising as the tech sector bottoms out. We see how Philly reinvents itself as a good place to live just in time for the recession and a few other factors to spur a renewed interest in startups.