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Science Center events give members of Greater Philadelphia's innovation ecosystem the opportunity to convene, network and learn.  

Feb

27

Smart Talk: Adventures in Entrepreneurialism with Steve Tang

After 10 years as University City Science Center president & CEO, Steve Tang is moving on to OraSure Technologies, where he will serve as president & CEO of the publicly traded medical device company. Join us for a special Smart Talk “exit interview” with Steve conducted by Emmy Award-winning former television news anchor and current executive leadership development coach, Jill Chernekoff.

9:00 am - 10:30 am
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Feb

27

Reporter in Residence

Interested in learning how to gain media attention for your company? Quorum’s got you covered. As part of our Reporter-in-Residence program, Elise Vider, a reporter with CityWide Stories (formerly Flying Kite Media), will offer monthly targeted office hours at Quorum. Elise has insight and expertise on media relations and public relations, including how to pitch reporters, selecting your company’s most compelling story, and how to maintain relationships with reporters. Sign up for a session and bring your questions!

10:30 am - 12:30 pm
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Feb

28

Lunch for Hungry Minds with Vikram Bhattacharjee

Join us for lunch with Vikram Bhattacharjee, primary scientist at Evol Science. The presentation will include a summary of Evol’s development of therapeutic combinations effective against drug-resistance in pancreatic cancer and metastatic melanoma. Discover the underlying biology responsible for therapeutic efficacy of our treatments and learn the relevant transcriptomic and proteomic trends that are critical for cancer-drug resistance.

11:30 am - 1:00 pm
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Mar

15

1st Pitch Life Science Philadelphia: Eavesdropping on Investors’ Closed Door Discussions

Hear what happens AFTER a start-up company presents to an investor group! Usually after the company representatives leave the room, the investors have a private discussion to decide whether the opportunity merits further investigation and possible investment.

5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Mar

16

Entreprenuer IQ: Office Hours with Karina Sotnik

Karina Sotnik is a serial entrepreneur, mentor, adviser, and educator. Currently, she is the director of business incubation and accelerator Programs at the university city science center. Karina’s areas of expertise include startup and program management, incubator and business development, product marketing, pretotyping, and market anaylsis.

10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Mar

16

Lunch for Hungry Minds with Arun Sharma

Join us for lunch with Arun K. Sharma from the Department of Pharmacology, Penn State Hershey Cancer Institute, Penn State College of Medicine. Selenium (Se) is an essential micronutrient whose deficiency has been linked to the cause of several diseases including cancer. Dr. Sharma will discuss how over the past few years her laboratory has been involved in designing and developing novel Se containing drug-like compounds as cancer therapeutics.The presentation will include a summary of Evol’s development of therapeutic combinations effective against drug-resistance in pancreatic cancer and metastatic melanoma. Discover the underlying biology responsible for therapeutic efficacy of our treatments and learn the relevant transcriptomic and proteomic trends that are critical for cancer-drug resistance.

11:30 am - 1:30 pm
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Mar

22

[Re]Imagining Science Closing Reception

Six teams of researchers based at Indiana University Bloomington have reimagined science, and the results are on display in a new exhibit at the Esther Klein Gallery (EKG). [RE]Imagining Science opens on February 8, 2018 and runs through March 24, 2018. A closing reception will be held on Thursday, March 22nd from 5:00 to 7:30 at the gallery, 3600 Market Street, Philadelphia.

5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Apr

12

Pursuing Discovery. Driving Innovation.

This invitation-only event is an introduction to a highly curated group of technologies and companies supported by the University City Science Center. Meet the researchers and entrepreneurs who are bringing to life the ideas that will revolutionize our collective future.

4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
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Apr

13

Entreprenuer IQ: Office Hours with Karina Sotnik

Karina Sotnik is a serial entrepreneur, mentor, adviser, and educator. Currently, she is the director of business incubation and accelerator Programs at the university city science center. Karina’s areas of expertise include startup and program management, incubator and business development, product marketing, pretotyping, and market anaylsis.

10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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May

11

Entreprenuer IQ: Office Hours with Karina Sotnik

Karina Sotnik is a serial entrepreneur, mentor, adviser, and educator. Currently, she is the director of business incubation and accelerator Programs at the university city science center. Karina’s areas of expertise include startup and program management, incubator and business development, product marketing, pretotyping, and market anaylsis.

10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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