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Penn’s edtech incubator EDSi graduates first class of 3 startups business

Apr. 16, 2014 12:30 pm

Penn’s edtech incubator EDSi graduates first class of 3 startups

The incubator budgeted $600,000 to invest in EDSi's inaugural three startups: Apprennet, Raise Labs and scrible, EDSi CEO Brien Walton said. This number includes the $10,000 that each company received at the beginning of the program, as well as program services.
Pennovation Center: new Grays Ferry Penn campus incubator business

Feb. 28, 2014 12:30 pm

Pennovation Center: new Grays Ferry Penn campus incubator

It builds off the work of Penn's four-year-old UPstart program, which helps faculty and students create businesses, and gives those businesses a physical place to call home. At least one UPstart business is located in the Pennovation Center already: Novapeutics, a diabetes treatment company.
Meet the 4 Project Liberty startups housed in the Inquirer building business

Jan. 13, 2014 11:30 am

Meet the 4 Project Liberty startups housed in the Inquirer building

The incubator held its first three six-month cycles in 2012 and 2013, backed by a $250,000 Knight Foundation grant. The Knight Foundation re-upped its funding last August, awarding Project Liberty $345,000.
Baiada Institute for Entrepreneurship: new Drexel HQ, same mission business

Jan. 7, 2014 9:30 am

Baiada Institute for Entrepreneurship: new Drexel HQ, same mission

Since launching in 2001, the Baiada Institute for Entrepreneurship has been a hub of Drexel tech startup businesses. It has a new incubator inside the new $92 million LeBow building but the same mission for growing the region's ecosystem.
Penn’s Graduate School of Education launches $2.1M edtech incubator business

Sep. 23, 2013 8:30 am

Penn’s Graduate School of Education launches $2.1M edtech incubator

Each startup will receive $10,000 upon entering the incubator when it launches in late September and will be able to raise more funding from the incubator's fund after graduation.
Drexel’s business incubator moving to this new $92M building civic

Sep. 20, 2013 12:00 pm

Drexel’s business incubator moving to this new $92M building

The university is keeping mum about the details until the official opening, scheduled for Oct. 3, including the reason for the move and the number of companies the new space will be able to accommodate.
Apply to Novotorium’s mini-accelerator for health startups & $5k business plan competition business

Sep. 6, 2013 11:30 am

Apply to Novotorium’s mini-accelerator for health startups & $5k business plan competition

The program is for entrepreneurs who are just beginning to formulate a business plan or product. It will offer sessions on "legal topics, finance, marketing, technology, sales, business strategy, and business plan writing taught by Novotorium partners and staff."
Philadelphia Fashion Incubator: meet the 5 designers in program’s second class business

Aug. 13, 2013 12:30 pm

Philadelphia Fashion Incubator: meet the 5 designers in program’s second class

Housed at Macy's Center City, the incubator is dedicated to promoting local talent: it designates one spot each for alumni of Drexel, Moore College of Art, Philadelphia University and two "wild cards," designers who did not graduate from those specific schools.
Project Liberty: Knight Foundation awards $345k for incubator expansion business

Aug. 8, 2013 8:30 am

Project Liberty: Knight Foundation awards $345k for incubator expansion

The Knight Foundation grant is a nearly $100,000 increase of the initial $250,000 grant that the Project Liberty partners received in 2011 to run three classes of the incubator.
Inside Wharton’s new summer incubator space for MBA-led startups [PHOTOS] business

Aug. 6, 2013 8:30 am

Inside Wharton’s new summer incubator space for MBA-led startups [PHOTOS]

The incubator, said Zach Simkin, was "born out of total need." Simkin helps organize Penn's Founder's Club, a university-wide club that supports student entrepreneurs. He and co-organizer Carlos Vega kept hearing about MBAs who were struggling to find office space for the summer, Simkin said.