Penn Center for Innovation

Webinar Recording: PCI Ventures 2.0

Posted on February 26, 2021 — Jessica Jones Gupta

PCI Ventures, PCI’s dedicated startup team, recently updated and enhanced both of its flagship company formation programs. The goal of the PCIV program updates are to increase and further protect faculty equity interests when they choose to create a startup in partnership with Penn. Michael Poisel, Director of PCI Ventures, introduces and explains their updated…

PCI’s Ben Dibling featured on Technology Transfer IP podcast

Posted on February 24, 2021 — Jessica Jones Gupta

The Tech Transfer IP Forum podcast is devoted to providing in-depth analysis of intellectual property issues related to university and non-profit technology transfer. The forum will focus on life sciences, including biotechnology, chemical, medical device, pharmaceutical, and agricultural-related inventions, and will deliver updates on current domestic and international patent law relevant to technology transfer through…

The QED Proof-of-Concept Program is accepting applications starting March 1, 2021

Posted on February 18, 2021 — Jessica Jones Gupta

QED (from the Latin Quod Erat Demonstrandum – “that which is demonstrated”) invites academic researchers developing medical and life science technology with high commercial potential to apply for the annual competition. The Science Center’s QED program provides key resources to facilitate the commercial development of early-stage technologies, including customized business mentorship, preparation of a funding…

Sustaining Women’s Progress in STEM – Students, Staff & Faculty: Share Voices

Posted on January 29, 2021 — Jessica Jones Gupta

Each year, in collaboration with esteemed colleagues across Penn, the Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Programs and the Weingarten Center, host an annual symposium focused on Women in STEM.  Each year, this event is held in March to celebrate & honor the Women’s History Month. This year’s virtual symposium is titled Sustaining Women’s Progress in STEM and will take place on Tuesday, March 23, 12-1:30…

Percepta featured on the RealLIST Startups 2021

Posted on January 25, 2021 — Jessica Jones Gupta

The 10 promising companies on Philly’s RealLIST 2021 offer unique solutions to ever-present problems, an honorable mission or an intriguing founder story.  Percepta, a resident at the Pennovation Center and an I-Corps graduate, is featured on the list. View the list on Philly

Prepare for the Spring I-Corps course with a look back at the Fall 2020 cohort

Posted on January 14, 2021 — Jessica Jones Gupta

Building a startup with a strong foundation begins with understanding your customer, the market need, and how your idea or product will fit.  The Penn I-Corps program provides the tools (and up to $2,000) for Penn entrepreneurs looking to get a better handle on customer discovery and how they can apply it to their ideas….

NextUp: The Philly-Area company developing new treatment options for advanced cancers

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Launched at Penn’s UPstart incubator, Haddonfield’s Linnaeus Therapeutics is in the early stages of clinical trials for an anti-cancer drug. Read More in Philadelphia Magazine

PCI Ventures Virtual Pitch Event Recap

Posted on December 15, 2020 — Jessica Jones Gupta

On December 10th, 2020, PCI Ventures hosted their first Virtual Pitch Day.  A virtual audience of investors and stakeholders heard from 12 innovative startups in Therapeutics, Diagnostic Devices and Digital Health, and Advanced Materials. Companies pitched for 10 minutes followed by a short question and answer session. This virtual event was an exciting opportunity for…

Webinar Recording: Startup Creation for Engineers

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An introduction to the startup creation process with Manny Stockman of Osage University Partners and Michael Poisel of PCI Ventures. This webinar is targeted towards Penn faculty, researchers and staff.  

The 5th annual Celebration of Innovation honored more than 80 Penn inventors, startups, and partners

Posted on December 8, 2020 — Jessica Jones Gupta

The Penn Center for Innovation hosted the fifth annual Celebration of Innovation on Tuesday, December 2nd, 2020. More than 130 people were in attendance, virtually, to hear from Keynote Speaker Dr. Jonathan A. Epstein, M.D., Executive Vice Dean and Chief Scientific Officer, Perelman School of Medicine, and discover the names of the 5 special award…