Avisi Technologies Co-Founder and CEO featured in medical technology podcast

Posted on March 16, 2021 — Jessica Jones Gupta

Rui Jing Jiang of Avisi Technologies, a Pennovation Center tenant and former winner of the President’s Innovation Prize, was interviewed on the podcast Spotlight on Women in Health Ventures. She talked about the Visiplate technology’s road to commercialization and Penn’s role in the process. Listen to her interview

Penn ranks #7 in the Gen News U.S. Biopharma Clusters Ranking

Posted on March 15, 2021 — Jessica Jones Gupta

“The “City of Brotherly Love” and its suburbs emphasize their concentration of companies and institutions focused on cell and gene therapy (CGT), with good reason. As of 2020, Greater Philadelphia was home to 36 CGT companies, pioneering researchers, and a CGT workforce of approximately 4,900 that could grow by up to 11,274 in 10 years,…

Simply Good Jars wins $500,000 on ABC’s ‘Shark Tank’ premiere

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Simply Good Jars, the Philadelphia start-up that sells pre-made salads designed to stay fresh without preservatives, hasn’t yet made any money. And it had to overhaul its business model on the fly during the pandemic. But that didn’t prevent Philadelphia chef Jared Cannon from receiving a $500,000 investment from two Shark Tank TV show heavyweights:…

PCI Ventures Annual Spotlight 2020

Posted on March 12, 2021 — Jessica Jones Gupta

The PCI Ventures team is proud to announce their 2020 Annual Spotlight, a review of the startups, deals, and portfolio highlights of the previous calendar year. Read the Spotlight

Penn spinout Linnaeus Therapeutics gets key FDA designation

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A South Jersey biopharmaceutical firm spun out of the University of Pennsylvania got a boost Thursday when the Food and Drug Administration granted orphan drug designation for the company’s lead new drug candidate. Read More in the Philadelphia Business Journal (Pay Wall Possible)

Eight companies to pitch at upcoming Innovation @ Penn event

Posted on March 10, 2021 — Jessica Jones Gupta

PCI, PCI Ventures, Pennovation Works, and the Penn-Wharton Club of Austin are proud to host their second joint pitch event featuring eight Penn-affiliated startups.  These startups are currently raising funds, seed and series A, and span a range of fields including med-tech, UAVs, digital engagement, engineering, and imaging. The event is Wednesday, March 17 from…

Invested and engaged: A Q&A with Penn’s Executive Vice President Craig Carnaroli

Posted on March 9, 2021 — Jessica Jones Gupta

Executive Vice President Craig Carnaroli reflects on the University’s latest Economic Impact Report and the new effort to include an account of Penn’s civic engagement and impact on Philadelphia, its residents, and surrounding communities. Read More in Penn Today

Penn ranked #3 Entrepreneurial University in Contrary 2020 University Rankings

Posted on March 5, 2021 — Jessica Jones Gupta

“In this year’s annual University Report, we’ll be highlighting some of the top programs and opportunities for new or existing founders at universities and provide a comprehensive, up-to-date set of school rankings. We’ve analyzed publicly available data, and conducted research on-the-ground with our Venture Partner network to identify what makes a strong ecosystem.” Read the…

The impact of providing hands-on, interactive projects

Posted on March 4, 2021 — Jessica Jones Gupta

With inventXYZ, President’s Innovation Prize winner and I-Corps graduate, Nikil Ragav has created a high-tech curriculum for high school to motivate future problem-solvers. Read More on Penn Today

The Philly founder of this healthy meal startup will appear on ‘Shark Tank’s’ season 12 premiere

Posted on March 3, 2021 — Jessica Jones Gupta

Catch chef Jared Cannon of four-year-old Simply Good Jars pitching to five famous investors this Friday night. Simply Good Jars is a graduate of the Pennovation Accelerator. Read on Technical.ly Philly