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Aaron Goldstein, William Duckworth, Becca Goldstein and Collin Hill of Fever Smart

Exploring the lifestages of an entrepreneur via four Philly companies

Like all organisms, founders start small and evolve. But instead of birth, childhood, adolescence and adulthood, they mature from intellectual capital to incubation, bootstrapping to venture capital, startup to established company.

A textile lab at Drexel

Weaving together innovation at Drexel University

The earliest civilizations knew how to weave fiber into textiles. But those products bear little resemblance to the high-tech "functional fabrics" being engineered in Philadelphia -- these miraculous materials can see, hear, sense and communicate.

uCity Square from 37th Street

Say goodbye to the University City you know

Whether it's Drexel's Schuylkill Yards strategy, the Science Center's uCity Square expansion or visions for capping and developing the rail yards north of 30th Street Station, the neighborhood we see today is not long for this world.

Parkside events

On the Ground: It's a party in Parkside! Check out these upcoming events

Check out these awesome upcoming events at A Poet Art Gallery, Flying Kite's home On the Ground in Parkside. Whether you're looking to check out local art or get info on going back to college, we've got you covered.

A work in progress at EAT Cafe

New West Philly cafe aims to bring everyone to the table

At EAT Cafe, local families will be able to pay-what-they-can and enjoy a delicious sit-down meal. This community restaurant, backed by Drexel and the Vetri Foundation, could serve as a model for how food can transform a community.

Hatch House fills a gap in the entrepreneurial ecosystem

Statewide Spotlight: Hatch House serves as a safe haven for fledgling companies

Many startups wither when they go from the resource-rich environment of academia into the real world. This Bethlehem live/work incubator hopes to bridge that gap and foster the next generation of Pennsylvania entrepreneurs.

The Bio International Conference comes to Philly

The 2015 BIO International Convention comes to Philadelphia

The region's reputation as a global hub for academic, scientific and entrepreneurial prowess in the life sciences is on the rise, and now thousands of industry leaders will descend on the city June 15-18.

Temple University

Life after AxisPhilly

After the shuttering of a much-touted media hub, what's next for Temple University's Center for Public Interest Journalism and Philadelphia media as a whole?

The A. J. Drexel Plasma Institute

Drexel leads the charge in an exciting new field

Plasma could have groundbreaking applications in energy, health care and technology -- and some of the most promising research and commercialization efforts are coming out of the Philadelphia region.

University City High School

What's next for University City High School?

With the sale of the property to Drexel University and Wexford Science and Technology finalized, the local community continues to fight to make their voices heard. How will this potentially $1 billion development project impact the neighborhood?

Pitch Day at Villanova

In higher ed, it's all about fresh thinking for a shifting economy

Local colleges and universities are developing innovative ways to foster entrepreneurship and cultivate the next generation of startup leaders. They are joined by schools across the state.

William Penn High School

What's Next for William Penn High School?

Flying Kite continues our look at the fate of the city's shuttered schools. In North Philadelphia, a valuable neighborhood institution is caught between community interests and an ascendent university.

Germantown High School was built in 1914

What's next for Germantown High School?

This century-old neighborhood institution closed its doors last year. As with other schools shuttered by the district, its future is in limbo. Could it become a vocational school? A community space? A mixed-use hub? Time will tell.

2014's TEDx Philadelphia

TEDxPhiladelphia returns with a manifesto for the 'New Workshop of the World'

Friday's showcase of 'ideas worth sharing' made an argument for Philadelphia as 'The New Workshop of the World.' Speakers touched on education, development, access and modern manufacturing.
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