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2014 RAIN Conference – PHL 2.0: Developing a Next-Generation Innovation Hub

  • University City Science Center [Quorum] 3711 Market Street, Suite 800 Philadelphia, PA 19104 (map)

On July 23, 2014, join Greater Philadelphia's innovation community for the Annual Regional Affinity Incubation Network (RAIN) Conference.

The 2014 RAIN Conference will explore opportunities and ideas that can help Greater Philadelphia become one of the top-five innovation hubs within 10 years.

Keynote remarks:

Christopher Wink of


Panel Discussion on Best Practices in Developing & Sustaining an Entrepreneurial Hub

Moderator:  Stephen S. Tang [President & CEO, University City Science Center]

Nicole Fichera [General Manager, District Hall, Boston, MA]       

Matt Owens [Executive Director, Harlem Biospace, New York, NY]

Brandon Pollak [Director, Global Affairs, 1776, Washington D.C.]

Deb Tillet [President, Emerging Technology Centers (ETC), Baltimore, MD]


Path to Growth: Support We Received/Resources That Would Have Helped 

(5-minute presentations from a diverse group of entrepreneurs with an emphasis on what support has worked for them and what resources would have been helpful) 

Moderator: Mona A. Parikh, Esq. [Start It Up Delaware]

Morgan Berman [Milkcrate]

Chris Cera [Arcweb]

Michelle Lee [Textizen]

Robert Moore [RJMetrics]