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RAPID Accelerator Graduation
June 27 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pmFree
Please join us, starting at 5:00pm on July 27th, for a celebration of five incredible startup companies as they graduate from NextFab’s RAPID Hardware Accelerator program. For the past 12 weeks, each company has been developing their business around a hardware product with guidance from experienced coaches and now it’s time to hear their pitches.
Enabling artificial intelligence and deep learning at the edge of wireless systems and signals.
Helping athletes recover faster and increase their winning potential.
Saving the world’s forests by developing a system to provide instant alerts of illegal logging.
Developing a reconstituting autoinjector whose intuitive design affords users efficient and reliable life-saving care and reclaimed confidence in times of adrenal crises.
Developing ion selective purification technologies to cost effectively treat contaminated and saline waters.
Learn more about the companies here.
We will be meeting at the Venture Cafe, inside the new Science Center building located at 3675 Market Street. Learn more about it below.
The event is sponsored by DLA Piper, Samtec, Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program and the Science Center.
5:00 pm – 6:20 pm – Showcase & Networking
6:20 pm – 6:30 pm – Welcome Message
6:30 pm – 7:20 pm – Startup Pitches
7:20 pm – 7:50 pm – Panel Discussion
Organizations exhibiting at the event:
Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business program
Before the start of the graduation showcase at 5pm, there will be workshop sessions on the topics of Ideation, Product Development, and Licensing hosted by NextFab, Keeley-DeAngelo, and NextStage Associates. You can join these starting 3:30pm. Looking forward to seeing you at Venture Café Philadelphia on June 27th!
Founded by Dr. Evan Malone in 2009, with three locations in the mid-Atlantic region, NextFab is the premiere destination for makers, artisans, and hardware entrepreneurs. NextFab provides the tools, training, consulting, and capital required for innovators to turn ideas into products, and products into businesses.
About Venture Café Philadelphia:
Venture Café Philadelphia connects innovators and entrepreneurs with high-impact programming and events. They create intentional spaces for individuals and organizations to gather, connect, and build relationships.
About DLA Piper:
DLA Piper is one of the biggest law firms in the world, a leader in corporate and start-up law. They believe in investing in the long-term growth of the Philadelphia entrepreneur community.
About Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business
Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses is an investment to help entrepreneurs create jobs and economic opportunity by providing greater access to education, capital and business support services. To date, more than 8,200 business owners have graduated from the program across all 50 states in the US, Puerto Rico and Washington, D.C.
Samtec is a privately held, $800+ million global manufacturer of a broad line of electronic interconnect solutions for use in Industrial, Datacom, Computer / Semiconductor, Instrumentation, Aerospace / Defense, Automotive, Medical and Consumer applications.