Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) April 22, 2014
Cleantech and energy entrepreneurs will get face time with one of the region’s leading advisors when Coffee & Counsel, a Satellite Quorum program developed by the University City Science Center, returns on Thursday, April 24. Alvin Lavoie, Recruitment Lead for Cleantech Open and former business and product development expert at DOW Ventures and Rohm and Haas Co. will meet with a small group of entrepreneurs over coffee and a light breakfast for an informal Q&A session at the Philadelphia Navy Yard. The goal is to give entrepreneurs unique insight into the legal considerations startups and growing companies must take into account in the growing cleantech industry.
An expansion of the Science Center’s successful Quorum program, Satellite Quorum is offering programming in partnership with the Consortium for Building Energy Innovation (CBEI) that plugs entrepreneurs into the cleantech and advanced energy retrofit industries and connects them with the people and resources necessary to grow their startups.
(CBEI is formerly known as the Energy Efficient Buildings Hub.)
The April 24 Coffee & Counsel session will begin at 7:45 a.m. with registration, networking and a continental breakfast. The formal program will run from 8 – 9:30 a.m. with additional networking opportunities immediately following.
There is no charge for the event which will take place in Building 101 at the Navy Yard, the current home of the CBEI. Space is limited and advance registration is required. Online registration is available at: http://bftp.cal.basecampbusiness.com/node/701345.
About the Science Center
The University City Science Center is a dynamic hub for innovation, and entrepreneurship and technology development in the Greater Philadelphia region. It provides business incubation, programming, lab and office facilities, and support services for entrepreneurs, start-ups, and growing and established companies. The Science Center was the first, and remains the largest, urban research park in the United States. Since it was founded in 1963, graduate organizations and current residents of the University City Science Center’s Port business incubators have created more than 15,000 jobs that remain in the Greater Philadelphia region today and contribute more than $9 billion to the regional economy annually. For more information about the Science Center, go to http://www.sciencecenter.org.
Quorum, a strategic initiative of the Science Center, unites the region’s entrepreneurship and innovation communities and offers programming to connect entrepreneurs to investors, advice and resources. Since Quorum launched in May 2011, 15,000+ people have attended more than 250 events, programs and meetings at Quorum at 3711 Market Street. Satellite Quorum at The Navy Yard is the first expansion of the Science Center’s “clubhouse” for entrepreneurs.