Science Center Roundtable Discussion with US Economic Development Administration Marks Global Entrepreneurship Week

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U.S. Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development Jay Williams and Julie Lenzer Kirk, Director of the U.S. Economic Development Administration’s Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, will answer this question during a discussion with regional entrepreneurs at the University City Science Center on Monday, November 17th at 10 a.m.

What can government do to support innovation and entrepreneurship in Greater Philadelphia? U.S. Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development Jay Williams and Julie Lenzer Kirk, Director of the U.S. Economic Development Administration’s Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, will answer this question during a discussion with regional entrepreneurs at the University City Science Center on Monday, November 17th at 10 a.m. The program marks the start of Global Entrepreneurship Week, the world’s largest celebration of the innovators and job creators who launch startups that bring ideas to life, drive economic growth and expand human welfare.

The program will take place in Quorum at the Science Center, 3711 Market Street, Suite 800, Philadelphia, PA 19104.

Program agenda:
10:00 a.m.    Welcoming Remarks by Science Center President & CEO Stephen S. Tang, Ph.D., MBA
10:15 a.m.     Remarks
        - U.S. Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development Jay Williams
        - Director of the U.S. Economic Development Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship Julie Lenzer Kirk
10:30 a.m.    Roundtable Discussion with Assistant Secretary Williams and Ms. Kirk, featuring:
        - Keith Leaphart of Replica Creative
        - Gabriel Mandujano of Wash Cycle Laundry
        - Eleni Miltsakaki of Choosito!
        - Mihir Shah of UE LifeSciences
11:15 a.m.     Media availability with Assistant Secretary Williams and Ms. Kirk
11:30 a.m.     Science Center Tour
12:00 p.m.     Adjourn

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.uscs2014review.org

About the U.S. Economic Development Administration (http://www.eda.gov)
The mission of the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) is to lead the federal economic development agenda by promoting competitiveness and preparing the nation's regions for growth and success in the worldwide economy. An agency within the U.S. Department of Commerce, EDA makes investments in economically distressed communities in order to create jobs for U.S. workers, promote American innovation, and accelerate long-term sustainable economic growth.

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