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Philly Startup Leaders Chief Brock Weatherup Kicks off New Science Center Program in Quorum

Most aspiring entrepreneurs can benefit from targeted advice from someone who has successfully navigated the startup path. Quorum’s newest signature program, Entrepreneur IQ, addresses this need. Over the course of a year, two seasoned entrepreneurs will host monthly office hours in Quorum for the startup community.

Entrepreneur IQ (short for Entrepreneur In Quorum) launches with Philly Startup Leaders President and Pet360
Founder, Brock Weatherup. Entrepreneur IQ will kick off with a reception for members of the entrepreneurial, innovation and business community to meet Brock, learn more about the program and network. The reception will be held on March 2, 2016, from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at Quorum, the Science Center’s entrepreneurs clubhouse. Entrepreneur IQ is sponsored by Fox Rothschild.

Brock’s office hours will take place on March 10, April 4 and May 18. For more information or to sign up, email mktgintern(at)sciencecenter(dot)org.

Brock Weatherup is a consumer technology and marketing business leader and entrepreneur. Weatherup joined PetSmart in September 2014 as Chief Digital Officer and Senior Vice President after building and selling Pet360 to PetSmart for $160M. Prior to aggressively growing Pet360 as CEO, Weatherup served as CEO at Fathead LLC and held several leadership positions with InterActiveCorp, Ticketmaster.com, ReserveAmerica.com, Match.com and Citysearch.com.

Brock holds a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing from the University of Colorado, Boulder, is a Board Member of the Adirondack Nature Conservancy, and in addition to serving as President of Philly Startup Leaders, is a mentor/advisor to numerous startups including PSL Startup Bootcamp and Dreamit Ventures. Brock also currently serves as a Managing Partner of Atai Ventures angel investments.

Entrepreneur IQ Kickoff Reception:
5:30 p.m. – Registration & Networking
6:00 –Remarks by Brock Weatherup
6:30 – Networking
7:30 p.m. – Adjourn

There is no charge for the kick-of reception, which will take place at Quorum at the Science Center, 3711 Market Street, Suite 800. Space is limited and advance registration is encouraged. Online registration is available at: http://sciencecenter.cal.basecampbusiness.com/node/2267866

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. 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. The Science Center is leveraging its history as the nation’s oldest and largest urban research park as it joins forces with Wexford Science + Technology, a BioMed Realty company, to expand its footprint and rebrand its physical campus as uCity Square — a true mixed-use community of ingenuity. For more information about the Science Center, go to ucscreview.org.

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