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University City Science Center launches fellowship program to give researchers hands-on start-up experience


By Jesse Schwartz
Published: August 3rd, 2022

The University City Science Center, a nonprofit organization in Philadelphia that helps innovators bring their technologies to the marketplace, is launching a new program to provide academic researchers with hands-on start-up experience.

The STEM Founders Fellowship is for innovators with advanced degree in a STEM field from a college or university in Pennsylvania, New Jersey or Delaware, who want to turn their technologies into businesses, and who are the first in their families to earn an advanced degree.

Participants will receive a $50,000 stipend over the course of the program. For the first six months, they will work alongside other start-ups at the University City Science Center to study processes such as intellectual property and licensing, due diligence, valuation and investor engagement. The second half of the program will be dedicated to building and launching their own start-ups Applications are open through Friday, Aug 12. The fellowship will begin in September.

Source: Technically

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