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Ecosystem
Quorum Joins a Global Innovation Network
Quorum Joins a Global Innovation Network

As the Science Center prepares to move into its new HQ at 3675 Market Street, it’s laying the groundwork for a partnership with CIC and Venture Café that will further catalyze and accelerate innovation and entrepreneurship in the region.

Free programming offered by Venture Café powered by Quorum will give the innovation ecosystem an additional opportunity to convene, connect and spark new ideas."

Free programming offered by Venture Café powered by Quorum will give the innovation ecosystem an additional opportunity to convene, connect and spark new ideas."

–Travis Sheridan, President, Venture Café Global Institute

And Quorum is playing a key role as it joins the nonprofit Venture Café Network, a global network founded by CIC, with a presence in Boston, Cambridge, St. Louis, Miami, Winston-Salem, Tokyo, Rotterdam — and starting in fall 2018, Philadelphia.

The Science Center and Venture Café will offer free Venture Café powered by Quorum programming every Thursday at 3675 Market, giving the Greater Philadelphia region’s innovation ecosystem an additional opportunity to convene, connect and spark new ideas. The partnership will give the Science Center and Quorum access to Venture Café’s global network of entrepreneurs and resources. CIC clients will also be invited to participate in Quorum and Venture Café programs – all making for a more vibrant ecosystem in uCity Square.

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Travis Sheridan, president of the Venture Café Global Institute, shares his vision for Venture Café powered by Quorum at a November 2017 event announcing the partnership between the Science Center, Venture Café and CIC.

“It is a great time to play an active role in building the Philadelphia innovation community. More importantly, making sure Philadelphia startups have access to a global network will accelerate innovation and economic growth,” said Travis Sheridan, president of the CIC Venture Café Global Institute.

“We believe innovation is a process to improve the human condition and solve some of the world’s biggest challenges. Facilitating a weekly opportunity for hundreds of smart people to connect, learn and serendipitously collide will strengthen the Philadelphia community.”