This small liberal arts school has earned a national reputation by pushing students to tackle diverse course loads and solve real-world problems. Whether they're directing a play, spending a summer doing research or designing a social media strategy for a local shop, these young people are forced to think big.
Like humans, companies start small and evolve. But instead of birth, childhood, adolescence and adulthood, they mature from intellectual capital to incubation, bootstrapping to venture capital, startup to established enterprise. We take a look at that process via four Philly companies.
Innovation Works' 412Build aims to spark a love of all things STEM in high-school students. The intensive program features instruction in high-tech equipment, entrepreneurship and design, along with a community-based project.