As many as 75 percent of venture-backed startups fail; the failure rate of all U.S. companies after five years is over 50 percent. We take a closer look at three Commonwealth companies that have overcome the odds, making the transition from great idea to thriving company.
There's a new head honcho at this West Philadelphia institution. Keystone Edge chatted with him about his varied resume, his greatest successes and failures, the best ways to foster innovation, and how he plans to bridge the gap between the local community and the Science Center.
The founder of Group K Diagnostics discovered that two-thirds of clinical decisions are based on lab results, yet a staggering 77 percent of abnormal results are never communicated to patients and seven percent are never even read by a healthcare provider. She set out to solve that problem.
A groundbreaking program at the UPenn School of Veterinary Medicine uses innovative and dog-friendly methods to train pups for jobs as varied as law enforcement, disease detection, search-and-rescue, and stolen artifact retrieval.
A global network for the startup community has a new home in Philadelphia. Housed in the under-construction 3675 Market Street, Venture Café at Quorum will offer a slate of programming and a raft of connections for local innovators.