Resources

WE HELP START-UPS PROSPER, ACCESS OUR NETWORK OF RESOURCES

You’re an up-and-coming company with a ground breaking product or service. Wouldn’t it be great if you had a network of local resources to help you bring it to market? Welcome to the Ideas x Innovation Network (i2n). This portal connects you with critical information, organizations and people in more than 20 categories to assist your emerging business.

  • Accounting
    • Brinker Simpson & Company, LLC

      An award winning, full-service public accounting and business advisory firm, Brinker, Simpson & Company, LLC has over 30 years of experience serving high net worth individuals and established and emerging businesses in a wide range of industries, including: professional services, health care, real estate, and nonprofit organizations. Working closely with a select group of consultants, attorneys, and bankers, Brinker, Simpson & Company, LCC provides a team approach to running a successful and growing business. Ongoing strategic tax and financial planning are vitally important services that are provided to all of the company’s clients to help them build success.

      CONTACT
      Robert Simpson
      Managing Partner
      rsimpson@brinkersimpson.com
      (610) 544-5900
  • Associations
    • American Society of Inventors

      A non-profit organization, the American Society of Inventors was formed in 1953 to bring inventors together and to educate them on protecting, developing, and marketing or licensing their inventions.
    • Pennsylvania BIO

      Pennsylvania Bio’s message is to ensure Pennsylvania is the global leader in the biosciences by creating a cohesive community that unites our biotechnology, medical device, diagnostic, pharmaceutical, research, and financial strengths.

      CONTACT
      Patrick Hayakawa
      Director, Member Relations
      phayakawa@pabio.org
      (610) 947-6800 x202
  • Business Demographics and Economic Statistics
    • Business Plans
    • Financing
      • Ben Franklin Technology Partners/SEP

        The award-winning Ben Franklin Technology Partners (BFTP) is one of the nation’s longest-running technology-based economic development programs. For more than 25 years, BFTP has provided both early-stage and established companies with funding, business and technical expertise, and access to a network of innovative, expert resources. Ben Franklin Technology Partners’ goal is to accelerate technology development and commercialization in the state of Pennsylvania, and to create high-paying, sustainable jobs for Pennsylvanians.

        CONTACT
        Anthony Green, Ph.D.
        V.P. of Technology Commercialization: Life Sciences
        anthony@sep.benfranklin.org
        (215) 972-6700



      • BioAdvance

        BioAdvance provides funding to startup life sciences companies in Southeastern Pennsylvania through its $20 million Greenhouse Fund. They invest in therapeutics, devices, diagnostics and platform technologies focused on human health. Since its first investments in 2003, BioAdvance has become one of the nation’s leading investors providing pre-seed and seed-stage funding. To date they have committed $24.1 million to 35 seed-stage companies and 21 pre-seed investments. Their portfolio companies are working to develop products to treat health problems including Alzheimer’s disease, cancer, obesity, GI disorders, neurological and respiratory illnesses. BioAdvance investments have enabled its portfolio companies to leverage more than $1.6 billion in subsequent capital into the region (from private equity, grants, collaborations and M&A activity).

        CONTACT

         

        Marnie McCoy
        Program Director
        mmccoy@bioadvance.com
        (610) 230-0538
      • Chester County Industrial Development Authority

        Established in 1967, CCIDA provides tax exempt and other low-interest financing tools to manufacturers, non-profits and agricultural based businesses in Chester County. Over the course of its 45 year history, the CCIDA has issued over $2 billion in tax-exempt debt.

      • Innovation Partnership

        The Innovation Partnership is a consortium of economic development and business assistance organizations located throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania with a goal to help early stage technology companies secure federal funding opportunities.

      • MVM Associates

        MVM Associates, Inc’s business model incorporates the selling of tradable Pennsylvania Tax Credits – Keystone Innovation Zone (KIZ), Research and Development (R&D), Film, Neighborhood Assistance Program (NAP) and Enterprise Zone (EZ) – and obtaining buyers for those credits. With over 25 years of combined experience in providing and educating hundreds of clients about various state incentives and programs, MVM has been able to provide businesses with opportunities to expand their products or services and increase business growth by working together to evaluate the various state programs that best match their company’s need. MVM provides professional service and exceptional follow through producing end results with successful outcomes and awards.

        CONTACT
        Michael McCann
        President
        mikem@mvmgrants.com
        (215) 540-8463
      • NerdWallet

        Starting a small business? Looking for advice on running your small business?

        With the help of experts and business thought leaders from around the country, NerdWallet is doing the homework for you to create the definitive Small Business Guide to help navigate everything from starting a small business from square one to helping a business take that next big step forward. Below, you’ll find everything you need to get started and keep growing!

        Getting Started with your Small Business
        Getting Started
        Think Before You Leap
        Opening a Business: Step by Step
        Choosing a Business Structure
        Making a Business Plan
    • General Business Advice
      • Delaware County Commerce Center

        The Delaware County Commerce Center is a one-stop shop designed to provide local businesses with the assistance that they need to develop economically. The Center oversees four different economic development boards that administer services to businesses such as management of local, state, and federal incentive programs; assistance with the search for industrial or commercial property; and aid with workforce development issues. The Center also works to retain existing companies, issue bonds, and help provide low-interest loans to eligible companies. In addition to these services, the Center provides many other opportunities that help businesses, and can respond quickly to a variety of companies’ needs.

        CONTACT

         

        Laura Goodrich Cairns
        Director of Marketing
        lgcairns@delcopa.org
        (610) 566-2225
      • Kauffman Founders School

        The Kauffman Founders School taps the potential of online education, presenting a robust curriculum from which entrepreneurs can learn anywhere, anytime. Subject experts present lectures that are embedded in modules designed to give founders a rich learning experience, engaging them in lessons that will make a difference in what they do in their business today, tomorrow, and in the future.

        What you'll find in Founders School:

        Presentations from leading experts
        Suggestions for additional readings that enhance lessons and offer founders additional insights and resources
        Questions for founders and their teams to answer
        An “impact guide” designed to help answer the question, “What will I do differently as a result of the lesson I’ve learned?”
        Insights from other founders about how they’ve tackled challenges
        Tools and resources to help founders implement what they’ve learned
      • Montgomery County Development Corporation

        Montgomery County Development Corporation (MCDC)  was founded to serve as the administrator for business loan programs offered by the County and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. As the Area Loan Administrator, the MCDC can provide low interest rate loans for businesses looking to acquire real estate, make capital investments, or enhance existing capital stock.
    • Human Resources
      • Hire One

        The Chester County Economic Development Council, The Chester County Workforce Investment Board, PA Career Link, and numerous other organizations have created the Hire One task force to develop key strategies for successfully connecting job seekers to hiring employers.

    • Industry Information
      • Critical Path Services

        Critical Path Services (CPS) is an award-winning contract research company that provides services to the pharmaceutical, crop protection, and chemical industries. Their services include laboratory analysis, toxicology consulting, technical writing, and document management. By outsourcing such projects to CPS, companies receive quality assistance at a fair price, and CPS has been recognized by Life Science Leader Magazine (among other recognitions) for the flexible and personal assistance that it supplies.



    • Innovation Centers
      • Innovation Center at Eagleview

        The Hankin Group and the Chester County Economic Development Council, in a collaborative effort, announced today the opening of the first incubator for innovation and entrepreneurship in Chester County, the Innovation Center at Eagleview, with the goal of spurring innovative life sciences ventures and economic growth in Chester County.
      • Innovation Center at Evolve IP

        Evolve IP, one of the nation’s leading cloud services companies, officially announced it is establishing an Innovation Center. Located in Chester County, Pa., the Innovation Center at Evolve IP will aid startups by providing low-cost, highly flexible facilities that include professional office space, redundant high-speed gigabit fiber Internet access, cloud computing services, and more. The facility will focus on helping early-stage technology, smart energy, non-lab biotechnology, and life sciences startups initiate or accelerate their growth with technology solutions and economic drivers.

    • Institutions of Higher Education
      • Delaware County Community College

        Delaware County Community College is the center of educational opportunity in Delaware and Chester counties in southeastern Pennsylvania.

        CONTACTS
        Karen Kozachyn
        Dean, Workforce Development and Community Education
        kkozachyn@dccc.edu
        (610) 359-5362

      • Penn State Great Valley

        Penn State Great Valley School of Graduate Professional Studies extends the resources and reputation of one of the nation’s leading research universities to suburban Philadelphia. Penn State Great Valley delivers outstanding graduate degree programs, professional development courses, and conference planning services.

        Forty-four full-time and sixty-nine part-time faculty members teach valuable practical skills, share cutting-edge knowledge, and work with corporate, government, and educational neighbors to address real-world problems and enhance employee performance.

        Great Valley’s location just west of Philadelphia, near Route 202 and other major highways, makes the campus convenient to most working professionals in southeastern Pennsylvania. More than 1,900 students are enrolled in convenient evening and Saturday classes, earning master’s degrees or certificates in:

        • Engineering and Information Science

        • Finance

        • Leadership Development

        • MBA Programs


        CONTACTS
        Phillip A. Laplante, CSDP, PE, PhD
        Professor of Software Engineering
        plaplante@ psu.edu
        (610) 725-5314
      • Villanova University

        Villanova University College of Engineering

         

        CONTACTS
        Gary Gabriele (Co-Chair)
        Drosdick Endowed Dean, College of Engineering
        gary.gabriele@villanova.edu
        (610) 519-5860

      • West Chester University

        West Chester University, a member of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education, is a public, regional, comprehensive institution committed to providing access and offering high-quality undergraduate education, select post-baccalaureate and graduate programs, and a variety of educational and cultural resources for its students, alumni, and citizens of southeastern Pennsylvania. The Dr. Edwin Cottrell Entrepreneurial Leadership Center (ELC), a center of the College of Business and Public Affairs at West Chester University of Pennsylvania, serves as a catalyst for regional economic development by promoting entrepreneurship at West Chester University, in Chester County, and throughout Southeastern Pennsylvania.

         

        CONTACT
        Monica Zimmerman, PhD, CPA
        Director, Cottrell Entrepreneurial Leadership Center
        Associate Professor of Management
        College of Business and Public Affairs
        mzimmerman@wcupa.edu
        (610) 738-0451
      • Widener University

        Widener University is a metropolitan university that combines academic quality, career preparation, and community service. The educational goal at Widener is to connect the curricula to social issues through civic engagement, and to combine dynamic teaching and personal attention with active scholarship and experiential learning. A comprehensive university, Widener offers liberal arts and sciences and professional programs that grant associates, baccalaureate, masters, and doctoral degrees. Most Widener students come from the Philadelphia metropolitan area, and most alumni remain in the region after they graduate, serving the Philadelphia metropolitan area professionally, and contributing to the social, economic, and civic welfare of the region.

        CONTACT

         

        Fred Akl, PhD, PE
        Dean of Engineering
        faakl@widener.edu
        (610) 499-4038
    • International Business Assistance
      • International Business Council

        The Chester County Economic Development Council created the Chester County International Business Council (CCIBC) to contribute to the vitality of the regional economy by directly assisting businesses in international commerce. CCIBC is directed by its 33 member Advisory Board composed of executives with international expertise from industry and service sectors. Additionally, the Advisory Board provides mentoring, counseling, and strategic input to local companies doing business internationally.CCIBC collaborates with the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development’s Office of International Business Development and is an affiliate of the World Trade Center of Greater Philadelphia.

    • Interns
      • CampusPhilly

        If you are in the market for interns from across the region, Campus Philly is a great place for you to start looking. You are able to register and search for potential interns and entry-level workers at no cost. Twice a year, Campus Philly conducts, free, online job fairs. The last job fair resulted in the registration of ~2,000 students and ~250 companies.

      • Delaware County Community College

        Delaware County Community College is the center of educational opportunity in Delaware and Chester counties in southeastern Pennsylvania.

        CONTACTS
        Karen Kozachyn
        Dean, Workforce Development and Community Education
        kkozachyn@dccc.edu
        (610) 359-5362

      • Penn State Great Valley

        Penn State Great Valley School of Graduate Professional Studies extends the resources and reputation of one of the nation’s leading research universities to suburban Philadelphia. Penn State Great Valley delivers outstanding graduate degree programs, professional development courses, and conference planning services.

        Forty-four full-time and sixty-nine part-time faculty members teach valuable practical skills, share cutting-edge knowledge, and work with corporate, government, and educational neighbors to address real-world problems and enhance employee performance.

        Great Valley’s location just west of Philadelphia, near Route 202 and other major highways, makes the campus convenient to most working professionals in southeastern Pennsylvania. More than 1,900 students are enrolled in convenient evening and Saturday classes, earning master’s degrees or certificates in:

        • Engineering and Information Science

        • Finance

        • Leadership Development

        • MBA Programs


        CONTACTS
        Phillip A. Laplante, CSDP, PE, PhD
        Professor of Software Engineering
        plaplante@ psu.edu
        (610) 725-5314
      • Villanova University

        Villanova University College of Engineering

         

        CONTACTS
        Gary Gabriele (Co-Chair)
        Drosdick Endowed Dean, College of Engineering
        gary.gabriele@villanova.edu
        (610) 519-5860

      • West Chester University

        West Chester University, a member of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education, is a public, regional, comprehensive institution committed to providing access and offering high-quality undergraduate education, select post-baccalaureate and graduate programs, and a variety of educational and cultural resources for its students, alumni, and citizens of southeastern Pennsylvania. The Dr. Edwin Cottrell Entrepreneurial Leadership Center (ELC), a center of the College of Business and Public Affairs at West Chester University of Pennsylvania, serves as a catalyst for regional economic development by promoting entrepreneurship at West Chester University, in Chester County, and throughout Southeastern Pennsylvania.

         

        CONTACT
        Monica Zimmerman, PhD, CPA
        Director, Cottrell Entrepreneurial Leadership Center
        Associate Professor of Management
        College of Business and Public Affairs
        mzimmerman@wcupa.edu
        (610) 738-0451
      • Widener University

        Widener University is a metropolitan university that combines academic quality, career preparation, and community service. The educational goal at Widener is to connect the curricula to social issues through civic engagement, and to combine dynamic teaching and personal attention with active scholarship and experiential learning. A comprehensive university, Widener offers liberal arts and sciences and professional programs that grant associates, baccalaureate, masters, and doctoral degrees. Most Widener students come from the Philadelphia metropolitan area, and most alumni remain in the region after they graduate, serving the Philadelphia metropolitan area professionally, and contributing to the social, economic, and civic welfare of the region.

        CONTACT

         

        Fred Akl, PhD, PE
        Dean of Engineering
        faakl@widener.edu
        (610) 499-4038
    • KIZ Locations
      • Biolaunch 611 + KIZ

        The BioLaunch611+ KIZ territory includes parts of the tri-county Bucks-Montgomery-Philadelphia region, south and east of Route 202 in Bucks and Montgomery Counties and north and west of Girard and Lancaster Avenues in Philadelphia County. Companies eligible for KIZ services operate in the life sciences or technology sector.

      • Greater Reading KIZ

        The Greater Reading KIZ provides support to advanced materials and diversified manufacturing, professional and shared services, and food processing companies operating in the Greater Reading area of Berks County.

      • Navy Yard KIZ

        The Navy Yard KIZ provides support to power and energy, nanotechnology, advanced manufacturing, communications and IT, homeland security, and life sciences companies operating within the Navy Yard.



      • University City KIZ

        This KIZ provides support to life sciences companies operating within the Science Center and its vicinity.
    • Legal
      • Fox Rothschild, LLP

        Fox Rothschild LLP is a law firm built to serve business leaders. Professionals come to Fox Rothschild LLP for guidance because the company understands their issues, their priorities, and the way they think. Fox Rothschild LLP helps their clients manage risk and make better business decisions by offering practical, innovative advice. Probably the best compliment Fox Rothschild LLP receives from clients is that they treat customers’ issues and their businesses as if they are the company’s own. They deliver a full range of legal services — from the traditional (Litigation, Corporate, Labor and Employment) to the emerging services (Intellectual Property and Tech and Venture Finance). Fox Rothschild brings expertise in early and growth stage technology, life science, and clean tech companies to the i2n Board.

        CONTACT
        Michael Harrington
        Partner
        mharrington@foxrothschild.com
        (610) 458-4957

      • McCausland, Keen & Buckman

        Founded in 1982, McCausland Keen & Buckman provides legal counseling to some of the most innovative and influential individuals, private and public companies, real estate developers, and academic institutions in the Delaware Valley and across the country. Drawing on the skills and experience of its 20 lawyers, the firm finds efficient solutions to complex problems primarily in business, finance, securities, intellectual property, tax, real estate, estate planning, litigation, and employment law. The firm strives to provide each of its clients with professional excellence, responsiveness, and services designed to address their specific legal needs.

        CONTACT
        Christopher Wright
        Partner
        cwright@mkbattorneys.com
        (610) 341-1000
      • Pepper Hamilton, LLP

        Pepper Hamilton LLP is a multi-practice law firm with more than 500 lawyers nationally. The firm provides corporate, litigation, and regulatory legal services to leading businesses, governmental entities, nonprofit organizations, and individuals throughout the nation and the world. While Pepper Hamilton’s practice is remarkably diverse, they operate as a unified firm, using its size, depth of talent, and the latest technology to assist its clients. The firm was founded in 1890. Pepper’s practice areas encompass nearly all areas of law, and continue to expand as the firm and its clients grow.

        CONTACT
        John Zurawski
        Associate
        zurawskij@pepperlaw.com
        (267) 240-8575

    • Market Research
      • Marketing List
        • Marketing Principles and Strategies
          • MKJ Creative

            MKJ Creative is a full-service print and digital graphic design studio established in 2003. Its mission is to bring companies to life by visually expressing their story. They provide loyal service, bold creative solutions with quick, accurate delivery. Their clients includes companies across a wide range of industries including the life sciences, healthcare, non-profits, the arts, community development finance institutions, and more.


            CONTACT
            Oz Whitesell
            Business Director
            owhitesell@mkjcreative.com
            (215)997-2355
          • Unifeyed

            Unifeyed is a full service, online marketing company designed to help businesses increase their online visibility. Specializing in website design and programming, mobile applications and social networking, Unifeyed makes it easier for businesses to reach their customers through increased Internet presence. In addition, Unifeyed provides consulting services to help companies maintain and improve their IT infrastructure.

            CONTACT

            Geoffrey Moody

            Partner

            gmoody@unifeyed.com

        • Real Estate
          • Evolve IP

            Evolve IP is a Communications as a Service (CaaS) provider that has created a new way for businesses to buy, manage, and secure the technologies that they use to communicate. Our unique approach represents an unequaled option in the market for companies to turn their vital communications technologies into a competitive advantage. With a broad range of expertise in the areas of Managed Telephony, Hosted Applications, Managed Networks, and Security & Compliance, Evolve IP can partner with businesses of all sizes to provide a complete outsourced solution or an augmentation of a current infrastructure.

            CONTACT
            Guy Fardone
            COO and General Manager
            gfardone@evolveip.net
            (610) 230-0210

          • Franklin Commons

            Franklin Commons is a mixed-use educational, corporate, and recreational facility. This adaptive reuse of a former mill and manufacturing site in north Phoenixville offers classroom, office, and even recreational space that can be custom-designed and built-to-suit. With 225,000 square feet, 200,000 of which is on one floor, the space is ideal for educational providers to configure and renovate to meet the growing demand for lifelong education. For corporate, recreational, or office space needs, the flexible open floor plans and first-class common areas make the Franklin Commons a perfect choice.

            CONTAC
            Marian D. Moskowitz
            Owner
            marianmoskowitz@gmail.com
            (610) 983-4632

          • Hankin Group

            The Hankin Group is a dynamic real estate development company located in Chester County. The main focus is to design, construct and maintain multi-functional, new urban communities consisting of commercial, residential, and retail properties. Originally founded in 1958, The Hankin Group is headquartered in Eagleview, its 800-acre master planned, mixed-use community located at the intersection of the Pennsylvania Turnpike and Route 100, Exton, PA. As a privately owned, multi-faceted, full service development company, The Hankin Group has completed over 7,000 residences, shopping centers, apartments, and over 3 million square feet of commercial space including retail, office, laboratory, civic, and industrial space. The organization is comprised of professionals with expertise in planning, design, engineering, approvals, finance, construction, leasing, marketing, and property management. With this full range of capability, The Hankin Group guides every aspect of project from conception to completion.

            CONTACT
            Stacy Martin
            Director, Commercial Sales and Leasing
            stacy.martin@hankingroup.com
            (610) 458-1900

          • Liberty Property Trust

            Liberty Property Trust is a $6.9 billion real estate investment trust (as of September 30, 2012) which owns 77.8 million square feet of office and industrial space in over 21 markets throughout the United States and the United Kingdom. Founded in 1972 and headquartered outside Philadelphia, Liberty develops, acquires, leases, and manages properties with the mission to enhance people’s lives through extraordinary work environments. As an extension of this promise, Liberty is the nation’s leading commercial developer of high-performance green buildings. Liberty’s more than 653 office buildings and industrial properties offer exceptional locations, flexible design, thoughtful amenities, cost efficient operations, and state-of-the-art technology to the company’s 2,500 tenants. Liberty continuously increases the value of its portfolio through expert management, marketing, and development.

            CONTACT
            Thomas Sklow
            Vice President and City Manager
            tsklow@libertyproperty.com
            (610) 722-4160

          • PECO Energy

            PECO, an energy delivery subsidiary of Exelon Corporation, is headquartered in Philadelphia. PECO is the largest electric and natural gas utility in Pennsylvania, serving approximately 1.6 million electric customers and 490,000 natural gas customers in southeastern Pennsylvania. Approximately 90% of PECO’s customers are residential and the remaining 10% are commercial and industrial. With a history of more than 100 years of service to the Greater Philadelphia region, PECO has a long-standing commitment to a culture of excellence. PECO’s safety performance is ranked among utilities as one of the best in the nation and the company has been widely recognized for its community service, economic development and operational and environmental efforts.

            CONTACT
            Edward Piscopo
            Regional Director, Economic Development
            edward.piscopo@exeloncorp.com
            (610) 458-3742
        • State of Pennsylvania
          • Department of Community and Economic Development

            The Keystone Innovation Zone program is funded through DCED. Companies and individuals can research financing opportunities and other DCED programs through this website.
        • Strategic Advisors
          • Ben Franklin Technology Partners/SEP

            The award-winning Ben Franklin Technology Partners (BFTP) is one of the nation’s longest-running technology-based economic development programs. For more than 25 years, BFTP has provided both early-stage and established companies with funding, business and technical expertise, and access to a network of innovative, expert resources. Ben Franklin Technology Partners’ goal is to accelerate technology development and commercialization in the state of Pennsylvania, and to create high-paying, sustainable jobs for Pennsylvanians.

            CONTACT
            Anthony Green, Ph.D.
            V.P. of Technology Commercialization: Life Sciences
            anthony@sep.benfranklin.org
            (215) 972-6700



          • Chester County Economic Development Council

            Chester County Economic Development Council (CCEDC) is a private, non-profit economic development organization that has been nurturing economic growth in Chester County and the surrounding region for more than 50 years. The Council’s portfolio of business growth services includes: low-interest financing including SBA and USDA loan programs, business attraction, retention and expansion, workforce development and training, energy consulting, customized international business assistance, land and building site selection, brownfields consultation and remediation, urban redevelopment, and agricultural economic development. The Council also offers economic development services specifically designed for local municipalities and state-of-the art conference and training facilities in Eagleview.

            CONTACT
            Marybeth DiVincenzo
            Senior Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer
            mdivincenzo@cceconomicdevelopment.com
            (610) 321-8228
          • PECO Energy

            PECO, an energy delivery subsidiary of Exelon Corporation, is headquartered in Philadelphia. PECO is the largest electric and natural gas utility in Pennsylvania, serving approximately 1.6 million electric customers and 490,000 natural gas customers in southeastern Pennsylvania. Approximately 90% of PECO’s customers are residential and the remaining 10% are commercial and industrial. With a history of more than 100 years of service to the Greater Philadelphia region, PECO has a long-standing commitment to a culture of excellence. PECO’s safety performance is ranked among utilities as one of the best in the nation and the company has been widely recognized for its community service, economic development and operational and environmental efforts.

            CONTACT
            Edward Piscopo
            Regional Director, Economic Development
            edward.piscopo@exeloncorp.com
            (610) 458-3742
          • Pennsylvania BIO

            Pennsylvania Bio’s message is to ensure Pennsylvania is the global leader in the biosciences by creating a cohesive community that unites our biotechnology, medical device, diagnostic, pharmaceutical, research, and financial strengths.

            CONTACT
            Patrick Hayakawa
            Director, Member Relations
            phayakawa@pabio.org
            (610) 947-6800 x202
          • Unifeyed

            Unifeyed is a full service, online marketing company designed to help businesses increase their online visibility. Specializing in website design and programming, mobile applications and social networking, Unifeyed makes it easier for businesses to reach their customers through increased Internet presence. In addition, Unifeyed provides consulting services to help companies maintain and improve their IT infrastructure.

            CONTACT

            Geoffrey Moody

            Partner

            gmoody@unifeyed.com

        • Tax Credits
          • Job Creation Tax Credit

            The Job Creation Tax Credit Program (JCTC) was established for the purpose of securing job-creating
            economic development opportunities through the expansion of existing businesses and the attraction of
            economic development prospects to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

          • Keystone Innovation Zone (KIZ)

            An incentive program that provides tax credits to for-profit companies less than eight years old, operating within specific targeted industries within the boundaries of a Keystone Innovation Zone (KIZ) Program. With a total pool of up to $25 million in tax credits available to KIZ companies annually, the KIZ tax credit program significantly contributes to the ability of young KIZ companies to transition through the stages of growth.

          • MVM Associates

            MVM Associates, Inc’s business model incorporates the selling of tradable Pennsylvania Tax Credits – Keystone Innovation Zone (KIZ), Research and Development (R&D), Film, Neighborhood Assistance Program (NAP) and Enterprise Zone (EZ) – and obtaining buyers for those credits. With over 25 years of combined experience in providing and educating hundreds of clients about various state incentives and programs, MVM has been able to provide businesses with opportunities to expand their products or services and increase business growth by working together to evaluate the various state programs that best match their company’s need. MVM provides professional service and exceptional follow through producing end results with successful outcomes and awards.

            CONTACT
            Michael McCann
            President
            mikem@mvmgrants.com
            (215) 540-8463
          • Research and Development (R&D)








            OVERVIEW


            Allows companies holding qualifying Research and Development Tax Credits to apply for approval to sell those tax credits and assign them to the buyer(s).

            GUIDELINES


            Click for guidelines.

            USES


            Applied research and development expenditures

            FUNDING


            10% tax credit of company’s increased research and development expenses over a base period (prorated to not exceed $15 million annual cap for all businesses); Up to 20% of total pool set aside for small businesses.
        • Technology
          • Delaware County Community College

            Delaware County Community College is the center of educational opportunity in Delaware and Chester counties in southeastern Pennsylvania.

            CONTACTS
            Karen Kozachyn
            Dean, Workforce Development and Community Education
            kkozachyn@dccc.edu
            (610) 359-5362

          • Evolve IP

            Evolve IP is a Communications as a Service (CaaS) provider that has created a new way for businesses to buy, manage, and secure the technologies that they use to communicate. Our unique approach represents an unequaled option in the market for companies to turn their vital communications technologies into a competitive advantage. With a broad range of expertise in the areas of Managed Telephony, Hosted Applications, Managed Networks, and Security & Compliance, Evolve IP can partner with businesses of all sizes to provide a complete outsourced solution or an augmentation of a current infrastructure.

            CONTACT
            Guy Fardone
            COO and General Manager
            gfardone@evolveip.net
            (610) 230-0210

          • Penn State Great Valley

            Penn State Great Valley School of Graduate Professional Studies extends the resources and reputation of one of the nation’s leading research universities to suburban Philadelphia. Penn State Great Valley delivers outstanding graduate degree programs, professional development courses, and conference planning services.

            Forty-four full-time and sixty-nine part-time faculty members teach valuable practical skills, share cutting-edge knowledge, and work with corporate, government, and educational neighbors to address real-world problems and enhance employee performance.

            Great Valley’s location just west of Philadelphia, near Route 202 and other major highways, makes the campus convenient to most working professionals in southeastern Pennsylvania. More than 1,900 students are enrolled in convenient evening and Saturday classes, earning master’s degrees or certificates in:

            • Engineering and Information Science

            • Finance

            • Leadership Development

            • MBA Programs


            CONTACTS
            Phillip A. Laplante, CSDP, PE, PhD
            Professor of Software Engineering
            plaplante@ psu.edu
            (610) 725-5314
          • Pennsylvania BIO

            Pennsylvania Bio’s message is to ensure Pennsylvania is the global leader in the biosciences by creating a cohesive community that unites our biotechnology, medical device, diagnostic, pharmaceutical, research, and financial strengths.

            CONTACT
            Patrick Hayakawa
            Director, Member Relations
            phayakawa@pabio.org
            (610) 947-6800 x202
          • Unifeyed

            Unifeyed is a full service, online marketing company designed to help businesses increase their online visibility. Specializing in website design and programming, mobile applications and social networking, Unifeyed makes it easier for businesses to reach their customers through increased Internet presence. In addition, Unifeyed provides consulting services to help companies maintain and improve their IT infrastructure.

            CONTACT

            Geoffrey Moody

            Partner

            gmoody@unifeyed.com

          • Villanova University

            Villanova University College of Engineering

             

            CONTACTS
            Gary Gabriele (Co-Chair)
            Drosdick Endowed Dean, College of Engineering
            gary.gabriele@villanova.edu
            (610) 519-5860

          • West Chester University

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            Monica Zimmerman, PhD, CPA
            Director, Cottrell Entrepreneurial Leadership Center
            Associate Professor of Management
            College of Business and Public Affairs
            mzimmerman@wcupa.edu
            (610) 738-0451
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            Widener University is a metropolitan university that combines academic quality, career preparation, and community service. The educational goal at Widener is to connect the curricula to social issues through civic engagement, and to combine dynamic teaching and personal attention with active scholarship and experiential learning. A comprehensive university, Widener offers liberal arts and sciences and professional programs that grant associates, baccalaureate, masters, and doctoral degrees. Most Widener students come from the Philadelphia metropolitan area, and most alumni remain in the region after they graduate, serving the Philadelphia metropolitan area professionally, and contributing to the social, economic, and civic welfare of the region.

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            Fred Akl, PhD, PE
            Dean of Engineering
            faakl@widener.edu
            (610) 499-4038
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