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  1. Graphene Frontiers Featured on Motherboard

    January 2015

    Getting a physical is a pain. Wouldn’t it be nicer if you didn’t have to give up two vials of blood and wait a few weeks to find out if there’s something horribly wrong with your body? What if instead you could run 100 tests with just a single drop of blood?  That’s the (admittedly…

  2. MobileOptx CEO Jodi Cook Interviewed for MedCity News

    October 2014

    A medical device entrepreneur with several years experience working with medical device startups has collaborated with a couple of physicians to develop a way to attach the  smartphones to endoscopes to give physicians more mobility when they use these medical devices. In a phone interview with MedCity News, MobileOptx CEO Jodi Cook talked about some…

  3. Rescufy App Speeds Information to EMS During Emergencies

    April 2014

    David Edwards, MBA, is Director of Major Gifts at the Perelman School of Medicine and the brains behind the new app Rescufy, winner of Penn’s “AppItUP” mobile application idea challenge.  The challenge, organized by Penn’s Center for Technology Transfer (CTT) and UPstart, CTT’s business incubator, gathered the best app ideas from throughout the Penn community…

  4. Pennvention First Round Apps due 2/13

    February 2014

    Pennvention is accepting Round 1 applications until Thursday, February 13th. With over $20,000 this year in cash and development prizes and incredible mentorship resources, Pennvention will help students turn their tech ideas into a reality.

  5. Karina Sotnik and Michael Poisel discuss AppItUP with Technology Transfer Tactics

    January 2014

    A growing number of universities are becoming involved in the commercialization of mobile apps, and the University of Pennsylvania has come up with a great way to jump-start those efforts. The school recently held its first app challenge, “AppItUP.” The challenge involved uncovering the most promising mobile app ideas and then connecting presenters with both investors and development partners.

  6. IP Group Signs Pilot IP Commercialization Agreement with the University of Pennsylvania

    December 2013

    IP Group plc (LSE: IPO), the developer of intellectual property based businesses, is delighted to announce that it has signed an IP commercialisation partnership with the University of Pennsylvania (“Penn” or “the University”) and the University’s Center for Technology Transfer’s UPstart company formation programme (“UPstart”). UPstart is critical for the advancement, development and commercialisation of Penn’s early stage technologies.

  7. The AppItUP Challenge Featured in the Daily Pennsylvanian

    October 2013

    The Center for Technology Transfer’s UPstart program is running its inaugural AppITUP Challenge with venture capital partners for idea evaluation and industry leading companies for prototype development. Applications, which are submitted through AppITUP’s website, close Oct. 20. “We are hoping to get all sorts of submissions — diversity is my key,” said Karina Sotnik, a senior consultant at UPstart and the program director of AppITUP. “I want to get a poetry app, or apps for emergency room doctors. Anything.”

  8. NovoBioPharma and UPstart to Collaborate to Commercialize Early Stage Life Science Technologies

    September 2013

    NovoBioPharma, a global biopharmaceutical firm with locations in Cambridge, MA, Delaware, and Philadelphia, and UPstart at the University of Pennsylvania announced today that they entered into a synergistic collaboration in which NovoBioPharma provides critical guidance and strategic direction to select life science UPstart companies embarking on the commercialization of early stage opportunities.

  9. UPstart Presents the AppItUP Challenge

    September 2013

    Over the past two weeks, hundreds of top coders camped out on Penn’s campus as the School of Engineering and Applied Science hosted its inaugural HACKfest, a series of app-coding and hardware building contests. But why should computer scientists have all the fun? For the rest of the Penn community, the AppItUP Challenge is a new mobile application design contest that will gather the best app ideas and help make them a reality by connecting aspiring designers with local venture capital firms and professional software developers.

  10. RightCare Solutions Featured in Readmissions News

    July 2013

    A perfect storm is brewing in the healthcare industry…Even as hospitals and healthcare providers work to fend off growing penalties for high readmission rates, dark and foreboding clouds loom on the horizon. The generation that brought you Woodstock, Happy Days, and Disco Music now brings you the largest retirement population in history.

  11. RightCare Solutions Assesses 30,000th Patient for Risk of Readmission

    July 2013

    In its mission to lower potentially preventable 30- and 60-day readmissions, RightCare Solutions, Inc., an evidence-based technology organization specializing in hospital care transitions and readmission management, announced today that it has screened its 30,000th patient through the D2S2 Care Transitions software platform.

  12. UPstart and CytoVas Interviewed by China Business Network

    April 2013

    Philadelphia’s simplistic history of relying mainly on resource extraction and processing or traditional manufacturing has been transformed under the drive of the American economy to a mixed business model including high-tech industries, modern services, and other industries.

  13. MedCity News Reports on CytoVas-Becton Dickinson Alliance

    April 2013

    CytoVas, a diagnostics company in University of Pennsylvania’s UPStart incubator program in its Center for Technology Transfer has forged an alliance with a division of diagnostic company Becton Dickinson (NYSE: BDX) to advance a blood-based diagnostic to determine personal risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke.