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Pitch Perfect: Smart Talk Panel Explores Dos and Don'ts of Communications Strategies
[January 13, 2014]

Pitch Perfect: Smart Talk Panel Explores Dos and Don'ts of Communications Strategies

PHILADELPHIA --(Business Wire)--

Many great products or ideas never make it to the marketplace because of faulty communications strategies. On January 16, the University City Science Center will explore the dos and don'ts of pitch and communications strategies for startups in the cleantech and energy efficiency sectors during a Satellite Quorum Smart Talk: Energy Matters program at the Philadelphia Navy Yard.

An expansion of the Science Center's successful Quorum program, Satellite Quorum is offering programming in partnership with the Energy Efficient Buildings (EEB) Hub that plugs entrepreneurs into the cleantech and advanced energy retrofit industries and connects them with the people and resources necessary to grow their startups.

Laurie Actman, Deputy Director at the EEB Hub will moderate a panel of diverse professionals who will share their expertise in developing effective strategies that can capture - and keep the attention of funders, customers and the press. Panelists include Cassandra Bailey, Principal Slice Communications; Alvin Lavoie, Recruitment Lead, CleanTech Open, Philadelphia Hub; Ellen Lutz, President & CEO, Clean Markets; and Ellen Weber, Executive Director, Robin Hood Ventures.

Satellite Quorum's Smart Talk: Energy Matters programming gives startup and growing companies alook at best practices and business strategies from industry leaders in the region.

Smart Talk: Energy Matters Agenda
8:30 a.m. - Registration, networking & continental breakfast
9:00 a.m. - Panel discussion followed by Q&A
10:00 a.m. - Adjourn

There is no charge for the event which will take place in Building 101, Suite 310 at the Navy Yard, the current home of the EEB Hub. Space is limited and advance registration is required. Online registration is available at:

About the Science Center

The University City Science Center is a dynamic hub for technology, innovation, and entrepreneurship in the Greater Philadelphia region. It provides lab space, office space, business incubation, programming, and support services for entrepreneurs, start-ups, and growing and established companies. The Science Center was the first, and remains the largest, urban research park in the United States. Graduate organizations and current residents of the University City Science Center's Port business incubators have created more than 15,000 jobs that remain in the Greater Philadelphia region today and contribute more than $9 billion to the regional economy annually. The Science Center is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2013. For more information about the Science Center, go to

Quorum, a strategic initiative of the Science Center, unites the region's entrepreneurship and innovation communities and offers programming to connect entrepreneurs to investors, advice and resources. Since Quorum launched in May 2011, 15,000+ people have attended more than 250 events, programs and meetings at Quorum at 3711 Market Street. Satellite Quorum at The Navy Yard is the first expansion of the Science Center's "clubhouse" for entrepreneurs.

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