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ic@3401: the largest group of funded, early-stage tech companies in Philadelphia.


ic@3401 is the largest group of funded, early-stage tech companies in Philadelphia. Located at the intersection of academic, business & civic interest in Philadelphia's Innovation District, our space and our community are designed to increase your entrepreneurial and business acumen. By joining our vetted community, you join a group of diverse entrepreneurs that want to build their high-growth startups, but do not want to go it alone. 

Designed for teams of 2 to 6, we do not penalize you for growing your team. Becoming a member of the ic@3401 community connects you to the experts, investors, and resources you need to develop your project, find product-market fit, and accelerate your business.

As a partnership between Drexel University and the Science Center, ic@3401 allows members to tap into the creative minds of academia and industry. Located at uCity Square, in the heart of University City’s innovation district, members benefit from close access to the SEPTA’s subway (above 34th Street Station), trolley and regional rail lines, and Amtrak’s 30th Street Station. Powering yourself? Bike racks are conveniently located around the building. 

The location is in the University City KIZ which gives early stage companies access to sellable tax credits of up to $100,000 annually. 

ic@3401 members also benefit from proximity to restaurants, coffee shops, and programming at spaces like Quorum and the Microsoft Reactor.

Members have access to monthly events, resources, and experts as well as shared amenities in the space – caffeinated beverages, snacks, printing, shared conference rooms, etc…


Innovation Districts

University City is a model of the national trend in Innovation Districts as described in the Brookings Institution report: Rise of Innovation Districts

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Cited in "Innovation Spaces: The New Design of Work"

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Interested in being a part of the collaborative work space? Apply to join the ic@3401.

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Member companies gain access to additional programs, including:

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