Innovation Engagement Speaker Series

We have changed things up a bit for this seasons Independence/Jefferson Speaker Series. With the combined teamwork of Jefferson and Independence we have planned 3 speaker series ½ day sessions beginning on October 19th. These sessions will be held at the IBX Center for Health Care Innovation, (1700 Market Street, 7th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19103). The last session's location is currently pending; check back for updates.

Movers, shakers and money-makers are coming to Jefferson to be a part of our creative culture through the Innovation Engagement Speaker Series. They’ll share insights and experiences on innovation, regional resources, startups, venture capital and more.

Come be inspired! All members of the Jefferson and IBX community are welcome. 

Register to attend any or all of the Speaker Series events by emailing:
(Registration is not required but strongly encouraged.)

Past speaker engagements and presentations can be found via the Programs & Events Archives quick-link to the left.

Independence Jefferson Winter 2016 Speaker Series
GC698: Innovation Engagement (1 Credit)


Wednesday, October 19, 2016 | Noon - 4:30 PM

The IBX Center for Health Care Innovation

Ideate with JeffDesign

Spend a half day with JeffDESIGN's out-of–the-box thinkers Dr. Bon Ku, Julie Guinn, and Dr. Rob Pugliese, learning how to communicate, test and refine ideas. Through hands on activities and lively discussions, you’ll learn how to make your ideas tangible, identify critical, testable assumptions and develop experiments to rapidly validate and improve them. You’ll leave with a powerful new set of tools for developing ideas and de-risking innovation.


Tuesday, November 15, 2016 | Noon - 4:30 PM

The IBX Center for Health Care Innovation

Iterate with NextFab

In this workshop, meet some of the most amazing and important “rubber meets the road” guys who iterate ideas toward a higher degree of completion. NextFab founder, Dr. Evan Malone, and project managers Matt Bell and Matt Garfield will walk you through what it means to fabricate and prototype your ideas in real time.


Tuesday, November 29, 2016 | Time TBD

Location TBD


Innovating and commercialization runs deep in the blood of these two dynamic, successful entrepreneurs/venture capitalists. Barbara Schilberg, founding CEO of BioAdvance, and Osagie Imasogie, serial entrepreneur, Senior Managing Partner and Founder of Phoenix IP Ventures have been the tip of the sword in the Philadelphia vanguard of investors. Come hear from them on the history and the future of venture capital form their unique, grounded perspective, and see if their worlds could intersect with yours at this signature event.