From Congress, a Diverse Pair Boosts Tech Start-ups In S. Philly

From Congress, a diverse pair boosts tech start-ups in S. Philly

In 10 years, Cornell University Ph.D. Evan Malone has built NextFab into a for-profit chain of Philadelphia and Wilmington “makerspaces,” where high-tech materials scholars and start-up inventors pay to build stuff with 3-D printers and other digital machines. This week, Malone hosted a bipartisan mini-session of Congress at NextFab’s Washington Avenue flagship location in South Philadelphia.

U.S. Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester (D., Del.) reached out to a fellow freshman, Bucks County Republican Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick, to propose that the two build cred with grassroots manufacturers by using the occasion to promote the Startup Opportunity Accelerator Act.  The measure …

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