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Welcome to SPARK Metro!


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Thursday, November 14 | 5:30pm - 8:30pm
Welcome and Competition Kick-Off

Friday, November 15 | 8:00am - 6:00pm
Day 2 Overview, Continue Ideating, and Final Pitches



  • A laptop
  • Identification


  • Day 1: Casual attire
  • Day 2: Dress professionally or bring professional clothes to change into for your presentation


To learn how to sign up for SPARK, contact your university's contact listed below.

Drexel University
Hugh Johnson

Haverford College
Shayna Nickel

Temple University
Caroline Burkholder
Rebecca Collins

University of Pennsylvania
Maria Andrews

Villanova University
Julia Baldassarre
Liesel Schwarz

Industry Partners


Comcast Cable is one of the United States’ largest video, high-speed internet, and phone providers to residential customers under the Xfinity brand, and also provides these services to businesses.

Representative(s): Tom Ciarlone
Subject Matter Expert(s): Neil Webb, Christine Ng

Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce

The Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia brings area businesses and civic leaders together to promote growth and create opportunity in our region. Our members represent eleven counties, three states, and roughly 600,000 employees from thousands of member companies and organizations.


Subject Matter Expert(s): Neil Webb, Laura George


Merck is a leading global biopharmaceutical company that has been inventing for life for more than a century, bringing forward medicines and vaccines for many of the world’s most challenging diseases. Through our prescription medicines, vaccines, biologic therapies and animal health products, we work with customers and operate in more than 140 countries to deliver innovative health solutions.

Representative(s): Steve Mongiardo
Subject Matter Expert(s): Bob Patullo, Deanna Katchur


Honeywell is a Fortune 100 company that invents and manufactures technologies to address tough challenges linked to global macrotrends such as safety, security, and energy. With approximately 110,000 employees worldwide, including more than 19,000 engineers and scientists, we have an unrelenting focus on quality, delivery, value, and technology in everything we make and do.

Representative(s): Steve Coladonato
Subject Matter Expert(s): Mark Nielsen, Victor Magar

University of Pennsylvania

The University of Pennsylvania is one of the oldest universities in America and, as a member of the Ivy League, one of the most prestigious institutions of higher learning in all the world.

Representative(s): Anne Papageorge
Subject Matter Expert(s): Pete Kalish, Patrick Moloney, Christopher Konen

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