Article via Philadelphia Magazine

The Microsoft Reactor, Philly’s newest innovation space, officially launched last week and it’s already proving to be in a league of its own.

That’s according to Tiffanie Stanard, founder and CEO of the web-based grants search engine Stimulus, the Microsoft Reactor’s only “startup in residence.”

The Reactor has been home base for the Stimulus team since the facility’s soft launch during the Democratic National Convention last July. The team has used the space to grow its online search engine that connects community organizations with companies looking to offer grants and sponsorships.

But in addition to providing a work space, Stanard says that Microsoft as a company brings so much more to the region. “Sometimes when you think of a company like Microsoft, you forget that it has so many offerings besides office software like Windows,” she said. Programs and tools like the government and city tech initiative Microsoft CityNext, the Microsoft Surface Pro and Microsoft’s mixed reality system the Hololens are resources available to the community through the Reactor.

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