Nonprofit Aahana Takes Cues From the United Nations with New Dialogue Series
October 17, 2014
Aahana Founder Rina Patel targets Philadelphia for new awareness campaign.
The Best of Times: Student Tech Guru Sounds Off On Smartwatch Influx
September 25, 2014
Startup Co-founder and ELLC Mentor Nigel Coelho says the future of wearable tech is worth watching.
The Wanderlust of Edward Reybitz
September 22, 2014
Ed Reybitz, a partner in 215 Marketing, left his native Brazil at age 5. He hasn’t stopped moving since.
Trio of Entrepreneurship Co-op Students Disrupt Business as Usual
September 15, 2014
For Benjamin Melman, Collin Cavote and Maria Allison, launching their ventures means more than just turning a profit. It means changing minds.
Chuck Sacco Finds Goodness in the Gray
September 11, 2014
Renaissance Man Chuck Sacco never saw the world in black and white. It’s the colors in between that matter most.
Event Planning App Makes a Power Play
September 08, 2014
From the ice to the iPhone, eventuosity founder and Drexel alum Justin Panzer has always found inspiration in organization.
Winning with Professor Salas
August 28, 2014
Damian Salas makes one thing clear to his students: If you take one of his classes, you’re going to do amazing things.
Duo of Drexel Entrepreneurs Hope to Start B-Corp Revolution in Philadelphia
August 21, 2014
Maria Allison and Nicole Koedyker, co-founders of Forsei Consulting, are helping to create a new class of socially conscious entrepreneurs.
Jon Vogel's #Motivation
August 15, 2014
The co-founder of 215 Marketing, currently incubating the Baiada Institute, shares the story behind his love of inspirational quotes.
'I’m Sorry to Hear' Welcomed into Project Liberty Digital Incubator
August 05, 2014
Founded by Drexel grad Rachel Zeldin, the former Baiada Institute company is touted as the "TripAdvisor of funeral planning."
Greek Solutions Graduates to Center City Space
July 25, 2014
Co-founder Shaw Levin looks back as his company moves on from the Baiada Institute.
Entrepreneurship Courses Open to All Drexel Students This Fall
July 25, 2014
Close School course offerings focus on infusing entrepreneurship into all academic disciplines.
TechGirlz Take Over
July 11, 2014
TechGirlz, a nonprofit aimed at closing the gender gap in the technology world, partnered with the Close School to host its third annual summer camp for girls interested in tech careers.
Shazam Co-founder Advocates Entrepreneurship Education, the Power of the Pivot
July 09, 2014
Philip Inghelbrecht shares lessons learned in the trenches of Silicon Valley.
Behind the Scenes with Five Five Collective
July 08, 2014
Max Goldberg and Dan Leung, recent Drexel graduates and founders of video production company Five Five Collective, discuss working on projects with the Close School and their own path to entrepreneurship.
Close School Announces New Baiada Institute for Entrepreneurship Website
June 30, 2014
The incubation arm of the Close School translates its groundbreaking work incubating student and alumni ventures into an interactive online resource center.
Silverman Family Endows Professorship Honoring Close School Dean
June 25, 2014
Two-time Drexel alumnus Stanley W. Silverman '69, '74 and his wife, Jackie, have donated $2 million to endow The Silverman Family Professor of Entrepreneurial Leadership.
Baiada Institute Biowall Guy Goes International
June 25, 2014
Collin Cavote finds inspiration, funding for his carbon-scrubbing biowalls in the City of Lights.
We Are Risk-Takers, We Are Fearless and We Are Starters
June 23, 2014
Entrepreneurship Living-Learning Community Mentor Nigel Coelho reflects on the ELLC's inaugural class.
It's All About Timing for Freshman Entrepreneur Ni Min
June 09, 2014
This multilingual Drexel freshman could have waited until college to study abroad. Instead, she did it at 15.
Thank You, Drexel: Senior Skyler Logsdon Looks Back
June 03, 2014
Graduating senior Skyler Logsdon has always known how to work the angles. Even if he didn’t see them coming.
Spor Chargers Poised for Launch (With Your Help)
May 27, 2014
Founders of all-in-one solar charger find inspiration in water, crowd funding.
Student Entrepreneur Bill Ho No Stranger to Hard Work, Hogwarts
May 22, 2014
Ho may say he’s "hardheaded," but the China native majoring in chemical engineering has a soft spot for Drexel's entrepreneurship community.
Drexel University's Charles D. Close School of Entrepreneurship Launches Bachelor's Degree, Minors
May 20, 2014
With the launch of undergraduate degrees, the Close School becomes the first freestanding school of entrepreneurship in nation to offer its own degrees.
Future CEO Sheldon Chen Doesn't Give Up
May 16, 2014
The environmental engineering major and ELLC member hopes to follow in the footsteps of his entrepreneurial father.
Drexel Folk Hero Will Cartwright Talks Softly and Carries a Big Oar
May 12, 2014
Will Cartwright rows crew and he probably works harder than you. Maybe it has to do with those entrepreneurial genes.
"Kegg" Mobile App Declared Winner of 2014 Ian J. Berg Business Plan Competition
May 09, 2014
Created by Dan Eberhart and Jonathan McDaniel, Kegg is a networking service that connects college students to local events via a private, college-only environment.
Up Close and Personal: Naa Dedei Coleman
May 08, 2014
The freshman psychology major wants to change the world. And she sees the Close School as the perfect training ground to make it happen.
Entrepreneurship in Action: ELLC Students Join in Delaware River Cleanup
May 07, 2014
Members of the living-learning community joined with United By Blue to help clean Penn Treaty Park, and got a lesson in how entrepreneurship can spur social change.
ELLC's Chris Rocco Can't Stop Thinking About the Next Big Thing
May 02, 2014
Now a rising entrepreneur, Chris Rocco wasn't sure what he wanted to do after high school. Then a talk with his father changed everything.
Ian J. Berg Business Plan Competition Finalists Selected
April 25, 2014
The six teams chosen will present their business plans to a panel of judges on May 8.
Working For Yourself Can Pay Off (Especially on Co-op)
April 22, 2014
The Close School’s first batch of Entrepreneurship Co-op students trade insights and speak prolonged success.
Entrepreneur Allison Murphy Makes Her Own Opportunities
April 17, 2014
From princess to maturing impresario, Allison Murphy has worn many hats. She recently added entrepreneur to her wardrobe. It fits her well.
Celebrity Stylist Andy Paige Preaches Entrepreneurship, Empowerment
March 07, 2014
Celebrity stylist, budding fashion mogul and media darling Andy Paige stopped by Westphal’s URBN Annex Screening Room Wednesday to talk entrepreneurship.
Baiada Announces Concept Paper Competition Winners
February 24, 2014
This year, 70 teams submitted entries for a coveted spot in the top three.
Skyler Logsdon’s New App Nothing to Coif About
February 18, 2014
Thanks to Drexel LeBow senior Skyler Logsdon, the Close School of Entrepreneurship already has a connection at Facebook — and all it took was a bad haircut.
Close School Founding
January 30, 2013
Thanks to $12.5 million in recent gifts from the Charles and Barbara Close Foundation, Drexel University will establish the Charles D. Close School of Entrepreneurship, which will be one of a very small number of freestanding schools of entrepreneurship in the nation and the only one in Philadelphia.