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News & Announcements

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.

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Entrepreneurship Courses Open to All Drexel Students This Fall

July 25, 2014

Close School course offerings focus on infusing entrepreneurship into all academic disciplines.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Baiada Institute Biowall Guy Goes International

June 25, 2014

Collin Cavote finds inspiration, funding for his carbon-scrubbing biowalls in the City of Lights.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Spor Chargers Poised for Launch (With Your Help)

May 27, 2014

Founders of all-in-one solar charger find inspiration in water, crowd funding.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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"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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Baiada Announces Concept Paper Competition Winners

February 24, 2014

This year, 70 teams submitted entries for a coveted spot in the top three.

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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.

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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. 

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