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Business & Entrepreneurship

Vote For This Drexel Student-Run Company to be Named the Coolest College Startup

March 15, 2017

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Boost Linguistics, a student-run startup company housed in Drexel’s Baiada Institute for Entrepreneurship, has been nominated for Inc. magazines Coolest College Startup contest. The March Madness-style business bracket pits 16 startups run by students from colleges and universities across the country, from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business to the University of Michigan to, yes, Drexel University.

With the first round of voting completing tomorrow, you can vote as many times as you wish for Boost Linguistics to make it to the next round — and, hopefully, take the championship! — by clicking here. At the time of publication, the company was pitted against a startup from Penn — and was winning with 70 percent of the 1,500 votes. In addition to scooping up bragging rights for life and a great marketing tool for a fledging startup, the winning startup will receive two free tickets to next year's Inc. GrowCo Conference

Boost Linguistics, which is a recipient of the Close School’s entrepreneurship co-op, created a machine learning platform designed to help writers create marketing content such as articles, blogs and social media posts. The application editing tool analyzes text to make each writing piece emotionally charged through powerful word recommendations. 

Business student Ethan Bresnahan, an entrepreneurship major in the LeBow College of Business, cofounded the startup along with Jeff Nowak ’16 and Alexandra Dodson, a communications major in the College of Arts and Sciences. The company was started to improve the way businesses write marketing material.

The nomination for Boost Linguistics comes a few months after the company won $5,000 as a third-place winner in the Close School of Entrepreneurship’s Drexel Startup Day, as previously covered on the Drexel News Blog.