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Business & Entrepreneurship

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Alliance of Women Entrepreneurs Honors Drexel’s Donna De Carolis with Iris Newman Award

The Alliance of Women Entrepreneurs honored Donna De Carolis, dean of Drexel University’s Charles D. Close School of Entrepreneurship, with its Iris Newman Award. De Carolis received the award at AWE’s annual gala on Nov. 16 at the World Café Live. The Iris Newman award is presented annually to a woman who exhibits a trailblazing spirit, inspiring leadership and stalwart support for women in the entrepreneurial community.

LeBow College of Business student Roger Kfoury recently completed a co-op at Mars Drinks.

A Co-op Featuring Big Responsibilities at an Even Bigger Company

Roger Kfoury experienced the best of both worlds during his co-op at Mars Drinks: the work culture of a small family-owned company and the international brand recognition and opportunities. 
Stephen Mack, associate vice president of Procurement Services.

Q&A with Procurement's Stephen Mack

In every procurement job Stephen Mack has taken, he’s sought to bring the lesson learned at the start of his career to the world of higher education. At Drexel, Mack feels his ideas are finding a willing audience as he takes Procurement Services from a buying operation to one that shaves budget inefficiencies and even generates a little revenue.
Drexel student works on PMN app

Philadelphia Media Network and Drexel University Team Up on News App

Research suggests that the vast majority of young adults are interested in news, but most news apps and websites fail to meet their expectations. In a ground-breaking partnership between Drexel University and Philadelphia Media Network LLC, a cutting- edge social news app is being created by young adults with a primary goal of serving millennial audiences but with the needs of a wider array of users on mobile devices in mind. The partnership will lay the foundation for further external collaboration on research and development of PMN’s news products.

Student musicians play during a recent live case-study of the School of Rock in a LeBow College of Business marketing course. Photo by Susan Rinaldi.

This Course Rocks: Teaching the Importance of Performance

For a course designed around performance and business, a visit from the School of Rock proved to be just the right tune for one LeBow marketing class.
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Drexel to Host Startup Academy For Musical Entrepreneurs 

Before companies like Pandora, Spotify, and YouTube became household names, they were startup businesses that had to figure out their businesses in the complex worlds of music and technology. Of course, many ideas like this don’t get off the ground—and it’s not because they aren’t good ones. Drexel University and the Music Business Association (Music Biz) are trying to give these inklings of enterprising musical minds a fighting chance at getting noticed by training them in the ways of entrepreneurs at Philadelphia’s first Music Startup Academy.

Nearly 43,000 young people in Philadelphia are disconnected or disengaged from the work force.

One in Four Young Adults in Philadelphia Are “Disconnected” from Both Work and School

One in four people in Philadelphia between the ages of 18 and 24 are “disconnected” from the labor market – out of school and out of work – according to a new study from Drexel University’s Center for Labor Markets and Policy. Nationally, only 17.7 percent of the age group were disconnected. The report, released this month, was conducted by Paul Harrington, PhD, director of Drexel’s Center for Labor Markets and Policy, and Neeta Fogg, PhD, a labor economist in the Center

A football laying in the grass. Photo by RonAlmog (https://www.flickr.com/photos/ronalmog/3104856676/).

Q&A: Daniel Korschun on NFL Reputation Amid Cover-Up Allegations

Associate Professor Daniel Korschun discusses the business implications the NFL could be facing after an ESPN report  accused the league of a large-scale cover-up of a cheating scandal.
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Drexel and Michelin North American Partner in Connected Mobility Challenge

Drexel announced a new collaboration with Michelin North America to help find and develop new technologies that have the potential to impact people and their mobility, and change the transportation industry.

Starbright gameplay. Courtesy of Lunar Rabbit.

Reaching for the Stars in the Entrepreneurial Game Studio

Having recently released their game from Drexel’s Entrepreneurial Game Studio, a team made up mostly of women reflects on their game and the industry they hope to enter.
Mayor Michael Nutter speaking in the third Leadership Matters lecture. Photo by Natalie Shaak.

Mayor Nutter Talks Leadership, Determination at LeBow

Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter detailed the start of his run for mayor and what he considers vital to leadership as a part of a lecture series hosted by LeBow’s Institute for Strategic Leadership.
The StudyTree team after winning the Microsoft Imagine Cup United States Final, from left to right, Robyn Freedman, Ethan Keiser, and Phuoc Phan. Courtesy of Microsoft.

StudyTree in Global Finals of Microsoft Imagine Cup

The peer-to-peer tutoring app developed by a team of Drexel students is ready to compete on the top level of Microsoft’s annual student technology competition.