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An Incubator and Resource for Drexel Entrepreneurs

Services for Student Startups

Every Startup Needs Help

We offer all entrepreneurs at Drexel an array of resources to help make your idea into a reality.

Legal Resources

Legal Help

Every entrepreneur needs access to legal resources to help create their startup.

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Networking

Networking

Entrepreneurs know that nothing gets accomplished alone. Join our community.

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Funding

Funding

We're committed to helping Drexel student entrepreneurs secure funding.

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Join the Community of Drexel Startups

Meet Our Entrepreneurs

We are home to a dozen active, student and alumni-run companies and organizations. Come see what we do.

Current Companies

Current Companies

Meet the student entrepreneurs incubating in the Baiada Institute.

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Join Baiada

Join Baiada

Want to incubate your company in the Baiada Institute? Let us know.

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Baiada Alumni

Baiada Alumni

See what some of our companies have gone on to accomplish.

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Mentorship for Students and Alumni

Get Advice from Industry Leaders

Connect with mentors and Close School faculty who can help guide your next venture.

Meet the Mentors

Meet the Mentors

Our mentors are available to counsel student entrepreneurs through a range of issues.

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Schedule a Meeting

Schedule a Meeting

Need help vetting an idea? Want an expert's opinion? Get in touch with us.

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Advice and Resources

Advice and Resources

Work in the center of Drexel University's entrepreneurship ecosystem.

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Join Drexel's Entrepreneurship Ecosystem

Network, Learn and Grow

Be a part of our vibrant community of entrepreneurs.

News

News

See what our student entrepreneurs are up to.

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Competitions

Competitions

Compete for prizes, resources and services, or a spot in our incubator.

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Build Your Community

Build Your Community

We run events and socials that are designed to help you network.

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About Us

The Baiada Institute is the cradle of entrepreneurship at Drexel University. Open to all students, Baiada provides student entrepreneurs like you the physical space, mentoring, and resources to start your first (or next) big thing.

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  • Student Companies
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News

A Fireside Chat with goPuff

January 11, 2021

Drexel alumni and Co-Founders of goPuff, Yakir Gola and Rafael Ilishayev Drexel class of ‘15, were able to dive deep into their entrepreneurial journey during their fireside chat with Drexel University’s host, the Charles D. Close School of Entrepreneurship, on December 3rd. They discussed the unique values instilled in them by their first-generation American backgrounds, the story behind goPuff, the challenges they faced as startup co-founders, and their goals for the company’s future. 

 
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Startup Fest 2020 Recap

November 06, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed how we experience the 2020 fall semester for all of us at Drexel University, but in the spirit of entrepreneurship, we innovated. From October 27 - 29, Drexel’s Charles D. Close School of Entrepreneurship hosted its largest entrepreneurial event of the year, Startup Fest. The event brought together students, alumni, staff, entrepreneurs, and mentors for a three-day virtual event packed full of exciting competitions, educational sessions, and fun entrepreneurship based games.

 
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Finding Solutions For Systemic Inequality And Helping The Next Generation Of Social Entrepreneurs

September 18, 2020

When asked to picture an entrepreneur, you’ll most likely conjure an image of a founder of one of the technology companies from Silicon Valley creating breakthrough products and paradigm shifts. But entrepreneurship covers more than just corporate and new venture creation. The lesser-known brother of the three entrepreneurship concentrations covers developing better communities and lives through what is called social entrepreneurship.


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Entrepreneurs and COVID-19 - Solving Problems of Today For A Better Tomorrow

July 31, 2020

A pandemic like COVID-19 has adverse effects on the economy and development of businesses. However, innovators and entrepreneurs who think outside the box can help develop the technologies and solutions that will have a lasting and positive impact in the post-pandemic climate. This pandemic has helped rapidly advance industries across the board and has sped up technological innovation across the world. In times of uncertainty, innovation helps us overcome many of the current challenges we face - and there is no one more capable in rising to the challenge than our future entrepreneurs. 

 
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Scaling & Growth - 6 Ways To Take Your Business To The Next Level

July 22, 2020

Scaling a business is tough, but it gives you the opportunity to support growth in your company. Without the proper training and know-how, growing a business can be extremely difficult, but with the proper training and knowledge, any entrepreneur can take their business to the next level. Taking classes at the Charles D. Close School of Entrepreneurship such as Managing Entrepreneurial Growth and Building Entrepreneurial Teams can help tie in all the essential skills and knowledge required to grow a venture from the ground up. Managing Entrepreneurial Growth will give you an overview of all the important aspects of building your business while helping you to develop the best plan of action to scale and grow. While most people think scaling and growth are two sides of the same coin, there is one key difference. Scaling refers to an increase in revenue without increasing the company's production cost, while growth is equatable to an increase in revenue - but also an increase in spending to get there. 

 
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