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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
  • Mentorship
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News

Diverse Entrepreneurs in Action

March 07, 2022

Meet Kimberly McGlonn, the founder and CEO of Grant BLVD. Kimberly was featured on our Diverse Entrepreneurs In Action panel where she shared her story about launching a business during the Covid-19 pandemic, her passion for helping others, and her journey to becoming a successful entrepreneur. Kimberly shared unique insights into her journey from teacher to entrepreneur and 6 key factors that go into making a successful entrepreneur.


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Five Tips for a Perfect Pitch

March 01, 2022
As an entrepreneur understanding your business inside and out is very important when crafting the perfect pitch. Whether you plan on pursuing funding, partaking in competitions, or presenting to potential investors, having a solid pitch will be what sets you apart from the plethora of other businesses. Creating a successful pitch takes more than just time, planning, and practice. You have to be dedicated to the business, know your role, and most importantly, you have to know your audience. Read the infographic below to see how you can level up your pitch and come out on top after your next presentation!
 
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Black Entrepreneurs Firsts That Paved The Way

February 02, 2022
February is Black history month and we want to share stories of successful Black entrepreneurs that paved the way for future generations through their hard work and innovative thinking. It is stories like these that show courage in starting a business and thinking like an entrepreneur. The entrepreneurs featured below took steps that were not taken by others before them, and became an inspiration an example of success to many entrepreneurs in the Black community. Whether they worked from the ground up to become a successful CEO or to become the first Black millionaire and even billionaire! Their stories are perfect examples that anyone can become a successful entrepreneur through dedication, hard work, and a passion for what they do.
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Black Owned Businesses in Philadelphia

January 16, 2022

Supporting black businesses is a continual effort, it helps to empower the community, their families, and honor black culture. One of the many people that helped pave a path to success for the black owned businesses of today is Martin Luther King Jr.. Today we see so many outstanding examples from black owned businesses, it’s hard to pick just a few of whom to shine a spotlight. Below is an infographic highlighting 5 black owned businesses in Philadelphia that deserve to be recognized for their hard work, innovative thinking, and continued service in the community!

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Startups - Pitch - Compete - Scale - the Importance of Funding

January 11, 2022

Many businesses start with a great idea, innovative thinking, and a passionate entrepreneurial spirit - but it takes more than that to make a startup work. It takes funding. 

Funding helps startups scale, gain access to better talent and resources, and grow to the point where they can begin to attract venture capital as well as more knowledgeable investors. Programs like the Drexel Startups Fund help young entrepreneurs by not only giving them access to funding but provide other important benefits such as mentoring, incubator space, and introductions to angel and venture capital funding from the university’s alumni network.

 

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