The nexus of Drexel’s student startup community is the Laurence A. Baiada Institute for Entrepreneurship. Not only does it serve as the startup incubator for Drexel students and recent graduates launching new ventures, but it also offers many experiential opportunities for the Drexel startup community such as competitions designed to test ideas, programming to help accelerate progress, facilitated connections to the regional entrepreneurship ecosystem, and a robust “MentorHub Program” which connects current and future entrepreneurs (Mentees) with a diverse array of dedicated professionals who offer hands-on mentoring and advising.
What is the MentorHub Program?
The MentorHub Program seeks to connect qualified Mentors to students that need valuable personal insights, idea feedback and professional perspectives that are so important to their progress and future success. A Mentor can help accelerate learning, venture progress, and skill development; a Mentor can provide specific advice and guidance; and a Mentor can introduce valuable networking connections. Conversely, becoming a Mentor in our MentorHub Program provides experienced professionals with the ability to give back, to stay connected to innovative ideas, to be part of the university ecosystem, and to grow their own network.
"Access to mentors was the most valuable part of my experience at the Baiada Institute; not just for the insightful conversations but also for the ability to leverage the depth of their experience and network connections. For me, personally, the most meaningful outcome was the genuine relationship that formed between me and my mentor. That relationship was more valuable than the knowledge capital I gained." - Dan McCartan of ADH Do