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Startup Advising and Mentoring

The Baiada Institute provides Drexel entrepreneurs with access to individuals that can assist at any stage of a startup's life. Our Advising and Mentoring Programs “amp up” the entrepreneur's abilities and help accelerate their learning, venture progress, and skill development. These programs are designed to provide student, recent graduate, and alumni entrepreneurs with access to experienced individuals who can provide advice and mentoring as they develop new ideas and launch startups.

Current Programs

The Baiada Institute's Entrepreneurship Advising and Mentoring Programs include:

  • Startup Advisory Committee - A standing program that runs Wednesdays on campus. This program, comprised of experienced professionals, entrepreneurs and freelancers, meets with prospective and current student and alumni entrepreneurs to provide them with advice and guidance on their ideas. This program is designed as a “team mentoring” model where the entrepreneur presents in front of multiple individuals and is given feedback in a dynamic and interactive forum.
  • StartupTree Match - “StartupTree Match” is a university-wide database of experienced entrepreneurs and industry experts that provide high quality advice and mentorship to Drexel student, faculty, and alumni ventures. Facilitated through an online platform called StartupTree, this program is available to all Drexel students and serves as an access point to deep industry knowledge and startup experience with the goal of making Drexel-affiliated ventures more successful. Meetings may be in-person or virtual.
  • Entrepreneur-in-Residence Program – comprised of highly-qualified individuals who work in our incubator on a semi-regular basis to work with our startup community. These individuals often serve as “Lead Mentors” and act as the key contact for the venture’s entrepreneur(s) between mentoring sessions.
  • Entrepreneurship co-op Mentoring - designated donors to the entrepreneurship co-op program may choose to also mentor students who are awarded their specific gift.

Students, want to learn more? Just fill out this form with your contact info and the details of your request.