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If you're an entrepreneur, you know that nothing gets accomplished alone. The Baiada Institute is home to students, staff, and alumni that you can leverage as you work to get launched.  We run events and socials that are designed to help you network and work to build your community.

Resources at Drexel

The ExCITE Center

Drexel University's Expressive and Creative Interaction Technologies (ExCITe) Center is a hub for enabling teams of faculty, students, and entrepreneurs to pursue highly multi-disciplinary collaborative projects. ExCITe project participants come from engineering, fashion design, digital media, performing arts, computer and information science, product design, and many other fields.

The Lindy Center

The Lindy Center for Civic Engagement promotes the ideals of social responsibility and public service by facilitating community-based experiential learning for students, faculty, and staff. The Lindy Center collaborates with schools and colleges across the university to guide scholarship and research in the areas of civic engagement and community-based experiential learning.

The URBN Center

The URBN Center is the home for programs in the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design.  Students there enjoy newfound collaboration with industry professionals, in addition to other Drexel schools and colleges.

Drexel Entrepreneur Association

The Drexel Entrepreneur Association (DEA) is a student-run organization that focuses on preparing students to be entrepreneurs in the future. The organization's two main focuses are: the development of interest and passion within students, and opportunity creation and connection.

The DEA holds a variety of programs that link students to available opportunities for growth in the region, including panels, guest speaker events, networking events, and competitions. The DEA also works closely with the Baiada Institute for Entrepreneurship to connect students with opportunities such as Business Plan Competitions, local venture seed programs, workshops, and more.

Members of the DEA hone their business plan creation skills and have ample opportunities to network with regional entrepreneurs - which can lead to mentorship and internship opportunities.

For more information, contact the DEA at

Graduate Entrepreneurship Club

The Graduate Entrepreneurship Club (E-club) works closely with the Baiada Institute for Entrepreneurship to provide all Drexel graduate students with the necessary resources and networking opportunities - both within and outside the Drexel Community -- to help them start businesses.

To foster this entrepreneurial spirit, the E-club:

  • Hosts series of events with hot topics for startups and lessons from experienced entrepreneurs. All events are followed by networking receptions which give the opportunity to students to connect with the key people for financing/advising issues.
  • Holds general membership meetings to discuss entrepreneurial ventures, form teams to participate in business plan competitions, and lead future entrepreneurs to the right resource direction.
  • Publicizes "Entrepreneurial Inter-View" articles with real-life lessons by successful entrepreneurs throughout the world.

Resources in Philadelphia

Beyond our campus, the Philadelphia area is one of the fastest growing entrepreneurial regions in the nation and has a number of great resources to help you get started:

Ready to be a part of our community? Get in touch.