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The Baiada Institute is committed to helping student entrepreneurs secure funding. Funding can help accelerate the launch of your business, extend your team, and grow your sales and marketing efforts.

Funding can include loans, government grants, and equity capital. Crowdsourced funding is another option for many new ventures. 

Get funded in the classroom

The Close School of Entrepreneurship offers classes designed to help you to assess how much capital you need and develop the right investor development strategy. The Close School's courses are open to students from all academic disciplines.

Students in the Close School's Launch It! class receive $2,000 in seed funding (per team) to develop their idea and begin work on a new venture.

Entrepreneurship Co-op

We recognize that many undergraduates have already started their own companies. To encourage this entrepreneurial spirit within our student body, the Close School, in collaboration with the Steinbright Career Development Center, offers to all Drexel undergraduate students the chance to use their own company as their co-op experience. Students who qualify for this opportunity will receive $19,000 in support of their ventures.


Whether you are an experienced member of a startup or just getting into the world of entrepreneurship, competing in Baiada competitions is a great way to garner experience and cash to help grow your business or career.

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Additional Resources

We recommend your research into funding begins by exploring these select resources:

  • Dorm Room Fund: run by students, this seed capital fund aims to help launch student-based startups
  • Angel List: a website to list your startup and attempt to raise capital
  • Kickstarter: one of a number of ways to crowdsource funding for your venture

The Baiada Institute also offers relevant workshops on how to present to and find investors, and develop a crowdsourced funding campaign. Want to learn more? Contact us.