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Whether you are looking to found a startup, learn how to bring entrepreneurial ideas to your current role, or see how an entrepreneurial mindset can help you uncover more opportunities, Drexel is the place for you to START NOW!

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From the classroom to the workspace and beyond, the Close School harbors an entrepreneurial ecosystem well-positioned for student success.


of employers value entrepreneurship skills in their graduates. This was found in a survey by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE).


According to new studies, job postings or roles requiring entrepreneurship skills have increased by 15% over the past 5 years.

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300 million startups are founded each year.

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Explore our programs and discover how an entrepreneurial mindset guides you through any career path you may take.

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From Shark Tank-like pitch competitions to building a diverse network, the Close School will help you form the power skills needed to succeed while injecting a dose of reality into your college experience.

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Startup Business Incubator

Open to all students, Drexel's Startup Business Incubator provides student entrepreneurs like you the physical space, mentoring, and resources to start your first (or next) big thing.

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Student Feature

From redistributing millions of pounds of food waste to those who are food insecure, to starting the next fully sustainable makeup brand, our students are making an impact and a profit.

Evan Ehlers

Evan Ehlers, a Close alumnus, made the most of his opportunities at Drexel. As a student, he founded the impactful nonprofit food rescue initiative Sharing Excess, using his excess dining dollars to provide meals to the homeless. After establishing his first warehouse distribution center, Evan and his team pitched an idea to Mr. Beast to break the world record for the largest food distribution. This pitch led to his feature on Beast Philanthropy, Mr. Beast’s nonprofit organization. Since 2018, Sharing Excess has expanded from a single warehouse in Philadelphia to a multi-warehouse network that sources food from 19 states for community distribution. Evan's journey showcases how the Close School empowers its entrepreneurial students to drive meaningful change and achieve remarkable success.

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Learn From Those Who Do

Our renowned faculty have started, run, and sold businesses – ensuring that those who are teaching you have experienced their own entrepreneurial journey.

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Starter's Review is where Drexel entrepreneurs and community members can find advice, recommendations and ways to stay close to the action happening throughout Drexel and the Close School.

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How to decide between entrepreneurship or business degree

How to Decide Between an Entrepreneurship Degree or Business Degree

A business degree may seem like a natural choice, but studies in entrepreneurship could be an appealing option for those seeking a more specialized and experiential education. When deciding between these two-degree paths, you should consider the differences between business and entrepreneurship, the curriculum, and prospective job paths.

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Silicon Valley Immersion Trip Recap

Drexel University's Charles D. Close School of Entrepreneurship recently organized a Silicon Valley Immersion Trip for its students, and it was an experience unlike any other. The trip began on Monday when students flew out to San Francisco with Dean Donna De Carolis and Associate Dean Chuck Sacco. The attending students were Aaron Feker, Liam Moyniham, Peyton Mercer, Dean DiGiovanni, and Arin Mishra, and they proved to be excellent representatives of both Drexel and the Close School.

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Milestone Wins for Paige DeAngelo

Congratulations to Paige DeAngelo on her remarkable progress in her entrepreneurial journey with her company, Aer Cosmetics!

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