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Entrepreneurship Alumni Network

Welcome to the Entrepreneurship Alumni Network


On behalf of the Baiada Institute and Charles D. Close School graduates who have preceded you, congratulations on earning your Drexel degree! Now join entrepreneurs and entrepreneurship graduates worldwide who already benefit from our Entrepreneurship Alumni Network programs and services. You can attend events – both in-person and online – and take advantage of alumni perks offered by University departments and our corporate partners.

Whatever your background, find what interests you in the world of Entrepreneurship and stay connected!

Get Involved


Baiada alumni can stay connected to the entrepreneurial ecosystem at Drexel through many ways. We have programs to match you with a Baiada mentor or mentee, opportunities for your startup to sponsor or present during an event and other fun ways to get involved with Drexel.

Become a Mentor

Sponsor an Event

Speak at an Event





John Kang, '94

Christina Flory, '10


Northern California

Billy Brandreth '93, Joshua Amrani '11, KJ Dhaliwal '13, Mare Lucas '88, Dipak Patel '96, Joe Philip '01, Stefan Seltz-Axmacher '12, Tony Stolis '87


Southern California 

Joe Dillon '91


Austin, TX

Bob Knorr '83, Michael Baselice '83



Upcoming Events



Startup Tree

Explore and connect with companies incubated in Drexel University's Baiada Institute on StartupTree. Whether it's finding resources, communicating with team members, or staying in the know with fellow Baiada businesses, StartupTree provides the easiest way to manage, track, and support founders and startups in your network.

Create A Startup Tree Profile


Online Networks


Join our social media networks to connect with classmates and get the most up-to-date happenings from Drexel.

LinkedIn – Make the Drexel University Alumni Networking Group on LinkedIn your number one professional networking tool.

Facebook – Connect with Drexel grads through the most popular networking site in the world.

Twitter – Stay in the loop in 140 characters or less!

Instagram – Through pictures and short videos, this is a fun way to see what’s going on with the Alumni Association and to keep in touch with the University.

YouTube – Watch videos from Close School alumni, students, faculty, and staff.

(link to close school profiles)

Event Photos


View Philadelphia EAN Gallery

View Northern California Gallery



Other Alumni Resources


One Minute Mentors


One Minute Mentors is available to support startups in a different way. Donors provide a snippet of mentoring to their designated student team. It’s an easy and rewarding way for alumni to give back and engage with fellow alumni and current students. Providing this feedback makes this more intimate than “writing a check and sending it in the mail.”

There is no time frame to participate in 1 minute mentors. Any alumni who want to provide a snippet of mentoring can do so at any time of the year. 

There are 3 options for alumni donors to use when submitting a 1 minute mentor snippet:

  • via a text

  • via a 1 min video

  • via a 1 min audio recording                

View One Minute Mentors

Note-able Alumni Company Profile



Adria Bagdonavicius, CEO & Co-Founder of PurpleCloud, started her company to fill the gaps and inefficiencies she saw created by legacy IT infrastructures in the hospitality industry during her coop experience at Drexel. PurpleCloud is a team and service optimization software platform that can help hotel operators increase productivity and decrease labor costs while enhancing customer experience. PurpleCloud’s platform is scalable and customizable, with a proven return on investment for hotels. In addition to being a successful Drexel entrepreneur, Adria’s involvement with Drexel has come full circle as PurpleCloud participates in Drexel’s coops program which helps shape our future entrepreneurs. 



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