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Pre-College

Entrepreneurship Education Empowers Everyone

A core principle of the Drexel University’s Charles D. Close School of Entrepreneurship is that learning entrepreneurship truly empowers an individual. Our school offers a variety of pre-college programs for high school students interested in developing an entrepreneurial mindset. Below is a quick overview and a link to learn more about each program we offer.


Rising Starters™ Pitch Competition

Time to shine, students - Rising Starters™ is an intensive pitch competition that tests the presentation and problem solving skills of local high school students. From social innovation to corporate disruption, high school students have thought up and even prototyped impressive innovations for this exclusive event.

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Being a Rising Starter and Make the World a Better Place Through Entrepreneurship

Drexel's Charles D. Close School of Entrepreneurship welcomes high school students who are interested in learning how to develop entrepreneurial solutions to some of the world's most pressing problems, becoming "Rising Starters" along the way.

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