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Rising Starters™

Masters of Entrepreneurship

Be a Rising Starter

Drexel University's Charles D. Close School of Entrepreneurship is challenging high school students to reach for new heights, develop an idea for a business (profit or not for profit), then pitch to a panel of judges. Each high school will select a representative (individual or group) to compete in this virtual competition. Throughout competition preparation and execution, students will gain skills such as recognizing needs, developing opportunities and moving ideas forward – all crucial skills that students can apply to any field they pursue.


The winning teams/individuals from each school have the opportunity to compete for cash prizes in a final competition hosted virtually by Drexel University's Charles D. Close School of Entrepreneurship.


We are currently planning another Rising Starters Pitch Competition this fall, 2022. More details to come.