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Entrepreneurship is YOUR American Dream

July 18, 2017

The “American Dream” is a prominent ethos associated with the United States and its many freedoms and opportunities. This dream resonates with millions of people all over the world, and helps propel individuals toward a better life.

The Dream means something different for everyone. For some, it’s owning a home in the suburbs and having a well-paying job in a field they love. For others, The Dream is traveling the world and immersing themselves in new experiences. Some are still figuring out their dream.

But entrepreneurs have chosen another path. Entrepreneurs take their fate into their own hands and transform dreams into realities.

You could say a little bit of these different dreams go into an entrepreneur’s overall mentality. Entrepreneurs have the unique mindset and drive to skirt the line between reckless abandon, analytical thinking and curiosity.

As an entrepreneur, you may think of an idea or even have a fully-developed product created, but you might be unsure of how to take the next step. This can be discouraging, especially if you feel so close to accomplishing your dream. At the Close School, we believe in dreams, and believe even more in helping these dreams become realized.

The Close School is home of the Baiada Institute for Entrepreneurship - an incubator where Drexel students and young entrepreneurs can work on their companies with like-minded people, learn from experienced entrepreneurs, and receive funding for their innovations. Weekly meetings are held with the Baiada Institute's Startup Advisory Committee. This group of experienced business professionals meet each Wednesday with prospective and current student and alumni entrepreneurs to provide them advice and guidance on their ideas.


If you’re a Drexel student with an idea, consider participating in the Baiada Institute Incubator Competition - a competition where you can compete to earn space, mentorship and up to $15,000 in funding! Kick off your American Dream and learn more about the Baiada Institute!

Sarah Temple, Communications, Charles D. Close School of Entrepreneurship