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    • Fresh Perspectives Entrepreneurs on the Front Line

      December 10, 2021

      Coming up with solutions to challenging problems is something people often associate with entrepreneurship. Working in the medical industry requires workers to be leaders, innovative problem solvers, and passionate about their work… all qualities that successful entrepreneurs also possess. While nurses and medical professionals may not come to mind as innovators, they are constantly developing new solutions to problems faced in the medical industry. As a medical professional it’s important to develop an entrepreneurial mindset and gain an understanding of the business world in order to effectively impact change within their field.

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    • 7 Ways to Increase your Holiday Sales

      December 02, 2021

      The holiday season is one of the busiest shopping times of the year, and this means it’s also one of the most profitable times for businesses. During the 2020 holiday season consumers spent just over $777 billion dollars between Black Friday and Christmas. This is why it’s super important to be prepared for the holiday shopping season; doing things like planning promotions, staying on top of data and analytics, and optimizing your business online are crucial steps you can take to stand out from your competition and dominate the holiday season. The Nation Retail Federation even predicts sales to reach up to $859 billion this year! Take a look at the infographic below to learn how to separate yourself from the competition and maximize profits this holiday season.


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    • StartUp Fest: A Win for the Entrepreneurial Community

      November 29, 2021

      Pitching his AI-driven marketing app at StartUp Fest 2021 presented fourth-year student Basil Khan with a chance to help entrepreneurs everywhere.

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    • Innovation and Resilience - Startup Fest 2021

      November 12, 2021

      This year’s Startup Fest was a true testament to the innovation and resilience of an entrepreneur. Startup Fest 2021 was hosted as a hybrid event that allowed people to come together in person and online, with a good crowd at both, Startup Fest was a success! The event brought together students, alumni, staff, and people from the entrepreneurial community for two days filled with insightful speakers, networking, games, and the Baiada Incubator Competition, Drexels biggest entrepreneurial competition of the year. With a focus on sustainability, there were so many great discussions for entrepreneurs to learn how to be more environmentally conscious and eco-friendly. With $25,000 up for grabs, and some amazing startup ideas, Startup Fest 2021 was one for the books!

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    • Pandemic Learnings Inform Hybrid Model for 2021 StartUp Fest

      November 01, 2021

      Organizers of the premiere annual entrepreneurship event hosted by the Charles D. Close School of Entrepreneurship explain why the 2021 StartUp Fest will be more immersive, accessible, and alumni-oriented than years past while still highlighting the student startup ecosystem at Drexel.

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    • Five Tips To Make Your Business Stand Out

      October 13, 2021

      Starting a new business is a challenge in itself, but finding ways to separate your business from the crowd is equally as important as getting started. With so many entrepreneurs working to get their business off the ground and their foot in the door, standing out is a necessity. There are multiple factors that go into creating a startup that stands out, including innovative thinking, defining an audience, and creating a memorable & likable brand for them to engage with. According to Salesforce Research, 89% of consumers are more likely to make another purchase after a positive customer service experience. Finding a place to learn and grow as an entrepreneur has never been easier with the opportunities and the experiences that the Close School of Entrepreneurship has to offer such as Startup Fest. Take a look at the infographic below and learn how your business can stand out from the crowd!


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    • Why You Should Have A Mentor

      September 20, 2021

      As Benjamin Franklin said, "Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn." The importance of a mentor should not be overlooked, a great mentor can provide valuable personal insights, feedback, and a professional perspective as someone who has already had a plethora of experience over their career. A mentor can help accelerate learning, open students to a network well beyond their own, and provide guidance backed by valuable insight and experience. It's no wonder that 71% of Fortune 500 companies have a mentoring program and 97% of those with a mentor have found their experience valuable. The problem is, only 37% of professionals have even had a mentor! With the MentorHub program at Drexel, students have the opportunity to learn from alumni and friends of the Drexel community, who want to help them grow in their own careers!


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    • Drexel Joins Citywide Innovation Conversation at 2021 B.PHL Fest

      September 17, 2021

      Drexel University faculty and staff will participate in a new hybrid version of the B.PHL Innovation Fest, a citywide celebration of innovation now in its third year. From Sept. 29 – Oct. 1 the event will welcome scores of creative thinkers from around the city and across the country, including headliners CNN’s Don Lemon, Philadelphia 76ers President of Basketball Operations Daryl Morey and Grammy-winning recording artist Eve.

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    • 10 New Dragons Discuss Starting at Drexel This Fall

      September 02, 2021

      DrexelNow checked in with the new students joining our campus community this fall about their past experiences, future plans, and their hopes and worries about starting their Drexel careers amidst the ongoing pandemic.

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    • News

      August 30, 2021

      Meet Alex Kane, a Drexel Alumnus whose startup, Sporttrade, just closed a round of funding where they raised $36 million from a handful of investors. Sporttrade is an app that will change the way you think about sports betting, it’s the first dynamic sports betting and trading platform where users can trade sports bets just like stocks.


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