July 05, 2022
Working to make the world a better place is inherent for many entrepreneurs, especially social entrepreneurs. With issues such as fighting world hunger, access to quality education, gender inequality, health and well-being, along with the problems in the infographic below, the world is not short of obstacles that need solving. While this list of problems can seem daunting; through innovative thinking and a drive to make the world a better place, today's entrepreneurs have consistently found, and will continue to find solutions that use technology to make an impact. With the help of the new Impact Innovation Hub, 3 - 5 Drexel undergraduates and/or graduate students have the chance to apply for an opportunity to receive educational opportunities, incubator space, access to mentors and a stipend both at the start and the completion of the program.
June 20, 2022
The Ciright Dragon Startup Competition is open to any Drexel University student, with the goal to spur innovative app based solutions to real-world and social problems that affect Drexel University and the surrounding communities.
May 18, 2022
During the Fall/Winter term, three student entrepreneurs participated in the Close School’s Entrepreneurship Co-op. This Spring, they gave a presentation discussing their experience, their entrepreneurial journey, and their plans for the future. The entrepreneurs included: Paige DeAngelo, the Founder of Aer Cosmetics, Kasiah Harrison, the Founder of Delirium Dreaming, and Phoebe Fry, the Founder of Phoebe Jay Creative.
May 11, 2022
While there are many types of entrepreneurs in the world, Social Entrepreneurs are constantly seeking to make the world a better place, but where do these entrepreneurs gain the skills and knowledge to start turning their ideas into a reality?
April 19, 2022
Entrepreneurs often have the same goals as many of our favorite superheroes, they use their unique set of skills to solve some of the world’s toughest challenges, they can inspire a movement for social change, and often face and overcome obstacles through hard work and perseverance. While there is no magic formula for finding success as an entrepreneur, there are certain super power skills that entrepreneurs possess which can contribute to their success. Take a look at the infographic below for some superpower skills every entrepreneur should learn throughout their journey, and click here to rsvp for the next Super Power Skills Series discussion with Debra Malinics!
March 10, 2022
On March 3rd, the Close School of Entrepreneurship hosted its shortened version of Startup Fest, Future Fest. This day-long event brought together students, staff, alumni, and entrepreneurs from the Philadelphia community. The day was packed with pitch presentations, informative panels, and a whole lot of networking!
March 07, 2022
Meet Kimberly McGlonn, the founder and CEO of Grant BLVD. Kimberly was featured on our Diverse Entrepreneurs In Action panel where she shared her story about launching a business during the Covid-19 pandemic, her passion for helping others, and her journey to becoming a successful entrepreneur. Kimberly shared unique insights into her journey from teacher to entrepreneur and 6 key factors that go into making a successful entrepreneur.
March 01, 2022
As an entrepreneur understanding your business inside and out is very important when crafting the perfect pitch. Whether you plan on pursuing funding, partaking in competitions, or presenting to potential investors, having a solid pitch will be what sets you apart from the plethora of other businesses. Creating a successful pitch takes more than just time, planning, and practice. You have to be dedicated to the business, know your role, and most importantly, you have to know your audience. Read the infographic below to see how you can level up your pitch and come out on top after your next presentation!
February 02, 2022
February is Black history month and we want to share stories of successful Black entrepreneurs that paved the way for future generations through their hard work and innovative thinking. It is stories like these that show courage in starting a business and thinking like an entrepreneur. The entrepreneurs featured below took steps that were not taken by others before them, and became an inspiration an example of success to many entrepreneurs in the Black community. Whether they worked from the ground up to become a successful CEO or to become the first Black millionaire and even billionaire! Their stories are perfect examples that anyone can become a successful entrepreneur through dedication, hard work, and a passion for what they do.
January 16, 2022
Supporting black businesses is a continual effort, it helps to empower the community, their families, and honor black culture. One of the many people that helped pave a path to success for the black owned businesses of today is Martin Luther King Jr.. Today we see so many outstanding examples from black owned businesses, it’s hard to pick just a few of whom to shine a spotlight. Below is an infographic highlighting 5 black owned businesses in Philadelphia that deserve to be recognized for their hard work, innovative thinking, and continued service in the community!