The Close School offers a range of co-curricular programs to complement the academic experience of entrepreneurs at Drexel. Two core programs are available for undergraduate students:
The Entrepreneurship Co-op
We offer all qualified Drexel undergraduate students the chance to use their own company as their co-op experience, with a salary of $15,000 for students building their own already established companies. Mentors, training and progress reports are all part of this multifaceted program.
Startup Fest is Drexel's premier entrepreneurship event. This annual event includes pitch competitions, the entrepreneur's showcase, networking, speeches and our annual Baiada Institute Incubator Competition!
Startup Fest offers students the opportunity to earn prizes and to network with fellow Drexel entrepreneurs. Every student also has the opportunity to compete for prize money in our 60 Second Fast Pitch Competition.
Botstiber Senior Design Entrepreneurship Competition
The Dietrich W. Botstiber Endowed Fellowship for Inventors and Entrepreneurs is supporting an annual competition for Drexel University 2017-2018 senior design students in the College of Engineering and the School of Biomedical Engineering.
Students and their teams will earn funding to enhance their design project development and learn principles of entrepreneurship.
Ciright / Dragon Startup Competition
The Ciright / Dragon Startup Competition, generously supported by Ciright Companies, is designed to create opportunities for Drexel students to present new technology ideas and to provide students with a competition where they can win cash prizes, receive valuable feedback and identify potential mentors to help them further develop their ideas.
Students can apply to one of the following four categories: Technology, Fin Tech, Business Services, or Healthcare.