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Drexel University's Startup Fest

startup fest - imagine. innovate. inspire.

About

Mingle with Philadelphia’s up-and-coming entrepreneurs, earn a residential position at the Baiada Institute Incubator, and learn professional skills from prominent speakers at Drexel University’s biggest entrepreneurship event!

Schedule

Time Event Location
9:45am Fast Pitch Registration and General Registration Opens Raised Lobby Area Outside Main Event
10:00am – 2:00pm Expo Partition A, Creese Student Center Lobby
10:00am – 11:15am Fast Pitch Competition – First Round Partition B & C
11:15am Fast Pitch Judging Partition B & C
11:30am – 12:00pm Lunch Partition B & C
12:00pm – 12:15pm Announcements Partition B & C
12:15pm – 1:00pm Panel Partition B & C
1:00pm – 2:15pm Fast Pitch Final, Alum/Staff Pitch Contest Partition B & C
2:15pm – 3:00pm Keynote Partition B & C
3:00pm Fast Pitch Winners Announced Partition B & C
3:00pm – 4:40pm Incubator Competition Partition B & C
4:30pm – 5:00pm Judging/Announcements/Awards Partition B & C
5:00pm – 6:00pm Round Table Reception Partition A

Baiada Institute Incubator Competition

The Baiada Institute Incubator Competition is designed to help student and recent graduate entrepreneurs develop their for-profit or non-profit ideas, receive feedback and mentoring, and compete for cash prizes. It also provides significant opportunities for developing your network, learning how to present your business and developing your public speaking skills.

For more competition opportunities, check out the Student Pitch Competition, the Staff Pitch Competition and the Alumni Pitch Competition.

Startup Fest 2018 Recap

Six Drexel University student entrepreneur teams competed to win funding for their startup, physical space in the Baiada Institute for Entrepreneurship and other services that are essential to growing companies. Congratulations to the winners of the competition and thank you to all those who participated!

The winners of the the Baiada Institute Incubator Competition:

First place: Outland Analytics

-Awarded $12,500 in cash, one year of free residency space in the Baiada Institute for Entrepreneurship, SEO auditing services from Wanashaker, legal services from Morgan Lewis up to $2,500 and three hours of pro-bono accounting consulting services from GMS Surgent.

Second place: ADHDO

-Awarded $7,500 in cash, one year of free residency space in the Baiada Institute for Entrepreneurship, SEO auditing services from Wanashaker, two hours of pro-bono accounting consulting services from GMS Surgent and reserved slot in the next Drexel Entrepreneurship Law Clinic.

Third place: CloutQuiz

-Awarded $5,000 in cash, one year of free residency space in the Baiada Institute for Entrepreneurship, 10 free hours of legal services valued at $4,800 from Dougherty Law, one hour of pro-bono accounting consulting services from GMS Surgent and 10 hours of marketing services from Argyle Interactive.

Student Fast Pitch Competition

Winner: Paris Gramann, Just Be
Prize: $500

Drexel University Staff Pitch Competition

Winner: Shawn Walsh
Prize: $250