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Baiada Institute for Entrepreneurship

An integral part of the Charles D. Close School of Entrepreneurship, the Laurence A. Baiada Institute of Entrepreneurship mission is to extend the Close School's capabilities so that every Drexel University student can practice entrepreneurship and be provided the resources to translate new ideas into startup companies.

Through the pillars of community, coaching, competitions, content, and connections, the Baiada Institute translates the Close School's ground-breaking curricula into disruptive ideas and breakout companies led by Drexel students from all academic disciplines.


Baiada Community Drexel University

Working in the Baiada Institute puts you in the center of Drexel University's entrepreneurship ecosystem. We help connect you to funding and legal resources and provide the infrastructure you need to get things done — all while surrounding you with other like-minded entrepreneurs.

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Content Baiada Drexel University

From university-wide events to cozy fireside chats, click here to network and learn.

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Coaching Baiada Drexel University

The Baiada Institute provides Drexel entrepreneurs with access to individuals that can assist at any stage of a startup's life. Our Advising and Mentoring Programs “amp up” the entrepreneur's abilities and help accelerate their learning, venture progress, and skill development.

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Competitions Baiada Drexel University

The Baiada Institute hosts competitions that provide an educational and experiential approach for students and recent graduates to turn great ideas into great startups.

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Networking Baiada Drexel University

Join Drexel’s online startup community with StartupTree. Available to every Drexel student, you can register your startup idea, build your team, get a mentor, register for events, apply for funding competitions, and find helpful resources.

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Have and idea? Have questions? Just want to get in touch? Contact us or visit us:

The Baiada Institute is located in the Pearlstein Building - 4th Floor at Drexel University.
3230 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
phone: 215-895-0300