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Business & Entrepreneurship

Two LeBow College of Business upperclassmen share advice for how to assert yourself and make lasting connections in the classroom and on co-op, while also learning valuable lessons before you join the workforce.

Advice for Dragons on How to Hold Your Own with Higher Ups

Two LeBow College of Business upperclassmen share advice for how to assert yourself and make lasting connections in the classroom and on co-op, while also learning valuable lessons before you join the workforce.
When most of the activity in Philadelphia came to a halt due in an effort to curtail the spread of the novel coronavirus, Drexel University alum Evan Ehlers and his food recovery nonprofit Sharing Excess saw more action than ever — and rose to the challenge to benefit the city’s less fortunate.

Sharing Excess: Battling Food Insecurity Through COVID-19

When most of the activity in Philadelphia came to a halt due in an effort to curtail the spread of the novel coronavirus, Drexel University alum Evan Ehlers and his food recovery nonprofit saw more action than ever — and rose to the challenge to benefit the city’s less fortunate.
Person in a Philly Chef Conference t-shirt holding a tray of food

Drexel’s Philly Chef Conference Continues to Draw Big Names and Even Bigger Ideas

The Philly Chef Conference assembles regional and national food and hospitality experts – top chefs, food producers and personalities – to showcase the latest food and beverage trends and techniques through educational lectures, panel discussions and demonstrations, linking established food and hospitality professionals with aspiring students and young industry professionals.
School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems Associate Professor Hasan Ayaz, PhD, adjusted the fNIR device on then-PhD student Siddharth Bhatt, from the LeBow College of Business in this photo taken in the Behavior Lab at an event highlighting the successful partnership between SEI and Drexel University. Photo courtesy DSI.

Q&A: Interim Provost Paul Jensen, PhD, on Drexel Solutions Institute

The one-year-old gateway for connecting industry to Drexel talent and research is changing the nature of academic-industry partnership. Interim Nina Henderson Provost Paul Jensen, PhD, who helped spearhead this initiative while previously acting as dean of the LeBow College, talked about how it’s preparing the University for the rapidly changing future of higher ed and industry.
Kasey Manwaring, owner of GoalsFit, a personal training studio in Manayunk, does a pre- and post-class workout with the ENTP 225 students.

Mindfulness and Well Being Class Teaches Mandatory Life Lessons on Happiness

Drexel’s Charles D. Close School of Entrepreneurship has launched a new “Mindfulness and Well Being” course, or ENTP 225, that is now mandatory for second-year entrepreneurship students. But both faculty and current pupils see the class’ potential for student-body-wide benefit.
Anna Koulas to lead Drexel Solutions Institute.

Anna Koulas to Lead Drexel Solutions Institute

In her new role, the former executive director of the Institute will build on its early success and expand its interdisciplinary reach across the University, while broadening its footprint to more co-op partners across all industries.
Former Eagles player and magician Jon Dorenbos with a deck of cards

Former Eagle, Magician Jon Dorenbos Honored with Charles D. Close School of Entrepreneurship’s Inaugural Resilience Award

Drexel University’s Charles D. Close School of Entrepreneurship and the Arthur J. and Sandra K. Mattia Foundation will be honoring former Philadelphia Eagles player and magician Jon Dorenbos with the inaugural “Charles D. Close School Resilience Award” in recognition of his innovative thinking and perseverance.

Harrison Hertzberg, a first-year student studying entrepreneurship and innovation in the Close School, won a total of $12,500 in prize money a this year's Startup Fest in order to bring his idea for AeroPest to market.

Wildcards Win at Drexel’s Annual Startup Fest

For the first time in its six-year history, not only was the winner of the Baiada Institute Incubator Competition at the Charles D. Close School of Entrepreneurship’s annual Startup Fest a wildcard participant, but he is also a first-year student.
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5 Female Drexel Student-Owned Businesses You Should Know About

Do you know these five student businesses who participated in the Charles D. Close School of Entrepreneurship’s Fall Proving Ground for female entrepreneurs? You should.
image of a lit bulb on top of a table at which entpreneurs are seated at

Drexel’s Charles D. Close School of Entrepreneurship Launches Three-Year Degree

With more than 60 percent of millennials wanting to own a business and 49 percent looking to start one within the next three years, universities are often the place where these young entrepreneurs gain the knowledge and guidance to turn their ideas into viable startup businesses.

Merck CEO and Chairman Ken Frazier and his employees.

11 Questions with University-Wide Commencement Speaker Ken Frazier

Merck CEO and Chairman Ken Frazier shared a little bit about himself in a Q&A with DrexelNow before his address to Drexel University’s Class of 2019 on June 14 at Citizen’s Bank Park.
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From Passion to Profit: Drexel Student Starts Tea Business Through Entrepreneurial Co-op

Drexel University student Billy McCullough turned hobby into business in founding Puerh Panda — an online storefront for small-batch teas and accessories — through an entrepreneurial co-op with the Charles D. Close School of Entrepreneurship.

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Drexel Study: 'Hospitals Spend a Lot of Money to Convey the Same Message'

The Philadelphia region has one of the highest concentrations of hospital services in the U.S. Yet, the print advertising themes for these hospitals lack variation, according to a study conducted by two health administration researchers at Drexel University.