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Business & Entrepreneurship

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Dragons Stick Together to Make Social Distancing Decals

Alumni, adjunct faculty and a student co-op are creating labels illustrating spaces six feet apart. And, they’re donating them to life-sustaining businesses.
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Real-Time Data Show COVID-19 Led to 60% Decline in Leisure, Hospitality and Retail Employment

There is no doubt that the COVID-19 crisis is affecting the U.S. economy and labor markets in an unprecedented way. The leisure, hospitality and retail industries have been hit the hardest by shutdown orders nationwide but new research that uses data from Homebase, a time-tracking software, to provide real-time employment estimates shows that the report by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, expected later this week, may not capture the full extent of the contraction.

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Beyond Encryption: Protecting Consumer Privacy While Keeping Survey Results Accurate

In a recent paper published in the Journal of Marketing Analytics, LeBow College of Businessan assistant professor of Decision Sciences and Management Information Systems at Drexel University’s Matthew Schneider, PhD, and Dawn Iacobucci, PhD, of Vanderbilt University, proposed a new methodology that permanently alters survey datasets to protect consumers’ privacy —when data is shared— while still preserving a level of reasonable accuracy for these datasets.

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.
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.
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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.
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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.