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Business & Entrepreneurship

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.

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.
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Philly Sports Executives Headline Drexel Women in Sports Conference

Drexel University's Department of Sport Management, in partnership with the Lebow Women in Business Club, will gather top executives from across the sports world to discuss their experiences as women in the industry at the Women in Sports: Calling the Shots and Leading the Way Conference. 

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Survey Finds Daughters Can Thrive in Tech Even Without Tech Savvy Parents

As part Computer Science Education Week and the Hour of Code activities planned for this week, TechGirlz shared findings from a new survey of its program participants and their parents. Conducted in partnership with Drexel University’s LeBow College of Business, this marks the first time a survey has matched responses from girls and their parents in order to gain a deeper understanding of the role parents play in female engagement in technology.

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ic@3401 is Here to Help Drexel Faculty and Staff Launch the Startups of Their Dreams

ic@3401, a startup incubator conveniently located on Drexel University’s University City Campus, is a valuable resource for Drexel faculty, postdocs and graduate students with entrepreneurial endeavors related to their research.
Startup Fest 2018 Winners

Startup Fest Highlights, Supports Entrepreneurial Students From Around Drexel

The Charles D. Close School of Entrepreneurship hosted its fifth-annual Startup Fest Nov. 7–8. Students from a variety of majors and background competed to have their business ideas heard and funded.

The exterior of Gerri C. LeBow Hall, which will house the Drexel Business Solutions Institute. Photo credit: Jeff Fusco.

University-Level Business Solutions Institute Launched

Drexel University announced the creation of the Business Solutions Institute, which is partnering with the Steinbright Career Development Center to act as Drexel’s gateway for industry to reframe co-op partnerships.