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Business & Entrepreneurship

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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.

ic@3401

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.
Evan Ehlers, center, a senior the Close School of Entrepreneurship, stands with members of his Sharing Excess startup.

The Civically Engaged Startup Created — Where Else? — at Drexel

Evan Ehlers, a senior entrepreneurship and innovation major, founded a startup dedicated to live up to its name by “sharing excess.”
Paul Jensen

Q&A: Paul E. Jensen, Dean of LeBow College of Business

Paul E. Jensen, PhD, may be the new dean of the LeBow College of Business, but he is by no means new to Drexel.

Drexel President John Fry and Raj Gupta at an event

With a $5 Million Gift Drexel Establishes the Raj & Kamla Gupta Governance Institute

Drexel University’s LeBow College of Business is once again at the forefront of preparing organization leaders to govern better. With the help of a $5 million gift, the College will establish the Raj & Kamla Gupta Governance Institute.

A screenshot of the Philadelphia Inquirer's Health section masthead from April 15, 2018.

Philadelphia Area Hospital Ads All ‘From the Same Playbook,’ Study Finds

Most advertisements for hospitals in the Philadelphia area emphasize patient stories and medical staff, a Drexel University study found, not really allowing for any to stand out.
Three middle school girls at a technology workshop

Drexel and TechGirlz Team to Connect Middle School Girls with Technology

Drexel University’s LeBow College of Business and TechGirlz today announced a wide-ranging partnership designed to expand the number of middle school girls receiving technology instruction. This collaboration is part of the recently announced TechGirlz 20k for 2020 campaign, in which the organization seeks to set 20,000 girls on The Path to a technology career over the next two years.
Paul Jensen.

Paul E. Jensen Appointed Dean of LeBow College of Business

Paul E. Jensen, who joined the LeBow College of Business' economics faculty in 1997, was named the R. John Chapel Jr. Dean of LeBow College.
ImpactView Philadelphia

A Tool to Help Nonprofits Find Each Other, Pursue Funding and Collaborate

There are more than 2,300 nonprofit organizations in the City of Brotherly Love and Sisterly Affection, and Philadelphians know – regardless of the world’s opinions of our character – that our city pride is an integral part of our community fabric. Neville Vakharia, an assistant professor and research director in Drexel's graduate Arts Administration program in the Westphal College of Media Arts & Design, created ImpactView Philadelphia, an online tool and resource that uses the publicly available data on nonprofit organizations to present an easy-to-access snapshot of Philadelphia’s nonprofit ecosystem.

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Business Experts Say FedEx and UPS Fight Over NRA Won't Win Over Public

A panel of business experts say the latest fight between FedEx and UPS over their relationship with the National Rifle Association (NRA) won’t help either company win over the public. FedEx has stated it will keep its discount for NRA members, breaking with other companies who eliminated such discounts after the Parkland School shooting. While UPS has never had a discount for NRA members, the company has said it will continue delivering NRA products.

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Drexel Helps to Establish the Region's First Federal Statistical Research Data Center to Gain Access to Census Data

Researchers from around the city, who are studying public policy and the economy, will have access to some of the nation’s highest quality Census data this coming cycle, thanks to a new federal research center.