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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.
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.
Since he first tried out a virtual reality headset, Tyler Roach has been looking for ways to help people with the latest technological advances. Whether helping doctors practice operating room habits or deaf people communicate without sign language, he’s using virtual reality to make a mark.
Video Game Therapy — Drexel Professors Design Games For Cerebral Palsy Patients
While video games have often been saddled with the reputation of promoting a sedentary lifestyle, a group of Drexel University professors see the digital diversions as a way of helping patients with cerebral palsy to keep on moving. The team, with expertise ranging from game design to movement science, physical therapy and biomedical engineering, recently formed a company called enAble Games, with the goal of making web-based active video games that can be used as part of therapy or rehabilitation exercise sessions.
Ben Franklin Technology Partners Joins ic@3401 and Drexel to Boost Startup Resources in University City
A number of developments in University City’s startup ecosystem are aligning—all to the benefit of Philadelphia’s burgeoning community of entrepreneurs. Drexel University and Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern Pennsylvania are teaming up to create a $10 million early stage seed fund that will support spin-off companies from the University. Concurrent with the launch of the new fund, Ben Franklin will join Drexel and University City Science Center’s efforts to strengthen the offerings for members at the Innovation Center @3401 (ic@3401). And the technology and healthcare growth capital provider, Safeguard Scientifics, is also joining ic@3401 in a high-level capacity.
The Alliance of Women Entrepreneurs honored Donna De Carolis, dean of Drexel University’s Charles D. Close School of Entrepreneurship, with its Iris Newman Award. De Carolis received the award at AWE’s annual gala on Nov. 16 at the World Café Live. The Iris Newman award is presented annually to a woman who exhibits a trailblazing spirit, inspiring leadership and stalwart support for women in the entrepreneurial community.
Drexel to Host Startup Academy For Musical Entrepreneurs
Before companies like Pandora, Spotify, and YouTube became household names, they were startup businesses that had to figure out their businesses in the complex worlds of music and technology. Of course, many ideas like this don’t get off the ground—and it’s not because they aren’t good ones. Drexel University and the Music Business Association (Music Biz) are trying to give these inklings of enterprising musical minds a fighting chance at getting noticed by training them in the ways of entrepreneurs at Philadelphia’s first Music Startup Academy.