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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.

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.”
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Drexel's Tyler Roach Is Churning Out Virtual Reality Ideas

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.

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Vote For This Drexel Student-Run Company to be Named the Coolest College Startup

A Drexel startup housed in the Baiada Institute for Entrepreneurship is in the running to be named the coolest college startup in the country.
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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.  

Top stories at Drexel in 2015. Starting at left and moving clockwise: bruschetta appetizer, Princess Grace of Monaco's dress, Provost M. Brian Blake, victory at Dad Vail Regatta, "A Check-Up From the Neck Up" and, background, archived Drexel campus photos.

Top Drexel Stories of 2015

Drexel made a lot of news this year. Check out the best stories about Drexel that came out in 2015.
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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.

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Alliance of Women Entrepreneurs Honors Drexel’s Donna De Carolis with Iris Newman Award

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.

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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.

Starbright gameplay. Courtesy of Lunar Rabbit.

Reaching for the Stars in the Entrepreneurial Game Studio

Having recently released their game from Drexel’s Entrepreneurial Game Studio, a team made up mostly of women reflects on their game and the industry they hope to enter.
The StudyTree team after winning the Microsoft Imagine Cup United States Final, from left to right, Robyn Freedman, Ethan Keiser, and Phuoc Phan. Courtesy of Microsoft.

StudyTree in Global Finals of Microsoft Imagine Cup

The peer-to-peer tutoring app developed by a team of Drexel students is ready to compete on the top level of Microsoft’s annual student technology competition.
Connor White, co-founder, left, and Mohamed Zerban, right, founder, of Tern, a company incubated in the Baiada Institute for Entrepreneurship.

Baiada-Incubated Company Gets Boost

A Drexel student and a recent graduate got a boost from Founder.org for their company looking to help provide sustainable technology for water.