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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.

Donna DeCarolis

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.

music startup academy

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.
The StudyTree team, (from left to right) Ethan Keiser, Robyn Freedman and Phuoc Phan, who are currently in California competing in Microsoft's Imagine Cup.

Drexel’s StudyTree Reaches Microsoft Imagine Cup U.S. Finals

A team of Drexel student entrepreneurs has reached the last national stage of a global student technology competition.
Ben Melman is the co-founder of Booksmart, a concert-booking app.

How One Student is Revolutionizing the Concert Booking Process

Drexel senior Ben Melman has come up with a 21st century solution to the standard and tedious process of booking concerts.
Ian Michael Crumm

Building His Brand, One Blog Post at a Time

This chapter of Ian Michael Crumm's life began about 18 months ago with a blog. Since then, he's developed a full-blown lifestyle brand that has spread throughout Philadelphia and into the rest of the country.
Arsen Nikiforouk and Huy Dang

How Drexel Brought Two International Students Together to Make Mobile Games for Charity

Huy Dang grew up in Vietnam, and Arsen Nikiforouk in Ukraine. It seems unlikely for them to be friends, much less business partners. But that's what they've become at Drexel.

ic@3401

New Company Joins Innovation Center @3401

What happens when you mix a mid-size tech company, high-tech startup companies and an accelerator program like DreamIt Ventures? Organizers of the new Innovation Center @3401 (ic@3401) are betting that assembling the key elements of the entrepreneurial ecosystem on a small scale in one location will help boost innovation, collaboration and business creation in Philadelphia.
Students of the Close School at eBay headquarters

Drexel's Close School of Entrepreneurship Announces Launch of Degree Programs

Drexel University’s Charles D. Close School of Entrepreneurship has announced the launch of a bachelor's degree program in entrepreneurship and innovation, as well as three entrepreneurship minors, including social entrepreneurship, health innovations and energy innovation.The Close School is the first freestanding school of entrepreneurship in the nation outside of a business school to offer its own degrees.