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April 05, 2016

Tern Water Introduces Smart Technology to Your Home's Water System

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March 31, 2016

WindiGo Turbines make renewable energy more feasible and are creating a buzz in the startup community.

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March 23, 2016

Listen to Charles D. Close School Founding Dean, Dr. Donna De Carolis, Discuss Entrepreneurship with Philly's Top Innovators

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March 16, 2016

Drexel University Announces 20-year Plan to Create Innovation Neighborhood in University City

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February 25, 2016

Growing Resources Expand Women's Entrepreneurship In Technology and More

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February 18, 2016

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January 26, 2016

Checking in with AutoGradr, Incubator Competition Winners of Startup Day 2015

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January 21, 2016

Here are five techniques to find inspiration and motivation in the New Year

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December 28, 2015

Crowdfund Your Way to the Top in 2016

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December 21, 2015

Baiada Bred Female Entrepreneur Adds a Dash of Love to the Philly Food Scene

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November 23, 2015

5 ways to use the Thanksgiving break to better your business

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November 17, 2015

Learn how Tern is using the university incubator space to make a product that improves the quality of our world.

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October 20, 2015

Tips to help your startup turn the Halloween spirit into increased revenues.

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October 08, 2015

An introduction to Charles D. Close School's new professor

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September 29, 2015

Expanding Your Network in Philadelphia

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September 17, 2015

Swamped with Schoolwork? Try These Five Study Spots on Drexel's Campus

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June 03, 2015

The Drexel grad and video game entrepreneur talks about what's next for the philanthropic game company.

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May 20, 2015

Thanks to a grant from Startup PHL, companies from schools across Philadelphia will have a chance to square off this fall.

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May 12, 2015

As he prepares to graduate, the Scholly founder talks about his company's progress since Shark Tank and looks back at his time at Drexel.

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May 05, 2015

After a trip to San Francisco and a victory in the Microsoft Imagine Cup, the team behind the tutoring app looks back on a hectic year and prepares for what’s next.

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April 30, 2015

Seven companies will compete on May 20 for cash prizes and in-kind services.

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April 22, 2015

One of the hallmarks of the Close School’s curriculum, the Launch It! course has helped students across academic disciplines to start their own ventures.

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April 17, 2015

The Close School’s resident sage sheds light on prospects for entrepreneurs in the U.S. job market.

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April 13, 2015

A collaboration between Saxbys and the Close School, the first-of-its-kind coffee shop will be run entirely by Drexel students.

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April 10, 2015

Collin Cavote traveled across the country to find his inspiration in the most unlikely of places. Now he’s on a mission to bring nature back to urban life. Do you believe?

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April 07, 2015

Want to become an Entrepreneurship Co-op student? Get ready to learn. A lot.

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March 31, 2015

From tech to PR to urban ventures, we asked some of The Valley’s rising stars what aspiring entrepreneurs need to know.

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March 24, 2015

Entrepreneur-in-Residence Chuck Sacco on how defining your failures might just be your key to success.

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March 19, 2015

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March 19, 2015

Shark Tank alum receives local recognition for app designed to help students across the nation.

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March 09, 2015

From working with the Fresh Prince to Lady Gaga, West Philadelphia’s own Troy Carter has learned a thing or two about how to make it in any industry.

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March 05, 2015

Amidst a sea of tech startups, ChocAmo founder Michelle Silberman’s most important tool isn’t her computer — it’s her oven.

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March 02, 2015

The Close School’s resident sage sheds light on prospects for entrepreneurs in the U.S. job market.

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February 24, 2015

Drexel-incubated startup announces its first corporate sponsorship with a familiar face in Center City.

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February 20, 2015

Before he founded Scholly and appeared on Shark Tank, Christopher Gray earned $1.3 million in scholarship money with a little help from a friend. Here is the real story.

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February 20, 2015

The Scholly founder opens up about everything from a childhood love of comics to his personal mission to help students across the nation find the funds to attend college.

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February 17, 2015

The Close School's Roy Carriker, phD, examines the skills that employers value most — and why internships and co-ops can help students obtain them.

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February 10, 2015

The Close School’s resident sage sheds light on prospects for entrepreneurs in the U.S. job market.

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February 05, 2015

Drexel faculty will learn how to commercialize their ideas using the lean startup model in new Bootcamp for Academic Innovators.

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February 04, 2015

New app allows students to connect directly with peer tutors for an on-demand tutoring session.

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February 02, 2015

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January 30, 2015

The Close School’s resident sage sheds light on prospects for entrepreneurs in the U.S. job market.

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January 26, 2015

The Baiada Institute company is making hospitality management more efficient — starting with a five-star hotel in their own backyard.

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January 22, 2015

Sometimes, you have to look between the numbers to find the answers — especially when it comes to recent reports claiming under-30 entrepreneurship is waning.

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January 20, 2015

Ben Melman launched Booksmart to make it easier to book concerts. But this young music mogul has never been one to go by the book.

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January 14, 2015

Why doing your due diligence can help you get a job and stay employed.

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January 05, 2015

The Close School’s resident sage sheds light on prospects for entrepreneurs in the U.S. job market.

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December 19, 2014

From Silicon Valley to Startup Day, here are the highlights that made 2014 a banner year for the Close School.

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December 18, 2014

From September through Startup Day and beyond, companies in the Baiada Institute have much to celebrate as they look ahead to 2015.

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December 12, 2014

The founder of VirtuREAL, a software service that aims to help users improve their public speaking skills, says that failing is as much a part of entrepreneurship as success.

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December 11, 2014

How creativity and social interaction can help you beat the black hole of job automation.

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December 04, 2014

The Close School’s resident sage sheds light on prospects for entrepreneurs in the U.S. job market.

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November 24, 2014

Spirituality and social consciousness inspired two Drexel seniors to create Chakra Fitwear — a line of workout apparel that’s more than meets the eye.

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November 20, 2014

215 Marketing is moving out of the Baiada Institute and into new digs in Northern Liberties. Before moving on, they take a look back and offer advice for the next brood of budding startups.

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November 19, 2014

The Close School’s resident sage sheds light on prospects for entrepreneurs in the U.S. job market.

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November 11, 2014

The Close School’s resident sage sheds light on prospects for entrepreneurs in the U.S. job market.

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November 06, 2014

There were winners. There were lessons learned. But it was crowd participation that won the day. Not to mention all those #DrexelStartup14 hashtags.

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November 03, 2014

The Close School’s resident sage sheds light on prospects for entrepreneurs in the U.S. job market.

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October 28, 2014

The Close School’s resident sage sheds light on prospects for entrepreneurs in the U.S. job market.

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October 22, 2014

Allison Murphy, former president of the Close School’s Entrepreneurship Living-Learning Community, on how Drexel prepared the team to succeed.

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October 17, 2014

Aahana Founder Rina Patel targets Philadelphia for new awareness campaign.

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September 25, 2014

Startup Co-founder and ELLC Mentor Nigel Coelho says the future of wearable tech is worth watching.

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September 22, 2014

Ed Reybitz, a partner in 215 Marketing, left his native Brazil at age 5. He hasn’t stopped moving since.

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September 15, 2014

For Benjamin Melman, Collin Cavote and Maria Allison, launching their ventures means more than just turning a profit. It means changing minds.

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September 11, 2014

Renaissance Man Chuck Sacco never saw the world in black and white. It’s the colors in between that matter most.

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September 08, 2014

From the ice to the iPhone, eventuosity founder and Drexel alum Justin Panzer has always found inspiration in organization.

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August 28, 2014

Damian Salas makes one thing clear to his students: If you take one of his classes, you’re going to do amazing things.

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August 21, 2014

Maria Allison and Nicole Koedyker, co-founders of Forsei Consulting, are helping to create a new class of socially conscious entrepreneurs.

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August 15, 2014

The co-founder of 215 Marketing, currently incubating the Baiada Institute, shares the story behind his love of inspirational quotes.

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August 05, 2014

Founded by Drexel grad Rachel Zeldin, the former Baiada Institute company is touted as the "TripAdvisor of funeral planning."

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July 25, 2014

Close School course offerings focus on infusing entrepreneurship into all academic disciplines.

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July 25, 2014

Co-founder Shaw Levin looks back as his company moves on from the Baiada Institute.

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July 11, 2014

TechGirlz, a nonprofit aimed at closing the gender gap in the technology world, partnered with the Close School to host its third annual summer camp for girls interested in tech careers.

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July 09, 2014

Philip Inghelbrecht shares lessons learned in the trenches of Silicon Valley.

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July 08, 2014

Max Goldberg and Dan Leung, recent Drexel graduates and founders of video production company Five Five Collective, discuss working on projects with the Close School and their own path to entrepreneurship.

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June 30, 2014

The incubation arm of the Close School translates its groundbreaking work incubating student and alumni ventures into an interactive online resource center.

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June 25, 2014

Collin Cavote finds inspiration, funding for his carbon-scrubbing biowalls in the City of Lights.

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June 25, 2014

Two-time Drexel alumnus Stanley W. Silverman '69, '74 and his wife, Jackie, have donated $2 million to endow The Silverman Family Professor of Entrepreneurial Leadership.

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June 23, 2014

Entrepreneurship Living-Learning Community Mentor Nigel Coelho reflects on the ELLC's inaugural class.

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June 09, 2014

This multilingual Drexel freshman could have waited until college to study abroad. Instead, she did it at 15.

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June 03, 2014

Graduating senior Skyler Logsdon has always known how to work the angles. Even if he didn’t see them coming.

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May 27, 2014

Founders of all-in-one solar charger find inspiration in water, crowd funding.

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May 22, 2014

Ho may say he’s "hardheaded," but the China native majoring in chemical engineering has a soft spot for Drexel's entrepreneurship community.

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May 20, 2014

With the launch of undergraduate degrees, the Close School becomes the first freestanding school of entrepreneurship in nation to offer its own degrees.

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May 16, 2014

The environmental engineering major and ELLC member hopes to follow in the footsteps of his entrepreneurial father.

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May 12, 2014

Will Cartwright rows crew and he probably works harder than you. Maybe it has to do with those entrepreneurial genes.

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May 09, 2014

Created by Dan Eberhart and Jonathan McDaniel, Kegg is a networking service that connects college students to local events via a private, college-only environment.

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May 08, 2014

The freshman psychology major wants to change the world. And she sees the Close School as the perfect training ground to make it happen.

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May 07, 2014

Members of the living-learning community joined with United By Blue to help clean Penn Treaty Park, and got a lesson in how entrepreneurship can spur social change.

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May 02, 2014

Now a rising entrepreneur, Chris Rocco wasn't sure what he wanted to do after high school. Then a talk with his father changed everything.

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April 25, 2014

The six teams chosen will present their business plans to a panel of judges on May 8.

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April 22, 2014

The Close School’s first batch of Entrepreneurship Co-op students trade insights and speak prolonged success.

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April 17, 2014

From princess to maturing impresario, Allison Murphy has worn many hats. She recently added entrepreneur to her wardrobe. It fits her well.

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March 07, 2014

Celebrity stylist, budding fashion mogul and media darling Andy Paige stopped by Westphal’s URBN Annex Screening Room Wednesday to talk entrepreneurship.

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February 24, 2014

This year, 70 teams submitted entries for a coveted spot in the top three.

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February 18, 2014

Thanks to Drexel LeBow senior Skyler Logsdon, the Close School of Entrepreneurship already has a connection at Facebook — and all it took was a bad haircut.

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January 30, 2013

Thanks to $12.5 million in recent gifts from the Charles and Barbara Close Foundation, Drexel University will establish the Charles D. Close School of Entrepreneurship, which will be one of a very small number of freestanding schools of entrepreneurship in the nation and the only one in Philadelphia. 

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