November 7-8, 2018

@ Behrakis Grand Hall

Mingle with Philadelphia’s up-and-coming entrepreneurs, earn a residential position at the Baiada Institute Incubator, and learn professional skills from prominent speakers at Drexel University’s biggest entrepreneurship event!

2018 Sponsors

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The Close School and Saxbys have partnered up to bring a creative new contest to Startup Fest participants and attendees. If you purchase a hot beverage from one of the Saxbys on Drexel’s campus (34th Street and Lancaster Avenue or inside the Papadakis Integrated Sciences Building) between Oct. 25 – Nov. 8, save the sleeve for a chance to win prizes!

The Saxbys coffee sleeve contest dictates that participants follow three simple steps:

  1. Go to Drexel’s Saxbys locations & purchase your favorite hot drink
  2. Doodle your own design on the coffee sleeve
  3. Bring the sleeve to Startup Fest and submit the registration table.

Those with the most creative design can win Saxbys gift cards, four design hours with premier Philadelphia marketing agency Argyle Interactive, and more!

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NOVEMBER 7

3:00-7:00PM

Support and learn more about Drexel student and alumni startups during this showcase. Only on November 7.

4:00-5:00PM

Watch rapid fire elevator pitches from students!
Sign up to pitch here!

5:00-5:30PM

Listen as semi-finalists for the incubator competition give 90 second pitches about their companies!

Have an idea yourself? Apply to the incubator competition by October 15.

5:30PM

Enter in raffles to win gift cards and other prizes!

5:30-7:00PM

Grab some appetizers, a beverage and speak with Philadelphia’s top professionals and entrepreneurs.

NOVEMBER 8

2:00-2:30PM

Watch the final round of elevator pitches from Drexel students!

2:30-3:30PM

Watch rapid fire elevator pitches from staff!
Sign up to pitch here!

3:00-4:30PM

Hear Drexel student entrepreneurs pitch their ideas to compete for funding and incubation space in the Baiada Institute!

4:30-5:00PM

We’re excited to have Mike Edwards (co-founder of eBags.com) and Jon Nordmark (CEO, co-founder at Iterate.ai & eBags.com) share their thoughts on entrepreneurship and success!

5:00PM

See which of the student entrepreneurs who competed in the Baiada Incubator Competition win first, second or third prize.

5:00-6:00PM

Grab some appetizers and a cocktail, then speak with Philadelphia’s top professionals and entrepreneurs.

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About the Charles D. Close School

In today’s extremely competitive global workforce, there is an increased value and demand for initiative, independence, innovation, and the intellectual dexterity to rethink old ways of doing things and invent new ones. The Charles D. Close School has pioneered an approach to entrepreneurship education that addresses this need by teaching students to be entrepreneurial thinkers and doers, preparing them to meet the world market on solid footing and to create their own opportunities.

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