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At the StartUp Fest (LIVE), we’ll bring together hundreds of entrepreneurs virtually to discuss the challenges they’re facing and the solutions they’re seeking as they build companies for the future. Join us for three days of valuable insights and new connections with an influential group of change-makers and future building experts.

Day 1 - Oct 27

10:00AM–4:00PM 

Networking

Speed networking with other attendees for 5 minutes. Give it a try and meet a mentor, co-founder or a new friend!


10:00AM–11:00AM 

Improv Icebreaker

Interactive improv-style icebreaker focused on solving a real-world problem. Come join or just watch the fun!


10:00AM–2:00PM 

Mentoring “Office Hours”

Meet with experienced entrepreneurs and professionals ready to help you with your startup.


12:00PM–1:00PM 

Keynote & Panel – Perseverance In The Age Of COVID-19

Hear from experienced entrepreneurs pivoted due to COVID-19. Learn about the challenges they faced and how they persevered to overcome them and forge ahead.


2:00PM–3:00PM 

Baiada Institute Virtual Tour & Entrepreneur Q&A


4:00PM–5:00PM 

Video Pitch Competition

Come to watch some fun pitch videos and vote on your favorites! 

Day 2 - Oct 28

10:00AM–11:00AM 

Interactive Exercise

Fun interactive exercise featuring some of our Proving Ground entrepreneurs.


10:00AM–6:00PM 

Proving Ground

The Proving Ground is an interactive look at Drexel entrepreneurs in action. Join us on Instagram @provinggroundpopup


10:00AM–2:00PM 

Mentoring “Office Hours”

Meet with experienced entrepreneurs and professionals ready to help you with your startup.


12:00PM–1:00PM 

Keynote & Panel – Making A Difference Today

What are entrepreneurs doing today to help those in need and working to make a big difference in the world. Hear from entrepreneurs who are making a difference!


2:00PM–3:00PM 

Drexel Entrepreneurs – Live Interviews

Hear from Drexel entrepreneurs in the trenches working on amazing product, service and non-profit ventures.


4:00PM–5:00PM 

Idea “Fast Pitch” Competition

Pitch your idea live and win $500!

Day 3 - Oct 29

10:00AM–11:00AM 

Entrepreneur Quizzo

Come join a fun interactive Quizzo style game.


10:00AM–2:00PM 

Mentoring “Office Hours”

Meet with experienced entrepreneurs and professionals ready to help you with your startup.


12:00PM–1:00PM 

Keynote & Panel – The Future

What’s ahead for entrepreneurs and what exciting new ideas and technologies are the big opportunities for the coming years?


2:00PM–3:30PM 

Baiada Incubator Competition


3:30PM–4:00PM 

Competition Judgment & Evaluation


4:00PM–5:00PM 

Incubator Competition Awards Announcement

The detailed tracks and conference schedule is being prepared and will be released soon. 

Entrepreneurs from different industries and verticals are expected to be in attendance in a number of roles including exhibitors, students, speakers, and roundtables.

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Prizes, funding and more for the win

$500

Pitch Video Competition 

$500

Idea “Fast Pitch” Competition

$12,500 (1st)

Incubator Competition 

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

  • Keynote & Panel – Perseverance In The Age Of COVID-19
  • Baiada Institute Virtual Tour & Entrepreneur Q&A
  • Drexel Entrepreneurs – Live Interviews
  • Keynote & Panel – Making A Difference Today
  • Keynote & Panel – The Future
  • Networking
  • Improve Icebreaker
  • Mentoring “Office Hours”
  • Proving Ground
  • Interactive Exercise
  • Entrepreneur Quizzo
  • Video Pitch Competition
  • Idea “Fast Pitch” Competition
  • Baiada Incubator Competition

2019 SPONSORS

Want to be a part of StartUp Fest?

2019 STARTUP FEST WINNERS

$7,500

 Camino

$12,500

AeroPest

$5,000

Phoodie

Want to be a part of StartUp Fest? Sign up with the form on the right!

Prizes, funding and more for the win