Startup Fest is back in a BIG way! Top executives in the food industry come together to share their insights on their innovations. Join us to win cash prizes, try new (free) foods and network with innovative food industry professionals.
Startup Fest is an annual event hosted by Drexel University’s Charles D. Close School of Entrepreneurship to come together, share ideas, and compete with one another in all aspects of innovation and entrepreneurship. Although this year’s event will focus on food innovation, Startup Fest will feature our annual Baiada Incubator Competition, a student, staff and alumni pitch competitions and an Entrepreneurship Expo. Startup Fest is Philadelphia’s premier entrepreneurship event for which attendees can earn cash, prizes and innovative knowledge to take back to any venture or studies.
The Entrepreneur Expo is a great opportunity get an inside look into your favorite companies.
Looking for an internship? Maybe some food samples? The Entrepreneur Expo will feature dozens of booths/tables representing some of Philadelphia’s great companies.
Use this opportunity to validate your idea by pitching it to a panel of judges on the main stage. Prizes of $500 will be awarded to the best ideas!
The Baiada Institute Incubator Competition is designed to help student entrepreneurs and their teams develop their business ideas, receive feedback and mentoring and compete for cash prizes. It also provides opportunities for networking, brainstorming and development of future entrepreneurial opportunities.
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.
Enter the raffle giveaway at Startup Fest for a chance to win gift cards from our vendors.