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STARTER'S REVIEW
January 2017 | Issue 16
ANNOUNCEMENT
WHAT'S HAPPENING
UPCOMING EVENTS
W.A.S. BUZZ

Lindsay Tabas, Melissa Schipke, and Archna Sahay, active members of the Philadelphia entrepreneurship community, talk about women in entrepreneurship, preparing for the changing job market, and the importance of entrepreneurship.

Tune in to the panel discussion and hear multiple perspectives about thinking differently and discovering the best practices to build a successful startup.

On April 6-8, EIX & the Richard M. Schulze School of Entrepreneurship will sponsor "e-Fest", a competition that will award over $250K to over 100 schools in grants and scholarships to student teams with the best business ideas. 

Teams from each school must enter for a chance to win $2,500. Entrants must develop and submit a 7 min video and a 15-slide presentation detailing their business ideas by Feb 17, 2017. Complete entry info and view contest rules by clicking below.

Congratulations to ChocAmo Cookie Cups on exceeding their Kickstarter goal! Read more about their journey and where they're heading.

eBags.com CEO, Mike Edwards, shares his experience on how he faced failure and kept going in his recent LinkedIn post titled, "I got back up!".

Evan Ehlers sparks a new movement to share with those less fortunate. Using his remaining meal swipes, he purchased 50 meals and gave them to the homeless. 

Evan wants to inspire others to promote selfless acts. Please join the ProjectSELF movement by posting similar actions with the hashtag #ProjectSELF.

The Complete Package

Five essential tips you should remember when developing your brand's packaging.

 

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Entrepreneurship in Philadelphia

They don't call Philly the "City of Firsts" for nothing. See what assets this city has to offer its entrepreneurs.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Don't miss out on these exciting events!

WED 1/11 9AM - 3PM

Startup Advisory Committee

The Baiada Institute's Startup Advisory Committee is a group of experienced business professionals who meet each Wednesday with prospective and current student and alumni entrepreneurs to provide them advice and guidance on their ideas. Learn more and schedule a meeting here:
http://www.drexel.edu/baiada/mentorship/overview/

Location

3230 Market Street, Pearlstein Bulding, 4th floor

Audience

Undergrad & Grad Students, Faculty , Staff, and Alumni

Special Features

Mentorship Oppportunities

ALL DAY 1/19 - 1/22

USASBE - United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship

The Close School of Entrepreneurship is the host school for the January 2017 USASBE conference. The conference will occur from Jan 19-22, 2017 at the Loews Hotel Philadelphia. This conference is for entrepreneurship educators,  center administrators and practitioners who want to learn more about entrepreneurship education, pedagogy, and research.

Location

Loews Hotel Philadelphia

Audience

Everyone

Special Features

Hands-On Workshops

THURS 1/19 5:30 - 7:30PM

How to Leverage Online Resources to Get the Right Legal Advice

No one should treat online information about the law as legal advice, but many business people make that mistake. This workshop will review the best online resources for law-related information, and help you put these resources to work for you. 

Location

Baiada Institute for Entrepreneurship, 3230 Market Street (Pearlstein Building), 4th floor

Audience

Everyone, Undergrad & Grad Students, Staff, Alumni

Special Features

Free Food!

WED 1/25 5:30 - 7:30PM

Mindfulness for the Entrepreneur

Have you ever wondered how "mindfulness," the elusive buzzword, actually ties into running a successful business?

Join Anna Greenwald, owner of the Philadelphia based yoga and mindfulness company On the Goga, as she speaks on not only how mindfulness is used to affect positive change in businesses of every size, but how implementing mindfulness as an entrepreneur or business owner can alter the operation and trajectory of your company from the inside, out.

Location

Baiada Institute for Entrepreneurship, 3230 Market Street (Pearlstein Building), 4th floor

Audience

Everyone, Undergrad & Grad Students, Staff, Alumni

Special Features

Free Food!

TUES 1/31 5:30 - 7:30PM

Rafael Ilishayev, Founder and CEO at goPuff

Do you want to learn how to take your startup from the dorm to reality? Hear from Rafael Ilishayev, Founder and CEO at goPuff, who started at Drexel and is now running one of the fastest growing on-demand delivery services in the country.

Download goPuff for IOS and Android

Location

Baiada Institute for Entrepreneurship, 3230 Market Street (Pearlstein Building), 4th floor

Audience

Everyone, Undergrad & Grad Students, Staff, Alumni

Special Features

Free Food!

W.A.S. BUZZ

What Starters are Saying Online!

Crowds @thecrowdsapp

Know where to go and when to go on campus from anywhere! Developed by Drexel Students

TWEETED:
Promo Video Coming Up!!! #StarterSelfie

goPuff @goPuff

Goodbye convenience store. Get convenience delivered in 30 minutes. Philly • NYC • Boston • DC • Denver • Austin • Phoenix • Seattle • Portland • Chicago

TWEETED:
Day in the life:

Nik Stauskas is finding it difficult balancing being a professional basketball player and a... http://fb.me/4QhWLkV36

Chuck Sacco @chucksacco

Be versatile, be valuable! | Entrepreneur, advisor, bamboo hunter | Assistant Dean of Strategic Initiatives and Director of the Baiada Institute @TheCloseSchool

TWEETED:
15 women who are changing the face of tech in the region (SLIDESHOW) http://www.bizjournals.com/philadelphia/news/2016/12/16/15-women-who-arechanging-the-face-of-tech-in-the.html … via @PHLBizJournal

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