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STARTER'S REVIEW
April 2017 | Issue 19
ANNOUNCEMENT
WHAT'S HAPPENING
UPCOMING EVENTS
W.A.S. BUZZ

Inc. Magazine had a competition with the coolest college startups, and our very own Boost Linguistics made it to the third round! Congratulations, Boost Linguistics! 

ManaTees moved into their brand new space on 3816 Lancaster Avenue on March 24! Created from the West Philly Ventures side by side course offered by the Close School and the Dornsife Center, ManaTees is a startup t-shirt company whose goal is to mitigate the pressures of gentrification in Mantua. 

Stay tuned for ManaTees grand opening!

Digital Trends, a tech magazine, featured Baiada Institute company, Eaos and its wireless earbuds that are specifically built to be worn under a helmet. 

Check out Eaos’ Indiegogo campaign for its product, Slimbuds

Take a look inside Drexel University's 6-week entrepreneurship program: Starting New Ventures! Beginning April 29th until June 3rd.

For a quick overview of this new program, check out our recent infographic

Cybersquatting: What Is It and How to Avoid Being Affected

How to keep your brand's online reputation safe and secure.

The Grass Isn’t Always Greener

The grass isn't always greener on the other side of the incubator.
 

Get Some Green - How to Get Investors for Your Company

Looking to earn more $$ for your company? Here are some tips on how to impress investors!

Women Entrepreneurs Famous for Their Impact

In honor of Women's History Month, we'd like to give a shout-out to these five famous women entrepreneurs! 

UPCOMING EVENTS

Don't Miss out on These Exciting Events!

WEDS 4/13 5:30 - 8PM

Business Model Competition: Info and Education Session

This information and education event is mandatory for any student planning to participate in the spring 2017 Business Model Competition.

Please email baiada@drexel.edu if you are unable to attend this session but still wish to compete.

Location

Baiada Institute for Entrepreneurship, Pearlstein Building, 3230 Market Street, Suite 404, Philadelphia

Audience

Undergrads & Grads

Special Features

Free Food!

TUES 4/18 5:30 - 7:30PM

How Hater Dater Crashed the Dating Scene

Meet Hater Dater: known as "the first dating app that matches people on the things they hate."

Hater Dater’s Technology Advisor & Drexel alum, Nick Pirollo, will join us on April 18 to talk about gaining market traction, go-to-market strategies, and pivoting along a specific market!

Location

Baiada Institute for Entrepreneurship, Pearlstein Building, 3230 Market Street, Suite 404, Philadelphia

Audience

Undergrads, Grads, Faculty, Staff, & Alumni

Special Features

Free Food!

TUES 4/27 5:30 - 7:30PM

Startups and the Corporation - featuring John Doherty of Verizon Ventures

Corporations are increasingly working with startups and startup ecosystems. There's a significant rise in the number of corporate accelerator programs and in the number of corporate venture capital funds. It is now important for entrepreneurs to understand the corporate innovation landscape and how their ventures can be accelerated by leveraging the value of these programs and partnerships.

This interactive session will feature John Doherty, SVP at Verizon Ventures. Combining smart capital with access to Verizon's ecosystem and strategic roadmap, Verizon Ventures is the valuable bridge connecting innovators with pathways that advance their businesses in growing and impactful sectors. 

Location

Baiada Institute for Entrepreneurship, Pearlstein Building, 3230 Market Street, Suite 404, Philadelphia

Audience

Everyone, Undergrads, Graduates, Alumni

Special Features

Free Food

THURS 5/11 5:30 - 7:30PM

Performing at your Entrepreneurial Peak: Work Smarter with Less Stress

You’ve got your to do lists, your day planned and projects organized, and yet when asked how you are, you find yourself uttering, “Busy, I’m crazy busy”. In a culture where doing more is a sign of importance, how do you take it all in without losing your mind? Emi Kirschner, CHHC will give you the tools to start eliminating stress from daily life, improve your health and do more, with ease, in less time.

Location

Baiada Institute for Entrepreneurship, Pearlstein Building, 3230 Market Street, Suite 404, Philadelphia

Audience

Everyone, Undergrads, Graduates, Staff, Alumni

Special Features

Free Food

TUES 5/16 5:30 - 7:30PM

Fireside chat with Philly Startup Leaders President, Brock Weatherup

This fireside chat will feature Brock Weatherup, a serial entrepreneur and the current President of Philly Startup Leaders. Brock is the CEO & CoFounder of PetCoach - revolutionizing the Pet Health Care experience. Brock is a CEO, entrepreneur, angel investor, builder of enterprise value and passionate advocate about the consumer and their interactions with digital media & e-commerce.

Location

Baiada Institute for Entrepreneurship, Pearlstein Building, 3230 Market Street, Suite 404, Philadelphia

Audience

Everyone, Undergrads, Graduates, Alumni

Special Features

Free Food

TUES 5/25 5PM - 8PM

Business Model Competition 2017

The Baiada Institute’s Business Model Competition is about recognizing that any new venture is just a series of guesses at a problem or solution and the only valid way to test whether those guesses are right is to "get outside the building" and start working with customers.

Location

Baiada Institute for Entrepreneurship, Pearlstein Building, 3230 Market Street, Suite 404, Philadelphia

Audience

Undergrads and Graduates

Special Features

Free Food

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

Incubator Business Plan Competition - Info Session

This session will provide attendees with the details of the 2017 Baiada Institute Incubator Business Plan Competition. Total prize package of $25,000 plus in-kind services. Learn about the competition timeline, education session requirements, mentoring requirements and details on accessing LivePlan for developing your business plan.

Location

Baiada Institute for Entrepreneurship, Pearlstein Building, 3230 Market Street, Suite 404, Philadelphia

Audience

Everyone, Undergrads, Graduates, Staff, Alumni

Special Features

Free Food

W.A.S. BUZZ

What Starters are Saying Online!

Technical.ly Philly @TechnicallyPHL

A Better Philadelphia Through Technology. Part of the @technical_ly network, we organize @phillytechweek #whyilovephilly

@ByEAOS is trying to usher in "a different era for motorcycle audio": http://bit.ly/2oDiCKE 

 

WTC Philadelphia @WTCPhila

Wise words from #WTCGP COO #DinoRamos who participated as a panelist during yesterday's Entrepreneurial Impact event

"You have to think positively. You need to be passionate about your product." -Dino Ramos

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