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CCI at Drexel Startup Fest
Start Date: 11/8/2017Start Time: 2:00 PM
End Date: 11/8/2017End Time: 7:00 PM
Event Description
The College of Computing & Informatics is excited to attend the Drexel Startup Fest on November 8!

Drexel Startup Fest runs November 8 and 9 from 2 to 7 p.m. in Behrakis Grand Hall

Join the Drexel entrepreneurship community for a two-day celebration of Drexel entrepreneurship at Drexel Startup Fest. The program includes the popular annual Baiada Institute Incubator Competition with $25,000 in cash prizes. 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!

Capacity is limited so register now at

Program highlights:
  • Student pitch competition – compete for one of three $500 prizes by pitching your startup idea. Open to all Drexel students.
  • Special guest speakers:
    • Emily Bittenbender, Owner and Manager of Bittenbender Construction
    • Anthony Gold, Co-founder and CEO of Roar for Good
    • Patty Hillkirk, Founder of Camp Dreamcatcher
    • KJ Dhaliwal, Founder and CEO of Dil Mil, the fastest growing dating app for South Asians across the world
  • Entrepreneur expo – Meet Drexel entrepreneurs to learn what they do and what opportunities they may have for you to gain invaluable experience working with a startup. 
  • Startup Arcade – Win prizes from our exhibiting startups, sponsors and other Drexel entreprneurship programs and supporters.
  • Staff pitch competition – compete for a $500 prize by pitching your startup idea. Open to all Drexel professional staff.
  • Incubator competition – watch six Drexel startups compete for $25K in cash prizes and learn what it takes to take your startup to the next level.
  • Food, drink and more! ChocAmo, Saxbys and others will be providing you with great food through the day and during our “meetup fest” receptions from 6 to 7 p.m. each day. 
  • And more! 
Who will be there: Drexel students, faculty/professional staff, alumni and the regional entrepreneurship community. 
Register now at You can also signup for the pitch competitions through a link on the registration page. 
Contact Information:
Name: Chuck Sacco
Behrakis Grand Hall
3210 Chestnut St.
Philadelphia, PA 19104
  • Undergraduate Students
  • Graduate Students
  • Faculty
  • Staff
  • Special Features:
  • Free Food
  • Giveaways

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