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Drexel StartupFest 2020

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At StartUp Fest 2020, we're bringing together students, alumni and staff (and everyone who want to join us) virtually to discuss, learn and participate in Drexel's entrepreneurship community. Join us for three days of exciting competitions, speakers, networking, expos and more! 

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Schedule

· Sessions
Break the Ice - An Improv Challenge
Starters are notoriously good at brainstorming. 3 teams compete to solve, improv-style, 3 challenges. $250 in prize money will be awarded.
Chuck Sacco Melissa Tevere
· Networking
Networking all day
Speed networking with other attendees for 5 minutes. Give it a try and meet a mentor, co-founder or a new friend!
· Stage
Keynote/panel - perseverance in the age of COVID-19
Featuring Nicole Marquis of HipCityVeg and Nick Bayer of Saxby's. Learn about the challenges they've faced during COVID and hear how they persevered.
Chuck Sacco
· Stage
Baiada Institute Virtual Tour and Ask the Entrepreneur
Join us for a virtual tour of the Baiada Institute and meet four Drexel entrepreneurs to learn about their incubating experiences.
Chuck Sacco
· Sessions
Mentor office hours with Jim Paolino
Jim is the CEO and Founder of a FinTech company based in Philadelphia that he started in 2013.
James Paolino
· Stage
"Tik Tok" video pitch competition
Come to watch some fun pitch videos and vote on your favorites! Students - submit your video at https://baiada.startuptree.co/discover/competitions
· Sessions
Ambition Can't Wait...Wait,Wait Don't Tell Me!
Join us as 3 panelists and 3 contestants compete in Bluff the Listener, Rapid Fill in the Blanks & more! $250 in prize money awarded!
Zachary Raber Jacalyn Rosa Debra Colbert-Maduforo Rashi Gala Chuck Sacco Melissa Tevere
· Sessions
Proving Ground
The Proving Ground is an interactive look at Drexel entrepreneurs in action. Join us on Instagram @provinggroundpopup.
· Sessions
Legal advice office hours with the Drexel Entrepreneurial Law Clinic
Meet with the Drexel Entrepreneurial Law Clinic to learn more about them and to ask questions
· Stage
Keynote/panel - making a difference today
Part of our Black Entrepreneurs in Action program, hear from Will Toms of REC Philly and Ashley Reed, a Non Profit professional.
William Toms Chuck Sacco Roger Lee
· Sessions
Proving Ground - live interviews
Hear from Drexel entrepreneurs in the trenches working on amazing product, service and non-profit ventures
· Sessions
Idea "fast pitch" competition
Pitch your idea live and win $500! Students - apply for the competition at https://baiada.startuptree.co/discover/competitions
· Sessions
Quizzo for Starters
Test your knowledge of Entrepreneurship in categories such as Arts & Culture, Science & Technology, Popular Culture, and Current Events.
Chuck Sacco Melissa Tevere
· Stage
Keynote/panel - the future
Hear from three amazing Drexel alums based in Silicon Valley about the future of new ideas and entrepreneurship: Vijay Ullal, Brad Lucas and Justin Somaini
Vijay Ullal Chuck Sacco
· Sessions
Marketing advice office hours
Have marketing questions? Visit with the team from Argyle Interactive and ask away!
Logan Levenson
· Stage
Baiada incubator competition
Watch five competitors go for $25,000 in cash prizes
Chuck Sacco
· Sessions
Judging room
Incubator competition judges meet privately to decide on the winners
· Stage
Incubator competition awards announcement
Chuck Sacco

Speakers

Jacalyn Rosa

Game and Incubator Contestent

Zachary Raber

Game Contestant

Debra Colbert-Maduforo

Moderator

Rashi Gala

Game Contestant

Eric Nguyen

Game Contestant

Jun Jie Zou

Game Contestant

Allen Morris-Smith

Game Contestant

Vijay Ullal

Panelist

William Toms

Panelist

Logan Levenson

Marketing

Roger Lee

Panel moderator

James Paolino

Mentor

Melissa Tevere

Moderator

Chuck Sacco

Assistant Dean

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Argyle Interactive

Digital and Creative Communications

Casey Wood Photography

Portrait, Headshots, Wedding Photography and More!

College Bird

Connecting students to opportunities.

Roxannelava

Badass & Beautiful Handmade Mules

Marissa Donapel Illustration

Art, Art Accessories, and Good Content for All

Flowers On a Whim

Special Event Flowers for the Savings Savvy Shopper

JD Panda

Handmade and Reworked Clothing

Phoodie

Philly Eats - Pay Less - Get More!

Paint With Purpose

Henna

NP Baking Co

Delicious Gluten Free LIberian Treat Baking Mixes

Jenna Nicole Fashion Design

Upcycled Tie Dye Fashion

Aeropest

Pest Control using Drone Technology

More Empathy

Funky, Hand-made Jewelry

NY Bagel Butler

Authentic New York Bagels

VodHavok Studios LLC

A collective of creatives, offering a place for quality and good art.

Matrioshka Games

Become Lucifer in a Pixel-Art Action RPG!

Luv 2 Knit and More

Knit and Crochet Store

Ikanos Marketing

Marketing

Kevin Coleman

Organic Mushrooms

Daniel Stein

TBD

Vidya Golla

Fine Art