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We will contact you with further details and review payment options. The total program cost is $2,500.

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It's Not Too Late to START Something

Starting New Ventures accepts aspiring entrepreneurs of any age - no degree necessary! This is a hybrid course, meaning participants have the flexibility of taking the course at their own speed online with occasional on campus instruction.



Join a group of like-minded entrepreneurs at Drexel University

At the Close School of Entrepreneurship, we believe it's never too late to start something. Our new program, Starting New Ventures, offers those continuing their education a unique opportunity to learn about entrepreneurship through intensive, experiential learning.

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A combination of on-campus and online sessions


Collaborate & gain experience in a hands-on learning environment

Gain access to Drexel's worldwide network of professionals, scholars, & advisors

Receive mentorship & feedback from ​successful entrepreneurs

Earn an entrepreneurial​ ​education endorsed by the Close School in just​ ​6 weeks!


This Program is Eligible for the Tax Credits for Higher Education Program

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  • Entrepreneurship through intensive, experiential learning
  • Idea Assessment Process
  • Lean Startup Methodology for Creating Product-Market Fit
  • Revenue and Go-to-Market Strategies
  • Basics of Marketing and Logistics
  • Basics of Legal and Finance
  • Value Proposition Development
  • Customer Interview Techniques
  • How to Raise Capital
  • Team Building and Personal Skills


Learn from successful entrepreneurs.

Damian Salas With over 20 years of experience with startup and mid-size companies, Damian is seasoned in growing and sustaining successful businesses. Damian's work has been nationally published in Human Resources IQ and he also speaks regularly nationwide about productivity, quality, development, and strategic planning.

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Charles Sacco Featured in Fortune Magazine regarding mid-career entrepreneurship, Charles Sacco's career includes a track-record of launching and growing businesses in enterprise software, business process management, and mobile apps.

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Roy Carriker Roy has extensive experience in R&D management, tech startups, and assessing the market viability of tech innovations. He served as Vice Chairman of Teleflex Incorporated, transforming it into a $2.3 billion provider with over 130 operations in 21 countries. Roy Carriker holds a BS, MS, and PhD in Physics and an MBA from the Harvard Business School.

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On campus and online: a unique program that works with your schedule.


Winter 2018

Meet with like-minded peers and established entrepreneurial mentors on campus for intensive learning experiences!

Charles D. Close School of Entrepreneurship
Pearlstein Business Learning Center, Suite #402
3230 Market Street Philadelphia, PA 19104


Oct-Nov 2017

​Now offered at Bucks County Community College, engage in the same intensive learning experience from a new location.

Lower Bucks Campus
1304 Veteran Hwy
Bristol, PA 19007

The 6-week program
launches soon!

Receive more information and an application for this program.

Now is the right time to START