The $25K Baiada Institute Incubator Competition is changing things up this year - Philly


Aug. 7, 2017 7:29 am

The $25K Baiada Institute Incubator Competition is changing things up this year

Adios, business plans.

Drexel University.

(Courtesy photo)

This one’s for all you Drexel kids with a million-dollar idea: The Baiada Institute is hosting an incubator competition that may help you make it happen.

The Baiada Institute Incubator Competition is looking for student entrepreneurs to build their ideas and compete for a pool of cash prizes worth $25,000. Also on the line: mentorship, services and free space.

In 2017, the contest is ditching the traditional business plan competition format for a three-stage model that will take an initial cohort of 25 entrants through the process. The top three will receive cash prizes as decided by a panel of judges.

The competition is open to all Drexel students or recent grads.

“2017 introduces a new competition format that provides for more education, interaction and presentation opportunities than prior competitions,” the competition’s site reads. “Initial application deadline is October 13, 2017 at midnight.”

Roberto Torres

Roberto Torres became Lead Philly Reporter in May 2016. Prior, he was a freelance contributor to and Al Dia News. The native Venezuelan moved to Philadelphia in 2015 after reporting on research at his alma mater, the University of Zulia. Whenever he's not fencing deadlines, he can be found standing in line at Overbrook Pizza in West Philly, running Netflix/Hulu marathons with his wife or reading news from Venezuela.


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