A New State-of-the-Art Entrepreneurial Environment
March 2001, the Baiada Institute opened the doors of its state-of-the-art
entrepreneurial environment at 3225 Arch Street on the Drexel
Campus in Philadelphia.
new Baiada Institute space has been conceived in direct response
to student input as a unique, full-service work, mentoring
and collaboration space for the entrepreneurial community
at Drexel. An architectural reflection of Drexel's commitment
to entrepreneurial innovation, the Baiada Institute contains:
incubation space for student teams creating businesses while
at Drexel, including:
- Entrepreneurial Space Private, dedicated workstations
are awarded to teams based on winning the Business Plan
Competition and/or exceptional merit and progress in turning
ventures into realities.
- FlexSpace This area is designed to foster synergistic
opportunities among non-resident entrepreneurs and student
teams with 12 flexible workstations.
- The Wedge A presentation room with seating for
up to 60 people, the Wedge is the venue for the Baiada Institute's
Entrepreneurial Workshops, classes and other events.
- The Cybercafe A central gathering place for students
- Mentoring Rooms and Conference Rooms Space is available
for private meetings with mentors as well as student/faculty
conferences. The Baiada Institute for Entrepreneurship in Technology
wishes to acknowledge all of the mentors who shared their
time, knowledge and expertise with Drexel's entrepreneurial
teams, providing invaluable encouragement and leadership.
- Victory Bell Engraved with "A ship is safe
in the harbor, but ships were not made to stay in the harbor",
the victory bell is the Baiada Institute entrepreneurs' song
for accomplishments both great and small.
- A home for the Office of Technology Commercialization
of Drexel, bringing Drexel's resources and guidance
in the commercialization of new technologies to the wide
spectrum of talent at Drexel -- from Drexel student teams
with promising business ventures to Drexel researchers developing
new technologies, to students and researchers creating new
uses for advances in the biosciences.