Looking Back At Future Fest 2024

On Wednesday, February 21, The Charles D. Close School of Entrepreneurship celebrated its annual Future Fest! This year, Future Fest hosted its first-ever Baiada Institute Innovation Tournament, where students competed in a hackathon-styled competition by working in groups to create businesses through several rounds of ideation and pitching to win $5,000!

Now, to recognize the first ever Baiada Institute Innovation Competition winners! 


This team focused on an educational platform designed to assist people from low-income countries in learning about software development. 

All Talk 

The minds behind All Talk proposed an app that aids in translating different languages to enable better communication in medical settings and beyond.

Class Cut 

These students created a new approach to the classroom, striving to build a stronger understanding of class materials through their notes-sharing software. 

Wind Way 

The Wind Way team pitched the idea of utilizing wind power on highways through wind turbines, using advertising as an incentive to invest in this technology.

Future Fest 2024 was filled with great opportunities for our entrepreneurs and the Drexel community to spark creativity and encourage collaboration. 

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM: Innovation Tournament Morning Session 

12:30 PM: Keynote Address

1:00 PM – 4:00 PM: Proving Ground

1:00 PM – 5:00 PM: Innovation Tournament Afternoon Session 

5:30 PM: Awards Announcement 

From the Baiada Institute Innovation Tournament to the Proving Ground Expo, Future Fest is only possible with the gracious contributions of staff and ambitious students alike. The Close School would like to take the opportunity to thank this year’s event sponsors, Kanu, Univest, and Graphite GTC.

See you all in Future Fest 2025!

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