I  Baiada Institute


     Office Locations:

3218 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: 215-895-0300
Fax: 215-895-0300



  • Seed



  • Business Services
  • Communications & Networking
  • Consumer Products & Services
  • Energy & Clean Tech
  • Information Technology
  • Life Sciences & Healthcare
  • Media & Digital Media
  • Retail & Restaurant
  • Software & Internet



    In March 2001, the Baiada Institute opened its state-of-the-art entrepreneurial environment at Drexel University in Philadelphia. The Baiada Institute contains incubation space for student teams creating businesses while at Drexel, including private, dedicated workstations that are awarded to teams based on winning the Business Plan Competition and/or exceptional merit and progress in turning ventures into realities. Baiada Recently, the Baiada Business Incubator Competition launched a pre-incubation program for up to five teams made up of current or former students who are interested in competing in the Incubator Competition.

    Investment Firm Key

       VC = Venture Capital
       PE = Private Equity
       A = Angel
       I = Incubator
       MB = Merchant Bank
       VD = Venture Debt
       FI = Family Investment Office
       FOF = Fund of Funds
       ED = Economic Development Office   
       TT = Technology Transfer Office
       CVC = Corporate Venture Capital
       SEC = Secondary Purchaser
       HF = Hedge Fund/Mutual Fund
    Venture Capital
    Seed Stage
    (includes "pre-seed," or
    concept stage)
    No Revenue
    Early StageMinimal
    Growth Stage
    (also called Mid-stage)
    Expansion Stage
    (also called Late-stage)
    $7M and greater
    Private Equity
    Lower Middle Market$10M-$249M
    Middle Market$250M-$499M
    Upper Middle Market$500M-$1B
    Large Cap>$1B

    Investment Team:

    Name   Title
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    Charles Sacco Director, Baiada Institute for Entrepreneurship Entrepreneur in Residence & Director of External Relations, Close School of Entrepreneurship
    Debra Colbert-Maduforo Assistant Director of Entrepreneurship
    Milton Silver, Ph.D. Director of Mentors


    Portfolio companies include:

      215 Marketing
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      3 Second Receipts
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      Basecamp Business
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      Boston Linguistics
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      Buck DIY
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      Connexus Technology
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      Course Roots
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      CrossRate Technology
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      Emergency Information Systems LLC
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      Gamer Glove
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      Gossamer Games
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      Greek Solutions
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      Milla by Mail
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      Project One

      Purple Cloud Technologies
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      Silk Tours
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      Skyless Game Studios
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      Storm Solutions
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      United Electronics
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