Early Stage Support

The Drexel Fund is developing a national community of entrepreneurs who engage in a set of experiences intended to allow Drexel to make small investments in seed stage ideas and to strengthen the prospect for the successful launch of new school models prior to larger investments.

Through attendance at informational workshops held virtually or in person across our target states, we identify, vet and provide early stage support for education entrepreneurs to develop and test new concepts with the goal of increasing the number of new private schools and innovative new school models launched nationally.

In addition to the workshops, we match entrepreneurs who are ready to take the next step in the school development process to training programs or other opportunities where they can focus on the next step of their journey most critical to their developmental stage or school model. We partner with existing national providers of school development experiences and work with these partners on program modifications to address the unique needs of private sector school creators.