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2011 Wharton BPC Venture Finals

The 2011 Wharton Business Plan Competition Venture Finals

2011 Wharton BPC Venture Finals
2011 Wharton BPC Venture Finals

2011 Wharton BPC Semifinalists

We meet several of the 2011 BPC Semifinalist teams and learn how they leveraged Wharton's entrepreneurial resources to launch their ventures.

2011 Wharton BPC Semifinalists
2011 Wharton BPC Semifinalists

Wharton BPC Venture Finals 2010

The final showdown of the eight finalists in the 2010 Wharton Business Plan Competition.

Wharton BPC Venture Finals 2010
Wharton BPC Venture Finals 2010

Wharton in the Middle East

We interview Prof. Raffi Amit about Wharton's partnership with CERT and the opportunities for Wharton in getting more engaged with the Middle East.

Wharton in the Middle East
Wharton in the Middle East

Introduction to the 2010 BPC Semifinalists

The 25 Semifinalists for the 2010 Wharton Business Plan Competition have been announced. These student teams consist of students from across Wharton and Penn and cover a broad cross-section of industries, from consumer services to technology to biotech and medical devices. We spoke with a handful of the companies about their entrepreneurial roots, their ventures, and how the BPC has helped them develop their business ideas.

Introduction to the 2010 BPC Semifinalists
Introduction to the 2010 BPC Semifinalists

WEP in Action: Johnny Money

WEP in Action interviews Prof. Ian MacMillan about "Johnny Money", an online game created by MacMillan in partnership with the NFIB to teach children about the basics of founding and running a business. We also talk to Matt Westerlund, TA for a class held at Wharton for inner-city Philadelphia high school students using the Johnny Money program.

WEP in Action: Johnny Money
WEP in Action: Johnny Money

Sheezan Bakali on the Entrepreneurial Internship Fellowship

Sheezan Bakali, in her second year of her Wharton MBA, talks about how a Wharton Entrepreneurial Internship Fellowship gave her the chance to spend the summer working for Proper Cloth, a New York-based startup company.

Sheezan Bakali on the Entrepreneurial Internship Fellowship
Sheezan Bakali on the  Entrepreneurial Internship Fellowship

Michael Melby on the Wharton Venture Award

Michael Melby, a second year MBA student, talks about his startup, PayDivvy, and how he has been able to develop and pursue the idea using WEP resources like the Business Plan Competition and Wharton Venture Award.

Michael Melby on the Wharton Venture Award
Michael Melby on the Wharton Venture Award

Wharton BPC 2009 Venture Finals

Join the excitement of the 2009 Wharton Business Plan Competition Venture Finals where WEP interviewed visiting business leaders, alumni, and of course the "Great Eight" finalists themselves. For more on the Wharton Business Plan Competition, visit http://bpc.wharton.upenn.edu

Wharton BPC 2009 Venture Finals
Wharton BPC 2009 Venture Finals

WEP in Action - 2009 BPC Semfinalists

Join "WEP in Action" as we talk to six of the 25 Wharton Business Plan Competition Semi-Finalists. They include a robotic toy and online community for kids and young adults, an apparel business leveraging the growth of "kite-sailing" and a wound diagnostic concept whose team includes a former Wharton BPC semi-finalist. Learn what motivated the teams to pursue their ventures, what types of potential they see in the marketplace and how important team dynamics are to pursuing success.

WEP in Action - 2009 BPC Semfinalists
WEP in Action - 2009 BPC Semfinalists

Developing Web-Based Services

Developing Web-Based Services
Developing Web-Based Services

Visiting Scholars

WEP's Visiting Scholars program offers a unique opportunity for scholars from around the world to further their studies and engage in collaborative research efforts with Wharton faculty. Led by WEP co-director, Prof. Ian MacMillan, academics from Australia, Brazil, China, Germany, Italy, Ivory Coast and Japan have gained new research approaches through the program. WEP in Action learns first hand the Visiting Scholars program's impact through a discussion with two guests, one who has returned for a visit and one who has stayed on (and on).

Visiting Scholars
Visiting Scholars

Entrepreneurial Women on Campus

We sit down with two of Wharton's female student entrepreneurs, Jarah Euston (WG'09) and Eugenia Ross (WG'09), and ask them about their ventures, what it's like being a woman in entrepreneurship, and their recent appearance at the All Things Media forum hosted by the Paley Center for the Media.

Entrepreneurial Women on Campus
Entrepreneurial Women on Campus

Interview with Devin Griffin

Watch and listen to Devin Griffin, WG'09, talk about his experience gaining real-world experience as a Wharton Entrepreneurial Intern Fellow, working at Takkle, a New York City based start up co-founded by Wharton alumni.

Interview with Devin Griffin
Interview with Devin Griffin