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Wharton Venture Award

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Funding provided in part by the generosity of William F. Holekamp (WG'72), The Kopelman Foundation and The Heller Family Foundation

The Wharton Venture Award (WVA) is intended to give a few students each year an amazing opportunity: time to work on their ventures. We award these students $10,000 to assist them financially over the summer. This way, they can work on their ventures full time, instead of taking a traditional internship.

Congratulations to 2016 Wharton Venture Award Winners! 

2016 Winners:

Andrew Barnell (WG'17)


Geneoscopy is developing a screening methodology to noninvasively diagnose colorectal cancer (CRC) using biomarkers in stool samples.

Scott Elfenbein (WG'17) 


brEDcrumb is a mentorship platform based on shared backgrounds that provides free college admissions consulting to help underserved students attend and graduate from the best college for them.

Christopher Molaro (WG'17) & Adam Pardes (GrENG'18)


We help guide more effective and quantifiable diagnosis of brain and mental health injuries, such as: post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury.

Julia Peng (W'17) 


A painless, needle-free vaccine patch - because disease reduction should never be painful. 

Negar Rajabi (WG'17) 


Cemsica is developing a novel membrane technology for carbon capturing.

Erik Skantze (WG'17) & Antina Lee (WG'17)


Cubix brings together the best designs and the most talented designers to provide consumers with compelling and useful objects in a simple to use interface.

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