5 Ways to Get Started with Entrepreneurship

New to entrepreneurship? Got an idea for a startup but not sure where to begin? Want to learn more about what it means to be an entrepreneur?


Here are five great places to start:

1. Start Here Mondays:

Meet with a member of our knowledgeable staff to discuss your startup idea and learn about how Penn’s entrepreneurship classes, programs, and resources can help you.



2. Sign up for our newsletter and blog:

Get updates on entrepreneurial events across the University and the region with our weekly newsletter. Read the Entrepreneurship Blog to learn about how Penn students, alumni, and faculty are engaging with entrepreneurship around the world.

3. Meet with an alumni entrepreneur:

Have a one-on-one conversation with a successful alumni entrepreneur: get advice on your startup and learn about what it’s like living an entrepreneurial life.

entrepreneur in residence

5. Wharton’s Entrepreneurship Specialization on Coursera:

Learn the basics of entrepreneurship, online. Take a single class, or complete all five in the specialization. These courses were created by Wharton, and are taught by Wharton professors, including David Bell, Kartik Hosanagar, David HsuLaura Huang, Ethan Mollick, Lori Rosenkopf, and Vice Dean of Entrepreneurship & Innovation Karl Ulrich.

You can audit any of these classes for free.