1:00 – 4:00 pm | Forum & 2nd Floor Cafe
- Talk with student entrepreneurs demoing their startups
- Network with entrepreneurial alumni
- Give an elevator pitch to an investor–in an elevator
- Show your Penn pride with branded photobooth photos
- Learn about entrepreneurial resources across Penn
Startup Challenge Finalist Pitches
1:45 – 4:00 pm | G06
The morning of the Startup Showcase, the 2017 Semifinalists will pitch live to alumni entrepreneurs.
At 1:15 pm, the eight finalists will be announced.
Watch these finalists pitch to a live audience and a panel of judges!
Incubators & Accelerators Panel
1:15 – 2:00 pm
Learn how incubators and accelerators drive innovation and can support entrepreneurs after graduation.
Moderator: Valentina Goutourva, Venture Initiation Program (VIP)
Panelists: Catherine Griffin, Good Company Ventures;
Bobbi Kurshan, EDSi; Rhyan Truett, Sixers Innovation Lab
Scale School Workshop
2:15 – 3:00 pm
The Wharton Scale School workshop series is your guide as you move beyond initial product-market fit to the creation of a large enterprise of tremendous value. Wharton Prof Tyler Wry will lead this session.
PCI & Partners
3:15 – 4:00 pm
PCI’s goal is to work in partnership to advance exciting scientific breakthroughs and technological advances that have commercial potential towards new products, services and/or businesses that provide benefits back to Penn, its inventors and society. This session will be moderated by Laurie Actman, Chief Marketing, Communications, and Programs Officer, Penn Center for Innovation.
Startup Challenge Finalist Elevator Pitches
4:00 – 5:00 pm | Forum
Startup Challenge Awards Ceremony
5:00 – 5:30 pm | Forum