The Summer Venture Award (SVA) of $10,000 is intended to assist students financially over the summer in lieu of full-time internships so that they can concentrate on developing their entrepreneurial ventures. Winners are required to work on their ventures full-time over the summer.
Available to Penn and Wharton undergraduate Juniors, First-Year MBA Students, and Penn graduate students in their last internship period.
Application Process: Deadline for submission is February 15. Finalists will be announced by mid-March and winners at the end of March. Learn more about the application process here.
Questions? Email Valentina Goutorova.
Funding for this award is provided in part by the generosity of The Heller Family Foundation, Eileen and Jon Case Venture Award Fund, Mr. and Mrs. William Holekamp Fund, Anonymous
Negar Rajabi WG’17
Cemsica developed a novel proprietary membrane material with superior selectivity and durability to separate CO2 in gas sweetening applications and result in 55% cost reduction in gas separation and in a significant enhancement in performance and mechanical stability.
Julia Peng C’17/W’17
VivaVax is an early-stage biotech company developing a painless, needle-free, low-cost vaccine patch that eliminates the dependency on healthcare practitioner availability. VivaVax’s primary mission is to increase accessibility of vaccines globally, from a more efficient delivery method to enhanced thermostability.