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Don’t know where to start? Meet with one of our knowledgeable staff and craft your entrepreneurial path.

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Entrepreneurship Classes

Work on your startup in class, develop a product, or prepare yourself for a career in startups, private equity & VC, intrapreneurship, or social entrepreneurship.

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Haft Entrepreneur in Residence

Eric Linn W’92

CEO & Founder, Oak Point Partners

 EIR Date: November 1st

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Eric Linn is the CEO and Founder of Oak Point Partners.  He has served as Oak Point’s Chief Executive since 2001, utilizing his background in private equity investing and information technology to build Oak Point into the preeminent owner of bankruptcy Remnant Assets.  Since pioneering the Remnant Asset concept, Oak Point has purchased the rights to the remaining known and unknown assets in over 750 bankruptcy cases including Advanta, Borders Books, Collins and Aikman, Fleming Companies, LTV Steel, Mervyns, Movie Gallery, Pillowtex, Refco, Service Merchandise, Tower Records, US Office Products, and many more.

Prior to Oak Point, Eric was CEO and co-founder of an enterprise software business.  Previously, Eric worked at TA Associates, one of the nation’s leading private equity firms, where he focused on investments in the financial services and consumer products industries.  Eric began his career at investment bank Salomon Brothers, focusing on corporate finance and M&A work.

Eric is a seasoned investor and serves as an advisor and mentor to a wide variety of privately held businesses of various sizes, stages, and industries.

Eric graduated from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, Magna Cum Laude in 1992.  He is a member of Penn’s Undergraduate Financial Aid Leadership Council and the Wharton Undergraduate Executive Board.

#entrePENNeur Stories

Scaling an Omnichannel Fulfillment Strategy

Guiding entrepreneurs making the transition from a successful startup to a large enterprise.

BioAlert Banks on Medical Device Breakthrough

“I was lucky to have Professor Jeffrey Babin as a teacher for EAS 545 as a senior in college,” states Rosenberg. “He talked about the opportunity to further develop the venture in EAS 549 and I ran with it.”

OnStar for the Blind

Karl Ulrich sits down with Wharton alum Yuja Chang to discuss his product Aira

LaunchPad on Sirius XM Channel 132, Business Radio Powered by The Wharton School

Listen to Karl Ulrich, Vice Dean of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, as he interviews today’s leading entrepreneurs and innovators.

WAFFA: Empowering Women Entrepreneurs at Penn

The mission of the organization is clear, to accelerate the success of Wharton women founders and funders.

Penn Students Explore India’s Startup Ecosystem

A new Penn Wharton Entrepreneurship program gives juniors hands-on experience with the nation’s emerging businesses.

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