DEADLINE: December 14, 2022 | 11:59p ET

The Bet on Entrepreneurship program provides rising Sophomores (Class of 2026) at the University of Pennsylvania who identify as first-generation, and/or lower-income (FGLI) with a ten-week summer immersion placement at one of the participating San Francisco/Bay Area-based venture capital firms.
DEADLINE: Sunday, January 22, 11:59 PM ET

The Penn Wharton Innovation Fund exists to fund creative and meaningfully innovative ventures from the Penn student community.

Receive $500, $2500, or $5000 towards building your venture!
Our flagship program, the Venture Initiation Program is a joint incubator-accelerator that introduces students to the key aspects of entrepreneurship such as ideation, validation, market-product fit, fundraising, networking, scaling, business planning, development, launching and more.

Friday, November 04, 2022 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm ET

Christine Moseley, Full Harvest Founder + CEO, is a passionate serial entrepreneur. Full Harvest is the only B2B online marketplace that directly connects food and beverage brands and processors to farms to buy imperfect and surplus produce.
November 16th, 2022 | 12:00 - 1:00p ET

Seth Berger (C'89, WG'93) is the Managing Director of the Sixers Innovation Lab, supporting rapidly growing, early-stage companies in the consumer product space and providing speed and flexibility, individualized, industry-leading consulting and investment opportunities to startups with potential.

Pathways

Venture Lab offers five unique pathways for students and alumni interested in entrepreneurship and innovation. Each pathways features tailored programming that intertwines with our collective programs and resources.

What We Offer

Learn more about our programs, labs, and studios available to student #entrePENNeurs!
Our joint incubator-accelerator that introduces students to the key aspects of entrepreneurship such as ideation, validation, market-product fit, and more.

The Penn Wharton Innovation Fund exists to fund creative and meaningfully innovative ventures from the Penn student community.
Learn about our programs from the staff who manage them. Make an appointment now, in person or virtual!
The Studios @ Venture Labs are a collection of workspaces and labs that house digital and analog fabrication technologies that empower the Penn community to make their ideas a reality.
The Digital Design Studio at Venture Lab will be a comprehensive, print and digital production hub that features educational support for students, staff, and faculty across the Penn community.
Sign up today and meet founders, joiners, explorers, investors, and navigators from across Penn's ecosystem.
At seven stories and 68,000-square-feet, Tangen Hall is the largest hub of its kind on any college campus. Located on the northeast corner of 40th and Sansom streets, Tangen Hall is the physical “start here” button for aspiring entrepreneurs and innovators at the University of Pennsylvania.

Upcoming Events

Attend a workshop. Register for a Venture Lab event. Apply for funding.

Founder Fireside Chat with Jim Bankoff, WG'96, Founder & CEO, Vox Media

Moderated by Lori Rosenkopf,Vice Dean of Entrepreneurship and Simon & Midge Palley Professor of Management

A twenty five year veteran of the online industry, Jim developed and led dozens of the most popular websites on the internet including AOL.com, Mapquest, Moviefone, AOL Music, Netscape and AOL Instant Messenger (AIM) as an Executive Vice President at AOL. He initiated and oversaw the drive to open up AOL's content and services onto the web and was the first executive of a major portal to embrace professional blogging with his acquisition of Weblogs Inc. and development and leadership of sites such as TMZ, Fanhouse, BloggingStocks and Engadget.
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Venture Lab was built to encourage interdisciplinary, integrated, and inclusive entrepreneurship. It’s a beacon that showcases the wide variety of opportunities across the University. Come grow with us!
Lori Rosenkopf, Vice Dean of Entrepreneurship at The Wharton School
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