When is a for-profit company the right choice for a social entrepreneur?
Philip Wilson WG’94, Founder of Ecofiltro, is committed to providing sustainable, clean water to rural families in Guatemala, and in 2009 he turned Ecofiltro into a for-profit company. Here, he explains why other social entrepreneurs might also decide to structure their startups as for-profit:
A serial entrepreneur, Christine Bourron WG’95/G’95 has been impacted by major crises, including September 11, 2001, the 2008 Great Recession, the 2014 Russian invasion of Ukraine, and more. Here, she explains how she responds to crises that are beyond her control, and keeps starting again:
Lalit Kalani WG’11, Co-founder of Bandar Foods, sells a delicious selection of South Asian inspired snacks and sauces, aimed at the American market. We asked him why this was the moment for these flavors in America. In this latest installment of our One Question series, Lalit explains:
Wharton Entrepreneurship is pleased to announce our new video series, One Question, in which we ask entrepreneurial alumni to each answer a single question that speaks to their experience and expertise.
In this first video, we asked Anand Sanwal W’97/ENG’97, CEO and Co-founder of CB Insights, to answer the question, “How do you see data influencing private markets?”
By Nadine Kavanaugh, Associate Director, Wharton Entrepreneurship
“Wharton Entrepreneurship is important both across Penn and Wharton. I think it’s important to the world. We are in the business of helping students launch businesses. And the potential there for taking very smart, talented Wharton and Penn students and having them found companies is that they end up creating employment and economic development and growth across the country, perhaps across the world.”
— Clare Leinweber, Managing Director of Wharton Entrepreneurship
Watch Clare Leinweber, our new Managing Director, talk about why this is such an exciting time for entrepreneurship at Wharton, what she sees in the future for Wharton Entrepreneurship, and how much she loves working with our entrepreneurial students: