Get a ‘GRIP’ on Wharton’s Alumni Network

By Bennett Sultan W’17

Editor’s note: This post originally appeared on the Wharton Magazine blog, and the original version of this post first appeared on Wharton Undergraduate Program’s Student Voices.

How many Wharton alumni can you spot on the streets of the “Silicon Valley of India,” Bangalore? Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons.
How many Wharton alumni can you spot on the streets of the “Silicon Valley of India,” Bangalore? Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons.

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The Wharton Network At Its Best

By Clare Leinweber, Managing Director of Wharton Entrepreneurship

In early January 2005, Josh Kopelman W’93, Founder of half.com and First Round, was spending the day as an Entrepreneur in Residence at Wharton Entrepreneurship, meeting one-on-one with Penn student entrepreneurs for 30 minutes each.

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Josh Kopelman W’93 with his Wharton Entrepreneurship Alumni Achievement Award.

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An MBA Sent This Entrepreneur To The Dogs (Literally!)

By Natasha Ashton WG’03, co-founder of Petplan

There’s little debate that an MBA is a great foundation for building a business—but is it a magic bullet for budding entrepreneurs? For us, the answer was an unequivocal “yes!” While many MBA graduates go on to work in relatively narrow fields and only use a fraction of what they learned, entrepreneurs will—at some point—tap into nearly every aspect of the curriculum. In fact, taking an entrepreneurial leap is the ultimate way to put newly acquired business school skills into real-world action.

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