Beanstack is a platform for reading programs and book recommendations for any organization, especially libraries and schools.
CUSTOM TAILORED SUITS AND SHIRTS, TAILORED SUITS FOR THE DISCERNING MAN. FIT IN, STAND OUT.
Social entrepreneurship helping Afghan families with steady income and access to education and healthcare by sourcing and selling handmade area rugs ...
$10,000 to work on your startup over the summer
1 week in Costa Rica + 5 months at Penn to found your social venture
1-on-1 advising with experts & alumni entrepreneurs
12-week program for seed-stage social entrepreneurs
1DocWay - Mariam Malik WG'16
"The summer between your first and second year of MBA is the best time to try your hand at a start-up, and start-ups give you the best way to learn quickly and make a difference in such a short amount of time."
4Vets - Azita Habibi WG'14
"It was an invaluable experience to live in Brazil for a summer, learn Portuguese, and get exposure to multiple facets of a small business. I have no doubt in my mind that those experiences and insights will prove priceless in my career."
5 week incubator with space & mentoring
7 days of practical training in social entrepreneurship
7 days of practical training in social entrepreneurship
A crowdfunding accelerator program
A Little Louder Project - Oyinkansola Sofela W'21
A Little Louder Project is a content and community-building platform inspiring, empowering, and fostering belonging for women of color. We envision a global community dedicated to amplifying the voices of women of color and celebrating their joy.
A network of passionate, engaged and active Philadelphia citizens
Abaris - Matthew Carey C'07/(MBA Alum)
Using Abaris, it's easy to compare longevity annuities and QLACs from all of the leading insurers all online. The future of retirement income is finally here.
Accelerator with funding, space, mentorship, & community
Accelerator with funding, space, mentorship, & connections
Accelerator with funding, space, mentorship, & connections
Acme - Yonathan Woldemariam ENG'19/W'19
I practiced crucial technical and entrepreneurial skills like design, software engineering and marketing that will empower me to succeed as a tech entrepreneur.
AdhereTech - Joshua Stein WG'12
AdhereTech makes patented smart pill bottles that automatically track and improve medication adherence.
Admit Advantage - founded by VIP alumnus Kofi Kankam WG'04
Admissions consulting company assisting college, MBA, and JD candidates in creating successful applications.
Adornia Fine Jewelry - Moran Amir WG'13
Buy Modern Jewelry like Blue Sapphire Earrings and Contemporary Jewelry for Necklaces, Rings, Bracelets @ Adornia.com. Shop Online & save.
Advans Health - Antonio Munoz WG'17
An insurance web platform to help students purchase best and most affordable health insurance with a more educated decision
Aegerion Pharmaceuticals - Maggie Hill WG'12
"I am thrilled with my decision to spend my summer at a start-up and would encourage anyone interested in a dynamic, surprising, and challenging experience to do so."
Affordable shared management resources to the arts, heritage, & creative communities
Agile Sciences - Matt Owens ENG'09/W'09
"Most importantly I feel that I have taken away a sense of the working atmosphere I am seeking after Penn."
Airfinance - Kirsten Bartok C'94
AirFinance is a global company focused on the financing of general aviation aircraft including business jet, turboprops, and helicopters with emphasis on ...
Airi - Enrique Huaman WG21; Farid Barriga WG21
Airi is a one-stop shop for talent management in SMEs in Latin-America that provides employees access to a pool of non-financial and financial benefits
Airport Sherpa - Patrick DellaValle WG'15 and Mayank Gandhi WG'15
Your Private Concierge in All Terminals.
Ajax Adventure Camp - Danny Hundert WG'16
Ajax Adventure Camp is an Aspen, CO summer camp with a drive to inspire awesomeness in campers.
alice & olivia - Stacey Bendet Eisner C'99
Alice + Olivia is a New York, New York-based contemporary clothing company with designer Stacey Bendet at the helm.
All the education, information, & tools necessary to build a successful business in PA
AllazoHealth - Daniel Jinich C'16
"Working at AllazoHealth this summer added fuel to the entrepreneurial fire in me, but it also opened my eyes to the pragmatic difficulty of starting a company."
AllazoHealth - Sri Kotte WG'14
"The CEO gave me a lot of responsibility and autonomy to get the projects done. Apart from occasional guidance, he let me manage and make the decisions, as I saw fit."
AllazoHealth – Clifford Jones ENG'07/W'07/WG'13
We tackle the problem of medication non-adherence through predictive analytics and personalized interventions.
Allevi - Ricardo Solorzano ENG'13 & Danny Cabrera ENG'14
Allevi creates 3D bioprinters and bioinks that are unleashing the biological revolution.
Alphagora LTD - Robert Dowling W'22, EAS'22, EE'22, GEng'22, GL'22; Michaela White, C'19
Alphagora is a roboadvisory for cryptocurrency.
Amazing research resource for entrepreneurs at the Penn Libraries
Ampush - founded by VIP alumni Christopher Amos W'06, Aniket Shah W'06, & Jasmit Pujji C'06, W'06
Ampush leverages its leading marketing software, AMP, and a managed approach to drive profitable advertising results
Ampush Media - James Feuereisen C'15/W'15
"I had an unbelievable experience working at Ampush and I am so glad that Wharton Entrepreneurship was able to be part of my summer."
Ampush Media - Sunny Shah M&T'14
"Ampush was going through a big expansion, and it was a great learning experience for me to be a part of such an exciting time in the company’s history."
Annual 2-minute pitch competition
Annual conference for nanotechnology innovation
Annual event for organizations that support the Philly innovation economy
Annual fair for startups & students who want to work at them
Annual week-long celebration of technology & innovation in Philly
AptDeco - Melinda Hu W'20
"I was so glad that I could jumpstart AptDeco’s community building in NYC."
artocrat - founded by VIP alumnus Jay Parekh ENG'09
Makes commissioning art accessible - artists transform client photographs into hand-painted oil and watercolor paintings.
ArtsWrk - Nick Silverio W'18 and Ramita Ravi C'17
Artswrk is a professional network for artists and creatives to find, track, and refer work. @artswrkofficial
Avaak - Junia Zhang W'14
"There is a certain kind of excitement and feeling of accomplishment that ties into working at a start-up that differentiates it from giant corporations."
Avisi Technologies - Rui Jing Jiang W'18, Brandon Kao ENG'18, Adarsh Battu W'18
Avisi is a medical devices startup investigating the use of a nanoscale, ocular implant to stop blindness in open-angle glaucoma patients.
Award for graduating seniors with a local, national or global engagement project
Award for graduating seniors with a startup that "does good"
Awards for innovative ideas
Axibase Corporation - Sergei Rodionov WG'02
Axibase Corporation is an independent software vendor focusing on performance management and capacity planning for the enterprise IT.
Baby.com.br - Nicolas Molina WG'13
"Don’t be shy to ask people for introductions; if you have friends who work at VCs or startups, start reopening those connections now."
BabySpace - Jackson Tse WG'10
"I would recommend students to make a list of interesting start-ups that they would be interested to intern at and try to find ways to meet them. Utilize all available resources, personal and Wharton – cold calling could work too!"
Bandar Foods - Daniel Garblik WG'11 and Lalit Kalani WG'11
Indian Flavors American Taste.
Barn Owl - Nichin Sreekantaswamy GEE'17
Working at a start-up is exactly something every engineering student needs to experience at least once, especially at an early stage start-up like Barn Owl.
Barn Owl LLC - Josh Phifer WG'17
Remote monitoring solutions for ranchers and farmers.
Barring Eyewear- Eric Fiore W'16 and Joseph Hwang C'16
Barring is a premier eyewear retailer and designer.
BattleBards - Kyn Chaturvedi WG'11
Pioneering the use of audio (voice overs, custom-tailored music, sound effects, etc.) for tabletop gaming.
Baublebar - Jessica Trieber WG'16
"Speak to as many people as possible and demonstrate passion!"
Bay Sensors - Maria Alcocer W'17
"In a start-up, because of its limited resources, an intern is considered like any other member of the team, and his or her responsibilities are worth the same as the others’."
Beam Wallet - Shezan Amiji WG'00
Cash is history! Pay with your phone using Beam and get rewarded for your every purchase.
BeenThere Technologies, Inc. - Colin Keeler WG'19
BeenThere is a peer-to-peer technology platform that connects prospective MBA students with current students in top MBA programs for application and admissions guidance.
Bentley Systems Inc. - Greg Bentley W'76/WG'77
BioBots - Gabe Montoya ENG'18
I learned most about how to be schedule-driven, increasing one’s effectiveness with just a simple timeline.
BioCellection - Alexander Simafranca C'18
The reality of my limited expertise made startup life a less comfortable and more humbling experience.
BioCellection - Miranda Wang C'16
BioCellection uses techniques in biology to synthesize single cell protein and high value products for aquafeed.
Birchbox - Jennifer Sung WG'13
"My main motivation for working at Birchbox this summer was to gain exposure at a well-funded fast-growing company."
BloggerInsight - Mindy Zhang W'11
"When I started my job hunt, I was looking for two things: (1) an opportunity to make a substantial impact and (2) an opportunity to learn about web 2.0 companies. I got to do both."
BlueApron - Salimah Nooruddin WG'15
"I’m not entirely sure where I plan to have an impact but I do hope that I have a chance to do it with a startup in the future."
BoCa Flavor - Jelece Morris WG'19
BoCa Flavor livens up your kitchen through a fusion of Bold Caribbean-inspired seasonings. Each blend is hand-crafted with the nostalgic essence of the islands and the authentic ingredients they are known for. Our modern blends take the Caribbean flavor profile beyond jerk and curry to unveil the breadth and depth of what makes the Caribbean so unique.
Body by Bridget - Bridget O'Carroll WG '21
High intensity virtual Pilates for big results in small spaces. Led by Bridget O'Carroll, former [solidcore] pro coach, Chief of Staff at Uber and current Wharton student.
Borro - Neha Mittal WG'14
"I am so inspired that I have decided to take the plunge and work on my own startup this year!"
Boxgreen - Nicolette Tan C'16/W'16
"I could go on all day about my summer, but in short, I learnt business lessons, personal lessons, life lessons, and I couldn’t have asked for a better startup experience."
Breezio - Hana Yen M&T'19
After a few short months, I walked away from Breezio with more than I anticipated--armed with a newfound understanding, of my capabilities, of virtues of a team dynamic.
Bringing together Penn faculty & entrepreneurs
Brunchface - Peter Chung, GFA’16
Mission: Enable city dwellers to casually and meaningfully engage with her city's brunch-scene.
BSN-to-PhD program for innovative nursing students
Build an amazing startup in Philadelphia, all over the course of one weekend.
Bulkr - Richard Li W'20
Bulkr is an online platform that allows consumers to purchase high-quality, local food at 30% off the price of traditional grocery stores and allows local farms to sell their food directly to consumers.
Bungalow Insurance - Luofei Deng WG'17
It seemed like a great opportunity to gain first-hand knowledge of the insurance technology space and also learn from two people who did exactly what I hope to do: start a business in business school.
Bungalow Insurance - Tom Austin WG'15 and Zachary Stiefler WG'15
Bungalow Insurance providers fast, affordable renters insurance solutions geared toward the modern generation.
Bungalow Insurance - Unsoi Chio L'16/WG'16
"I highly encourage you to consider working for a startup over the summer. There are perhaps no better opportunities to directly and immediately impact a company’s revenue and profitability based on your day-to-day decisions."
Business incubator & lab for the commercialization of Penn research
CALLMR Wireless - Xiaoyi Chen M&T'19
It was really great learning - we managed to double the sales over the summer, and such experience completely changed my mindset about marketing and sales.
Callouts - Jared Noble W'21; Anthony Azagidi SEASG'20
Callouts is a matchmaking application designed to connect like-minded individuals in niche fitness communities.
Career & educational opportunities in private equity & venture capital
CareerCup - Kathryn Heinz WG'11 & Gayle Laakmann-McDowell ENG'05, GEN'05, WG'11
CareerCup helps people prepare for jobs at tech companies, particularly for software engineering roles.
CB Insights - Dhruv Toshniwal W'13
"The biggest takeaway from the internship was the realization of the power of loose structure. Oftentimes, we try to micro-manage, to be perfectionists, or to tell people exactly what we want of them. And oftentimes that leads to a quality product. But it takes away the spark of creativity, the innovative magic that’s needed to drive a start-up; or any meaningful endeavor in life for that matter."
CB Insights - Grace Wang W'14/SEAS'14
"To underclassmen: don’t be afraid to apply to internship opportunities! The summers after your freshmen and sophomore years are for dabbling in different fields and finding out what you want to do. And be confident in your abilities."
CB Insights - Ritvik Menon W'13/SEAS '13
"Trust me. Work at a start-up. Get your hands dirty. You won’t regret it."
Celtronix - Nishanth Sequeira W'13
"I hope to start my own organization in the future and will certainly put all of these lessons to use."
Certificate in engineering entrepreneurship
Certificate in healthcare mgt, entrepreneurship, & tech
ChargeItSpot - Doug Baldasare WG'12
ChargeItSpot is the leading provider of secure cell phone charging stations for retail stores across the U.S.
Chippin Snacks - Haley Russell WG'18 and Amanda Robinson WG'18
We care about your pup's nutrition. We care about our planet. This is why we created the Chipper power snack, crafted with premium cricket protein that's tasty, nutrient-rich and sustainable
ChubbyBrain - Neal Modi W'10
"That’s what I liked best about my work— the learning curve never ended, and it was a constant challenge."
Circle Internet Financial - Sean Moran WG'15
"Follow your passion. The best startups get inundated by people looking to join their teams."
Clarifi - Bryan Dinner WG'22,C'22 and Timo Vaimann WG'22
Clarifi is a digital productivity platform to improve the educational outcomes for middle and high-school students suffering from ADHD.
Close-knit coworking community
CloudMine - co-founded by Brendan McCorkle GEX'11
CloudMine is a secure data enablement platform that helps healthcare and pharmaceutical organizations to build intelligent, connected solutions.
Clove - co-founded by Joseph Ammon WG'19
Stylish footwear for medical professionals that combine the best of current sneaker technology with the technical requirements of traditional nursing shoes.
Club for serious student founders
Club for students interested in entrepreneurship
Club for students interested in tech
Club for students who love tech & entrepreneurship
Club for students with an interest in social impact
coBlossom - David Klippel WG'22; Luke Fraker WG'22
coBlossom is an app that turns exercises derived from couple's therapy and scientific studies into fun activities that couples can enjoy at their own pace while building the core skills for a healthy relationship
Coco & Ives - co-founded by Josh Brown WG'19
Coco & Ives is a revolutionary children's clothing brand centered on the idea of functional fashion.
Coder Staffing - co-founded by Boris Alergant G'19, WG'19
The Premier IT Outstaffing Company: hire highly qualified developers quickly and easily at a fraction of the cost
CognoLink Ltd. - Rodolphe de Hemptinne WG'04
Investors trust Third Bridge as an unbiased research partner. We uncover the intelligence that makes or breaks deals.
Colabination - Dilip Rajan C'15/W'15
"The name of the company may not carry as much prestige or might not pay as much as a typical summer internship but the responsibility you will be given and the amount of learning possible will be more than enough to justify your decision."
Collaborative makerspace with digital & traditional fabrication tools
Collaborative workspace & coworking community
Common Bond - Aria Florant WG'16
"My summer at CommonBond gave me a look under the hood at everything that goes into building a tech product that people will use and love."
Comp Sci club with hackathons, tech treks, startup happy hour, etc.
Competition for student startups
Competition to create a viable commercial application for Penn research
Conference bringing entrepreneurs & investors together
Conference for the tech industry & Wharton students
Connecting the Philly entrepreneurial community
Consulting for Philly region entrepreneurs
Content and connections to capital, coaching, & customers for entrepreneurs
Cooperatize - Michelle Liu M&T'16
"What stuck out to me the most is that working at such an intimate and close level of a product really pushes you to produce your best work."
CoqOvins - co-founded by Quentin Chalvon Demersay WG'18
CoqOvins is a virtual sommelier that makes personalized recommendations to customers to help them chose wine in brick & mortar stores.
COSY Robotics - Jonas Cleveland GEN'11
Spinout of UPenn's GRASP Laboratory with a focus in enabling industry solutions in computer vision, perception, and artificial intelligence.
Coworking community, event venue, & media platform for entrepreneurs
Craftshou- Selena Chang, WG'18 and Jonathan Cagadas, WG'17
Craftshou is an online marketplace for art and craft studios.
Creating new strategies to improve health care delivery & patient outcomes
Cricket Health - James Chaukos WG'16
"At small companies, every person is entitled to an opinion. As long as you do your research and are thoughtful, your opinions won’t fall on deaf ears."
Cultivating & investing in minority entrepreneurs
Curulate - Jasmine Kriston
"The Curalate team is one of the most fun and smart groups of people I have ever had the pleasure of working with. They’ve made it easy for me to decide that I will definitely want to pursue a start-up again this summer and after graduation."
Customer analytics assistance for your startup
Custora - founded by VIP alumnus Corey Pierson ENG'04, WG'10
Marketing software startup based in NYC.
Dagne Dover - Deepa Gandhi WG'13 and Melissa Mash (WG'12)
Classic luxury paired with effortless organization for the on-the-go woman.
Dange Dover - Sierra Hirt W'16
"When I came to Wharton, I’d never imagined that I’d spend a summer in New York interning at a startup, but I found that my time at Dagne Dover was one of the best experiences I’ve had during college."
Department for those with a passion for tech innovation
Design thinking to drive innovation
Deutsch Inc. - Donny Deutsch W'79
Deutsch is a fully integrated advertising, design, and digital agency. New York and Los Angeles.
Developing & promoting business strategies for a better world
Diapers.com - Vinit Bharara C'93
Dictionary Squared - Adam Kapelner GRW'14
An online interactive vocabulary training program based on 50 years of vocabulary research.
Directly - Chad Nachiappan EE'17
"I couldn’t have been happier with my time at Directly and True Ventures and would wholeheartedly recommend getting involved with a small team at some point during your college career."
DocASAP - Mark Mitchell WG'10
"Pick the smallest company that you can that you think will succeed. The smaller the company, the more responsibility you can earn."
DocASAP - Puneet Maheshwari WG'09
DocASAP connects patients with optimal care providers by intelligently matching patient needs with provider care delivery workflows.
Droneshot - Christopher Kao ENG'18, GEN'18
Droneshot specializes in aerial real estate photography, cinematography, and panoramic photography. Our bread and butter is Pivot, our custom-coded interactive drone panoramas.
Drop Diagnostics - Peter Bacas ENG'14
Drop Diagnostics is a cutting edge medical diagnostics and life science company. We combine the best techniques from microfluidics, biochemistry, photonics and information technology to build high performance point-of-care diagnostics devices.
DropCard - Robert Do W'10
"If you have ever considered the thought of working at a startup, I would highly recommend it. A summer experience is a great way to get a taste to see if it is right for you or not."
DropChef - Noa Monheimer C'18
I was not expecting that launching a blog would be my part in helping DropChef expand, but I dove into the blog head-first, and ended up learning a great deal about writing for an audience I had no prior experience writing for, interviewing people from companies that DropChef had no prior relationship with, and social media promotion
DRUMS Food International - founded by VIP alumnus Rohan Mirchandani WG'12
FMCG company based in India, parent company of Epigamia Greek Yogurt and Hokey Pokey Ice Cream.
E-Health Now - Kelly Xu WG'17 and Vinayak Kumar C'13, G'13, M'18, WG'18
E-Health Now connects Chinese cancer patients with high-quality U.S. oncologists through remote joint consultation and medical tourism service at an affordable price through an efficient digital platform.
Early-stage investment capital for emerging technology companies in Philly
Earnest - Eva Wei WG'16
"It was a great summer in San Francisco. Startups offer a greater degree of flexibility and ambiguity and offer insight into how to run a company with limited resources."
EdConnective - Will Morris GED'13
EdConnective connects novice K-12 educators to seasoned instructional coaches through streaming video.
Education startup competition
Educator.kz - Arman Tokanov W'16
"I really loved my summer internship – my ultimate plan is to start a startup and the closest thing to starting a startup is interning for one!"
EduPlated - founded by VIP alumnus Ryan Frankel WG'12
EduPlated provides on-demand access to certified nutritional professionals at a fraction of the price of private nutritional counseling - all from the comfort of your own home.
EKR Inc - Mac Gorcey-Biblowitz W'14
"Lastly, the experience you get from a start-up is invaluable. I learned something new about business every single time I spoke with an author."
Element Partners - Michael Bevan WG'01
Element Partners is a leading growth equity firm dedicated solely to companies providing innovative products, software, and services to the global energy.
Elevate More – Blake Engelhard W'15
An exclusive web-site for hand-picked music videos and playlists.
Eleven James - Mariana Muruzabal WG'15
"My advice would be to understand what kind of start-up you want you to work for, what size, and in which way you can add value to the company."
Elix - Lulu Ge WG'20
Balance you cycle with herbs proven to heal.
Embrace Pet Insurance - Laura Bennett WG'03
Pet insurance from Embrace covers accidents, illnesses, and wellness care.
Embrace Pet Insurance - Laura Bennett WG'03
Customizable pet insurance plans covering accidents, illnesses, and wellness care.
Emerge Logistics - Jeff Bernstein W'92
Emerge Logistics, privately owned by Mercury Holdings (a U.S. company), is a Chinese trading and logistics company that serves U.S. and European firms
EmporioCompras - Eugenie Gruman W'16
"My favorite part about my entrepreneurial experience was the culture. Startups truly make an effort to foster collaboration and my coworkers tried to make me feel comfortable expressing my ideas from day one."
Entrepreneurship & innovation conference
Equilar Inc. - David Chun WG'94
The #1 Executive Compensation Data and Shareholder Engagement Platform
EquityZen - Atish Davda ENG'08/W'08
EquityZen's mission is to improve the way startup employees are paid by unlocking the value of their equity compensation in a way that benefits all key players
EquityZen - co-founded by Atish Davda ENG'08/W'08, Shriram Bhashyam C'02 and Phil Haslett
EquityZen connects shareholders of private companies with investors seeking alternative investments.
ESL Athletic Solutions - Anne Pyzocha GED'17
ESL Athletic Solutions teaches sports-related and everyday English to international career athletes.
Estimize - Max Nadelman W'18
"One of the best parts about a startup internship is the ability to be making legitimate contributions to the day to day operations of the company by learning on the fly and picking up any spontaneous project needed."
Esurance - Jean-Bernard Duler WG'94
Discover how Esurance was born online and built to help you save on auto insurance.
Events connecting local students with businesses & entrepreneurs in Philly
Experiential education in developing commercialization strategies
Farmivore - Adriana Vazquez IPD’16
"Working at Farmivore, with only 4 full time employees was extremely rewarding. I felt that my opinions really mattered and I felt that we could make decisions quickly. I felt I owned my projects and my time."
Fever Smart - Aaron Goldstein W'16, William Duckworth ENG'16, Becca Goldstein C'14 and Collin Hill W'16
The Smart Patch Thermometer
Fig Loans - John Li WG'15 & Jeffrey Zhou WG'15
Fig changes the way people with low credit experience banking. We offer emergency loans and financial stability products to get you through life’s unpredictable challenges.
Fitalyst - Jonathan Muruako C17, GR20, GR21
Fitalyst matches students to campus resources & tips. We optimize student access to underused staff, tools, and content.
Flexfoil Internation - James Williams WG'10
"I would strongly encourage people interested in entrepreneurial careers, but who may not want to start their own business just yet, to seek out placements with young and dynamic firms for their summer internships."
Formafina - Carlos Andres Valenzuela WG'15
"I believe everybody should work at least once in a startup."
Free business advice for entrepreneurs
Fullstack Academy - co-founded by Nimit Maru WG'12
Fullstack Academy is a full-time immersive programming course designed to make smart people into great software engineers.
FullStory - founded by VIP alumnus Scott Voigt WG'04
App that captures all customer experience data in one easy-to-use platform.
Fundera - Dhruv Jain M&T'17
"Don’t forget to have fun! Recruiting for startups is quirky, weird, and much nicer than OCR."
FundersClub - Boris Silver W'10
Connecting investors with promising startups in Silicon Valley.
Funding & support for healthcare innovation
Funding, business & technical expertise for early-stage, technology-based firms
Funds for innovative ideas
Funds for innovative ideas
Geneoscopy : Andrew Barnell WG'17
Geneoscopy is developing a screening methodology to noninvasively diagnose colorectal cancer using biomarkers in stool samples.
GenHERation - Samantha Grasso C'18
Fortunately, as I interned for GenHERation, I learned what skills entrepreneurs need to possess to pursue unconventional and risky careers.
GiftX - Zane Stiles ENG'18 W'18 and Raj Atluri ENG'18 W'18
Imagine having the gift card you want... At GiftX, it's easy. Simply exchange unwanted gift cards for the card you want quickly and at the best value.
Glass U - Taylor Luiso W'15
"There really is no better way to determine whether or not the startup lifestyle is right for you than to dive right in and give it a try."
Glass-U - Sarah Kaplan W'18
It really was a unique experience to be in an office of a successful, growing business with an average age of 23.
GlimpzIt (Acquired by Forrester)- Parry Bedi WG'12 & Sami Kaipa WG'12
GlimpzIt, an AI powered customer intelligence platform, was acquired by Forrester in 2018 and now forms the core part of Forrester's Consumer Technographics offering.
Global awards for innovative higher education pedagogies
Global Economic Awareness Project - Co-founded by Federico Mele WG'20
The Global Economic Awareness (GEA) Project is a US-based nonprofit with a vision to foster economic literacy worldwide. GEA workshops target students in underserved communities and address real-world economic issies through a proprietary hypothesis-based problem solving approach. These workshops are free and led by high-achieving young professionals and university students.
GoFurther Careers - Anthony Gokianluy WG'20
Founded in 2015, GoFurther Careers is a professionally run education company specializing in higher education application and job recruitment strategies and solutions for international students.
Grad student org for those in the biotechnology industry
Graphene Frontiers - Patrick Yang W'14
"Don’t expect to make an impact immediately, but realize that the opportunity will inevitably present itself for you to make a huge contribution!"
Gratio Capital - Yaron Ben-Zvi G'04/WG'04
Gratio Capital is a New York City-based asset management company spearheading a movement to provide all consumers, regardless of income level or investing know-how, with access to simple and low-cost tools that will help them build toward their financial goals.
Great-Karma - Jonathan Meachim WG'13
"I think it’s important to determine if you like working as an entrepreneur and I don’t know of a better time to take some risk and try something new than your MBA summer."
Green coworking space for professionals who care about sustainability
Gridless power - co-founded by Jason Halpern ENG'10/W'10/GEN'10
We design and manufacture the most intelligent battery systems in the world to deliver power where it's needed most.
Gridless Power - Sina Golkari M&T'19
Sometimes the “best” solution to a problem isn’t always the most practical at a startup under financial and time constraints.
Group K Diagnostics - Brianna Wronko ENG'17
At Group K, we strive to revolutionize healthcare through innovative point of care (POC) diagnostics. Our main product is the MultiDiagnostic, a multi-test modular POC diagnostic, that can be used with minimal to no training in any setting.
GTRACK Technologies - Arjun Shankar ENG'17GEN'18
Always seek the advice of your friends and professors. Connections and internship offers can come from the most surprising places.
Gust - Tanya Jain C'16/W'16
"Don’t pick a place because of the status, the wage, or because your parents think it’s the right choice. Pick a place you see yourself fit, where you meet people who encourage you and who you want to be friends with."
H5 - Nicolas Economou WG'99
H5 is the leading provider of e-discovery, technology-assisted review, and case preparation support, helping corporate counsel and their legal teams find ...
Hackerspace in South Philly, for those who tear things apart & put them together in new ways
Hashable - Kishin Manglani C'13
"Looking back on this past summer, I don’t think I could have asked for more. I learned more than I thought possible, worked at a fun and cool company, met a ton of great people, and got to spend time with my family."
Hawthorne – Brian Jeong WG'16
Tailored cologne that's right for you. Made by award-winning perfumers using the highest quality ingredients.
Headway - Julia Lin ENG'18, GEN'20; Laura Ceccacci GEN'20; Jonah Arnheim ENG'19, GEN'20 and Alex Qian Wan GEN'20
Headway is an on-screen pointer that coordinates surgical team communication for any surgical procedure that relies on a screen.
Health Evolution Partners - David Brailer GR'92
Helix Sleep - Kristian Von Rickenbach WG'15, Adam Tishman WG'15 and Jerry Lin WG'15
Personalized, custom made to order mattresses shipped to your doorstep at a fraction of the retail price.
Helix Sleep - Mher Panossian WG'16
"Building a successful startup is all about attitude – the attitude with which you strive to get what you
need, the attitude with which you deal with both the ups and the downs of the business, and the
attitude with which you deal with your colleagues and accept their mistakes"
Henry A. Davidsen Tailors - Brian Lipstein C'06
Henry A. Davidsen Master Tailors & Image Consultants offers perfectly tailored professional and special occasion clothing.
Hewlett Chivee Partners - Sean Toolan WG'14
"I personally feel that working at a start-up is one of the best possible internship experiences someone can pursue. My internship gave me a perspective on business and entrepreneurship that I would have never received at a larger company."
High Performance Aviation - Brandon Ray WG’22
High Performance Aviation is an aircraft brokerage firm focused on private aircraft sales and acquisitions for individuals, businesses, and Fortune 1000 companies. Based in Houston, Texas, HPA specializes in piston, turboprop, and corporate jet transactions.
How to major in entrepreneurship
How to specialize in entrepreneurship
Hub for innovation, entrepreneurship & technology development
Humanistic Robotics - Samuel Reeves W'05
HRI is using its SafetySense Technology for wireless machine control to build a platform for human-machine collaboration.
Ibotta - Melissa Rondi WG'17
People are busy but you never know who will take the time to reply back to you!
Icertis.com - Samir Bodas WG'92
Icertis provides industry leading Contract Management Software designed to meet the stringent needs of our enterprise customers.
Identified Technologies - Anna Yang M&T'17
"When I decided to work at a startup, I was hoping to gain more insight into entrepreneurship as a whole—and I was not at all disappointed."
Identified Technologies - Richard Zhang ENG'15
Commercial drone software for construction and energy companies.
Incidnt - co-founded by Timothy Blomfield, GEN’18, WG’17
Incidnt is a web and mobile phone application that provides students with an anonymous, easy to use tool to report bullying incidents in the school setting.
Incubator & seed fund for solving education's most difficult problems
Incubator for digital media startups
Incubator for health innovation startups
Incubator with community, space, support, & resources
Information, research assistance, & networking opportunities for entrepreneurs
InnaMed - Ronald AngSiy WG'17
Gateway to your personalized health.
Innova Dynamics - Prashant Ramesh ENG'16
"Some key lessons I learnt: Adapt. Being able to adapt and learn on the job is critical at startups."
InstaHub - Michael Wong W'18; Dayo Adewole ENG15, GEN15, GR21; Matthew Hanna ENG'18
The InstaHub is an affordable occupancy and vacancy sensor that can be installed instantly.
Interactive "unconvention" for entrepreneurs
Inzane Labs- PaGaLGuY.com - Allwin Agnel WG'08
Inzane enough to make a difference? We might need you.
J-TAP - Ann Lee W'11
"I am so glad I didn’t do a more “traditional” internship because the insights I’ve gained from working at a start-up are directly translatable to what I want to pursue."
JabaTalks – Max Cutler C'19
"I realized as I walked out of the building that I desired the dynamic environment of a newly born startup, where the pace is frenetic and the work exciting, so I sent Mark an email asking if they were hiring interns"
January break program learning about the tech sector in SF
Jochi - Yash Dhir ENG'24
Jochi is an integrated, personal management platform for high school & middle school students that caters to their school-related needs outside the classroom.
JOOR - Mona Bijoor C'98/G'98/WG'05
wholesale fashion. b2b. wholesale buying. wholesale marketplace. lookbooks. linesheets. Online Fashion Wholesale. B2B Fashion Commerce Solution. Orders
Jove - Joshua Evans C’14
Jove simplifies the real estate process by connecting you with the fastest real estate agents. Choose the properties you want to see and when you want to see them.
JSA Interactive - founded by VIP alumnus Julian Awad WEV'06
National Search Firm that provides a consultative approach to Internet marketing strategy and results.
JW Player - Adam Fawer G'92/W'92
JW Player provides the world's most popular video player with over 18 billion monthly streams.
Kalinex - Ashish Chortica WG'07
"It felt great to know that my contributions have a positive impact on the company. To me, that is what entrepreneurship is all about."
Keriton - Prashant Arya GEN'17
I spent the next few days going to the NICU and talked to parents and nurses, sometimes six hours at a stretch. I observed the entire process of feeding the babies which helped me understand the loopholes in the milk feeding process.
Kinema Systems - founded by VIP alumnus Sachin Chitta GEN'00, GR'05
Kinema Systems is a robotics startup in the Silicon Valley building advanced robotic manipulation applications.
Kitch-IN - Diego D'Sola WG'22
Kitch-IN is an integrated platform that connects influencers and followers through food
Know Your Crew - Alison Bloom-Feshbach WG'12
Know Your Crew is a gamified mobile tool for the modern team.
Kopali Organics - Alisha Johnson WG'11
"I think it’s important to think in advance what exactly you’re looking for in a summer internship since you’ll have a better opportunity to dictate your responsibilities at a smaller company that doesn’t have a structured internship program."
Kuato - Jacob Samuelson WG'13
"Spending time in San Francisco, I felt the passion this community has for transforming and improving education. I learned a ton about how to think about designing products to leverage the digital lives of kids, and also how games work as learning systems."
Kurbo Health - Jacquelyn He NUR'17/W'17
"I felt like my contributions mattered. I enjoyed having ownership of my own projects and having the freedom to figure out how I wanted to achieve the end-goal that my marketing director had outlined for me."
Lab of experimental & high-performance 3D printers
Laguna Beach Towel Company - Daniel Meurer WG'17
The Laguna Beach Towel Company specializes in high-end resort quality towels and textiles.
LashBee - Anjali Bahtia WG'15 & Erin Soletski WG'15
LashBee provides safer, more natural-looking and higher quality semi-permanent eyelash extensions.
Lavik Estates - founded by VIP alumnus Laxman Vaidya WG'08
A diversified real estate organization responsible for the ownership, management, development and redevelopment of properties in the Coimbatore & Chennai areas of India.
Learn to create a social enterprise--online
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Legal advice for Philly entrepreneurs from Drexel students
Liberty Eagle African Holdings - Chase Gray WG'17
The unique challenges of working for a startup combined with the unique challenges of working in Africa made for a challenging experience.
Lihar Ltd - Susan Kim WG'10
"I would advise the next group of first years to explore and experience something new over the summer to broaden your skill set and knowledge, and to stretch your boundaries."
Liquid Machines - Edwin Padlan WG'08
"My high expectations were met throughout my internship as I participated in a Board of Directors meeting, had periodic one-on-one discussions with the CEO and senior VP’s and led projects that involved many divisions within the company."
LiquidHub - Jonathan Brassington GEN'97
LiquidHub is a leading digital innovator with experts that provide consulting services and customized implementations that improve customer engagement and .
Live with other entrepreneurs & innovators
Loannow - Nancy Fang M&T
"For underclassmen seeking internship at startups in the future, I would encourage them to be proactive and reach out to companies that they are interested in working for. Cold-emailing can be really effective, especially in the startup world."
Local technology news and events
LocalAventura - Amy Wang W'19
Working for a startup taught me to be more confident and fearless.
LocalAventura - Andrea Vidler G'15/WG'15 & Eugena Brown WG'15
LocalAventura invites you to experience Latin America through the eyes of a passionate local. By connecting you with our hand-selected local guides, you'll get the authentic and one-of-a-kind adventure you've been searching for.
LocalAventura – Steven Androphy, C'19, W'19
In Mexico City, I went on a photography tour, a street art tour and multiple food tours, consuming more tacos than I’d like to admit.
LocalStove (Acquired by Hungry) - Steven Finn WG'16, Gregory Dubin WG'16, Henriques Setton WG'16
LocalStove connects great home cooks with hungry eaters. Acquired by Hungry in 2018.
Lot 18 Europe - Gonzalo Manrique WG'13
"Don’t be afraid to go against the standard recruiting process; don’t be afraid to swim against the current to pursue your dream. Every year there are more salmons at Wharton. Start up now!"
Lot18 - Josh Stein WG'12
"Stay relaxed, stay focused, and understand that start-ups don’t recruit during the traditional recruiting season. But if you work hard and do your research, I can guarantee that you (with the help of MBACM and WEP) will come away with an awesome start-up opportunity."
Lounge, programs, & events for Philly's entrepreneurship & innovation communities
Love, Sylvie - Kristen Dumbeck WG'19
Offers online smart female consumers high-quality fragrance at unparalleled price and convenience.
Lover.ly - Emma Cordano ENG'17
"Startups are notoriously unstable. While it is difficult to stomach, it is also key to view it as an incredible learning opportunity and to note what went wrong or what could’ve been done better."
LoveSeat - founded by VIP alumnus Chris Stanchak WEV'03
Mobile marketplace for hard-to-find furniture with a focus on unique, vintage items.
Luxury coworking office space
maia.AI - Jalaj Maheshwari GEN'17
Enabling Smart, Connected Occupant Protection. One step closer to Vision Zero through AI-driven technology
Masala Meals - Viba Saligrama WG'17
Masala Meals is an Indian Plant-Based (Vegan and Vegetarian) Cuisine company that offers cooking and nutrition classes, sells hand-blended spices “MasalaMixes”, sells packaged meals, and caters select events.
Mashery - Gabriel Kim WG'12
"I tried lots of cold emails and phone interviews and they did not work really well. So I flew out to San Francisco and arranged a bunch of meetings for five days; then I got a job. I think it’s important for you to network, but you should network in person, not by emails."
Mask Blasts - Jane Reynolds W'23
Mask Blasts are scented sprays made with natural cleansing agents and essential oils infused with CBD that are designed to refresh all types of masks and calm the wearer.
Master's degree in Nonprofit Leadership
Master's in education entrepreneurship
Matt & Maire's Modern Italian Sandwiches - Nicole Capp WG'14 & Justin Sapolsky W'08 WG'14
Our bread quality and consistency will never be compromised. At Matt & Marie's you get fresh baked, crunchy-on-the-outside, soft-on-the-inside Italian bread, every day, every sandwich.
MBA students spend a fall semester in SF
mBuy - Boris Silver W'10
"This isn't about where I want to work when I graduate. This is about how I want to work. And something tells me its going to be with the same passion and feeling that I felt this summer."
MD Ally - Shanel Fields WG'19
MD Ally is on a mission to enhance emergency medical care delivery and reduce emergency room overcrowding by enabling video calls between 911 callers & medical personnel within seconds.
MealPost - Jesse Weinberg WG'22
MealPost partners with hospitals and medical centers to provide staff affordable, delicious and convenient food delivered from local restaurants, 100% fee-free.
Medical device idea competition
MedRisk - Shelley Boyce WG'95
MedRisk is the leading provider of managed PT/OT/chiropractic care, diagnostic imaging services, FCEs and more for the workers' compensation industry.
Memunatu - co-founded by Fatmata Kabia C'12 and Mariama Kabia C'12
Memunatu aims to promote literacy, leadership, and empowerment for teenage girls in West Africa through a classroom magazine.
MentorTech Ventures - Michael Aronson W'78
MentorTech Ventures is a privately owned and operated, seed- and early-stage venture capital fund that invests in companies from the University of Pennsylvania.
Millennium School - Chris Balme C'03/W'03
A progressive, independent middle school in San Francisco. Combining exceptional academics with the skills and mindsets for a happy, purposeful life.
ModernLend - Kobina Ansah WG'15
No matter where in the world you call home, you deserve the best. By understanding your unique background, we can offer a credit card tailored for you, the ...
Monthly Meetup to help build a sustainable technology industry in Philly
Monthly Meetup to talk tech over breakfast
Mustang Capital Partners - Parker Brophy WG'96
Mustang Capital Partners, LLC is a private investment management and consulting firm based in Denver, Colorado.
My Best Friend's Weekend - Lauren Raouf WG'15 and Tisha Vaidya WG'15
We make the bachelorette planning process easy.
MyCityWay - Ayako Ishikawa WG'14
"I got challenging spirit, flexibility to do anything, and the skill to tell the story. Working in a start-up won’t give you super specific skills (unless it is engineering type of internship), but will give you the chance to be well-rounded leader."
myQs - Dhawal Sehgal GEN'08
myQs is a Skill-Sharpening App for Techies, it uses a minimalist, bite-sized, flashcard-based Q&A mechanism that helps users in testing their skills at the desired difficulty level and gives them feedback to monitor their progress. Our in-app gamification model encourages users to do better through an engaging rewards system.
MyStethi - Aleksey Tadevosyan C'08
A mobile physician recruiting platform.
Namshi.com - Rami Abou Jaoude WG'13
"To enjoy the experience, you need to be comfortable with uncertainty and with the prospect of working on something different every day. You need to be willing to ask for meaningful work that motivates you and keeps you excited."
National Pre-Health Conference - Alejandra Bahena SAS' 22
Our yearly conference is a free resource for individuals of any background interested in pursuing a career in healthcare.
Navimize - Jennifer Meller WG'16
Navimize takes the wait out of the doctor's waiting room. Our innovative technology alerts patients when there are delays in the schedule, improving the appointment experience for both patients and physicians.
Negative Underwear - Evangeline Giannopoulos C'18
As the days and weeks went by, the data analysis project I started off with would evolve and I would take on more and more projects, learn more and more logistical procedures.
Netmagic Solution - Tushar Aggarwal WG'11
"However if you have an appetite for risk and want to learn exponentially more during the summer, do consider working for a startup. Even if your goal is to be a professional for the rest of your life it is rare that you will ever get a chance to take a break from your career and work in an entrepreneurial setting."
Networking for entrepreneurial alumni
NeuroFlow - Christopher Molaro WG'17 and Adam Pardes GR'19
Changing the way we see brain health.
NewsCred - Rachel Bassini WG'12
"All of the reasons why I wanted to work at a start-up were why I loved the reality of it. The tiny team was always working together around one shared table; it was all as flat and transparent as possible. I learned first hand how the business was run, seeing all the nuts and bolts, so I might be better equipped when I launch my own."
Nomi - Deepa Mahajan WG'14
"Being focused, clear, and passionate about one or two things helps people help you – a number of Wharton students, undergrads, and friends helped connect me with experts in these spaces."
NOMM - Gayatri Karandikar, WG'19
NOMM (Nutrition On My Mind) makes vegan, wheat-free, organic cookies with simple ingredients, no added sugar, and no added fat so that you can indulge guilt-free!
Northwest Philly center for educating & connecting entrepreneurs of any age
Nouri - Irene Liu WG’22
Nouri is an adaptive, meal subscription membership that fuses Western nutrition with Eastern food therapy to help moms feel their best through each stage of new motherhood.
NSF program for commercializing University research
NxtFactor - Jun Yoo W'17
"I gained valuable insights for running my own business over the summer. I wanted to experience what it felt like to run a business and test whether or not a life of an entrepreneur was for me. It was daunting at first and I definitely struggled to learn the ropes but I thoroughly enjoyed the process. My outlook on my future career path is going to be more geared to becoming my own boss and pursuing my own business interests."
Of Mercer - Dorie Golkin Smith WG'13 and Emelyn Northway WG'13
Makers of fashionable and work-appropriate dresses, blazers, suiting & accessories for desk to dinner and beyond.
Off the Grid Ventures - founded by VIP alumnus Mathieu Peyron WG'07
Silicon Valley venture capital firm investing in early stage companies around the world, with a focus on seed, angel, and Series A rounds of funding.
Olook - Thomas Baldwin WG'13
"Once you land that coveted startup internship, try to develop “domain expertise” in a particular area so that you have a more specific / relevant skillset to talk about in future discussions with entrepreneurs and founders."
Oncora Medical - Mitt Coats M'17
"My advice to students who want to get a lot out of the summer is to embrace the uncertainty and fully commit to your projects."
Oncora Medical, LLC - William (David) Lindsay GR'18, M'20
Oncora leverages historical medical data to deliver more effective, more efficient cancer care.
Onefinestay - John Wolfe WG'13
"The other major take away for me was how useful and applicable business school is to running a business. Business school and business school thinking absolutely helped me to break apart problems and understand the retailing dynamics."
OnHouse - Yoojin Jang WG'21
OnHouse is a marketplace to find trusted perfect property managers; winner of Wharton Pitch Week Competition 2021.
OnHouse - Yoojin Jang WG'21
OnHouse is a marketplace to find trusted perfect property managers; winner of Wharton Pitch Week Competition 2021.
OpGen - Vishnu Rachakonda ENG'18
"At the end of the day, all of what you do fits into broader industry movements. Understanding those can allow you to leverage your present position into a great internship or full time position the following year. "
Options Away - Mitch Krautkramer WG'16
"I actually fully appreciated the ability to chart new territory and lay the foundation for future “best-practices”. It is in this environment that you will be able to stretch yourself the most and have the most fruitful summer possible."
Orthly, Inc. - co-founded by Daniel Hanover ENG'19 W'19
Orthly is a new D2C invisible aligner brand that allows patients to get better smiles at a revolutionary price from the convenience of their homes.
Outright.com - Aradhana Bali WG'10
"My advice is that you have to be comfortable in environment where you carve your own path. These environments then to be for those of you who are self-motivated, need little direction, and can get their hands dirty so-to-speak."
OxiCool Inc. - Ravikant Barot WG'00
OxiCool has developed air conditioning technologies that can be applied to an array of applications in both the commercial and military ... 2016 oxicool, inc.www.oxicool.com/V
Paintru - Brendan Aronson WG'20
Paintru turns your favorite memories into hand-painted works of art. A picture may be worth 1,000 words, but artwork tells the whole story. When a framed photo won't suffice, turn to Paintru to expertly capture the emotions of your special moment via hand-painted art.
Paladin - Antione Gray C'17
Your work ethic will speak louder than the name of the school on your resume, so don't fall into the trap of believing that since you're smart, certain work is beneath you.
Pawsitive - Samaya Sinha GEN'20
Join a community of dog parents & dog trainers on Pawsitive app.
Peek - Kathleen Daugety WG'14
"My biggest takeaway from the summer was that CEOs need to be shameless about promoting their company and asking for things. Although Peek was less than a year old, in negotiations with airlines and hotel chains, the CEO assumed equal footing and was not afraid to walk away from agreements that would benefit the company in the short-term but not long-term."
Peerpod - Sachit Gali C'23, Vish Dhar ENG'23, Saaketh Narayan W'23, Albert Gu C'23
Peerpod is a centralized digital platform for finding and collaborating with classmates. It seeks to enhance the educational and social aspects of a college experience, which is especially needed as students study virtually due to COVID-19.
Pencilton - Angad Singh Oberoi GEN'18
Incredibly innovative simulation, designed using gamification, to teach school students the basics of money management in the most fun and easiest way.
Penn Law students provide pro bono intellectual property law services
Penn Law students provide pro bono legal services to social entrepreneurs
Penn’s one-stop-shop for commercialization & entrepreneurship.
Perseus Mirrors - Antina Lee WG'17
Perseus is the next generation smart mirror designed for the everyday consumer.
Petplan Pet Insurance - Chris Ashton WG'03 and Natasha Ashton WG'03
Lower vet bills by up to 90% with our pet insurance plans!
Philly chapter of startup community of 400,000 founders in over 200 cities
PHRASE Health - Mike Zeidlhack WG'19 and Marc Tobias, MD
PHRASE helps healthcare organizations optimize their clinical decision support implementation in the electronic health record (EHR) system.
Pitch for seed funding at Singh Nano Week
Plank - Josh Ryan W'17
Plank is a shared notepad you can send alongside any messaging conversation. It pauses the back and forth clutter of messaging, so the group can make decisions and distill what’s important.
PlayQ - Joseph Aigboboh W'07
Welcome to our World of play.
pManifold - Clarke Hung W'14
"So you have to trust in something – gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever – because believing that the dots will connect down the road will give you the confidence to follow your heart, even when it leads you off the well-worn path, and that will make all the difference.”
Prayas Analytics - Pranay Sharma W'17
"I couldn’t have been happier with my time at Prayas and would wholeheartedly recommend getting involved with a small team at some point during your college career. It makes for some great lessons on being scrappy and cements some worthwhile relationships that will add to your college experience. "
Privately-owned VC for the Penn community
Pro bono legal advice & support for student entrepreneurs
Proper Cloth - Sheezan Bakali WG'10
" I learned a lot by having foregone a corporate internship for a start up experience. I learned about the kind of imagination, work ethic, and determination that an entrepreneur needs to keep things moving. I learned that I can be pretty creative, and I surprised myself when I realized that I am actually a good salesperson. Most importantly, I learned that I thrive in an environment with a bit of uncertainty."
PymWym - Adarsh Battu W’18
"Being at the table was an inspiring experience because I was able to see the questions that the VC was asking and how my boss would respond in a way to illustrate his vision as well as his business acumen. Being around my CEO was also a wonderful learning opportunity."
QMagico - founded by VIP alumnae Claudia Massei WG'12
Ed tech company that offers an online platform to host educational content.
Quartet Health - Andrea Klestadt WG'17
Reflecting on experiences like this helped me realize the value of learning by doing; in some cases, the time spent (over) analyzing decisions before making them could be better spent by trying something out, seeing how it works, then iterating.
Raaka Chocolate - Ryan Cheney ENG'04
Raaka Chocolate makes organic, bean-to-bar chocolate in small batches in Brooklyn.
RaceTrac Petroleum - Carl Bolch W'65
Privately held chain of over 500 gas-convenience stores located across the southeast.
Recognizing excellence in the Penn entrepreneurial community
Red Ventures - Dan Feldstein WG'94
Red Ventures is much more than just a marketing company. Red Ventures optimizes the entire customer lifecycle for some of the nation's largest brands.
Regalii - Inigo Rumayor C'14
"During my summer I was able to learn about law, marketing, banking, tech, strategy and team relationships. I can’t think of a better way to learn all these things than by working for a start-up for a summer. I am sure that nobody that takes the opportunity to work for a start-up will regret it."
Rent the Runway - Taylor Duvall WG'11
"I learned a tremendous amount throughout the summer and am looking forward to watching ideas generated this summer launch in the months and years to come as Rent the Runway continues to grow and evolve consumers’ purchasing behavior."
Rentobo - Matthew Capers W'09
We started Rentobo in 2011 with the goal of empowering independent landlord entrepreneurs by providing professional grade rental tools that anyone can use.
Rentscene - Varun Jain ENG'19 W'19
"I learned how to be able to explain what I was doing abstractly so that the rest of the startup could understand what I was doing."
Resources for business plan writing, strategic planning, financing, franchising & more
Resources from the city of Philadelphia to help you plan, launch, & manage your business
Retrevo - Dariush Afshar WG'09
"So for those of you who are set on working at larger multi-national companies for your Wharton MBA Summer, I urge you to explore the opportunities that await you in the start-up realm."
Risk Advisors Inc. - Sanjay Bharwani WG'07
Manage Risk to Create Value™. Expertise, Analytics, and Technology for Risk Management and Investing.
Ristcall - Kyle Su ENG'18
One of the largest takeaways I have from this summer is just how much time and effort is spent at startups trying to find target customers.
Rivian Automotive - Jonathan Nipper WG'12
"Looking back on the recruiting decision making process for the summer internship, my advice would be to just go for it. This will give you an experience that you simply can’t find in a large company."
rmdy - Kate Kim WG'20 and Ryan Morgan WG'20
rmdy is a modern wellness that works. With a team of leading doctors & researchers, rmdy has combined research-backed & holistic ingredients to reimagine your medicine cabinet.
Roundup App - Braden Fineberg Eng'19, GEN'19 and Nile Nwogu W'19
Introducing a new mobile alternative donating platform for NPOs and their constituents.
Sabunta - Aziz Pabani W'13
"When I first reached Nigeria, I was only the second person on the ground. We were still a month away from launch so it was a great foray into the toil and hard work that go into launching a business from the ground up. By the time I left at the end of the summer, the company had grown to 70 employees, was in a brand new office, and the only remnants of these early days were the memories that stuck with us."
Sacriana - founded by VIP alumnus Aymeric de Hemptinne WG'11, G'11
Sacriana organizes flash sales on the Internet or private sales events to sell wine.
Sailo - Cheryl Feig ENG'19 W'19
"My main advice to anyone working at a start-up is to find one you can be passionate about, and make sure you are a good fit with the people!"
SalesRoads - David Kreiger C'99/WG'07
B2B Appointment Setting services with proven results & a money-back guarantee.
Sanguis - Divyansh Agarwal GR'23, M'23; Prateek Agarwal M'19; Daniel Zhang GR'23, M'23
Sanguis is a smartphone-sized, inexpensive, and rapid blood count monitoring device to measure hemoglobin, platelet, and neutrophil levels.
Saphyr Pure Linen - Genevieve O'Mara WG'18
Saphyr pure linen is a direct to consumer bedding company. Saphyr sheets are made from the finest French linen, and by cutting out the middle man, we are able to offer them at an affordable price.
Sapient Industries, Inc. - Martin Koch W'19 and Samuel Parks C'17
We build intelligent energy delivery systems. The Sapient system is the first enterprise-scale solution to automate the elimination of wasteful human behaviors.
Scaling advice from successful alumni entrepreneurs
Scaling women-founded businesses
Scancafe - Sam Allen WG'06
ScanCafe offers the highest quality and most affordable photo scanning, slide scanning, negative scanning, video transfer, and photo restoration services.
Schnipper's Quality Kitchen - Dana Scardigli WG'10
"One day, your head sandwich prep cook doesn’t show up without notice, the next you get dinged on your health inspection for holding milk one day past its expiry date. I also observed that the best way to handle these setbacks is to maintain a calm and composed demeanor and not allow emotions to overwhelm the situation."
Securly - co-founded by Vinay Mahadik WG'13
Cloud-based Web Filtering for Schools and parents.
SegundoHogar - Katie Kilborn WG'16
"Furthermore, even though he lived and breathed his company and how he could make sure it succeeded, he spent his time in a way that reflected his priorities. For example, when his daughter randomly came to town, he took off work for the day and took only the necessary calls from home. I think it is important to realize that, if done in excess, this can become problematic, but it was refreshing to be around someone who so genuinely lived out his values."
Seravia - Andrew Maywah WG'10
"My summer internship at Seravia in Beijing was simply awesome! I had an unforgettable experience and am psyched to be able to share a glimpse of that with you. At the time I got the internship offer, I could hardly believe the opportunity that was presented to me. I held the privilege of leading some of the most critical projects that Seravia was working on. Furthermore, the opportunity would be in China where I had always dreamed of working. This was simply too good to pass up, so I jumped at it."
SetSail - Lucy Zhang WG'16 and Lucy Peng WG'16
Promotes effective international education by using software and mentorship to help Chinese high school students prepare for and apply to US colleges.
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SF resources to encourage & support small business success
Shasta Ventures - Robert Coneybeer WG'96
At Shasta we: Focus. At Shasta we: Focus on people first, believing success will follow.
Shero Housecalls - Sophia Mulliner GNU'13
Shero Housecalls mission is to provide quality pediatric urgent care to patients in the comfort of their home.
Sidecar Interactive - Andrew Baltrus, C’19
Sidecar was no exception, my favorite non-work memory of the summer was getting to play soccer with the official Sidecar soccer team; Sidecar FC.
Sigo Insurance - Nestor Solari G'19 WG'19 and Julio Erdos C'10 ENG'10 G'19 WG'19
Sigo Insurance makes buying auto insurance easy and transparent for Hispanic American customers.
SixPlus - Kristin Li W'19
From the start, there was an open line of communication between the CEO, market heads, the Product Developer, and little ol’ me.
Slice Capital - Rohan Shah W'19
An iOS and web equity crowdfunding platform democratizing the funding space.
Slidejoy - Camille Jwo C'17
"Working at the same table as the cofounders of the company every day really helped me gain insight into the reasoning behind how they were developing the product and the company. Although I was a technology intern and spent my time coding, I also got to listen to our CEO, Rob, go over marketing with the marketing interns and would sometimes pitch in my thoughts. Such an open environment made it easy to learn about every aspect of a start-up. "
Slidejoy - Rachel Rubin C'17
"No day is exactly the same, and that’s one of the most valuable aspects of working at a start up."
Slidejoy (Acquired by Buzzvil) - co-founded by Robert Seo WG'12
Slidejoy is an app that rewards you to have trending news and promotions appear on your Android lockscreen.
Small Factory Innovations – Jerome Cohen W'20
As I crafted my sales pitch over the three days, it was amazing to see the excitement expressed by educators when they saw SiLAS.
small2BIG LLC; Victus LLC - Melinda Champion WG'93
Goody Boxes are the first in a (hopefully!) long line of innovative consumer products launched by small2BIG, LLC.
SmartAsset - Vidya Dabir W'11/WG'17
I found that because this role was at a startup, I had more responsibility and ownership of the deal pipeline and execution.
SmartMEI - Henrique de Melo W'19
My experience at SmartMEI, in São Paulo, this past summer gave me a new perspective about being a co-founder at a startup.
SmartyPal - founded by VIP alumnus Keith Gornish WG'12
SmartyPal's cloud-based platform transforms passive educational content into personalized, interactive experiences.
SmartyPal - Jennifer Fisher WG'16
"On a more personal note, I enjoyed seeing the CEO (and founder) juggle her family and work life. Every now and then her son would stop into the office. Luckily, the product is aimed at his age, and he served as a valuable tester! Additionally, she would frequently step out to breastfeed her 2 month old baby. Yet, she was no less committed to the business and to pushing it forward. She worked quickly, but still reviewed each person’s work with a critical eye. She helped show that it was possible to start a blossoming company while having young children."
SmartyPal - Jessica Bisher WG'16
"As a startup, you sometimes need to move before you are ready. While I have a tendency to take a calculated and sometimes cautious approach, the CEO pushed the company forward."
Smile Culture Dental - Parth Patel D'18, WG'20
Smile Culture Dental is a multi-specialty dental services company currently serving Greater Philadelphia area. We offer a high NPS dental patient experience, convenience, and affordability - all aspects we found lacking in the field.
Snapdeal - Kunal Bahl ENG'06/W'06
Shop Online in India: Buy Books, Mobiles, Laptops, Appliances, Clothing, Footwear, Home Furnishing, prepaid mobile recharge, Postpaid bill payments, bus ..
Snowe - founded by VIP alumnus Rachel Cohen WG'12
Home essentials for whatever life brings.
SNOWE - Riad Hamade C'17 ENG'17
"I worked with an excellent team of smart, supportive and creative members. We all believed in the SNOWE brand, and worked together to ensure the growth of the startup."
Soletron - Jimmy Li W’14
"In the summer of 2012, I was lucky to have the chance to work for an ecommerce start-up named Soletron in Philadelphia. Founded at the end of 2010 as a social networking and ecommerce platform in the streetwear apparel industry, Soletron identifies both domestic and international designers and creates a venue for both buyers and brands."
Solstar - founded by VIP alumnus Fabio Carrara WG'12
Photovoltaic solar energy company
Somnarus Inc. - founded by VIP alumna Maria Merchant WG'08
Somnarus Inc. is a medical diagnostic company whose innovative products and services address the significant unmet need of patients with obstructive sleep apnea.
Source for Philly startups & entrepreneurs looking to launch, grow, & run a business
sparxoo - David Capece WG'03
parxoo is an integrated digital marketing agency in Tampa, Florida. We accelerate results to make the impossible possible. Uncage your potential now.
Springboard Collaborative - Alejandro Gac-Artigas GED'11
Springboard Collaborative closes the reading achievement gap by coaching teachers, training family members, and incentivizing learning such that our scholars have the requisite skills to access life opportunities.
State-of-the-art equipment for nanoscale characterization, measurement, & fabrication
Steignet - A.J. Steigman WG'18
Steignet is an early stage real estate tech startup. We are developing proprietary technology to identify undervalued and distressed residential real estate assets throughout certain U.S. geographic regions.
Stone & Strand - Nadine McCarthy Kahane WG'12
Designer jewelry online from the world's leading fine jewelry shopping destination.
Streetline- Jimmy Kwon W'16
"The people at True Ventures are the most genuine people I have met, and I learned a lot about venture capital. At the same time, the structure of the program meant that we could not be 100% fully immersed at the portfolio company that we were working at. That said, I am incredibly grateful for the experience I got, both from the venture capital and startup side of things."
Strella Biotechnology - Katherine Sizov C'19
Strella is developing a biosensor that can predict the maturity of virtually any fresh fruit, thus reducing waste costs.
Strengthening the Northern California Wharton alumni network
Strengthening the Wharton alumni network in New York