Penn Wharton Entrepreneurship Startup Showcase

We showcase the best student-founded startups from across the University of Pennsylvania

Every spring, we bring together the most committed student entrepreneurs from across the University, in order to show the world just how amazing our entrepreneurial community is–and to give you the opportunity to pitch your startup to Penn alumni and to compete for funding and services to help grow and launch your startup.

Finalists from the Startup Challenge and winners of select campus competitions will be invited to be a part of the Showcase.

Competition Info:


Event Date: April 28, 2017

The inaugural Startup Showcase will take place on Friday, April 28, 2017



1:30 – 5:30 pm | Forum & 2nd Floor Cafe

  • Student entrepreneurs demoing their ventures
  • Penn entrepreneurial resources
Startup Challenge Finalist Pitches

1:45 – 4:00 pm | G06

Breakout Sessions

Room F45

Incubators & Accelerators Panel
1:15 – 2:00 pm

Scale School Workshop
2:15 – 3:00 pm

PCI & Partners
3:15 – 4:00 pm

Startup Challenge Finalist Elevator Pitches

4:00 – 5:00 pm | Forum

Startup Challenge Awards Ceremony

5:00 – 5:30 pm | Forum

The Startup Challenge and Startup Showcase are version 2.0 of the Wharton Business Plan Competition.

We are grateful to the sponsors of the 2016-17 Penn Wharton Startup Challenge:

Grand Prize Sponsor:
Ellen H. and Richard E. Perlman (W’68)

Platinum Sponsor:
Gary and Alya Michelson Foundations

Gold Sponsor:
Eric Aroesty (C’92)

Silver Sponsor:
Friend of PWSC:

 In-Kind Sponsors:

Morgan Lewis