Summer Venture Award
$10,000 to work on your startup over the summer. Applications will open December 2020
Who qualifies for a Summer Venture Award?
The Summer Venture Award (SVA) of $10,000 is intended to assist students financially over the summer in lieu of full-time internships so that they can concentrate on developing their entrepreneurial ventures. Winners are required to work on their ventures full-time over the summer.
Available to Penn and Wharton undergraduate Juniors, First-Year MBA Students, and Penn graduate students in their last internship period.
Funding for this award is provided in part by the generosity of The Heller Family Foundation, the Eileen and Jon Case Venture Award Fund, the Mr. and Mrs. William Holekamp Fund, and anonymous donors.
DATA-DRIVEN DIAMOND MINING FOR GLOBAL GOOD
Antares Diamonds provides the first-ever commercialized artisanal diamond product for the ethically conscious global consumer. Leveraging technology and our mines-to-market supply chain, we provide customers with high quality, ethically sourced artisanally mined diamonds and deep provenance data which surpasses industry standards for origin transparency.
Founder: Jordan Anoma (G’21, WG’21)
CONTINUOUS CARE FOR CHRONIC PAIN
Buoyant is a subscription telemedicine app for migraine headache sufferers to connect with doctors for convenient and personalized treatment. Patients can access virtual messaging with doctors, prescription medications, and treatment plans personalized to their lifestyle and symptoms.
Founder: Sherry Wu (WG’21)
GOODS AND SERVICES FOR THOSE ON-THE-GO
Mlkmn is a smart neighborhood-based platform the works on autopilot in the background of your life to predict usage, aggregate demand, and magically refill in your apartment the household and personal care products that you and your neighbors use every day.
Founder: Alex Torrey (WG’21)
BUILDING BRIDGES TO BASIC CARE
Sibi Health’s online marketplace connects patients directly with doctors at a price both agree to, in advance. Sibi is a one-stop shop where patients find, book, and pay for care. With Sibi, patients get access to local doctors and transparent pricing so they can focus on getting the care they need.
Founder: Catherine Bryt (WG’21)
FOR THE ARCADE ADVENTURER
The Lobby is a premium, members-only social club for adult-age video game enthusiasts. Our mission is to deliver premium, community oriented experiences that will make the gaming world feel smaller.
Co-founders: Daniel Duggal (WG’21), Ian Klein (WG’21)