Summer Venture Award
$10,000 to work on your startup over the summer. Applications are closed for Summer 2021 and will re-open in December 2021.
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, Robert J. and Jan Dilenschneider in memory of S.J. Dilenschneider (W’28), and anonymous donors.
MAXIMIZING REWARDS PROGRAM BENEFITS USING AI
Card Curator, has developed an app to help young professionals maximize their earnings from everyday spending and travel for free with our proprietary algorithm through credit card points and miles.
Founder: John Garner (WG’22)
DRIVING THE INSURANCE INDUSTRY INTO THE DIGITAL AGE
The online insurance shopfront developed by agents for agents.
Founder: Cyrus Karai (WG’21)
Winner of the S.J. Dilenschneider (W’28) Summer Venture Award
NOT YOUR PARENTS’ FOOTCARE
Fulton is a modern brand of arch support that aims to educate consumers about the importance of bringing wellness to footwear. Starting with an insole that offers comfort through individualized arch support, Fulton demonstrates that whole body wellness starts with your feet.
Co-Founders: Libie Motchan (WG’21), Daniel Nelson (WG’21)
CUSTOM STYLING AT YOUR FINGERTIPS
An online, automated, computer vision-powered solution for customizing hair products for African American women.
Founder: Isoken Igbinedion (WG’21)
CURATED MEALS FOR THE EXPECTANT MOTHER
Nouri offers a stage-specific meal program to help expecting mothers improve fertility, manage pregnancy symptoms and provide the best for their baby by fusing proven Ancient Eastern therapeutic ingredients with Western Nutrition. Meals are OB-GYN recommended, nutritionist & chef-curated, and delivered ready-to-eat in NYC.
Founder: Irene Liu (WG’22)
DIGITAL SOLUTION FOR SAVVY CHEFS
tiffin is (em)powering the culinary renaissance of independent chefs by giving them the tools to manage and scale their ventures. We give valuable time back to these chefs by facilitating a frictionless ordering experience, centralizing finance and operations, and automating logistics. In short, we’re building the “Shopify” for the growing independent chef economy.
Founder: Sagar Chopra (WG’22)