Summer Venture Award
$10,000 to work on your startup over the summer. Applications due Monday, February 17.
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.
LUXURY SKINCARE INSPIRED BY INDIAN BEAUTY RITUALS
aavrani uses all-natural, organic ingredients to create unique skincare products based on the acient Ayurvedic rituals of South Asia.
Co-founders: Rooshy Roy (WG’19), Chelsea Mao (WG’20), Justin Silver (WG’19)
BRINGING CONCIERGE MEDICINE TO CHINA
Providing health and wellness advice to Chinese consumers through a unique personal health consultant model, Aureum partners with local physicians and offers service through a telemedicine platform, leveraging a blockchain powered medical record database.
Co-founders: Derek Gao (WG’20), Shuaiqing Liu (WG’20), Yi Dong (WG’19), Prashant Kumar (WG’19), Renee Yu (WG’20), Hongyi Yan (WG’20)
BRIDGING THE EDUCATION GAP
Bloom is a virtual assistant chatbot that directly integrates onto a course creator’s site to allow students to ask questions, see relevant discussions, and receive both automatically-generated and community-mediated answers.
Co-founders: Justin Rhee (C’20), Alexander Belanger (C’20)
FROM CLASSROOM TO BOARD ROOM
Boost Scooters use non-motorized scooters to provide college and business campuses with a more personalized mode of transportation.
Co-founders: Kameron Hypolite (C’20), Isaiah Washington (W’20), Noah Sinclair (W’20)
HYPER-TARGETED, LOCATION-BASED AD DELIVERY
Halo is putting location-targeted ads on top of Uber/Lyft vehicles. We attach smart ad monitors on top of cars and display creative, captivating ads that change based on the location of the driver in order to more effectively target and engage consumers.
Co-founders: Faizan Bhatty (WG’20), Kenan Saleh (W’19); Nabeel Farooqui (ENG’21), Ryanne Fadel (W’21)