Wharton Stories: Competitions

Nicolle Lee, Vicky Plestis, and Kayla Weismuller (WG’22) share the Wharton resources that furthered their passion for real estate, social impact, and diversity & inclusion.

Paving the Way for More Women in Real Estate

Learn about student programs and other ways to get involved with the Wharton Social Impact Initiative in the 2021–22 academic year.

9 Ways Students Can Get Involved with Social Impact This Year

Félix founders Bernardo Garcia, WG’21, and Manuel Godoy, WG’21, cite trust as an integral factor for drawing in consumers for their “cross-border” platform.

AI for Business Invests in Wharton Startup, Félix

An MBA and undergraduate student team analyzed data from FOX Entertainment to help inform data-driven promotion strategies for marketing their TV shows.

Keeping Viewers Glued to Their Seats at the 2021 Analytics Accelerator

TIPC gives students skills and experience in designing investment portfolios that maximize impact. A team from Bard won the 2021 competition.

Investing in Change at the 2021 Total Impact Portfolio Challenge

This year’s finalists tackled firefighter cancer, frontline medical devices, maternal nutrition, global healthcare access, and more.

4 Startup Challenge Finalists Share What Inspired Their Ventures

In a new competition, eight undergraduate finalist teams pitched their student wellness initiatives to Wharton School leadership. Erin Lomboy, W’21, shares her experience.

Improving Wellness at Wharton One Pitch at a Time

Vanessa Folkerts, WG’20 and Jason Chen, WG’21, won for their proposed e-commerce marketplace serving pharmacies in rural Kenya.

Wharton MBA Team Wins First Prize in Global Business Case Competition

In the Turner MIINT’s tenth annual competition, graduate student teams from around the globe presented their diligence in hopes to secure up to $100K in investments into high-impact ventures.

Profits and Purpose: Highlights From the 2021 Turner MIINT Competition

Zach Drapkin (W’22), Sarah Hu (W’23), Zach Bradlow (W’22), and Ryan Gross, PhD student, worked together to come up with an innovative way that the NFL can improve their defense using real player data.

The Best Defense is a Good Data Set: Wharton Students Named Finalists in the NFL Big Data Bowl