Wharton Stories: Entrepreneurship

Swati Chopra, WG’19, says mentorship is “critical” to encourage more women to pursue higher education and unlock their potential.

How Wharton’s EMBA Program and Mentorship are Helping this Student Achieve her Goals

Only 1% of venture capital funds go to women of color each year. As a WISE Fellow, Chanelle Lansley, WG’19, is working to change that statistic for the better.

How This MBA Explored Blockchain to Drive Funds to Entrepreneurial Women of Color

Learn about student programming, events, and other ways to get involved with the Wharton Social Impact Initiative for the spring 2019 semester.

6 Ways to Get Involved With Social Impact This Semester

In addition to learning how to scale his business, Micah Niebauer, WG’19, is benefitting from a bicoastal network, access to faculty, and applied learning.

How this Former Green Beret is Using His Wharton MBA to Grow a Microbrewery

All Penn and Wharton undergrads and grads can apply for the sought-after WISE Fellowship, a paid experiential learning opportunity in social impact consulting or research.

How to Gain Real-World Social Impact Experience While You’re Still a Student

First-year MBA student Ankit Girdhar, WG’20, reflects on his WISE Fellowship. As he learns, sometimes matching supply and demand isn’t as easy as one might think.

How a Nonprofit Can Become a “Boundary Spanner” to Help Alleviate Poverty in Philadelphia

“If you can’t distill and communicate the value props of your company succinctly, then you’re not going to be able to sell the product; if you can’t say it, you can’t sell it.”

Q&A with Investor Jillian Manus: How Student Entrepreneurs Can Overcome Failure and Find their Superpower

If you’re a first-year MBA student at Wharton and you’re launching or leading a social venture, learn how the Jacobs Impact Entrepreneur Prize can help power your startup.

Two Crucial Things Student Social Entrepreneurs Need — and How to Get Them

Turner Social Impact Society member Michael Wong, W’19, co-founded InstaHub as a cost-effective solution to combat electricity waste from building lights. He reflects on the opportunities and challenges of building a social enterprise in college.

How This Undergrad is Tackling Energy Waste with His Social Enterprise

At the competition kick-off in September, Penn researchers and last year’s Y-Prize runner-up spoke on new inventions, taking the innovative approach, and why participation matters.

Y-Prize Calls On Entrepreneurs to Reimagine Nature-Inspired Tech