Open to University of Pennsylvania undergraduate juniors (Class of 2020). 

Acceptance to the program is on a competitive basis.

Students selected as Wharton India Entrepreneurship Fellows will be offered a stipend sufficient to cover their travel and living expenses for the duration for the immersion.


The objective of this course and the Wharton India Entrepreneurship Fellows program is to introduce Penn juniors to the entrepreneurship and innovation ecosystem in India through a spring semester course, OIDD418x/MGMT418x: The India Startup Ecosystem: Field Project (0.5 cu) covering topics in entrepreneurship, innovation, venture capital and technology in India and then matching students to a specific short-term project with a Bangalore-based early-stage startup or rapidly scaling company.

Students will complete preliminary work on the project assignment during the second half of the spring semester (four weeks), and then travel as a group to Bangalore with the instructor for immersion (two weeks from May 15-31) in the company to which they have been assigned for their entrepreneurship project.


Bangalore, India, known as the Silicon Valley of India, is the hub for information technology companies in the region. It’s classified as a megacity with more than 10 million people and considered the third most populous city in India. The city boasts one of the most highly-educated workforces in the world and is home to numerous educational and research institutions.


Depart Philadelphia for Bangalore on May 15 (day after final exams)

Reside in Bangalore from May 16-31 (assigned to a Bangalore startup on a specific project)

Depart Bangalore and return to Philadelphia on June 1

Applications for this program are now CLOSED. Our next application cycle will be announced at a later date. 


Email: Clare Leinweber, Managing Director, Penn Wharton Entrepreneurship (leinwebe@wharton.upenn.edu)

This new Penn Wharton Entrepreneurship initiative is made possible by: Sashi P. Reddi, SRI Capital