The Summer 2020 program is open to University of Pennsylvania undergraduate juniors (Class of 2021). 

Acceptance to the program is on a competitive basis. Applications for the Summer 2020 program are now closed. Applications for the Summer 2021 program (Class of 2022) will open in the Fall of 2020.



Contact Jill Anick, Senior Associate Director, Penn Wharton Entrepreneurship at janick@wharton.upenn.edu


The objective of this course and the Wharton India 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 course, and then travel as a group to Bangalore (approximately from May 13-30, 2020) with the instructor for a two week immersion in the company to which they have been assigned for their entrepreneurship project. Penn Wharton Entrepreneurship will cover airfare and lodging expenses for students selected as Wharton India Fellows for the duration of the 2 week immersion in India.


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.

TRAVEL DETAILS (approximate for 2020)

Depart Philadelphia for Bangalore on May 13 (day after final exams)

Arrive in Bangalore on May 15

Reside in Bangalore from May 15-30 (assigned to a Bangalore startup on a specific project – 2 week immersion May 18-29)

Depart Bangalore on May 30


Email: Jill Anick, Senior Associate Director, Penn Wharton Entrepreneurship (janick@wharton.upenn.edu)

This new Penn Wharton Entrepreneurship initiative¬†is made possible by: Sashi P. Reddi, GRW’94, SRI Capital