Entrepreneurship & Innovation

2019 Penn Wharton Startup Challenge

Air conditioning venture Aerate, a six-student team tackling cooling and climate change issues in India, took home four prizes at this year’s entrepreneurship competition.

Incubate Ideas, Ignite Innovation

Wharton is the “Start Here” button for entrepreneurship. 
Wharton resources, research, and network fuel innovation, spark ideas, and build businesses from startup to global scale. 

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Penn Wharton Entrepreneurship

A complete ecosystem for Penn students interested in entrepreneurship & innovation

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Mack Institute for Innovation Management

Forges industry and academic connections, transforms innovation research into real-world impact

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Wharton Small Business Development Center

Helping Greater Philadelphia businesses start, grow, and prosper

Entrepreneurship at Wharton San Francisco

A wide range of initiatives and resources to help startups take off

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“Good designers relentlessly generate lots of ideas and open-mindedly consider alternative solutions. At no time are good designers frightened to entertain a crazy, competing, or uncomfortable idea.”

Prof. Karl T. Ulrich

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Wharton Technology and Innovation Conference

This two-day event sponsored by the Mack Institute and Management Department brings together top researchers from Wharton and other business schools studying technology-based industries and innovation management.

Wharton Scale School

This workshop series in San Francisco guides entrepreneurs making the transition from a successful startup to a large enterprise. Hear from experts who share solutions to critical challenges faced by rapidly growing companies.

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Start and scale your business with online and executive courses.

Scaling Ventures: Developing the Playbook for Profitable Growth

November 4-8, 2019 in Philadelphia: Learn strategy, finance, and leadership and how they work together to create a viable plan for growth.
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Entrepreneurship Specialization

This four-course series covers the conception, design, organization, and management of new enterprises, from opportunity identification through launch, growth, financing and profitability.

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