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“A college atmosphere brings with it lots of opportunities. You have opportunities to address a dense cluster of people that you can experiment with and try selling products and services to in a very tight geographic area.”

Q&A with Investor Phil Nadel: How College Students Can Seize the Entrepreneurial Spirit on Campus

Andrea Contigiani, GrW’19, does research on experimentation in early-stage ventures. Knowledge@Wharton sat down with him to talk about what implications his research has on the “lean startup” methods.

Wharton PhD Candidate Explores the Downside of the Lean Startup

Warby Parker co-CEO and co-founder Neil Blumenthal, WG’10, returned to Wharton Pre-Term for a conversation with Prof. Stephanie Creary about how to build diversity and inclusion.

How Warby Parker Builds an Inclusive Workforce: Takeaways from Wharton MBA Pre-Term

Founder of Laguna Beach Textile Company, Danny Meurer, WG’17, is aiming to secure brand longevity by taking a different business approach to other fast-growing digital retail brands.

4 Key Differentiators in a Lean Approach to Founding a Digital Brand, from a Startup Challenge Semi-Finalist

Through bonding over exchange programs and roads less traveled, Allison Chiu and Feym Fliegner, WG’18, forged a balanced and motivating business partnership.

How These MBA Co-Founders Bonded in San Francisco and Launched a Startup in Milan and Singapore

Alumna social entrepreneur Gayle Jennings-O’Byrne is changing the market for women entrepreneurs of color.

How This Alumna Is Driving $1 Billion to Women of Color Tech Entrepreneurs

After founding her own birth control startup, Natasha Doherty, W’18, joined medical professionals and top academics for a review of leading research in women’s sexual and reproductive health.

A Social Entrepreneur’s Inside Look at the Contraceptive Technology Conference

Here’s how Alana Hewitt, WG’19, uses Wharton’s curriculum and Scale School to benefit intrapreneurship at Amazon, which she calls “a company of 1,000 startups.”

How This EMBA Student Is Bringing Wharton Insights Back to Amazon

U.S. Air Force Director of Cyberspace Innovation Lauren Knausenberger, WG’12, made the transition from government contractor to entrepreneur to one of the youngest senior executives at the Pentagon.

How This EMBA Alumna Is Sparking Innovation in the U.S. Air Force

Sachs Program grant-winner Saif Khawaja, W’21, wants to engage engineers and artists alike to experiment with electroluminescent artwork.

This Sachs Award Winning Undergrad Is Exploring New Ways to Experience Art and Music