Wharton Stories: Competitions

Michael Wong, W’19, co-founder and CEO of Hult Prize Ivy winner InstaHub, talks about learning from setbacks and the future of a simple device that saves energy one light switch at a time.

How This Wharton/Penn Team Rebounded From a Loss to Win a Social Enterprise Competition

“We learned a lot from these teams, not just about different financial techniques and concepts, but also about being active participants in our community to further the goal of financial literacy.”

Top High School Teams Face Off in 2018 KWHS Investment Competition Global Finale

Now in its fourth year, the annual Wharton Health Care Management Department Student-Faculty Basketball Tournament has become a cherished tradition for both professors and PhD students at Wharton.

Wharton Health Care Management Faculty and PhD Students Square Off on the Basketball Court

“We’re just so grateful to Penn for allowing us to have this opportunity. It’s amazing that they offer students the ability to positively impact the community on such a large level, and really pursue their dreams.”

Three Wharton Seniors Win the 2018 President’s Engagement Prize for Their Furniture Nonprofit

The second year of the Penn Wharton Entrepreneurship Startup Challenge, a 2.0 version of the Wharton Business Plan Competition, brings together Penn entrepreneurs and alumni investors to help student startups break through.

What You Can Expect at the Penn Wharton Startup Showcase

ZEV helps automotive dealerships sell more electric vehicles (EV) by providing resources and education for consumers on new EV technology. Our software-as-a-service platform provides tools and advice to help customers understand EV range, charging, cost of ownership, and tax breaks. We help dealerships provide world-class customer service and increase electric vehicle sales.

ZEV: Helping Dealers Sell Electric Vehicles

As this year’s Wharton Startup Challenge gears up, Joseph Quan, WG’17, who with classmate Nikhil Srivastava co-founded last year’s Grand Prize winner Twine, shares a few tips after returning to Wharton for the People Analytics Conference.

One Year Later: Twine, Winner of the First Wharton Startup Challenge, Offers Advice to MBA Entrepreneurs

“We witness such impressive teamwork and communication skills, and appreciate the students’ stories about the struggles and triumphs with these types of dynamics. From start to finish, this competition is a testament to the value of engaging, hands-on learning.”

High School Teams Showcase Their Strategic Thinking at the First-Ever KWHS Investment Competition Regional Finals in China

InstaHub, the winner of the Hult Prize Ivy League competition, creates simple solutions to automate energy savings. The team of Wharton and Engineering students developed an occupancy sensor that snaps directly onto existing light switches, providing instant light automation without the logistical and financial bottlenecks involved in replacing and rewiring conventional light switches.

InstaHub: Automating Energy Savings

Competing against 11 of the strongest undergraduate case competition winners across the globe, a team of four Wharton seniors came out on top at the 2018 Champions Trophy Case Competition in Auckland, New Zealand.

How These Wharton Undergrads Won the “World Championship” of Case Competitions