Wharton Stories: Entrepreneurship

As the Chinese New Year approaches, we take a look back at highlights from some of the most memorable events and lectures that left an impact on the Penn Wharton China community in 2017.

2017: The Penn Wharton China Center Year in Review

Chris Molaro, WG’17, founder of Neuroflow, talks about using data & wearables to fight PTSD with Karl Ulrich, Wharton Vice Dean of Entrepreneurship & Innovation.

How Neuroflow Is Using Data & Wearables to Fight PTSD

During his “walk-and-talk” office hours, Prof. Kartik Hosanagar connects with students outside the classroom in a unique way. The influential researcher and entrepreneur trades insights and conversations with students on his daily walking commute.

How This Professor Goes the Extra Mile to Build Connections Inside and Outside the Classroom

Jane Fisher, WG’17, and Jenna Kerner, WG’17, founders of Harper Wilde, talk about “taking the BS out of bra shopping” with Karl Ulrich, Wharton Vice Dean of Entrepreneurship & Innovation.

‘Taking the BS out of Bra Shopping’ — and Meeting with (Male) Investors

When Shawn Xu, WG’19, G’19, chose to go to Wharton, many of his friends from Silicon Valley were against it. Now, he is more convinced than ever that he made the right choice.

Why This Silicon Valley Entrepreneur Chose to Go to Business School

Joey Zwillinger, founder of Allbirds, manufacturer of Time’s “most comfortable shoe in the world,” talks about branding his startup with Karl Ulrich, Wharton Vice Dean of Entrepreneurship & Innovation.

How to Brand the Apple of Shoe Companies

Helping to build Uber’s Middle Eastern office from the ground up gave Carl Madi, WG’17, a firsthand look at how a successful startup takes off. Wharton’s MBA Program allowed him to understand the business decisions behind it.

How Business School Allowed This MBA to See His Startup Experience Through a New Lens

This startup helps you save time and upgrade your guest experience. Co-founded by Wharton alum David Jacoby, W’01, Hostfully’s digital guidebook platform makes it easy to create and share custom online guidebooks across all your properties.

Hostfully: Beautiful Online Guidebooks for Better Guest Experiences

After more than six years as a Special Forces medical sergeant, Thomas Cavett, WG’18, G’18, came to Wharton to work on the launch of an innovative traumatic injury detection device.

How This Lauder Vet Is Working to Create Life-Saving Devices for the Military

The Wharton and engineering students of Acention are developing mobile games that let users earn money while they play. The Venture Initiation Program accelerator is helping them launch.

Acention: Developing a New Model for Mobile Gaming — Play Games, Win Money