Wharton Stories: Entrepreneurship

“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

“It’s not easy for a lot of entrepreneurs to step away from their business for school, but this program is worth it because it’s a great way to learn about new opportunities and become a better leader for your existing companies.”

How This Family-Owned Business Operator Is Discovering New Opportunities in Wharton’s EMBA Program

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

Serial entrepreneur A.J. Steigman, WG’18, who came to Wharton to launch his next venture, Steignet, counts down the top 10 resources Wharton and Penn offer to entrepreneurs.

Top 10 Ways Wharton Can Help You Launch Your Startup

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

Social entrepreneur Peter Wang Hjemdahl, W’19, tells what he learned as a Hult Prize regionial finalist with rePurpose.

6 Lessons Learned From a Wharton Undergrad’s Social Entrepreneurial Journey

Using analytics, Jerry Huang, WG’18, can increase access to fresh produce in his 99 Cents Only stores and reduce waste at the same time.

How This EMBA Student Is Using Data Analytics to Increase Access to Affordable Fruits and Vegetables

For women in the U.S. who want a better skincare routine, aavrani is a luxury skincare company inspired by India’s ancient beauty rituals.

aavrani: Luxury Skincare Inspired by Indian Beauty Rituals