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This year’s finalists tackled firefighter cancer, frontline medical devices, maternal nutrition, global healthcare access, and more.
4 Startup Challenge Finalists Share What Inspired Their Ventures
The winner of the 2020 Penn Wharton Entrepreneurship Startup Challenge is a timely telehealth platform for pet parents founded by Felicity Johnson, WG’20.
MBA Startup ‘My Virtual Veterinarian’ Delivers Remote Pet Care
While getting her MBA, Shanel Fields, WG’19, founded MD Ally to ensure critical emergency resources are reserved for patients with true medical emergencies.
This MBA’s Telehealth Startup Saves Lives One Call at a Time
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
EMBA classmates Bianca Gonzalez, NU’08, WG’19, and Janak Agarwal, WG’19, pooled their experience and their resources and launched a venture to combat inefficiencies in the health care system.
Three Resources These Student Entrepreneurs Used to Accelerate Their Health Care Startup
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
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
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
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
“We wanted to solve one specific problem inside of Wharton — this person-to-person matching problem. Then we found that the fundamental technology that underlies the product can be applied to a whole host of other issues.”
How These Two MBAs Are Driving New Connections with an Analytics Startup