Wharton Stories: Venture Awards

As we begin a new year, we recall some of the most outstanding achievements, memorable people, and trailblazing initiatives that left an impact on the Wharton community in 2017.

2017: The Wharton Year in Review

Summer Venture Award winners receive $10,000 to work on their startups over the summer. We asked the 2017 recipients what they achieved this summer.

How This Summer Venture Award Winner Will Bring Cutting-Edge Analytics to City Governments

Summer Venture Award winners receive $10,000 to work on their startups over the summer. We asked the 2017 recipients what they achieved this summer.

How This Summer Venture Award Winner Is Developing Robotics for Structure Maintenance

Summer Venture Award winners receive $10,000 to work on their startups over the summer. We asked the 2017 recipients what they achieved this summer.

This Summer Venture Award Winner Aims to Prevent Bullying With an App

Summer Venture Award winners receive $10,000 to work on their startups over the summer. We asked the 2017 recipients what they achieved this summer.

Summer Venture Award Winner Parker Barnett, GEN’18, Matches Hunters With Private Landowners

Award-winning entrepreneur Nidhi Shah, WG’17, G’17, has set out to fill human needs, whether toilets for urban India through her social enterprise or free lunch on Fridays for her entrepreneurial classmates.

How This MBA Social Entrepreneur Is Solving a Basic Need With Her Sanitation Startup

“There is an advantage of being in the market where you want to implement an idea.”

An MBA Entrepreneur Crosses the Globe to Launch Two Startups in His First Year

“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