Wharton Stories: Entrepreneurship & Innovation

“I used to not believe in core values — until we picked ones we believed in and operationalized them. They work if they’re real.”

How an Award-Winning Marketing Firm Fosters Work/Life Balance

Jeff Raider, WG’10, and other leaders in retail shared their insights into keeping ahead of industry trends at the 2019 Wharton Graduate Retail Conference.

How the Co-Founder of Harry’s and Warby Parker Navigates Constant Disruption in the Retail Industry

If you’re a first-year MBA student at Wharton and you’re launching or leading a social venture, learn how the Jacobs Impact Entrepreneur Prize can help power your startup.

Two Crucial Things Student Social Entrepreneurs Need — and How to Get Them

At the competition kick-off in September, Penn researchers and last year’s Y-Prize runner-up spoke on new inventions, taking the innovative approach, and why participation matters.

Y-Prize Calls On Entrepreneurs to Reimagine Nature-Inspired Tech

From augmented reality to agriculture, these five Penn grads in the new Moelis Advance Access Program are taking risks their business passions before returning to Wharton for their MBAs.

Inaugural Moelis Fellows Share Why They Will Be Returning to Wharton for Their MBAs

Gayatri Karandikar, WG’19, spent a summer at PepsiCo as a global strategy intern, reflecting on oats, healthy food innovation, and cultural awareness as she combines her passion for nutrition with global business knowledge.

How a Personal Journey to Nutritional Balance Led This MBA to the Food Industry

Warby Parker co-CEO and co-founder Neil Blumenthal, WG’10, returned to Wharton Pre-Term for a conversation with Prof. Stephanie Creary about how to build diversity and inclusion.

How Warby Parker Builds an Inclusive Workforce: Takeaways from Wharton MBA Pre-Term

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

Through bonding over exchange programs and roads less traveled, Allison Chiu and Feym Fliegner, WG’18, forged a balanced and motivating business partnership.

How These MBA Co-Founders Bonded in San Francisco and Launched a Startup in Milan and Singapore

Jennifer Savoie, Senior Associate Director in Wharton MBA Career Management, gives advice and insights into how jobseekers can build meaningful, dynamic social impact careers.

Careers in Social Impact and Business: Insights from MBA Career Management