Wharton Stories: Entrepreneurship

Learn about student programming, events, and other ways to get involved with the Wharton Social Impact Initiative for the Spring 2021 semester.

Students, Get Involved With Social Impact This Semester

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

Matt Stephenson, WG’11, founded his nonprofit Code2College after many years of working in finance and education. He reflects on the current opportunities and challenges in the STEM field, and how the Bendheim Loan Forgiveness Program impacted his career.

How This Bendheim Awardee Is Championing More Diversity in STEM

Veteran co-founders Chase Hobby, WG’20, and Evan Seale, WG’20, recall how their time in the armed services played a pivotal role in their desire to pursue entrepreneurship at Wharton.

From the Battlefield to the Boardroom

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

From donations to delivery services for at-risk populations, the Wharton community is joining in the fight against the pandemic.

How Wharton Students Are Supporting COVID-19 Relief Efforts

After his own experience starting a business, Sieva Kozinsky, WG’20, established The MBA Fund to help connect MBA student entrepreneurs from top business schools with investors.

The MBA Fund Is Supporting Student Startups Across Top Business Schools

The Shark Tank star spoke candidly with students competing at Wharton’s first 24-hour IDEATHON 2020.

Daymond John on Focus, Fashion, and Finding the Right Mentor

Without support, it can be scary to take risks in your life and career. For Kiersa Sanders, finding a community at Wharton made all the difference.

Kiersa Sanders: Beating the Odds and Finding Community

“If you are a smart individual who can detect patterns and opportunities, you don’t need to come from a pedigree to found a startup,” Wharton alum and Steignet founder, A.J. Steigman said.

How a Chess Champion and Wharton Grad Excels at Entrepreneurship