News: FastFWD invites entrepreneurs to submit ideas

Where others see problems, social entrepreneurs see opportunity.  That’s the premise behind FastFWD – a collaboration among the Wharton Social Impact Initiative, the City of Philadelphia, and Good Company Group. Through FastFWD, the City of Philadelphia has issued an invitation to innovators across the world:  Come to Philadelphia to developRead More

Adam Grant: “Wharton Means Business”

Wharton stands for more than just finance, says Professor Adam Grant, highlighting students’ passionate interest in entrepreneurship, social impact, and new technology. In a response to a recent article in the Wall Street Journal, he argues that Wharton’s “image” hasn’t kept up with reality. “The focus on tech and entrepreneurship isn’t new. WhartonRead More

Second Year Success for Lipman Family Prize

By Matthew Brodsky Sure, the Barry & Marie Lipman Family Prize is a joint initiative between the University of Pennsylvania and the Wharton School. But in two fast years, the program has become a showpiece for the Wharton Social Impact Initiative (WSII). “We like to say social impact is inRead More