WIVA students connected a gaming startup addressing youth mental health to crowdfunding platform

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Students at Wharton Impact Venture Associates (WIVA), an experiential investing program at the Wharton School, are excited to connect SuperBetter to the crowdfunding platform Republic for a potential impact investment. SuperBetter is a science-backed mental health startup addressing mental health challenges for youth.Read More

WIVA students research an Edtech startup helping children with learning challenges and direct it to a fundraising platform

After rigorous research, the student team at Wharton Impact Venture Associates (WIVA) is excited to suggest BrainLeap Technologies, an education technology startup, to the crowdfunding platform Netcapital in order for it to potentially receive funding from investors.Read More

WSII Welcomes Impact Program Associate Vaibhav Gowda

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Wharton sophomore Linda Wu interviews Vaibhav Gowda, a new staff member at WSII. After first hearing about WSII through a friend and a LinkedIn post, Vaibhav Gowda is now the team’s new Impact Program Associate. I had the chance to speak with him about his background in impact investing, whatRead More

WIVA Helps Facilitate Impact Investment into Ed-Tech Startup mytaptrack

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After rigorous research, the student team at Wharton Impact Venture Associates (WIVA) is excited to help facilitate an impact investing deal for mytaptrack, an education technology startup, on the crowdfunding platform Netcapital. Over seven million students in the US have an IEP (Individualized Education Plan) to suit their special needs.Read More

WIVA Facilitates Impact Investment into Melanence, an E-Learning Startup Focused on Communities of Color

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A team of Penn students in Wharton Impact Venture Associates (WIVA) helped facilitate an impact investment into Melanence – an online professional ecosystem where communities of color are empowered to grow skills, build networks, and earn additional income. After conducting rigorous research on Melanence, the student team at Wharton ImpactRead More

Financial Times Highlights Wharton Social Impact Research and Programs in a Special Report

The Financial Times featured Wharton and the Wharton Social Impact Initiative (WSII) in an October 20th article about business schools shaping the future of social impact. The article prominently featured the WISE Fellowship, Wharton Impact Ventures Associates (WIVA), and WSII research on what makes companies good employers for women andRead More