Impact Entrepreneurship Week: Keep it Simple

We’re continuing Impact Entrepreneurship Week series with an entry from our senior director, Jacob Gray. His advice: keep it simple. All week long we’re sharing perspectives on the entrepreneurship ecosystem, and highlighting some of the key lessons aspiring impact entrepreneurs must address in order to succeed. Read the rest of the impactRead More

Impact Entrepreneurship Week: Feed Your Bottom Line

More students are engaging in impact entrepreneurship than ever before. Today’s young entrepreneurs believe in applying business solutions to the world’s toughest problems, and they’re putting their Penn-developed skills to use in starting and scaling enterprises that work toward solutions. This week we’re sharing our perspectives on the entrepreneurship ecosystem, and highlightingRead More

Impact Entrepreneurship Week: 5 Lessons from WSII

Inspired by everything from Warby Parker to the Sustainable Development Goals, more students are engaging in impact entrepreneurship than ever before. Today’s young entrepreneurs believe in applying business solutions to the world’s toughest problems, and they’re putting their Penn-developed skills to use in starting and scaling enterprises to tackle theseRead More

Thinking through the Student-University Relationship: 5 Lessons on Student Engagement

Stephanie Kim, Wharton Social Impact Initiative’s Manager of Community Impact, walks through her process of developing, refining, and growing a fellowship program built with students in mind. “The Wharton Social Impact Initiative exists first and foremost because students demanded it.” WSII Managing Director Sherryl Kuhlman told me this my first day onRead More

Video: Katherine Klein on Social Impact and Opportunity

Knowledge@Wharton High School recently spoke with Wharton Social Impact Initiative Vice Dean Katherine Klein on social impact and opportunity. KWHS intern Ila Kuma, a high school senior, led the interview, exploring topics like entrepreneurship, innovation, and accountability — and how they meet at the intersection of business and social impact. “TheRead More