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Entrepreneurship & Innovation
“There’s this feeling that entrepreneurs are born and not made. And that is, by and large, completely incorrect.”
7 Research-Based Principles All Young Entrepreneurs Should Follow
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
Rachel Prokupek’s deliciously unconventional baklava proved to be both a campus hit and a crash course in entrepreneurship.
The Business of Baking: One Student’s Take on an Old-School Treat
Four student teams wow’d the judges at the 2020 Y-Prize competition and took home prize money to invest in their ideas about how to repair and harvest energy from metal.
Bright Idea: An Eco-Friendly, Affordable Lighting Solution Wins the 2020 Y-Prize
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
Yan Wu, WG’14, says that Wharton’s classes, network, and innovative ecosystem helped him transition from Wall Street to cofounder.
How Wharton Helped this Alumnus Pivot from Financial Services to Entrepreneurship
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
Each year, Wharton Social Impact Initiative works with hundreds of students, supporting them in their quest to launch a high-impact career. Meet nine alumni making a difference through their careers in business and finance.
9 Alumni Changemakers Working in Social Impact
While getting her MBA, Shanel Fields, WG’19, founded MD Ally to ensure critical emergency resources are reserved for patients with true medical emergencies.
This MBA’s Telehealth Startup Saves Lives One Call at a Time
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