Get Involved

Investors

Investors have the opportunity to support the growth of social enterprises, make a financial return, and contribute to the WIVA student learning experience.

Investors have tapped into our deal flow and worked alongside WIVA students to conduct due diligence. If you are an accredited or qualified investor, WIVA can help facilitate a direct investment into one of our sourced companies. Potential investors also have the opportunity to join our Wharton angel network, co-invest, or invest independently.

If you’d like to get involved, reach out to us at wiva-wsii@wharton.upenn.edu.

Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurs, get your company assessed by a team who knows what investors are looking for. The WIVA team is rigorously trained in industry best practices and leverages the impact investing expertise of the Wharton Social Impact Initiative. We’ve spoken to over 1,000 entrepreneurs, and we understand the complex challenges you might be facing. We’re ready to roll up our sleeves to help you grow and get noticed by investors, and we can connect you with unparalleled resources across Penn. Reach out and send your pitch deck to: wiva-wsii@wharton.upenn.edu.

Advisors and Donors

As an advisor or donor to Wharton Social Impact Initiative, you have the opportunity to make your own impact. Here are ways you can support the WIVA program:

GIVE: A gift to Wharton Social Impact Initiative (WSII) shows your support of our vision to develop the next generation of leaders in impact investing by providing best-in-class training to Penn and Wharton students. Contact us to learn more.

ADVISE: Share your industry expertise by volunteering as an advisor to our talented team of WIVA students. Connect with us to learn about current opportunities.

Students

Current Penn or Wharton students: At the beginning of each semester, WIVA recruits talented graduate and undergraduate students interested in impact investing. Learn more about the opportunity, and read about the experiences of 2018 WIVA students Sam and Derek.

General Inquiries

Contact us at wiva-wsii@wharton.upenn.edu.

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