Wharton Stories: Entrepreneurship & Innovation

“It’s not all about making a fast buck. It’s about building a foundation, it’s about building infrastructure, and it’s about bringing people into the industry that wouldn’t necessarily have a chance to be part of it.”

Cannabusiness: How Marijuana Industry Pioneers Are Paving the Way Forward

Jeff Raider, WG’10, and other leaders in retail shared their insights into keeping ahead of industry trends at the 2019 Wharton Graduate Retail Conference.

How the Co-Founder of Harry’s and Warby Parker Navigates Constant Disruption in the Retail Industry

Kevin Jackey, WG’20, commutes to the San Francisco campus to fill in knowledge gaps and grow his West Coast network.

How Wharton’s EMBA Program is Helping this NYC Chief Risk Officer Grow a Brewery in San Francisco

“Our background, our founding, was about a grab-and-go concept. As we evolve, it really is about that weekly relationship — how can we solve various points of friction in your nutrition needs week to week.”

How Snap Kitchen Evolved from a Grab-and-Go Meal Service to a Lifestyle Solution

Only 1% of venture capital funds go to women of color each year. As a WISE Fellow, Chanelle Lansley, WG’19, is working to change that statistic for the better.

How This MBA Explored Blockchain to Drive Funds to Entrepreneurial Women of Color

“If you can’t distill and communicate the value props of your company succinctly, then you’re not going to be able to sell the product; if you can’t say it, you can’t sell it.”

Q&A with Investor Jillian Manus: How Student Entrepreneurs Can Overcome Failure and Find their Superpower

If you’re a first-year MBA student at Wharton and you’re launching or leading a social venture, learn how the Jacobs Impact Entrepreneur Prize can help power your startup.

Two Crucial Things Student Social Entrepreneurs Need — and How to Get Them

“We’re not going to judge ourselves by the least happy customer. We’re going to judge ourselves by the most valuable customers.”

Customer Centricity: Why Companies Should Play a Long Game Strategy

“A college atmosphere brings with it lots of opportunities. You have opportunities to address a dense cluster of people that you can experiment with and try selling products and services to in a very tight geographic area.”

Q&A with Investor Phil Nadel: How College Students Can Seize the Entrepreneurial Spirit on Campus

At the competition kick-off in September, Penn researchers and last year’s Y-Prize runner-up spoke on new inventions, taking the innovative approach, and why participation matters.

Y-Prize Calls On Entrepreneurs to Reimagine Nature-Inspired Tech