Wharton Stories: Entrepreneurship & Innovation

Alumni Entrepreneurs Share How They Grew Their Companies at Wharton

Student teams came together at Penn’s Singh Center for Nanotechnology to battle it out for the 2018 Y-Prize, where nanoscale innovation was a running theme.

Biomedical Innovation Dominates the Y-Prize Finale

The One Health Company founder Ben Lewis, WG’16, Wharton and Penn Vet alum, talks ethical animal testing with Karl Ulrich, Wharton Vice Dean of Entrepreneurship & Innovation.

Animal Testing That Is Kind, Not Cruel

Laura Gao, W’18, tells how she and a team of Penn undergraduates worked with the administration and the City of Philadelphia to create a competition to make the case for bringing Amazon HQ2 to Philadelphia.

How (Not) to Plan a Case Competition in 30 Days

Chris Molaro, WG’17, founder of Neuroflow, talks about using data & wearables to fight PTSD with Karl Ulrich, Wharton Vice Dean of Entrepreneurship & Innovation.

How Neuroflow Is Using Data & Wearables to Fight PTSD

During his “walk-and-talk” office hours, Prof. Kartik Hosanagar connects with students outside the classroom in a unique way. The influential researcher and entrepreneur trades insights and conversations with students on his daily walking commute.

How This Professor Goes the Extra Mile to Build Connections Inside and Outside the Classroom

Jane Fisher, WG’17, and Jenna Kerner, WG’17, founders of Harper Wilde, talk about “taking the BS out of bra shopping” with Karl Ulrich, Wharton Vice Dean of Entrepreneurship & Innovation.

‘Taking the BS out of Bra Shopping’ — and Meeting with (Male) Investors

When Shawn Xu, WG’19, G’19, chose to go to Wharton, many of his friends from Silicon Valley were against it. Now, he is more convinced than ever that he made the right choice.

Why This Silicon Valley Entrepreneur Chose to Go to Business School

Joey Zwillinger, founder of Allbirds, manufacturer of Time’s “most comfortable shoe in the world,” talks about branding his startup with Karl Ulrich, Wharton Vice Dean of Entrepreneurship & Innovation.

How to Brand the Apple of Shoe Companies

Helping to build Uber’s Middle Eastern office from the ground up gave Carl Madi, WG’17, a firsthand look at how a successful startup takes off. Wharton’s MBA Program allowed him to understand the business decisions behind it.

How Business School Allowed This MBA to See His Startup Experience Through a New Lens