Wharton Stories: Entrepreneurship

Wharton Impact Venture Associates (WIVA) gives students real-world experience in impact investing. The WIVA team helped raise $50k for its first deal in less than 24 hours.

Wharton Impact Venture Associates Secures First Deal with Blood-Testing Startup

Joey Zwillinger, WG’10, joined his co-founder Tim Brown on the first episode of Zwillinger’s Wharton Business Radio show to discuss how Allbirds innovates while staying eco-friendly.

The Co-Founder of Allbirds Launches Podcast to Explore Mission-Driven Businesses

“I really wanted people to find this safe place, this safe workout, because it’s low-impact. People can come and take a class if they’re 17 years old or if they’re 82 years old.”

Why The Co-Founder of SoulCycle Restarted with a New Fitness Venture

“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

Swati Chopra, WG’19, says mentorship is “critical” to encourage more women to pursue higher education and unlock their potential.

How Wharton’s EMBA Program and Mentorship are Helping this Student Achieve her Goals

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

Learn about student programming, events, and other ways to get involved with the Wharton Social Impact Initiative for the spring 2019 semester.

6 Ways to Get Involved With Social Impact This Semester

In addition to learning how to scale his business, Micah Niebauer, WG’19, is benefitting from a bicoastal network, access to faculty, and applied learning.

How this Former Green Beret is Using His Wharton MBA to Grow a Microbrewery