Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Wharton has always fostered a “try-and-fail” mindset that trains students to take risks—whether or not they end up helming the next global company. As pioneers in entrepreneurship education, Wharton and Penn provide students, faculty, and alumni with an impressive breadth and depth of entrepreneurship programming and resources. Powering entrepreneurship means that Wharton will incubate ideas that transform business and create opportunity for people all around the world. 

Founders, venture capitalists, and entrepreneurial thinkers are encouraged to join in this ever-growing community. Your support can help students explore startups or take on venture-based internships. Contact us to learn more.

$24 billion+

In capital raised by Penn and Wharton founders in the past ten years.


Student and alumni startups supported each year through the Venture Initiation Program.


Prize money available to Penn and Wharton student entrepreneurs each year.

$24 billion+

In capital raised by Penn and Wharton entrepreneurs.


Student and alumni entrepreneurs who have raised at least one round of venture funding in recent years.


New startups launched by Wharton and Penn student and alumni.

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“At Wharton, I became aware that I was able to create my own enterprise, that I could build expertise so that I could do something on my own. I felt very confident doing it, and I know it’s because of my training and network here at Wharton.”

Rosanna Ramos-Velita, G’92, WG’92
Chairman of the Board, Caja Los Andes


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