Current Initiatives

     Have you ever thought about breaking into the technology sector? Join the cofounders of Horizons to discuss how to navigage your way in the technology industry. They've been in your shoes before and know the skills, network, and insight you need to create meaningful careers in tech - whether that means transitioning from banking and consulting roles, or getting your first job as a product manager - their insight will help illuminate the path!

Abhi Ramesh

     Abhi previously worked at Apollo Global Management, a leading New York Private Equity firm with a focus on tech investments and at Moelis & Company.

bhi graduated from the Huntsman Program in International Studies & Business at Penn / Wharton, taught himself how to code and started several companies while still in school with both Edward and Darwish, one of which was an SAT tutoring service and adaptive learning platform he took a year off from school to run with Darwish called Altair Prep. 

Edward Lando

     Edward grew up in Paris, France and studied Business at the Wharton School. That’s where he taught himself how to code and worked on multiple projects with Abhi.

Edward is an active angel with 28 investments on both coasts and Europe which include Electric Objects, The Infatuation, ZeroCater, Appto- pia, Sawyer, Stealth Worker, Secret Media, Mati Biometrics, Simple Contacts, French Founders, Parsley Health and Truebill.

He is also a Co-Founder and Advisor of Y-Combinator backed GovPredict as well as a Techstars Mentor. Edward is a graduate of the Wharton School and a self-taught programmer.

Darwish Gani

     Darwish cofounded Dreamit Ventures backed Altair Prep, an adaptive learning company with Abhi in college. Before startups Darwish gained experience in lower middle market private equity and investment banking at UBS, TMCapital, and Shore Capital Partners. 

     After Altair Prep, he graduated school early, booking a 1 way flight to San Francisco and joined YCombinator rocketship Optimizely, upon pick up newfound engineering skills. At Optimizely, he became the youngest Product Manager in the company. He joined Optimizely early and left when they were 400 strong and he managed multiple teams of engineers, designers, statisticians & data scientists.


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An annual trip to Silicon Valley where Penn students meet with prominent Venture Capitalists, Founders, and Alumni.

http://penntechtrek.com/         


Intercollegiate Pitch Off Challenge

The Intercollegiate Pitch Off is a combined demo day featuring the best student startups at Columbia, Harvard, Penn, and Princeton

http://www.intercollegiate.co/#hello


 PennApps Accelerator is  program that bridges the gap between technical projects and viable vantures at Penn. We work with accepted teams to make sure that their pitches and business plans are as strong as their product. At the end of the program, our teams will have a chance to pitch their product to Philly angel investors. 

http://accelerator.pennapps.com/



Past EVENTS

Do you have a brilliant startup idea? Want the chance to take your business idea from the dorm room to the boardroom? Partnered with Delta Sigma Pi, RECESS will bring the nation’s only touring college Music + Ideas Festival to University of Pennsylvania on April 6th 2016. Student entrepreneurs are given the chance to pitch their startup ideas to the biggest VCs and investors in the country in a fire pitch competition.   

Do you have a brilliant startup idea? Want the chance to take your business idea from the dorm room to the boardroom? Partnered with Delta Sigma Pi, RECESS will bring the nation’s only touring college Music + Ideas Festival to University of Pennsylvania on April 6th 2016. Student entrepreneurs are given the chance to pitch their startup ideas to the biggest VCs and investors in the country in a fire pitch competition. 

 

Please join Wharton Women, Wharton Undergraduate Entrepreneurship Club and PAGE for a panel featuring young entrepreneurs discussing the startup process, the role of gender in the business industry and what it means to be a woman entrepreneur as a part of Women's Week 2016. Women's Week: Empowerment is a cultural week sponsored by Penn Association of Gender Equity (PAGE) dedicated to supporting and celebrating the women of our campus. Check out the other events of the week here: https://www.facebook.com/events/992612780788010/ Federal Donuts will be provided!!

Please join Wharton Women, Wharton Undergraduate Entrepreneurship Club and PAGE for a panel featuring young entrepreneurs discussing the startup process, the role of gender in the business industry and what it means to be a woman entrepreneur as a part of Women's Week 2016.

Women's Week: Empowerment is a cultural week sponsored by Penn Association of Gender Equity (PAGE) dedicated to supporting and celebrating the women of our campus. Check out the other events of the week here: https://www.facebook.com/events/992612780788010/

Federal Donuts will be provided!!

Come listen to Wharton & Y Combinator alums, coders, and serial entrepreneurs who will teach you how to test your business idea without writing one single line of code.

Sell first, build later. Come learn about how to start a startup in the leanest way possible.