The following are resources on and around Penn's campus that WUEC has compiled for students trying to break into the entrepreneurial ecosystem here. If you would like to see a resource added, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will make it happen.
Wharton Innovation Fund: Seed-stage grants offered through Wharton Entrepreneurship to early-stage Penn-affiliated companies.
M&T Innovation Fund: Seed-stage grants and guidance to to early-stage Penn-affiliated companies; managed by students in the M&T program.
Weiss Innovation Fund: Fund for Penn students pursuing startups offered by Penn students.
Chestnut Street Ventures: VC fund by Penn alum investing in companies led by Penn alum.
Red + Blue Ventures: Seed and early-stage VC fund investing in Penn companies.
Wharton Undergrad Entrepreneurship Club: Provides a pool of resources for student entrepreneurs to pursue ventures during their undergrad years .
Weiss Tech House: Encourages and supports students in the creation, development and commercialization of innovative technologies.
Technology Entrepreneurship Club: Goal to foster student collaboration to spread passion for technology and entrepreneurship to the Penn campus.
YouthHack: Non-profit organization helping students learn about startups.
Wharton e-club: MBA entrepreneurship club
VIP-C: Group advising, co-working space, workshops, and more. Community for Penn startups.
VIP-X: Intense 4 month accelerator program offering advising, funding, and advanced resources.
WeissLabs: Student-run startup incubator located at the Weiss Tech House.
YouthHack Ventures: YouthHack's accelerator providing mentorship, community, and education.
Coursera Wharton Entrep Specialization: Five online classes created by Wharton teaching basics of entrepreneurship.
Management Courses: MGMT 230 (Entrep), MGMT 231 (Venture Implementation), MGMT 214 (Tech/Innovation Strategy), MGMT 264 (VC and Entrep Managment), MGMT 212 (Social Entrep)
Marketing Courses: MKTG 227 (Marketing & Electronic Commerce), MKTG 243 (Creativity), MKTG 262 (New Product Development)
Operations Courses: OIDD 236 (Scaling Operations in Tech Ventures), OIDD 415 (Product Design), OIDD 314 (Enabling Technologies)
Other Courses: LGST 213 (Legal Aspects of Entrep.), FNCE 250 (VC & Finance of Innovation), HCMG 391 (Healthcare Entrep.) REAL 396 (Real Estate Entrep.)
Startup Showcase: Pitch your startup to a live audience and panel of judges for over $135,000 of funding.
Startup Challenge: Penn student entrepreneurs compete for a spot in the Startup Showcase.
PennApps: Hackathon at Penn to learn new things, build apps, or start companies.
Penn Design Challenge: 6 week competition that provides students with structured environment to design new solutions to real-world challenges.
Founder’s Club: Community of founders across the University of Pennsylvania who are actively building and testing their startups.
Founder Finder: Mixers designed to help you meet potential teammates.
Angel Day: Annual pitching and networking event in San Francisco held by Wharton Alumni Angel Network.
Startup Showcase: Network at showcase of best student ventures across Penn; largest entrepreneurship event at Penn.
Start Here Monday: Meet with Wharton Entrepreneurship staff to learn about entrepreneurial resources on campus.
Experts in Residence Program: Appointments with subject experts to get advice on your startup.
Entrepreneurship Legal Clinic: Legal counsel related to starting and operating a startup by Penn Law.
Scale School: Workshop by Wharton Entrepreneurship offering solutions to critical challenges faced by rapidly growing companies.
Startup Internship Award: funding for students who are interning over the summer at a startup.
Summer Venture Award: $10,000 to work on your startup over the summer.
Wharton SBDC: Provides business assistance to small businesses in the Greater Philadelphia region.
Startup Jobs Fair: Held by Penn Career Services every Spring semester.
Dorm Room Fund: Student investors provide founders with network, mentors, and $20k in funding.
Technical.ly Philly: Grows local technology communities by connecting organizations and people through news, events and services.
Startup Weekend: Build an amazing startup in Philly, all over the course of one weekend.
Philly Startup Leaders: Largest network of entrepreneurs in Philly, helping build/provide resources for startups.