Tangen Hall is open to all Penn students starting Monday, January 24 from 7am - 7pm. Questions? Email venturelab@upenn.edu

Enter to compete for prizes worth more than $150,000 in cash and in-kind awards to help launch your venture! The Startup Challenge, sponsored by Penn alumnus Eric Aroesty, C’92, is a competition for Penn student-founded new ventures, culminating in the live Finals where the very best Penn student entrepreneurs pitch to a live audience and alumni judges to show their startups are ready to become the next big thing!

DEADLINE: January 23rd, 11:59 pm ET
The Summer Venture Award (SVA) of $10,000 is intended to assist students financially over the summer in lieu of full-time internships so that they can concentrate on developing their entrepreneurial ventures.



Venture Lab offers five unique pathways for students and alumni interested in entrepreneurship and innovation. Each pathways features tailored programming that intertwines with our collective programs and resources.

A Note From Our Students

Get to know some of the students that help run several of our entrepreneurial programs at Venture Lab! Venture Lab is a resource for any Penn student who is interested in entrepreneurship and innovation.

At Venture Lab, We maximize the ability of our students and alumni to address important challenges through entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial thinking.
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Venture Lab was built to encourage interdisciplinary, integrated, and inclusive entrepreneurship. It’s a beacon that showcases the wide variety of opportunities across the University. Come grow with us!
Lori Rosenkopf, Vice Dean of Entrepreneurship at The Wharton School
At seven stories and 68,000-square-feet, Tangen Hall is the largest hub of its kind on any college campus. Located on the northeast corner of 40th and Sansom streets, Tangen Hall is the physical “start here” button for aspiring entrepreneurs and innovators at the University of Pennsylvania.
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