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HILADELPHIA, MAY 3, 2022 – The University of Pennsylvania’s Venture Lab is pleased to announce the winner of the sixth annual Startup Challenge, sponsored by Eric Aroesty, C’92: ToxiSense, co-founded by a team of four University of Pennsylvania freshmen, Aravind Krishnan, C’25, W’25; Udit Garg, ENG’25; Andrew Diep-Tran, W’25; and Aarush Sahni, C’25. The Startup Challenge was held on April 29, 2022 at Tangen Hall, the University of Pennsylvania’s hub for student entrepreneurship and innovation.
By Elizabeth Renehan, March 30, 2022 10:52 AM
New York – March 29, 2022 – Today, Capgemini announced a multi-year-long engagement with Wharton’s Venture Lab to identify and mitigate energy transition and sustainability challenges as part of the Snider Consulting Center.This initiative brings together undergraduate and graduate students at the University of Pennsylvania with experts from Capgemini’s Energy and Utilities unit. The groups will explore sustainability solutions across cloud technology, analytics, and intelligent operations and how to expand greenhouse gas reduction initiatives.
By Taylor Durham, December 21, 2021 12:00 PM
Venture Lab is pleased to announce the creation of a new Entrepreneur in Residence program, a marker of the continued growth for the newly-formed entrepreneurship center. The newly-established position is a long-term engagement with the center to provide workshops, office hours, and general advising/mentoring to support early-stage student and alumni ventures in our Venture Initiation Program. Open to all Penn alumni, the role doubles as a meaningful way for former participants of the program to return to their innovative roots and support the development of the entrepreneurial ecosystem at the university. After a strict selection process, the center is delighted to announce that Doug Baldasare, CEO and Founder of ChargeItSpot, a world leader in cell phone charging stations, will serve as the inaugural Entrepreneur in Residence. Baldasare developed the concept for ChargeItSpot during his time in the program as an MBA student at the Wharton School and continues to serve as CEO.
EMBAs are no longer the preserve of corporate high-flyers, as alumni go it alone
By Dee Patel, October 12, 2021 02:29 PM
Legend, an undergraduate alumnus, was recently honored by Venture Lab, the University’s entrepreneurship center, during a virtual livestream event.
By Taylor Durham, September 23, 2021 01:34 PM
This article was originally published in 2019.
By Taylor Durham, September 16, 2021 12:23 PM
Two Wharton Venture Initiative Program (VIP) teams pitched their tech startups at the B-School entrepreneurship showcase in San Francisco, co-sponsored by leading business schools.
By Amy Downey, September 16, 2021 12:08 PM
With a new name and a new home, Venture Lab — formerly known as Penn Wharton Entrepreneurship — is the culmination of a nearly 50-year journey to help aspiring founders at Wharton and across the university realize their visions.
By Taylor Durham, September 16, 2021 11:40 AM
How an entrepreneurial alumna is helping young ventures in Greece expand globally.