Student Startups from 4 U.S. Business Schools Compete at B-School Disrupt


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.

A key differentiator between a good and great entrepreneur is the ability to sell one’s ideas and concepts. An entrepreneur should clearly explain the purpose, mission, and vision for their startup and draw in a crowd with minimal words. A good pitch is likable, but a great pitch convinces the audience that the startup is what’s needed in the world.

B-School Disrupt is an entrepreneurial networking event that is quickly becoming a highlight of the fall semester in San Francisco. Co-sponsored by four of the leading business schools in the nation — Babson, Berkeley Haas, Stanford, and Wharton — the event features short-pitches from aspiring student entrepreneurs and seasoned alumni. Each pitch team presents their vision to their peers and a panel of esteemed alumni. The panelists, in turn, offer insightful feedback on their business model and offer suggestions to improve their pitches.