Student Organization Supports
The Social Entrepreneurship Initiative offers supports to student organizations within the Penn community.

Featured Student Organizations

Below are external student organizations who support mission-driven ventures.
The Wharton Sustainable Business Club (SBC) engages Wharton MBA students passionate about the intersection of business and sustainability. SBC was founded to connect Wharton MBAs to the ideas, technologies, and career networks that will build a greener global economy. The club’s mission is to build a community interested in addressing global environmental issues through business solutions, while increasing sustainability-related academic and career opportunities at Wharton.
Established in 2007, the Penn Social Entrepreneurship Movement (PennSEM) is a community of innovators, consultants, and entrepreneurs based out of the University of Pennsylvania and dedicated to social impact. Our passion for sustainable change drives us to build new social enterprises, support existing ones through pro-bono consulting services, and grow the movement across campus and beyond.
The Wharton Undergraduate Founders and Funders Association seeks to create an inclusive Penn Wharton network that will combine mentorship, educational workshops, speaker events and real world experience to support under-represented founders, investors, and technology operators.
The Ascendance Social Enterprise Club at the University of Pennsylvania (ASELxPenn) is a student organization that is focused on developing self-sustaining social enterprises. We help Penn students by empowering them to start and run social enterprises in the fields that they are passionate about through tested growth strategies and connecting them to global resources to learn and develop their ideas.
Student Organization Funding
The Social Entrepreneurship Initiative has a limited amount of funding available to student organizations that are supporting the social entrepreneurship ecosystem at Penn. If you would like to be considered for potential funding please fill out this form. Requests will be reviewed and accepted on a rolling basis until funding is spent for the semester.