Summer of Impact: Venture Award

The Summer of Impact: Venture Award 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.

Applications are now closed.

The Summer of Impact: Venture Award supports University of Pennsylvania undergraduates (rising sophomores, juniors and seniors), rising 2nd year Wharton MBAs, and graduate students who will be returning to Penn for at least one more year. The award is designed to support students who, in lieu of an internship, will work full time over the summer to actively develop their social enterprise.

Summer of Impact: Venture Awardees will be eligible to receive support from up to two Summer of Impact: Fellows and will be expected to provide a robust, supportive and productive environment for the team to advance the goals of the social enterprise. An existing business is only eligible if, before the start of the current academic year, it has received less than $100,000 in institutional funding. Institutional funding includes any funding from friends and family, angel investors, VCs (any stage, including seed), and/or accelerator/incubator programs.