Visiting Experts
The Visiting Experts program is a resource open to all undergraduate and graduate students across the schools of Penn and Wharton. The program provides opportunities for students to meet with alumni founders, entrepreneurs, operators, subject matter experts, and other technical and industry experts in one-on-one or in small group AMA session formats. Visiting Experts are available to provide students with insights and guidance into the practical, conceptual, and personal challenges of launching, acquiring, or growing a venture.

Experts Available

Meet in small groups with Visiting Experts to ask your most pressing questions.

These sessions are for students with general questions, interested in learning more about a particular industry or role, or interested in hearing about a visiting expert’s career trajectory. Students are expected to come with questions and be prepared to actively engage in discussions.
These 1:1 sessions are for students with specific questions that align with the experience, or expertise of the Visiting Expert.

These sessions are student-led and participants are expected to come prepared with questions or requests of the Visiting Expert.
Practical 1:1 advice and assistance from student and professional legal experts.

These sessions are student-led. Participants are expected to come prepared with questions or requests for the legal experts
Venture Lab staff offering guidance on our programs and your entrepreneurial path.
Wharton’s Lippincott Librarian Phebe Dickson will help you use the amazing resources available at this major research institution to do customer, industry, or any other kind of research. Databases that cost thousands of dollars to access once you graduate are free while you’re a student, and Phebe knows how to use them all.
Taylor Durham, Venture Lab’s Associate Director of Communications & Wharton Communications Program Lecturer, will help you hone your pitch, write your company description, create taglines, craft a marketing plan, and more
It was an awesome opportunity to reconnect, to give back a little, and honestly, I’m personally motivated by meeting with these students.
Shelby Zitelman, Founder, Soom Foods

Upcoming Visiting Expert Sessions

13
February
Moderated by Professor Richard Perlman (W’68) joined by Max Francois and Jason Vahn (both C’11, WG’19), Managing Partners and Co-Founders of Fidelity Memorial Group.
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