Resources at Penn
There are a number of resources available to student and faculty entrepreneurs at the University of Pennsylvania. Below are links to some of the available programs.
The Wharton Business Plan Competition is an annual event encouraging students to submit business ideas for feedback and prizes.
The Weiss Tech House supports and encourages students in the creation, development and commercialization of innovative technologies
UPstart is a program from Penn’s Center for Technology Transfer that works with Penn faculty, staff and students to develop a strategy around company formation as a means to increase the value of the technology while giving it exposure in the marketplace. UPstart staff assists the development team through the entire commercialization process and will provide an array of services along the way.
FOUNDER.org is a non-profit working with colleges, universities and research institutes around the world to advance student entrepreneurship. They pick 50 teams annually from their partner schools around the world to enter the annual FOUNDER.org class. They then teach student founders the critical skills they need to turn their ideas into high impact ventures and we provide the funding to get them started. The top ten teams in the annual class receive $100K each upon entering the program and all the teams have access to an investment fund for student entrepreneurs.