Neil Blumenthal

Co-founder & Co-CEO of Warby Parker

No need to look for your glasses - you read that right! Come meet the co-founder & co-CEO of Warby Parker, Neil Blumenthal (WG ‘10)!

Keith Rabois

Founders Fund, Paypal, Linkedin, Square, Slide, etc

Come meet the biggest name in venture capital, Keith Rabois (Stanford '91, Harvard Law '94), the General Partner of Founders Fund alongside Peter Thiel. Founders Fund is a VC firm that has invested in Airbnb, SpaceX, Spotify, Lyft and more.

Amit Kumar

General Partner at Accel

Accel is a leading VC firm that has raised >$18B across 33 funds. It has made early bets on Facebook, Slack, Spotify, etc. Previously, Amit was engineering manager at Twitter and co-founder of CardSpring (acquired by Twitter). He now invests in dintech, software, and healthcare.

Nelson Chai

Uber CFO

Led Uber's turnaround and IPO. Worked as New York Stock Exchange CFO, where he engineered the merger that took the exchange public. Worked as Merrill Lynch CFO, where he led the bank through the Global FInancial Crisis.



Co-founded by Barclays and Unreasonable Group, Unreasonable Impact is an incubator that is supporting growth-stage entrepreneurs everywhere through its global community of world-class mentors and industry specialists.


Halo Cars is a company that adds smart LED screens on top of vehicles. It was founded by 3 Penn undergraduates and 1 Penn alum, and was acquired by Lyft last year.


Oriente is a fintech company established by the co-founders of Skype and Its fintech solutions aim to build a more equitable financial system for underserved consumers and businesses in Asia’s fastest growing economies.


Strella Biotech builds innovative bio-sensing platforms that can predict the ripeness of fruit. They previously competed at WUEC’s Pitch Competition! The event featured Katherine Sizov, founder of Strella Biotech and recipient of the 2019 President's Innovation Prize!


Marcus is a Shark at Shark Tank Mexico, CEO & Founder of Startup Mexico (the first super hub for entrepreneurs in Latin America), Managing Partner at Dux Capital, and Penn grad! He has created, operated, and invested on startups in both Mexico and the United States for more than 2 decades. And he has been the founder and CEO of multiple companies including Latin American Telecom,, Simitel, Peerant, Innovamédica, and Abdeo Medical.


WUEC has partnered with nine other leading universities across the country to create Amplify, a weekly summer speaker series to support and empower underrepresented communities in entrepreneurship and venture capital.

Our first Amplify series underscores the experiences, creations, triumphs, hardships, and learnings of Black entrepreneurs.