The following are resources on and around Penn's campus that WUEC has compiled for students trying to break into the entrepreneurial ecosystem here. If you would like to see a resource added, please email and we will make it happen.

Funding Options

Wharton Innovation Fund

Seed-stage grants offered through Wharton Entrepreneurship to early-stage Penn-affiliated companies.

M&T Innovation Fund

Seed-stage grants and guidance to to early-stage Penn-affiliated companies; managed by students in the M&T program.

Chestnut Street Ventures

VC fund by Penn alum investing in companies led by Penn alum.

Red + Blue Ventures

Seed and early-stage VC fund investing in Penn companies.

Student Clubs


Provides a pool of resources for student entrepreneurs to pursue ventures during their undergrad years

Weiss Tech House

Encourages and supports students in the creation, development and commercialization of innovative technologies

Technology Entrepreneurship Club

Goal to foster student collaboration to spread passion for technology and entrepreneurship to the Penn campus

Youth Hack

Non-profit organization helping students learn about startups

Wharton E-Club

MBA entrepreneurship club



Group advising, co-working space, workshops, and more. Community for Penn startups


Intense 4 month accelerator program offering advising, funding, and advanced resources


Student-run startup incubator located at the Weiss Tech House

YouthHack Ventures

YouthHack's accelerator providing mentorship, community, and education


Startup Showcase

Pitch your startup to a live audience and panel of judges for over $135,000 of funding

Startup Challenge

Penn student entrepreneurs compete for a spot in the Startup Showcase


Hackathon at Penn to learn new things, build apps, or start companies.

Penn Design Challenge

6 week competition that provides students with structured environment to design new solutions to real-world challenges.


Founders Club

Community of founders across the University of Pennsylvania who are actively building and testing their startups

Founder Finder

Mixers designed to help you meet potential teammates

Angel Day

Annual pitching and networking event in San Francisco held by Wharton Alumni Angel Network

Startup Showcase

Network at showcase of best student ventures across Penn; largest entrepreneurship event at Penn

Jobs and Internships

Summer Internship Award

Funding for students who are interning over the summer at a startup

Founder Finder

$10,000 to work on your startup over the summer

Wharton SBDC

Provides business assistance to small businesses in the Greater Philadelphia region

Startup Jobs Fair

Held by Penn Career Services every Spring semester

Startup Advice

Entrepreneurship Legal Clinic

Legal counsel related to starting and operating a startup by Penn Law.

Experts in Residence Program

Appointments with subject experts to get advice on your startup.

Start Here Monday

Meet with Wharton Entrepreneurship staff to learn about entrepreneurial resources on campus.

Scale School

Workshop by Wharton Entrepreneurship offering solutions to critical challenges faced by rapidly growing companies.


Dorm Room Fund

Student investors provide founders with network, mentors, and $20k in funding

Philly Startup Leaders

Largest network of entrepreneurs in Philly, helping build/provide resources for startups. Philly

Grows local technology communities by connecting organizations and people through news, events and service

Startup Weekend

Build an amazing startup in Philly, all over the course of one weekend.




MGMT 230

Technology Strategy

MGMT 214

Social Entrepreneurship

MGMT 212

Venture Implementation

MGMT 231

Venture Capital and Entrepreneurial Management

MGMT 264


Marketing & Electronic Commerce

MKTG 227

New Product Development

MKTG 262


MKTG 243


Scaling Operations in Tech Ventures

OIDD 236

Enabling Technologies

OIDD 314

Product Design

OIDD 415


Legal Aspects of Entrepreneurship

LGST 213

Healthcare Entrepreneurship

HCMG 391

Venture Capital & Finance of Innovation

FNCE 215

Real Estate Entrepreneurship

REAL 396

If you would like to see a resource added, please email