Wharton Entrepreneurship: By the Numbers

Penn Wharton Entrepreneurship has put the School on the map as a hotbed for aspiring founders and a place where startups find essential support, both intellectually and financially.

All figures from 2016–18 unless noted


Companies founded by undergraduate alumni


Total funding for student ventures


Students across Penn who’ve participated in the annual Startup Challenge


Capital raised by MBA alumni startups since 2006


PWE team members in Philadelphia and San Francisco


Minimum seed funding for each student venture awarded through the Penn Wharton Innovation Fund


Prize money available to Penn and Wharton student entrepreneurs annually


Student ventures awarded through the Penn Wharton Innovation Fund


Companies founded by MBA alumni


Students engaged through PWE programming


Airtime each Wednesday for Launch Pad, hosted by vice dean of entrepreneurship and innovation Karl Ulrich and Rob Coneybeer WG96 on Wharton Business Radio, SiriusXM channel 132


Alumni and business professionals who’ve volunteered to help aspiring Penn student entrepreneurs through the “Experts in Residence” program


Student ventures developed through PWE



Published as “Innovation Incubation” in the Spring/Summer 2019 issue of Wharton Magazine.





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