EMBA Stories: Entrepreneurship

Joan Lau, WG’08, wasn’t planning to become an entrepreneur — but the knowledge, network, and confidence she gained from Wharton’s EMBA Program helped her pivot into new ventures.

How Wharton Helped This Alumna Transition from Scientist to CEO

Jerad King, WG’19, is using his knowledge, network, and broader perspective to help grow his family’s car business, make better investments, and advocate for his industry.

How Wharton Is Impacting This Automotive Industry Executive’s Career

Jason Lepes, WG’20, is combining his passion for food and cooking with new business skills to help grow the startup Foodkick.

A Passion for Food Led this Foodkick Co-Founder to Wharton

“I used to not believe in core values — until we picked ones we believed in and operationalized them. They work if they’re real.”

How an Award-Winning Marketing Firm Fosters Work/Life Balance

“I heard about the network during Orientation, and I thought it was probably all talk. But then I saw it in action, and it was impressive,” said Denise Carter, WG’19, co-founder of Quoin Pharmaceuticals.

How Wharton’s Network is Helping this Alumna Grow Her Pharmaceutical Business

Ben Murray, WG’19, plans to use his Wharton MBA to efficiently scale his businesses in the film industry and beyond.

Why This Visual Effects Artist and Documentary Director Pursued an MBA

“I really wanted people to find this safe place, this safe workout, because it’s low-impact. People can come and take a class if they’re 17 years old or if they’re 82 years old.”

Why The Co-Founder of SoulCycle Restarted with a New Fitness Venture

Kevin Jackey, WG’20, commutes to the San Francisco campus to fill in knowledge gaps and grow his West Coast network.

How Wharton’s EMBA Program is Helping this NYC Chief Risk Officer Grow a Brewery in San Francisco

Swati Chopra, WG’19, says mentorship is “critical” to encourage more women to pursue higher education and unlock their potential.

How Wharton’s EMBA Program and Mentorship are Helping this Student Achieve her Goals

Learn about student programming, events, and other ways to get involved with the Wharton Social Impact Initiative for the spring 2019 semester.

6 Ways to Get Involved With Social Impact This Semester