EMBA Stories: Entrepreneurship

As the Chinese New Year approaches, we take a look back at highlights from some of the most memorable events and lectures that left an impact on the Penn Wharton China community in 2017.

2017: The Penn Wharton China Center Year in Review

During his “walk-and-talk” office hours, Prof. Kartik Hosanagar connects with students outside the classroom in a unique way. The influential researcher and entrepreneur trades insights and conversations with students on his daily walking commute.

How This Professor Goes the Extra Mile to Build Connections Inside and Outside the Classroom

After researching MBA programs with a healthcare focus, Dr. Brian Torcato WG’13 came to Wharton to get the business skills needed to start a company.

To Improve Outcomes for Children with Autism this Doctor Pivoted to a Business Solution

Jonathan Macias has found that Wharton’s EMBA program has already helped boost his LA-based real estate company.

5 Reasons Why This Successful Real Estate Entrepreneur Went Back to School

Gleb Chuvpilo, WG’17, realized that he needed more than entrepreneurial passion and engineering background to start an emerging fund — he needed business knowledge. So he came to Wharton and the MBA Program for Executives.

A Passion for Startups Led This EMBA Grad to Venture Capital

EMBA alumna shares advice from her new book about how to effectively deal with difficult people at work at this year’s Wharton Entrepreneurship Day.

How to Deal with the Schmuck in Your Office

It’s an exciting time in China now because of the speed of innovation. There also is a lot of competition, particularly over talent. And while the rate of construction may finally be slowing down, the city (of Beijing) is still expanding its infrastructure.

EMBA Students Share 4 Takeaways on Innovation in China

By graduation, we had nailed it. We had a complete road map of the product and user experience. We had everything down from pricing to unit economics.

How a San Francisco Alumnus Launched and Sold a Mobile Marketplace App

“There is a big biotech scene in San Francisco and I wanted to be part of that ecosystem at Wharton.”

How an Biotech Entrepreneur Earned an MBA, Pulled off an IPO, and Made Advances to Solving a Medical Problem

It was fascinating to see how the country is a recently tapped resource that hasn’t yet reached its full global potential.

Exploring Israel’s Influence in the Global Tech and Startup Scene