Wharton Stories: Entrepreneurship & Innovation

“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

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

AKT Investments CEO and President Chrysanthy (Chrysa) Tsakopoulos Demos, WG’18, earned an MBA and gained skills, confidence, and credibility to lead a multi-generational family business that has helped shape the Sacramento region.

Five Ways that Wharton’s EMBA Program Helped this Alumna Take the Reins of Her Family’s Business

How Wharton’s EMBA Program helped Kali Bhandari, WG’18, Camila Noordeloos, WG’18, and Autumn Huiatt, WG’18, launch a venture dedicated to solving gender inequality.

These Three EMBA Alumnae Founded a Startup to Rewrite Gender Stereotypes — and Children’s Classics

Here’s how Alana Hewitt, WG’19, uses Wharton’s curriculum and Scale School to benefit intrapreneurship at Amazon, which she calls “a company of 1,000 startups.”

How This EMBA Student Is Bringing Wharton Insights Back to Amazon

U.S. Air Force Director of Cyberspace Innovation Lauren Knausenberger, WG’12, made the transition from government contractor to entrepreneur to one of the youngest senior executives at the Pentagon.

How This EMBA Alumna Is Sparking Innovation in the U.S. Air Force

EMBA classmates Bianca Gonzalez, NU’08, WG’19, and Janak Agarwal, WG’19, pooled their experience and their resources and launched a venture to combat inefficiencies in the health care system.

Three Resources These Student Entrepreneurs Used to Accelerate Their Health Care Startup

AlphaSense cofounder Jack Kokko, WG’08 talks with Karl Ulrich about how his days as an analyst—and as a Wharton Executive MBA student—inspired him to create an intelligent search engine for business.

AlphaSense: An Intelligent Search Engine for Business

Founder, chairman, and CEO of Arrail Group, Robert Zou, WG’94, shares takeaways from his experience as an entrepreneur in China and his success in the health care sector.

6 Pieces of Advice for New Entrepreneurs in China — and Beyond

The second year of the Penn Wharton Entrepreneurship Startup Challenge, a 2.0 version of the Wharton Business Plan Competition, brings together Penn entrepreneurs and alumni investors to help student startups break through.

What You Can Expect at the Penn Wharton Startup Showcase