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Wharton Launches Entrepreneur in Residence Program

Wharton's Entrepreneurial Management Programs has announced an new program called "Entrepreneur in Residence," which allows Penn students the chance to tap the brainpower and expertise of successful entrepreneurs. Participating students are provided one-on-one 30 minute sessions with the Entrepreneur in Residence, gaining the opportunity to access their insight, experience and business advice.

"University of Pennsylvania students are by nature inquisitive and open to new possibilities," says Anne Stamer, associate director of the Wharton Business Plan Competition. "With this program they are afforded an intimate meeting with someone with those same attributes to learn how they built a successful company."

The first Entrepreneur in Residence was Rich Masterson, co-founder of US Interactive, Inc., who came October 9. Other scheduled Entrepreneurs in Residence include Christine Warren, CEO of ITProfiler, Inc., visiting on October 23 and Kimberly Levin, a Director of BDO Seidman, LLP, visiting on November 13. All Penn students are welcome to register for the Program and may do so online at: Sessions run twice-monthly from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. and consist of six student-entrepreneur meetings.

The Entrepreneur in Residence Program is just one of numerous resources offered by the Wharton School intended to make it easier for any student to start a business. The Wharton Business Plan Competition will, for the first time this year, offer a special "industry track" in partnership with the School of Education, as part of its goal to encourage participation by all entrepreneurial minded students at Penn.

Other related opportunities for students include the Venture Initiation Project (VIP), a new course on business plan creation and paid positions as consultants at the Wharton Small Business Development Center.

Almanac, Vol. 48, No. 8, October 16, 2001


October 16, 2001
Volume 48 Number8

The grand old Quad will have three new College Houses when renovations are complete next fall.
Getting around University City will be easier for pedestrians and motorists thanks to new signage.
A $6.7 million NIH grant has been awarded to the Institute for Medicine and Engineering.
President Rodin will receive the Beacon Award at the upcoming celebration of 125 Years of Women at Penn.
Professor Peter Stallybrass will receive the MLA's Lowell Prize for most outstanding literary or linguistic study.
La Casa Latina: the Center for Hispanic Excellence has a new director.
The ICA has a new director of marketing and communications.
A new Entrepreneur in Residence program gives students a chance to meet and mingle with experienced entrepreneurs.
Research in the social and behavioral sciences involving human subjects must be reviewed by Penn's Institutional Review Board.