The Wharton Social Venture Fellows

The Wharton Social Venture Fellows (WSVF) is a student-led organization that sources and conducts diligence on early and expansion-stage companies with venture-grade growth potential and intentional, measurable social impact.  The WSVF is housed under the Wharton Social Impact Initiative at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Members of the WSVF (formerly known as the Wharton Social Venture Fund) have the exclusive opportunity to become associates at Locust Walk Impact Partners, preparing students to become leaders in the impact investment community by providing hands-on experience in the deal-making process.

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Spotlight: WSVF Announces an Investment in Raise.me!

The Wharton Social Venture Fellows (WSVF), the award-winning impact investment organization run by Wharton MBA students, announces an investment in Raise.me, an innovative education platform that is reinventing scholarships. The investment was made by Ron Moelis, …

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Raise Labs Scores $4.5M to Help Students ‘Unlock’ Scholarship Money

04.22.2015 College-bound high-school students in the U.S. typically don’t know what scholarships they may qualify for until they are already applying to schools, or have been admitted and are looking for financial aid. But one San Francisco company called Raise Labs Inc. wants to help them “unlock” scholarship dollars each week starting as early as ninth grade, well before they decide where to apply. According to the startup’s co-founder and Chief Executive Preston Silverman, Raise…

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Kellogg, Wharton, and Haas Take Top Honors at MIINT Finals

04.23.2015 This Saturday, April 18, the fourth annual MIINT competition—an international training program for business students interested in impact investing—welcomed over 100 participants, judges and guests to the University of Pennsylvania campus for the most well-attended finals to date. After a full day of pitches and deliberation, student teams from Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and Haas School of Business at the University of California-Berkeley…

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Call for Entrepreneurs 2014 – 2015

Philadelphia, PA. — The Wharton Social Venture Fund (WSVF) is seeking for-profit enterprises that are raising $500,000 – $3,000,000, and whose mission statements incorporate an explicit goal of social impact. In addition to this opportunity, the WSVF is participating in the MBA Impact Investing Network and Training (MIINT), an exciting initiative sponsored by Bridges Ventures and the Wharton Social Impact Initiative. MIINT culminates in a yearly competition among students from leading business schools, and the winner of…

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