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LaunchX at Penn

Our summer program taps into the ambition and potential of aspiring young entrepreneurs, supporting you through the process of launching a real startup

LaunchX was held at the University of Pennsylvania in summer 2018

About The University Of Pennsylvania

Innovation is intrinsic to Penn—part of the school’s legacy and roots since its founding by Benjamin Franklin in 1740. And much like Franklin’s belief that “well-done is better than well-said,” the culture at Penn is one of taking action and experimenting in pursuit of impact.

Example Guest Speakers From Previous Summers

Vanessa Chan

Vanessa is an Entrepreneur, Angel Investor, Speaker, and Educator. She is a leading thinker in innovation and entrepreneurship where she thrives at the interface of technology and business. Her specialty is translating technology/product assets to meet unmet needs for B2B, B2C and DTC companies.

Michael Poisel

Michael is responsible for managing PCI Ventures, including transitioning technologies into start-up companies.  Prior to UPenn, he was an investor, worked in private equity, and began his career in manufacturing operations.

Jenna Shanis

Jenna specializes in product design, strategy, and usability. Her work includes consulting with companies to strategically innovate and optimize their product and service offering.

Vanessa is an Entrepreneur, Angel Investor, Speaker, and Educator. She is a leading thinker in innovation and entrepreneurship where she thrives at the interface of technology and business. Her specialty is translating technology/product assets to meet unmet needs for B2B, B2C and DTC companies.

Michael is responsible for managing PCI Ventures, including transitioning technologies into start-up companies.  Prior to UPenn, he was an investor, worked in private equity, and began his career in manufacturing operations.

Jenna specializes in product design, strategy, and usability. Her work includes consulting with companies to strategically innovate and optimize their product and service offering.