Wharton Entrepreneurship

Wharton Entrepreneurship is widely considered one the most influential Centers of entrepreneurship in the world. The Wharton School was the first to develop a fully integrated curriculum of entrepreneurial studies in 1973. Today the Goergen Entrepreneurial Management Program, named in honor of Wharton alumnus and benefactor, Robert Goergen WG’62, is one of the largest entrepreneurial teaching programs available, offering more than 20 courses to some 2,000 students and entrepreneurs. The faculty of over 20 professors and practitioners teach courses for undergraduate and graduate students and guide initiatives for entrepreneurs.


Professor Laura Huang

The American Angel Campaign research is being led by Laura Huang, Ph.D., M.S., B.S., an Assistant Professor of Management and Entrepreneurship at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.   Professor Huang’s research examines early-stage investment decisions, and her work has been published in top academic journals such as the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Administrative Science Quarterly, and the Journal of Applied Psychology. Prior to entering academia, Professor Huang worked across NA, Europe, and Asia in investment banking, consulting, and general management, for corporations such as Standard Chartered Bank, IBM Global Services, and Johnson & Johnson. She has also served as a consultant and advisor to a number of entrepreneurial start-ups in the US, Europe, SE Asia, and China.