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Startup Challenge and Showcase Special, Part 1

We’re proud to announce this year’s Semifinalists for the 2018-2019 Penn Wharton Startup Challenge. Teams consist of students from The Wharton School, The College of Arts and Sciences, The School of Engineering and Applied Science, The School of Social Policy and Practice, Penn Nursing, and Penn Law. The Startup Challenge and Showcase attracts the best and brightest entrepreneurial minds from across the Penn community as they compete for a chance to win $135,000 in cash and prizes.


  • #PeriodPainFree: Up to 80% of women experience period pains. We believe 100% should not have to. For women whose lives are disrupted once a month by the volatility of their menstrual cycle, #PeriodPainFree offers a personalized solution, combining modern technology with over 2000 years of wisdom from Traditional Chinese Medicine to help all women feel #periodpainfree.
  • TEAM MEMBERS: LULU GE (WG’19), NICOLE GLATHE


  • Verstaan: Atlas is a threat forecasting and intelligence platform that allows users in emerging markets to predict when, where and how organized groups will threaten their firm.
  • TEAM MEMBERS: JUSTIN SWIRBUL (ENG’20); MICHAEL CIPOLLA (ENG’20); BENJAMIN SALANDER; JOSHUA CARR

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