Wharton Impact Investing Partners (WIIP) is an award-winning impact investment student group operated under Wharton Social Impact Initiative.
WIIP sources and conducts diligence on early and expansion-stage companies with venture-grade growth potential and intentional, measurable social impact. Since its origins in 2007, WIIP has focused on companies in education, energy, health and wellness, food and nutrition, environmental sustainability, and financial inclusion. WIIP also annually competes in the MBA Impact Investing Network & Training Program (MIINT) where it has an impressive track record of success.
These activities are made possible by funding from Ronald Moelis, C'78, W'78 and Kerry Moelis.
Organization created as a student-led advisory group called the Wharton Social Venture Fund.
WSVF provided professional development training to student members who contributed advisory support on projects for impact investing firms like Bamboo Finance, Acumen Fund and SJF Ventures.
Won first prize at the MIINT Competition Finals, resulting in a $50,000 investment in LearnSprout, an education technology startup. Learnsprout has since been acquired by Apple.
Won Runner-Up for Best Investment at the MIINT Competition finals for an investment presentation on Raise.
Won Runner-Up for Best Investment at the MIINT Competition finals for an investment presentation on Care at Hand, Inc.
Partnered with OurCrowd, an equity crowdfunding platform, to become their first Social Impact Channel Partner. Led to equity investment of $250k in Revolution Credit.
Rebranded as Wharton Impact Investing Partners (WIIP) and launched new website and thought leadership platform.
Established new partnership with SeedInvest, a leading American equity crowdfunding platform.