We are the Weiss Tech House
Since 2003, students with a broad range of interests and skills have come here to explore, collaborate and learn as part of our community of innovators and entrepreneurs.
We encourage and support students with everything from development to commercialization, helping them bring their biggest ideas to life.
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We encourage and support students in the creation, development and commercialization of innovative technologies.
The Weiss Tech House is an excellent resources for student entrepreneurs because it provides an excellent safety net of knowledge and resources outside of the Penn community
WTH runs by combining student leadership with support from industry experts and University of Pennsylvania faculty members.
Dr. Yim is the Gabel Family Term Junior Professor and Undergraduate Curriculum Chair in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. A renowned robotics and innovation expert, Dr. Yim is popular among our students for his work developing the Rumble Pack technology in the Playstation2. Dr. Yim was Associate Faculty Director for the Weiss Tech House from 2005-2008. In 2008, he became the Faculty Director.
Dr. Hsu is currently an Associate Professor of Management at the Wharton School, teaching two MBA electives, Entrepreneurship and Technology Strategy. Dr. Hsu’s areas of interest are in entrepreneurial innovation and management. Within that domain, he has investigated topics such as intellectual property management, start-up innovation, technology commercialization strategy, and venture capital. In 2008, he became the Associate Faculty Director.
Ms. Stamer manages the marketing, public relations, fundraising and day-to-day activities of the Weiss Tech House and assists student volunteers in achieving the organization’s goals. Prior to joining the WTH, she was the Associate Director of the Wharton Business Plan Competition (WBPC) at the Wharton Entrepreneurial Programs.
Ben helps support student entrepreneurs as Student Director of the Weiss Tech House. A senior from the Chicago area, he studies Philosophy, Politics & Economics as well as Engineering Entrepreneurship. On campus he also plays violin in the Penn Symphony Orchestra and is a member of the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity. He will be working at Goldman Sachs after graduation.
Anna Yang, one of the Student Directors, is a student in the Jerome Fisher Program for Management and Technology studying computer science, marketing, and management. Her interests include entrepreneurial management, brand strategy, and software development. For her, Weiss Tech House has been an incredible way to help fellow students navigate the journey to growing their own innovative ideas. On campus, she is on the executive board of MUSE (Penn's premier marketing club) and president of Women in Computer Science.
Brent is a junior studying Computer Science and Cognitive Science and is the co-chair of the Platform Team. He is interested in AI, government contracting, and natural language processing and interned at In-Q-Tel last summer. When he is not coding, you can find him playing basketball or volleyball.
Alec is a junior from New York City studying Computer Science. He is a huge Red Sox fan, and also and actively hates the New York Yankees. He is also treasurer of Zeta Beta Tau, and interned at Broadway Technology last summer.
Guthrie catalyzes innovation at Penn as a Co-Founder of WeissLabs, the Weiss Tech House's incubator launched Fall 2015. A Senior M&T, Guthrie is studying Mechanical Engineering and Finance; he intends to sub-matriculate into the Robotics program. He is also the former Co-Chair of Pennvention. With an aptitude for entrepreneurship and passion for renewable energy, Guthrie has found himself in energy-related positions across the globe from LP Amina in Beijing to SunEdison in San Francisco. When not playing Al Gore, Guthrie enjoys shredding the slopes in Colorado, channeling Dave Brubeck as a jazz pianist, and spotting unicorns before they are exposed. He is a professional tinkerer.
Ernest was brought on-board to assist with the founding of the WeissLabs incubator. He is a senior in Wharton studying, marketing, entrepreneurship and business analytics and has worked at both student-run and local Philadelphia startups since he arrived at Penn. He also currently interns at DreamIt Ventures where he is assisting accelerator companies with securing seed capital. When he’s not being a business-nerd Ernest enjoys photography and reading philosophy. He has a passion for all things disruptive and hopes to relocate to the Bay Area upon graduating.
Lauren is a senior in the Jerome Fisher Management & Technology program at The University of Pennsylvania, where she studies computer science in the engineering school as well as statistics and finance at Wharton. She loves to ski, bike, and travel whenever the opportunity arises.
Ross is a co-chair of the Weiss Tech House Innovation Fund, and has served on the fund for the past three years. He is a senior in Wharton concentrating in Finance and Entrepreneurship. He is also a Joseph Wharton Scholar and works as a TA for three Wharton courses. In his free time, Ross loves to read about EdTech start-ups, play tennis with friends and watch the New York Mets!
Ben Barton, co-chair of Events Roadmap, is a sophomore in Wharton concentrating in Finance and Management of Entrepreneurship and minoring in Physics. Outside of Weiss Tech House, Ben is involved with Varsity Rowing, Joseph Wharton Scholars program, WITG's Quantitative Analysis Team, FDTIC, and working on his startup Quixaro. Ben is interested in entrepreneurship, product management, finance, applied mathematics, data analysis, and EdTech. Ben is also an avid writer and Broadway enthusiast, and his favorite websites are Reddit and TechCrunch.
Felipe is a junior in Wharton studying Finance and Operations & Information Management and serves as co-chair of the Events Roadmap committee. He is passionate about promoting entrepreneurship within the technology industry. In the past, he has interned at Facebook and at Goldman Sachs. Outside of the classroom, Felipe follows soccer religiously and enjoys judging in barbecue contests.
Jordan Rosenthal, Co-Director of the Pennvention competition, is a sophomore from New York studying Computer Science. He is passionate about innovation and creating a cohesive entrepreneurship community at Penn. He began in the Logistics committee for the Pennvention competition as a freshman and is excited to lead the competition’s continuing growth. For any questions about the competition contact him at email@example.com.
Wanda Lipps is a student in the Jerome Fisher Program of Management and Technology at the University of Pennsylvania pursuing degrees in Mechanical Engineering, Management, and Marketing. She is passionate about the intersection of technology and business and how it affects the world around her. She strives to serve as the bridge between these two seemingly different fields.
Naomi Kadish is a junior in the college majoring in intellectual history and minoring in engineering entrepreneurship. She is passionate about innovation and is constantly looking for problems to find solutions to. In her free time she enjoys drinking tea, reading graphic novels and reading venture capital blogs. She is excited to be one of the stewards of innovation for WeissLabs.
Sonia is a sophomore at the Wharton School of Business. She was born in Michigan, but has lived most of her life in Texas, and graduated from India. She loves innovation and thinks there is a lot to learn from others' experiences, which is why she's working on getting you guys the best mentors for your projects! She can't wait to meet all of you and hear about your exciting ideas!