Wharton Club of New Jersey’s 6th Annual Entrepreneur Showcase and Pitch Event

Date and Time
Thursday, November 9, 2023
5:30pm— 8:30pm
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McCarter & English
4 Gateway Center 100 Mulberry St
15th Floor
Newark, NJ 07102
United States
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John Possumato


Are you an entrepreneur who is or will be raising capital from outside investors? Are you an entrepreneur looking for services from a trusted network of quality people?

Did you graduate from the University of Pennsylvania (Wharton or other Penn school), or are part of another NJ based Ivy League alumni club community?

Register now for this unique opportunity to pitch your business to a panel of angel and venture capital investors, and network with a broad range of influencers from the Wharton/Penn community.

This event is a great opportunity to learn, connect, and be entertained. It sells out and we expect to quickly reach our limit for both “pitch” slots and general attendance.

We will have leading Angels and VCs who invest in East Coast start-ups on our panel. Come prepared and give it a shot, you may just get the money and be on the road to success!

Here’s what you’ll get by participating:

  • A table where you can showcase your company, network with investors, and meet key influencers and advisors from the Wharton/Ivy League alumni community. GUARANTEED
  • Get feedback, questions answered, and contacts made. GUARANTEED
  • Make a short pitch to a panel of Angel and Venture Capital investors and get a real-time reaction to your opportunity. LIMITED TO 10 ENTREPRENEURS SO REGISTER NOW

Here’s what you need to do now to participate:

1. SPACE IS LIMITED. Go to the Link and indicate whether you want to apply to pitch your idea and talk to our investor panel in front of a live audience.

2. If you want to pitch, fill out the WHARTON ENTREPRENEUR PITCH APPLICATION BY OCTOBER 18, 2023– note: this application must be filled out in its entirety for consideration to pitch. Members of other NJ based Ivy League alumni clubs must be referred by a WCNJ Supporting Member.

3. Every entrepreneur that applies and is accepted, will be given a table to showcase the company, whether or not he/she chooses to pitch.

4. Confirm that you are and will be a WCNJ Supporting (dues-paying) member, or a member of the Columbia, Cornell or Harvard alumni clubs, on the Event Date (11/9/23). To become a WCNJ supporting member, click here and join prior to November 9, 2023. It’s only $75 (recent graduates and current students are free and young alumni pay only $25).

Fees for the Event:

  • For application to pitch with a guarantee of table to showcase your company –
    • $125 WCNJ Supporting Members and all other invited alumni club members (note: this includes food and refreshments for one person)
  • Attendees –
    • $50 for Supporting Member
    • $90 for Supporting Members with 1 Guest
    • $55 for all others

The policy of the Club during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is that everyone attending in-person meetings or events will be required to confirm that they are fully vaccinated and that they will provide proof of vaccination should the Club request it. Unfortunately, we are not equipped to manage exceptions to the vaccination requirement. We will continue to have some virtual events and also intend to have hybrid events so people can participate in many Club events remotely if unvaccinated (for any reason) or otherwise wary of exposure. People who are registered for in-person meetings or events but who nevertheless become sick or have tested positive to COVID-19 in the prior two weeks will get a refund upon request. Club policies are subject to any more stringent requirements imposed by any relevant governmental authority or by the venue at which we are holding the meeting or event.


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McCarter & English

4 Gateway Center 100 Mulberry St, 15th Floor, Newark, NJ 07102, United States,
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