Forbes: 10 Simple Tricks For Getting More Out Of Conventions And Trade Shows

April 18, 2014

David Adelman WG’11, founder of ReelGenie and Reel Tributes, give 10 tips for attending conventions and trade shows. Read MORE

TechCrunch: SeedInvest Raises Series A On Its Own Crowdfunding Platform, $2M Committed So Far | TechCrunch

April 18, 2014

Raising money on your own crowdfunding platform. That’s pretty impressive, SeedInvest (founded by Ryan Feit WG’12 & Alex Vargas WG’13). Even more impressive: the $2M that’s already committed. Read MORE

Mashable: 15 Colleges With Powerhouse Entrepreneurship Programs

April 18, 2014

Who are these 15 “Powerhouse Entrepreneurship Programs”? Oh, there’s a familiar name. Read MORE

Daily Pennsylvanian: App encourages positivity on campus

April 18, 2014

More than 600 Penn students are already using this new app, created by Wharton senior Edward Lando and Engineering freshman Yagil Burowsky, to compliment each other: Read MORE

NYCEDC: NYCEDC Announces Senvol as Winner of “NYC Next Idea” Global New Venture Competition

April 18, 2014
Wharton sweeps the NYC Next Idea Global New Venture Competition, with VIP company Senvol, founded by Zach Simkin (C’06/WG’14) and Annie Wang (C’06/G’13/WG’13), taking grand prize, and another VIP company, AirCare Labs, founded by Rushil Goel (WG’13) and George Zeng (WG’13) as the runner up! So proud of our Wharton Entrepreneurs!
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How to Spend It: Stone & Strand: a clicks-and-mortar jewellery store

April 18, 2014

How To Spend It suggests that you spend some of your it at Stone & Strand, a luxury online jewelry story and offline concierge and stylist service, founded by Nadine McCarthy WG’12: Read MORE

Business Insider: How ‘The Paradox Of Mandatory Fun’ Ruins Games At Work

April 11, 2014

“Just because you sell it as fun doesn’t mean people will find it as fun,” warns Wharton prof Ethan Mollick.
See what else he has to say on the subject of “mandatory fun.” Includes helpful hints on how to use gamification to your advantage: MORE

Forbes: Tired Of Hustling As A Freelancer? These Companies Will Find Gigs For You (For Free!)

April 11, 2014

Skillbridge (founded by Raj Jeyakumar & Brett Lewis, both WG’13) isn’t just making it easier, and cheaper, for companies to hire consultants — it’s also helping freelancers get well-paying work. MORE

Entrepreneur: 6 Hot Healthcare Companies: From Smart Pill Bottles to Smart Diapers, What’s Driving Innovation in Medical Tech

April 11, 2014

Entrepreneur Magazine rounds up 6 Hot Healthcare Companies that are driving innovation in medical tech — no surprise that AdhereTech, founded by Josh Stein WG’12, made the list. MORE

Philly.com: They haul thousands of pounds of laundry on bikes

April 11, 2014

Wash Cycle Laundry wants to both clean your clothes and make you feel good about it. Founded by Gabriel Mandujano W’05, it’s green, it’s cheap, and it’s all done via bike. MORE

India Economic Times: Kunal Bahl, founder-CEO of Snapdeal talks about his favourite restaurants & culinary cravings

April 11, 2014

The favorite eats of Snapdeal founder Kunal Bahl (M&T’06) in his student days and beyond: MORE

Reuters peHUB: Startup seeks to match up projects with consultants: Buyouts

April 11, 2014

Reuters peHUB takes a look at Skillbridge’s disruptive business model for consulting. Some more great press for founders Raj Jeyakumar and Brett Lewis, both WG’13: MORE

60 Minutes: Tesla and SpaceX: Elon Musk’s industrial empire

April 11, 2014

“Musk may be changing the car the way Steve Jobs changed the phone.”
60 Minutes does an amazing segment on Tesla and SpaceX: Elon Musk’s Industrial Empire. MORE

Philly.com: Office Style: Curalate

April 3, 2014

Sartorial as well as entrepreneurial success: Apu Gupta WG’05 and his team at Curalate model their Office Style for Philly.com: MORE

USA Today: Strategies: Best route to venture capital? Be a man

April 3, 2014

The Remington Steele theory of how to raise venture capital for the female entrepreneur, with quotes from Wharton prof Laura Huang. MORE

BBC: The guitar firm playing a new fundraising tune

April 3, 2014

“I think equity crowdfunding could be viable, but I think you need to wait to see how it all works out,” says Wharton prof and crowdfunding guru Ethan Mollick to the BBC: MORE

NPR’s Marketplace: Shop and charge: stores offer cellphone charging

April 3, 2014

NPR’s Marketplace looks at whether Wharton alum Doug Baldasare’s ChargeItSpot actually translates to more sales for brick-and-mortar shops. MORE

Forbes: Dogs, Cats And A Moneymaking Machine: Meet Petplan

April 3, 2014

Forbes tells the tale (pun intended!) of PetPlan, the wildly successful pet insurance company founded by Chris and Natasha Ashton, both WG’03. MORE

Axis Philly: Innovation, Inc.

March 31, 2014

“He took a place that was just a bunch of laboratories and some office buildings, and made it a vibrant centerpiece of our entrepreneurial ecosystem.”

That’s Steve Goodman W’62,L’65, longtime Morgan Lewis startup lawyer and WE board member, talking about Steve Tang WG’92, and all he’s done to transform the University City Science Center. MORE

New York Times: LiveSafe, a Safety App, Raises $6.5 Million From IAC and Others; Diller Joins Board

March 31, 2014

Big congrats to LiveSafe, founded by Jeff Grass WG’99, for raising $6.5M!
Fun fact: Jeff’s team was a finalist in the very first Wharton Business Plan Competition in spring 1999. See where the WBPC takes you? MORE

Fast Company: Warby Parker’s New Store Delivers Your Glasses Via Pneumatic Tube

March 31, 2014

Totally out of new ideas, Warby Parker installs pneumatic tubes. No, wait, that’s completely brilliant in a charmingly twee, surprisingly useful fashion. MORE

NPR Marketplace: AirBnB got 99 problems but going public ain’t one

March 31, 2014

2 reasons to click & listen:
1) Awesome quirky segment title: “AirBnB got 99 problems but going public ain’t one.”
2) Quote from our very own serial entrepreneur and Wharton lecturer, Patrick Fitzgerald! MORE

CBS News: Who’s America’s No. 1 CEO? He’s not a household name

March 31, 2014

Jeff Weiner WG’92 and winner of the Wharton Entrepreneurship Alumni Achievement Award may just be America’s #1 CEO. He got a 100% approval rating from subordinates on Glassdoor.
Check out this interview with CBS This Morning: MORE

Philadelphia Business Journal: Startup PHL awards five Philadelphia groups Call for Ideas grants

March 31, 2014

Fabio Fleitas ENG’16, Sean Lynch, and Ascanio Guarini just got a $25K grant from Startup PHL to help fund their PennApps Fellows Internship Program. They’re going to bring college students from around the country to Philly to intern at local startups. MORE

Fast Times: CommonBond extends MBA loan scheme

March 20, 2014

Great news from CommonBond (founded by Wharton alums David Klein and Mike Taormina) — they’re expanding their student loan refinance program to include grads of Law, Medical, and Engineering programs, in addition to MBAers. MORE


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