“I think the business and entrepreneur resources at Penn are unparalleled.” — This from Penn student an entrepreneur Sanibel Chai, who is partnered with her Princeton friend to make party dresses out of workout fabrics for comfort and style.
A little black dress with pockets and moisture-wicking ability? I kind of want one. MORE
“It’s becoming a joke,” says Patrick Curtis WG’10, founder of finance forum Wall Street Oasis, about private equity recruiting. Find out what else he told the International Business Times: MORE
Jake Schwartz WG’08, CEO and co-founder of General Assembly, answers 10 questions for CNN Money.
Check out his thoughts on self-driving cars, Wharton, and the banjo: MORE
Elon Musk C’97/W’97 is investing $2 billion in car batteries — with a goal of producing 500,000 annually by 2020.
Forbes asks: do the numbers add up? MORE
Shelby Zitelman W’07 and her sisters are making some amazingly delicious tahini right here in Philly: Soom Foods. It’s the only tahini used at beloved Philly restaurant Zahav, and now the Philadelphia Inquirer has the story: MORE
More news on Snapdeal, founded by Kunal Bahl M&T’06: The “eBay of India” raises another round of funding, led by the actual eBay, estimated at $133.8M. MORE
“It may only be a few weeks old, but it could have the potential to transform how mobile advertising works.”
That’s what CNBC has to say about Slidejoy, founded by Robert Seo WG’12, a new app that pays you to put ads on your phone’s lock screen. MORE
Terrific interview with Meghna Mittal W’06 & Namrata Kothari W’06, do-vounders of Indian shopping portal InOnIt.in, in Moneylife.
Wharton entrepreneurs have been all over the Indian press lately! MORE
WATCH: Ryan Frankel WG’12, talks to Bloomberg’s Pimm Fox to explain how his company, VerbalizeIt, can translate your business into 140 languages: MORE
VOTE for Alejandro Gac-Artigas, VIP alum and Penn grad, founder of Springboard Collective, for Best Community Leader in the Philly DoGooder Awards! MORE
“We see ourselves as a brand, not a website,” says Jeff Raider WG’10, co-founder of Harry’s.
And that, ladies and gentlemen, is why, as the Financial Post puts it, Harry’s is “not your average online startup.” Now read the rest of the article: MORE
Today, The New York Times gets in on the Snapdeal story, with a terrific article featuring Kunal and his rosy predictions for the future. MORE
Yesterday, Forbes India gave Kunal Bahl (M&T’06) and his company SnapDeal a terrific profile in their 30 Under 30 series: MORE
WHYY’s NewsWorks looks at workplace wellness, and takes serious note of LifeVest Health (founded by Jon Cooper C’03/WG’09), ‘A stock exchange for your health’, which provides direct financial incentives for employees to live healthier. MORE
WATCH: Fox 29 checks out some smartphone apps that can make you money — such as Slidejoy, founded by Robert SEo WG’12. MORE
Possibly the best Valentine’s Day gift ever: $1.5M seed round for jewelry subscription startup RocksBox, founded by Meaghan Rose WG’06. MORE
VentureBeat shows a lot of love to “India’s answer to Alibaba & eBay”: Snapdeal, founded by Kunal Bahl (M&T’06): MORE
The Today Show visited a toy fair and discovered DigiPuppets (co-founded by Dan Clay WG’14 and Brendan Green C’07/WG’14)! Watch the segment here. MORE
Minibar, founded by Lara Crystal and Lindsey Andrews, wants to bring you booze.
But only if you live in NYC. When’s this coming to Philly? MORE
Forbes is right, this is the era of fast and cheap. But that doesn’t mean there isn’t a niche for your slow, handcrafted product. Bobby Grajewski WG’13, co-founder of Heritage Handcrafted, gives his 3 tips for success. MORE
Can the press get any better for SkillBridge (founded by Wharton alumni Brett Bredesen and Raj Jeyakumar)?
The Wall Street Journal touts their excellent work: MORE