Clever, clever: Snapdeal (founded by Kunal Bahl W’06) is promoting digital literacy as a way to draw in more sellers to the “booming ecommerce marketplace.” Read more HERE.
The Economic Times (India): Ecommerce marketplace: Flipkart, Amazon, eBay use digital literacy as a bait to draw in more sellersMay 8, 2014
CBS News ran a segment on AdhereTech’s smart pill bottle, which could help you take your meds on time. Great press for founder Josh Stein WG’12! Watch the video and read more HERE.
Warby Parker, founded by 4 Wharton alumni, was honored, along with their philanthropic partner Vision Spring, at the Tribeca Disruptive Innovation awards. Way to disrupt, guys! Read MORE
A Wharton alumnus is New Jersey’s second craft distiller: James Yoakum W’07, founder of Cooper River Distillers, has just gotten the go-ahead to start making rum. Read MORE
Wharton Professor Ethan Mollick gives his stamp of approval to Zappos “Face Game.” What makes this corporate game work? Read on to find out: MORE
Divya Dhar WG’14 tells Philly.com how Seratis is going to disrupt how health-care professionals care for patients. Read MORE
Tomorrow, Saturday, April 26 Civilian Military Combine, founded by Keith Gornish WG’12, will host an event to honor local war hero Travis Manion.
“CMC’s mission is to promote patriotism through athleticism,” says Keith Gornish, CEO and co-founder of CMC. “The Travis Manion Foundation is a partner of CMC and we support their vision and transformative impact supporting our country’s heroes and families.” Read MORE
Philly Style Mag is dong a Women of Influence issue, and who is that pictured? Of Mercer founders Emelyn Northway and Dorie Golkin, both WG’13. Women of influence and style, we’d say. See MORE
Technically Philly: 4 Philly startups make finals of Milken-Penn edtech competition [Startup Roundup]April 24, 2014
So much Wharton here that we can hardly stand it! Shout outs to Professor Word, Wash Cycle Laundry, and Seratis, and Grand Round Table.
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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 | TechCrunchApril 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
Who are these 15 “Powerhouse Entrepreneurship Programs”? Oh, there’s a familiar name. Read MORE
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
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
“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
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 TechApril 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
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 cravingsApril 11, 2014
The favorite eats of Snapdeal founder Kunal Bahl (M&T’06) in his student days and beyond: MORE
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
“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
Sartorial as well as entrepreneurial success: Apu Gupta WG’05 and his team at Curalate model their Office Style for Philly.com: MORE
The Remington Steele theory of how to raise venture capital for the female entrepreneur, with quotes from Wharton prof Laura Huang. MORE
“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