Archive for May, 2008

Washington Post: WEP’s James Thompson is featured in a Wharton-NFL profile

May 30, 2008
Washington Post magazine gives in depth coverage to the Wharton’s NFL program, referring to Jim Thompson’s session as a “highlight” for the players. The article follows former Redskins player Ross Tucker through fourteen hour days of entrepreneurial study and discussion.  MORE





Newsweek: Wharton SBDC director Therese Flaherty on “What female entrepreneurs are doing to help themselves”

May 27, 2008

Wharton Small Business Development Center director Therese Flaherty is quoted in an article focused on the ability of women to build high growth businesses. MORE

NBC 10: Wharton VIP alum TicketLeap & Wharton SBDC

May 23, 2008

For NBC 10’s “Small Business Week,” the Philadelphia NBC affiliate interviewed Wharton SBDC Director Therese Flaherty for a segment on what it takes to start a business.  Additionally, the station chose Venture Initiation Program alum Chris Stanchak and his firm TicketLeap as a online business to profile. Chris is asked by NBC 10 what types of people helped him and he replies that “it’s a great thing [that] I’ve had the advisors that I’ve had from the beginning as part of Wharton’s Venture Initiation Program.”

View the TV segments and online features here:

Therese Flaherty story:

TicketLeap story, Chris Stanchak Q&A and TV segment:
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Google/Wharton alum & Wharton Business Plan Competition in May issue of “Get it Started!” from Wharton Entrepreneurial Programs

May 20, 2008
Some of this month’s stories include “Healthy Competition”: Top 2008 Wharton Business Plan Competition Finishers Aim to Cure Disease and Ease Pain; “Learning to Fly”: Google Stint Helps Angel Investor/Wharton Alum Aydin Senkut Take Wing MORE


Knowledge@Wharton: “It’s Biotech’s Year” at the Wharton Business Plan Competition

May 14, 2008

Knowledge @ Wharton provides complete round up of activity at the 2008 Wharton Business Plan Competition Venture Finals. MORE

CBS Evening News with Katie Couric: Wharton VIP Alums SmartGenetics Profiled

May 7, 2008

VIP alumni company Smart Genetics and co-founder Julian Awad are featured extensively as part of a segment on DNA testing. MORE

Daily Pennsylvanian: Wharton BPC Venture Finals Highlighted

May 2, 2008

The Wharton Business Plan Competition Venture Finals are featured with winners highlighted and an interview with VF judge David  Piacquad MORE