Archive for June, 2008

Financial Times: Wharton Business Plan Competition Gives “Chance of Stardom”

June 30, 2008

The Wharton Business Plan Competition is featured in an article entitled, “To the winner a chance of stardom.” Wharton BPC grand prize winners Solixia are quoted as is Emily Cieri, WEP’s managing director. MORE  



“Get it Started!”: African entrepreneurship, Green Tech and Sustainability in June issue

June 20, 2008


Some of this month’s stories include: “Getting Their Hands Dirty”:  Students Help Wharton Small Business Development Center Client Help Farmers; “Coming Clean”: Wharton Entrepreneurial Alums See Opportunities in Aging Boomers, Greening Economy;  “WEP in Action”: Wharton’s Iffy Mba on Entrepreneurship in Africa and West Philadelphia. MORE









Business Week online: A Q&A with WEP Board Member Steve Goodman on “Avoiding Legal and Financial Traps”

June 20, 2008

Wharton alumnus and WEP Board Member Steve Goodman, partner at law firm Morgan Lewis & Bockius, sits down for a discussion of legal issues every entrepreneur should consider (Subscription required) . MORE

VentureWire: Wharton alums raise more than $25M in VC funding

June 18, 2008

Congrats to Will West (WG89) of Control4 and Brett Hurt (WG99) of BazaarVoice who raised $20M & 7.1M in funding.  MORE (Control4): MORE (BazaarVoice0:

Wall Street Journal: Wharton’s Iffy Mba Featured

June 13, 2008

2008 MBA grad Ifeoma (Iffy) Mba’s last name intrigued the Wall Street Journal and led to an in-depth profile of Iffy and entrepreneurship via Nigerian economic development. MORE