Archive for March, 2009

Times of London: Wharton Among Leaders in Business School Entrepreneurship

March 25, 2009

An article focused on UK business schools mentions that “In America, Stanford, Wharton and Harvard are leaders in the field.” MORE

Wharton School Graduates First Cohort in Women’s Entrepreneurship and Leadership Certificate Program in Cairo

March 25, 2009

The Aresty Institute of Executive Education program, delivered through collaboration with the American University in Cairo, is part of the Goldman Sachs ‘10,000 Women’ Initiative. MORE

CBS 3: WBPC Winner Discusses Natasha Richardson’s Tragic Accident

March 21, 2009

Wharton Business Plan Competition grand prize winner, Dr. Baruch Ben Dor, discusses actress Natasha Richardson’s death and future brain trauma detection. MORE

Philadelphia Business Journal: Wharton and VIP Alum Named 40 Under 40

March 19, 2009

Wharton and VIP alum Christopher Stanchak, founder of TicketLeap, Inc. was named amongst the top 40 Under 40 of the region’s most accomplished young professionals. MORE WEP CO-Director Lectures on Start-Up Risks

March 17, 2009

A YouTube posted video of WEP co-director Prof. Raffi Amit highlights his lecture on risks facing start-up companies during the economic crisis for Wharton’s new course, “The Economic & Financial Crisis: Causes, Consequences, and Policy Options.” MORE

The Washington Post: Wharton MBA & VIP Alum Selected for Obama’s Small Business Plan Discussion

March 16, 2009

Wharton MBA & VIP alum, Marco Lentini was “selected as one of twelve small business owners from across the country to participate in a round table discussion with President Obama regarding his Small Business Plan.” MORE

BNET: Wharton Business Plan Competition Semi-Finalisits Named

March 10, 2009

Wharton Entrepreneurial Programs has named the semi-finalists of the 2009 Wharton Business Plan Competition. The semi-finalists will compete for more than $73,000 in prizes and the chance to present their business plan at the annual Venture Finals in April. MORE

BusinessWeek: Wharton Alum Company Pixily Featured

March 9, 2009

Pixily, an interactive document management service founded by Wharton graduate Prasad Thammineni, was recently reviewed in BusinessWeek to a rating of 4/5 stars. MORE Wharton Lecturer Quoted in Finding Small-Business Investors Online Article

March 9, 2009

Wharton lecturer and WEP instructor Lawrence Gelburd was quoted in an article discussing the strong growth of Internet sites where small businesses can find investors and lenders. MORE

NY Times: Wharton Faculty Including Prof. MacMillan Choose Top Innovations of Past 30 Years

March 8, 2009

In a Sunday Business page two feature, the
Knowledge @ Wharton and Nightly Business Report survey on the “Top 30 innovations of the past 30 years” is highlighted.  Profs. Ian MacMillan and Karl Ulrich were involved as judges among other faculty

NYTimes: VIP Start-Up PlaceVine Featured in NYC Seed Article

March 2, 2009

PlaceVine, a brand integration service founded by Wharton MBA alums who were members of the Venture Initiation Program, has received funding from NYC Seed. MORE

“Get It Started”, Mar 2009: BPC Semi-Finalists 2009; Hitting the Ball Wherever It Was Pitched

March 1, 2009

Some of this month’s stories include: “WEP in Action: BPC Semi-Finalists 2009″ featuring interviews with 6 of the 25 semi-finalists, and “Hitting the Ball Wherever It Was Pitched”, an article relating Wharton Entrepreneurship Conference speaker Comcast founding partner Julian Brodsky’s words of wisdom.