Archive for October, 2009

WSJ: Professor Amit Quoted

October 27, 2009

In a Wall Street Journal article on how small businesses are affected by the current political uncertainty, Wharton management professor Raffi Amit is featured for his comments on the pending overhaul of banking regulations, among other uncertainties. MORE

BusinessWeek: VIP Company and Professors Highlighted for Great Business Ideas

October 26, 2009

Past VIP member DocASAP recently appeared in Business Week Small Biz’s cover story this month.  CEO Puneet Maheshwari is interviewed along with alum and WEP board member Josh Kopelman.  Also mentioned are insights from Innovation Tournaments: Creating and Selecting Exceptional Opportunities, by Wharton professors Christian Terwiesch and Karl Ulrich. MORE

WSJ: Wharton Global Family Alliance Research Highlighted

October 21, 2009

The Wall Street Journal highlights Wharton Global Family Alliance single family office research of last year in an article about proposed SFO regulation. MORE

DP: Wharton Field Challenge Features Johnny Money Game

October 21, 2009

Today the DP features the Wharton Field Challenge which introduced the business building simulation Johnny Money, for which Prof. Ian MacMillan and the Societal Wealth Program contributed, to West Philadelphia High School students.  Along with Prof. MacMillan, Field Challenge faculty advisor Prof Keith Weigelt is interviewed, as is a Wharton junior involved in the WFC. MORE

bNET: Management Program Named Among the Elite

October 18, 2009

Wharton’s Goergen Entrepreneurial Management Program was named as one of the elite programs that continue “teaching students by enlisting those who have gone before in the business world” by a recent article featured on bNET. MORE

BusinessWeek: VIP Alumni Company Named Among Top 25 Entrepreneurs Under 25

October 12, 2009

BusinessWeek named their 2009 finalists for the Top 25 U.S. Entrepreneurs Under 25 and among the top was VIP alumni company Invite Media, an online advertising buying platform. With $2.5 million in venture capital from First Round Capital and Genacast, and close to landing an additional $6 million from a Sand Hill Road firm, Invite Media expects to turn profitable by the first quarter of 2010. MORE

The Baltimore Sun: Wharton Assistant Professor Quoted about Finance Games

October 5, 2009

In an article discussing the possibility of making finance fun via online simulations,  Wharton assistant professor of management Ethan Mollick is quoted on the benefits of first-hand experience found in finance simulations and games. MORE

NYT: WEP’s Wharton Societal Wealth Program and Simulation Game Featured

October 1, 2009

A New York Times article on recent trends promoting entrepreneurship among US youths mentions “Johnny Money,” a simulation game developed with the help of WEP’s Wharton Societal Wealth Program. Co-Director Professor Ian MacMillan is also quoted. MORE