Archive for November, 2009

NYTimes: VIP Company Featured

November 24, 2009, a website that helps people shop locally, recently received 4MM from some big name investors, including that of True Ventures and other well-known Silicon Valley angel investors. Co-founded by Wharton graduate and VIP Jack Abraham, went live one year ago. MORE

DP: Wharton Undergraduate Profiled

November 23, 2009

Tony Wang, Wharton undergraduate with finance, OPIM and entrepreneurship clusters, is profiled for his unique fashion ventures: a successful fashion blog and a clothing line. MORE

City Paper: VIP Company Featured

November 18, 2009

Featured in the Philadelphia City Paper, VIP company Coup de Taco, a new food truck, has received praise for offering foods around the world in the simple form of a taco. MORE

zawya: New Wharton Center in Abu Dhabi Featured

November 13, 2009


The recently inaugurated Wharton Centre for Entrepreneurship and Family Business Research, and new partnership between the Higher Colleges of Technology and the University of Pennsylvania, will support enhanced learning about entrepreneurship, innovation and family business in the Gulf and the Middle East. MORE

BusinessWeek: Wharton and VIP Recognized for Backing Entrepreneurship

November 13, 2009

Wharton is included in an article entitled, “With Jobs Scant, MBAs Consider Startups” which highlights the Wharton Venture Award. Adam Erlebacher, who was  member of  the Wharton Venture Initiation Program with his company PlaceVine, is profiled too. MORE Professor Amit and Wharton BPC Spotlight

November 3, 2009

Gulf News recently featured Professor Raffi Amit and overviewed the Wharton Business Plan Competition in an article describing UAE’s Festival of Thinkers and Abu Dhabi’s investment in learning. MORE

WHYY-FM: WEP Lecturer Discusses Health Care Reform

November 3, 2009

Stephen Sammut, lecturer and senior fellow, discusses the business implications of health reform with on WHYY’s Health & Science radio channel. Sammut says that change could tip the scale in favor of becoming an entrepreneur. MORE