Archive for October, 2010 Venture Initiation Program company & BPC People’s Choice winner Kembrel is a big hit at “Social Selling”

October 26, 2010

Two Wharton MBAs, Stephan Jacobs and Cherif Habib are using their school experience to launch their own  business–a private sale site that runs entirely on Facebook. MORE

New York Post: Scarpasa, founded by Wharton alumna Christina Luhur, featured for new fashion trend

October 21, 2010

Following a trend brought on by the women on Mad Men, U.S. first lady Michelle Obama, and France’s first lady Carla Bruni, Wharton alumna founded company, Scarpasa, is bringing back low- to mid-rise heels and making them more accessible for women. MORE

Gigaom: Penn & Wharton undergraduate alumni travel firm, Wanderfly, launches and “Inspires Travel Getaways”

October 20, 2010

Travel site Wanderfly, co-founded by Penn alum Christy Liu, and Wharton alums Evan Schneyer and Cezary Pietrzak, is mentioned in numerous media outlets upon its launch.

Businessweek: Wharton alumni company is “What Amazon Fears Most”

October 20, 2010

Co-founded by a team of Wharton and Penn community members including CEO Marc Lore, a cover story describes the company’s explosive growth

Philadelphia Business Journal: TicketLeap, company founded by Wharton alum, featured in Top 100 list

October 15, 2010

TicketLeap, founded by Wharton alum Chris Stanchak, #7 on Philadelphia Business Journal’s Top 100 fastest growing private companies.

DNA (India): Wharton alumna featured for creating Indian wedding registry website

October 12, 2010

Wharton alumna, Priyanka Agarwal, inspired by American gift giving, launches Indian online wedding gift registry

Harvard Business Review: Prof. Ian MacMillan & Societal Wealth Program Director James Thompson on “A New Approach to Green Tech Opportunities”

October 11, 2010

Prof. Ian MacMillan and Societal Wealth Program Director James Thompson, (with M. Gruber) discuss how existing technologies can be used to tackle environmental challenges.

The Economist: Assoc Prof. David Hsu on so-called “Super-angels”

October 4, 2010

In an article entitled “Angels or Demons” Assoc Prof David Hsu weighs in on the recent trend of angels to make larger investments //