Archive for April, 2011

San Jose Mercury News quotes Wharton alum Kunal Bahl W’06

April 26, 2011

In an article about the potential startup visa program, SnapDeal founder Kunal Bahl says “The Wharton degree imparts a sense of credibility as an entrepreneur.”  MORE

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Venture Beat: Wharton|SF Vice Dean Doug Collom talks about how to attract investors

April 26, 2011

In “4 essential ways to attract investors”, Wharton|SF Vice Dean Doug Collom says there “really isn’t a one-size-fits-all formula” when it comes to attracting investors.  MORE

WSJ video: Wharton alum Elon Musk interviewed (4/22/2011)

April 26, 2011

Wharton alum Elon Musk, SpaceX founder & CEO, talks about his plans to put a person on Mars in 10-20 years. WATCH HERE

Philly.com’s Earth to Philly interviewed Wharton alum Jacob Susman

April 25, 2011

In “Community wind, blow by blow”, founder & CEO of OwnEnergy Jacob Susman WG’04 discusses Governor Rendell’s appointment to OwnEnergy’s board and his company’s future plans in the wind power space.  MORE

Fortune.com quotes Wharton assistant professor Ethan Mollick

April 25, 2011

In “Surviving the startup founder-to-CEO transition”, Wharton assistant professor of management, Ethan Mollick, discusses what entrepreneurs can do to ensure a successful transition from founder to manager.  MORE

Bloomberg TV interviews WEP Board Member Aydin Senkut WG’96

April 14, 2011

WEP Board Member & founder of Felicis Ventures, Aydin Senkut WG’96 (who was the 36th employee at Google), discusses Google’s outlook on Bloomberg TV. MORE

Daily Pennsylvanian: VIP member Charlie Javice W’14 and WEP Assoc. Dir. Clare Leinweber quoted

April 14, 2011

In “Wharton freshman launches student microfinance startup”, Wharton freshman Charlie Javice talks about her nonprofit venture, PoverUP (microfinance platform created by students for students). MORE

NY Daily News: Wharton instructor Patrick FitzGerald bringing childcare necessities to parents

April 12, 2011

Wharton instructor and Penn alum Patrick FitzGerald’s “Nanny Caddy Hits New York” with Bronx Zoo vending machines stocked with childcare essentials. MORE

Wall Street Journal features Wharton alum Kunal Bahl W’06/ENG’06

April 12, 2011

Wharton alum Kunal Bahl’s Snapdeal is an “internet start-up…catering to India’s affluent” MORE

Financial Times: Wharton MBA student Pranay Harsh endorses entrepreneurship

April 12, 2011

In “Time to overcome risk aversion”, Pranay Harsh (WG’12) blogs about “diving into the deep blue ocean of entrepreneurship.”  MORE

Philly.com: Wharton alum James Yoakum featured

April 11, 2011

Wharton alum James Yoakum W’07, founder of Cooper River Distillers, hopes to bring craft spirits to the Philadelphia area.  MORE

NYT features Wharton alum Prasad Thammineni

April 8, 2011

New York Times article “When the Bottom Line Is Buried in Paper” features OfficeDrop, a small business document management company founded by Wharton alum Prasad Thammineni WG’07.  MORE

Advertising Age features Wharton’s Nat Turner and Zach Weinberg

April 8, 2011

AdAge interviews Wharton’s Nat Turner and Zach Weinberg, co-founders of Invite Media (acquired by Google in 2010), about the display ad industry and Invite Media’s future. MORE

The Daily Pennsylvanian interviews Kunal Bahl W’06/ENG’06 about group couponing in India

April 7, 2011

In “Students and alum cash in with Groupon-style sites”, The DP discusses the rise of group couponing in India with Wharton alum Kunal Bahl, founder of SnapDeal.com.  MORE

ABC News: Wharton MBA Gayle Laakmann on building “The Google Resume”

April 7, 2011

Wharton MBA Gayle Laakman (WG’11) shares tips from her new book, The Google Resume, and discusses how to get hired by Google and similar companies.  MORE