Archive for July, 2011

TechCrunch profiles Wharton undergrad alum Kunal Bahl

July 28, 2011

Snapdeal, cofounded by Wharton undergrad alum Kunal Bahl, raises $40 million in Series B funding to bring it to a total of $52 million invested. If that weren’t exciting enough for the Snapdeal team, a village in India has changed its name to “Snapdeal.com” in gratitude for the company’s donation of water pumps.  MORE

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Daily Pennsylvanian features Wharton MBA student Keya Dannenbaum

July 28, 2011

Wharton Venture Initiation Program company ElectNext, cofounded by Keya Dannenbaum WG’12 and Paul Jungwirth PhD’18, has “a mission to ‘make politics simple.'” MORE

Philly.com interviews Wharton MBA student Mike Kijewski (MMP’10/WG’12)

July 27, 2011

Mike Kijewski (MMP’10/WG’12), founder of Gamma Basics (a Wharton Venture Award winner & Venture Initiation Program alum), profiled on Philly.com for the launch of his GrayCAD software. MORE

NPR: Wharton alum Elon Musk working to reduce the cost of space flight

July 21, 2011

Wharton alum Elon Musk (C’97/W’97), founder of @SpaceXer, “wants humans to live on other planets one day.” Listen here

Financial Times Business Education: Wharton alum company Warby Parker has “An eye on business and philanthropy”

July 11, 2011

David Gilboa (WG’10/GEN’10) & Neil Blumenthal (WG’10), co-founders of eye-wear company Warby Parker, on how Wharton was “the ideal place to launch a new consumer brand” MORE

Bloomberg BusinessWeek profiles Venture Initiation Program alums Warby Parker

July 7, 2011

Warby Parker co-founders David Gilboa (WG’10/GEN’10) & Neil Blumenthal (WG’10) talk about their business plan, social mission and plans to open a store in Soho. Warby Parker was a member of the Wharton Venture Initiation Program and a winner of the Wharton Venture Award.  READ MORE  (7/4/2011)

The Appconomy features Keya Dannenbaum (WG’12) of VIP company ElectNext

July 6, 2011

Keya Dannenbaum, co-founder of Wharton Venture Initiation Program ElectNext, discusses how mobile apps can help voters in “What Apps Mean to a Digital Politico”. MORE