Archive for August, 2011

Huffington Post features Neil Blumenthal WG’10, Warby Parker co-founder

August 30, 2011

Wharton Venture Initiation Program alumni company Warby Parker has a unique Buy-1-Donate-1 distribution model. MORE


Wharton & Penn alums featured in INC Magazine

August 24, 2011

Six Wharton/Penn alum founded companies featured on the INC500 | 5000 list! Congrats to PetPlan, Yodle,, TicketLeap, & Sundia. MORE

Huffington Post features Wharton alum Ben Young WG’09

August 22, 2011

Nexercise – founded by Wharton alum Ben Young WG’09 – featured as a successful “Fitness App for Lazy People” MORE

Economic Times features Rohan Deuskar, cofounder of Stylitics – winner of the 2010-11 WBPC

August 19, 2011

Wharton alumnus Rohan Deuskar (WG’11), whose start-up Stylitics won the Wharton Business Plan Competition, will ring the closing bell at Nasdaq on August 23.  MORE

NY Times features, co-founded by Wharton grad Davis Smith

August 18, 2011 – co-founded by Davis Smith, WG’11 – is among the companies cited in this NYT article on the lure of Brazil. was the 3rd prize winner of the Wharton Business Plan Competition and the winner of the Harvard Business Plan Competition, as well as a member of the Wharton Venture Initiation Program. (8/12/2011) MORE

NY Times interviews Warby Parker co-founder Neil Blumenthal (WG’10)

August 18, 2011

Neil Blumenthal (WG’10), co-founder of Warby Parker, talks about the process of getting an SBA loan and what government can do to support entrepreneurship.  MORE

Forbes features Wharton grad Andrée Sosler (WG’08)

August 16, 2011

Wharton grad Andrée Sosler (WG’08), Executive Director of the Darfur Stoves Project, “rel[ies] on the business school training almost every day” to “help improve the safety, livelihoods and health of thousands of women in Darfur.”  MORE Venture Initiation Program alum Ewa Asmar profiled

August 2, 2011

Wharton Venture Initiation Program alumni company Bionee “Offers Moms Skin Care & Financial Control” MORE

Philadelphia Inquirer features VIP member Alejandro Gac-Artigas (MSD’11)

August 1, 2011

The pilot summer program of Wharton Venture Initiative Program company Summer Learning Initiative, founded by Alejandro Gac-Artigas (MSD’11), has resulted in a 2.8 month gain in reading level for participating elementary school students.  MORE