Archive for September, 2011

WEP Board Member Rob Coneybeer on Bloomberg

September 30, 2011

Bloomberg: Wharton Entrepreneurial Programs Advisory Board member Rob Coneybeer (WG’96), the Managing Director of Shasta Ventures, discusses the “venture capital fund’s investment strategy.” MORE

Korea Herald features Professor Raffi Amit

September 29, 2011

Korea Herald: Wharton Entrepreneurial Programs co-director, Prof. Raffi Amit, describes Medipost’s “business strategy as a Korean version of Apple” MORE

New York Times features two Wharton undergrad alums

September 26, 2011

Wharton undergrad alums Alex Lorton (W’06) & Zach Yungst (C’06/W’06) connect corporate employees with local food economy with their company  MORE

Philadelphia Business Journal profiles Wharton Venture Award winner Gamma Basics

September 23, 2011

Wharton Venture Initation Program alum company and Wharton Venture Award winner Gamma Basics (founded by Mike Kijewski LPS’10/WG’12) featured in Philadelphia Business Journal. MORE

NY Times Dealbook features Wharton alumni founded company Warby Parker

September 22, 2011

Wharton Venture Initation Program alum & Wharton Venture Award winner Warby Parker raises $12 million in venture capital from Tiger Global, the Menlo Talent Fund and existing investors including Lerer Ventures, Thrive Capital and First Round Capital. Congrats to the Warby Parker team! – Neil Blumenthal WG’10, Dave Gilboa WG’10/GEN’10, Jeff Raider WG’10 & Andy Hunt WG’10 MORE

Time Moneyland:

September 19, 2011

Wharton Venture Initiation Program alumni company and Wharton Venture Award Winner Warby Parker “Offers Much-Needed Alternative” to the high-cost of buying prescription eyeglasses. MORE

Bloomberg Business Week features Wharton undergrad

September 14, 2011

Wharton undergrad Justin Mardjuki W’14 pitches mobile app TappMob at DEMO conference in Silicon Valley. MORE

Vogue Magazine: Venture Initiation Program alumni company Warby Parker featured

September 8, 2011

In “Warby Parker Takes Over the New York Public Library”, Wharton Venture Initiation Program alumni company Warby Parker uses a “hush mob” to show off their new Spring collection. MORE

Fortune Magazine features Wharton grad Jake Schwartz and the Wharton Founders Retreat

September 7, 2011

Fortune Magazine: Wharton’s MBA Founders Retreat at General Assembly featured as a “crash course in entrepreneurial concepts”. Also, Jake Schwarz WG’08 (one of four co-founders of General Assembly) shares advice for new MBAs. MORE

Business Insider features Wharton Venture Award winner Nat Turner W’08

September 6, 2011

Co-founder of Invite Media and Wharton Venture Award winner Nat Turner (W’08) is #2 on Business Insider’s list of “Up-And-Coming Entrepreneurs You Need To Meet”. MORE

Business Insider names 3 VIP members to its 15 under 25 list

September 1, 2011

Founders of Wharton Venture Initiation Program company Coursekit – Joe Cohen, Dan Getelman & James Grandpre – named on Business Insider’s list of “Hot Young Stars in New York Tech”. MORE

Venture Initiation Program alum company PocketGrill featured in multiple media outlets

September 1, 2011

PocketGrill – invented by Penn grad & Venture Initiation Program alum Ben Ashpole (GEN’06 / GR’11)- has been featured in Gizmodo, Wired, The Wall Street Journal and Technically Philly

Smart Business interviews Wharton alum Robert Corrato (WG’00)

September 1, 2011

Wharton grad Robert Corrato (WG’00) shares his insights about creating a culture that balances innovation and an entrepreneurial spirit with operational needs at Executive Health Resources. MORE