Archive for April, 2012

April 26, 2012

Peixe Urbano, founded by Julio Vasconcellos W’02 named the Top Startup in Brazil by Business Insider – FULL LIST “Who will Facebook, Apple or Google buy next?”

April 23, 2012 names Meeteor (co-founded by 2011 MBA grads Phil Cortes and Chris Lee) as a potential “Next Big Social Media Acquisition” MORE

Technically Philly lists winners of Pennvention 2012

April 23, 2012

Congrats to the winners of PennVention, including Venture Initiation Program members Invisergy (co-founders John Foye W’13/ENG’13 & Ryan Marschang W’14/ENG’14) and SIZESEEKER (co-founders Ian Campbell & Mona Safabakhsh, both WG’12)! MORE

Entrepreneur Magazine: Warby Parker’s Grand Vision: Innovating Eyewear Through Social Media

April 19, 2012

“’We’re a fashion company whose core focus is creating beautifully designed eyewear, but we’re a technology-enabled brand that uses technology whenever possible to enhance our customers’ experiences’, says co-founder Neil Blumenthal [WG’10]. He shared his thoughts on how digital tools have helped the Warby Parker vision and brand.” MORE

WPIX 11 (New York): It’s Your-Money-Internet Start-Ups In NYC

April 19, 2012

VIDEO: Coursekit founder and Wharton alum Joe Cohen on why he chose NYC over Silicon Valley (Joe’s segment starts at 2:15) WATCH HERE

CBS Philly: Philadelphia’s 7 Regent Lane Offers Hot Deals On Custom Suits

April 17, 2012

7 Regent Lane (co-founded by Karen Chung GEN’02/WG’11 and Ramesh Subramanian WG’11) is bringing affordable custom-made suits to young professionals in Philadelphia. MORE

MedCity News: “Healthcare IT firm to offer second opinions to cut medical errors”

April 16, 2012

Wharton Venture Award winner AccessMD (co-founded by Rajiv Mahale and JonMcEuen, both WG’13) “is seeking to arm people with rare or complex diseases with efficient access to a second opinion to reduce medical errors.” MORE

Echoing Green announces Fellowship Finalists

April 13, 2012

Only 1% of applicants for the Echoing Green Fellowship made it to the Finalist round – Congrats to the 3 finalists from Penn/Wharton!! Springboard Collaborative (founded by Graduate School of Education grad Alejandro Gac-Artigas), ElectNext (co-founded by Keya Dannenbaum WG’12 & Paul Jungwirth PhD’18) and Regalii (founded by Edrizio de la Cruz WG’11) MORE

The Daily Show: Interview with Elon Musk

April 11, 2012

SpaceX founder Elon Musk C’97/W’97 talks to John Stewart about the future of human space exploration on The Daily Show MORE

Wharton Journal: “Entrepreneur’s Corner: Flypad”

April 11, 2012

Wharton Venture Initiation Program alum & Flypad founder Ayo Omojola WG’11 says “do what’s right for you” – interview by Thomas Baldwin WG’13 MORE

Vogue Magazine: “ 10 Websites to Organize Your Life”

April 10, 2012

Vogue Magazine recommends 2011 Wharton Business Plan Competition winner Stylitics to help tackle spring cleaning and wardrobe organizing. MORE

MedCity News: “Telemedicine company to improve patient access to behavioral healthcare”

April 9, 2012

Samir Malik WG’13 – Founder of Wharton Venture Award winning company 1DocWay – says the company’s “biggest objective is to make healthcare more accessible to people in underserved areas.” MORE

Hindustan Times: “From dial to dot com”

April 9, 2012

EkSMS – founded by Vikas Sekhri WG12 & Anirudh Suri WG12 – helps locals, tourists and expats navigate the bustling restaurant scene in Mumbai. MORE

New York Times DealBook: “Family Investment Funds Go Hunting for Wall St. Expertise”

April 5, 2012

Wharton Entrepreneurial Programs Academic Director Professor Raffi Amit comments on the “opaque” nature of family investment funds. MORE

Business Insider: “10 Startups To Bet Your Career On”

April 5, 2012

“If you are ready to take a career gamble with a startup, there are 10 promising companies [Business Insider] would recommend jumping to” including Wharton alum founded Warby Parker. MORE

Mashable: “Swaggable Hooks You Up With Free Stuff”

April 5, 2012

“Consumers like free stuff and brands know consumers trust peer reviews more than ads. Swaggable [founded by Adnan Aziz (C04/ENG04)] bridges these two needs and give free stuff to consumers who are willing to write and share reviews with friends.” MORE

Wall Street Journal: “New Lures for ‘Quants’: Wharton Rebrands Itself”

April 5, 2012

Wharton Dean Thomas Robertson highlights innovation and entrepreneurship as integral parts of Wharton’s rebranding efforts. MORE

Wall Street Journal: “Big Marketers on Campus”

April 4, 2012

The Wall Street Journal features 2011 Wharton Business Plan Competition winner Stylitics (founded by Rohan Deuskar WG’11 & Zach Davis) for its successful college ambassador program. MORE

Tech Crunch: “Can Two Young Entrepreneurs Solve The High Cost Of Hearing?”

April 3, 2012

“Embrace Hearing [founded by Sam Tanzer WG’12 & Ross Porter] is just getting started, but there’s a chance that two young entrepreneurs with a good idea might just be able to provide the impetus for changing an entire industry.” MORE

Forbes: “Brazil’s E-Commerce Is Booming”

April 2, 2012

olook – founded by Pete Ostroske (MBA on leave) -“is a good example of success in the [e-commerce] fashion industry…[they have] over 400,000 users signed up and has sold over 1,000 items so far.” MORE

Huffington Post: “When To Quit”

April 2, 2012

Wharton Lecturer Patrick FitzGerald C’97 discusses the importance of knowing when an entrepreneurial venture is not going to succeed. MORE