Archive for November, 2012

Stylitics’ New Shoppable Closets Redefine the Online Retail Experience

November 27, 2012

“Stylitics [co-founded by Rohan Deuskar WG’11 and winner of the 2011 Wharton Business Plan Competition], the social virtual closet website and iPhone app, disrupts the online retail space by introducing shoppable closets of celebrities, style icons, and fashion insiders.” MORE

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Forbes: DocASAP Vies For Top Spot in MD Scheduling

November 27, 2012

“”If you need a doctor in a hurry, you used to be out of luck. But thanks to online doctor appointment scheduling service services like ZocDoc [founded by Cyrus Massoumi W’98] and DocASAP [founded by Puneet Mashehwari WG’09], your odds of meeting such urgent medical needs are rising.” MORE

Philadelphia Inquirer: Celebrate Small-Business Saturday

November 27, 2012

Philadelphia Inquirer writer Michael Hinkelman profiles Venture Initiation Program alum company Kembrel and co-founder Stephan Jacob G’11/WG’11 for Small Business Saturday. MORE

Black Enterprise: ‘Black in America’: Chris Bennett, One Year Later

November 27, 2012

“From private equity to programming the web: What life looks like after the NewMe Accelerator” for Soldsie Founder Chris Bennett W’07. MORE

The Daily Pennsylvanian: Wharton graduates’ startups take off despite the odds

November 26, 2012

Wharton Entrepreneurship Senior Associate Director Clare Leinweber, with ZocDoc founder Cyrus Massoumi W’98 and SocialQ founder Troy Woolley WG’10, discuss what it takes to build a successful startup. MORE

Business Standard: Hyderabad Angels gives start-ups a boost

November 26, 2012

Wharton Entrepreneurship Advisory Board member Sashi Reddi (GRW’94) discusses what Hyderabad Angels looks for in early-stage companies. MORE

Daily Deal Media: Snapdeal Founder Kunal Bahl Reflects Upon Success

November 21, 2012

SnapDeal founder Kunal Bahl ENG’07/W’07 discusses the direction the company has taken since its founding in 2010. MORE

Philly.com: Startup suggestions from Wharton Center leader

November 21, 2012

Director Therese Flaherty talks about the work of the Wharton Small Business Development Center. MORE

Business Insider: The 25 Coolest New Businesses In Philadelphia

November 20, 2012

Kembrel (founded by Stephan Jacob G’11/WG’11, Cherif Habib G’11/WG’11 and Aymeric de Hemptinne G’11/WG’11), Curalate (founded by Apu Gupta WG’05) and Lokalty (founded by Balu Chandrasekaran WG’12) featured on Business Insider’s list of the Coolest New Businesses in Philadelphia. MORE

Venture Beat: Startup Spotlight: Hydros battles the global water crisis

November 20, 2012

Hydros Bottle (founded by Aakash Mathur C’09/W’09 & Jay Parekh ENG’09) is part of “a new wave of social entrepreneurship [that] is taking on the idea that doing good and making money are mutually exclusive concepts.” MORE

FinSMEs: VerbalizeIt Raises $1.5M in Funding

November 19, 2012

Congrats to Venture Initiation Program alums and VerbalizeIt co-founders Ryan Frankel WG’12 & Kunal Sarda WG’11 MORE

Glamour Magazine: Warby Parker Gets in the Holiday Spirit With These New Vintage-Inspired Specs

November 19, 2012

Warby Parker’s holiday collection featured in Glamour Magazine MORE

The Next Web: 8 companies that hope to democratize finance in Latin America

November 19, 2012

Regalii (founded by Edrizio de la Cruz WG’11) “seeks to unlock millions of dollars in support for families in Latin America, by replacing traditional remittances with gift cards via SMS, for the same supermarkets and stores, where families already shop.” MORE

Under30CEO Awards: 48 Young Entrepreneurs to Watch in New York City

November 19, 2012

Under30CEO says Stylyt founders Nina Cherny & Jenny Wu (both G11/WG11) are Young Entrepreneurs to Watch in NYC MORE

Philadelphia Real Estate Blog: From pop-up to permanent: Kembrel, a better, smarter boutique

November 15, 2012

Says Kembrel founder Stephan Jacob G’11/WG’11, “We want customers to have a wow factor every time they come in. We want them to see new merchandise all the time and not get fatigued with shopping.” MORE

TechCircle.in: We should do a billion dollar in gross merchandise value by 2015: Snapdeal’s Kunal Bahl

November 15, 2012

“SnapDeal (founded by Kunal Bahl ENG’07/W’07) claims to be [India’s] largest e-commerce marketplace, doing a projected annual GMV of $300 million this fiscal, and is aiming to achieve $1 billion in GMV by 2015.” MORE

Late Night with Jimmy Fallon: Elon Musk And The Space Race

November 15, 2012

Elon Musk C’97/W’97 discusses SpaceX and Tesla Motors and the future of transportation on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. MORE

Flying Kite Media: Conshohocken startup expects Real Food to win over Philly, hiring

November 14, 2012

“At heart, Real Food Works [co-founded by Lucinda Duncalfe C’85/WG’91] is a tech business that connects customers to local chefs.” MORE

Moneycontrol.com: E-commerce websites tweaking their business models

November 13, 2012

“Snapdeal.com [founded by Kunal Bahl ENG’07/W’07] has started offering exclusive ‘Brand Stores’ to companies – both large and small enterprises – and offering an account manager to manage their online stores.” MORE

Social Times: Warby Parker’s Eccentric E-Commerce Model Leads to Plans for Flagship Store

November 13, 2012

Warby Parker, an online eyewear vendor, may point to the direction of e-commerce after Amazon. MORE

Huffington Post: Looking for Better Career Opportunities? Look South — Way South

November 13, 2012

Jeff Thelen WG’11 says that “At Wharton alone, the percentage of graduates moving South-of-the-border after graduation has increased 300 percent in the prior 4 years, growing to 4.9 percent of the class of 2011.” MORE

Bloomberg News: Ex-Goldman Bankers See Crisis Opportunity in Greek Insurance

November 13, 2012

“Alexis Pantazis WG’05 and Emilios Markou are on a three-year odyssey to become next-generation car insurance executives in Greece that’s a million miles from their previous incarnation as bankers for Goldman Sachs” MORE

TechCrunch: Lawdingo Makes It Easy To Find And Instantly Consult A Lawyer Online

November 13, 2012

Have legal questions and want to talk with someone fast? Lawdingo, founded by Nikil Nirmal (W08), can help. MORE

Huffington Post: How Do You Become the 9th Employee at Google?

November 13, 2012

Venture Initiation Program alum Jon Youshaei W’13 shares tips he learned from Salar Kamangar, YouTube’s CEO & Google’s 9th Employee. MORE

Lifehacker: We Are Dave Gilboa and Neil Blumenthal, Founders of Warby Parker, and This Is How We Work

November 9, 2012

Warby Parker Eyewear founders Dave Gilboa & Neil Blumenthal (both WG’10) share some productivity secrets with Lifehacker. MORE