Archive for November, 2013

Tech Crunch: Lawdingo Raises $690K More To Help You Talk To Lawyers Instantly

November 7, 2013
Lawdingo, founded by Nikhil Nirmel W’08, raised another $690K.

They want to help you talk to a lawyer instantly, and they’re getting the funding to make it happen: total funding is up to $850K. MORE

Technically Philly: Meet one of the first faculty startups from Penn’s Comp. Sci. department

November 7, 2013
Penn’s Comp Sci department is going entrepreneurial! Professor BoonThau Loo has founded Gencore Systems, with apps that protect against cyber attacks and more.

Love to see this entrepreneurial feeling spread across the campus.The more the merrier. MORE

Quartz: Why your Halloween costume matters if you want to work for Warby Parker

November 7, 2013
Warby Parker’s “behavioral interviewing” techniques–like asking about the last Halloween costume you wore–help determine if a candidate is a good fit for the culture of the company. MORE

NY CBS Local: Seen At 11: High-Tech Health Advances

November 7, 2013
AdhereTech (co-founded by Josh Stein WG’12) on TV! Check out this segment from CBS:

“The smart pill bottle, made by the New York-based company AdhereTech, uses cellphone technology to measure exactly how many pills are in the bottle at any time.” MORE

Newsworks: Entrepreneur, Philly businesses see gold in dying phone batteries

November 7, 2013
Dying phone? Doug Baldasare (WG’12) has got you covered. His company, ChargeItSpot, has phone charging kiosks in Urban Outfitters, Whole Foods, Reading Terminal Market, and other retailers and restaurants, in hospitals, and in 10 locations on the Penn campus–and it’s free for phone owners to charge. 

Great piece from WHYY on ChargeItSpot. We appreciate the shout out to VIP! MORE

Technically Philly: Forget social mobile apps: here’s what Penn students are building

November 7, 2013
Technically Philly talks about the startup trends among Penn students these days, with reference to the Dorm Room Fund blog: MORE

flying kite media: q&a: stephen m. goodman

November 7, 2013
Stephen Goodman, W’62/L’65, member of the Wharton Entrepreneurship Advisory Board, and “entrepreneurship elder-statesman,” gives a fantastic interview on where entrepreneurship has been, and where it’s going. Well worth the read! MORE