Archive for January, 2014

Space.com: 5 Most Amazing Spaceflight Feats of 2013

January 2, 2014
2013 was an amazing year for spaceflight, and Space.com brings together their top 5 most amazing — like trips by SpaceX (founded by our own Elon Musk) and its unmanned Dragon space capsule and Falcon 9 rocket.  MORE

CNN Money: Warby Parker valued at $500 million

January 2, 2014
Welcome to the half-billion dollar club, Warby Parker! MORE

Business Insider: The 12 Most Inspiring Leaders Of 2013

January 2, 2014
Last month, Business Insider put co-founders of Warby Parker Neil Blumenthal & Dave Gilboa, both WG’10, on their list of The 25 Most Influential Business Leaders Of 2013. That was pretty great.

But for December, Business Insider has decided that Neil and Dave also need a place on their list of The 12 Most Inspiring Leaders Of 2013, along with Nelson Mandela and Pope Francis. Serious WOW. MORE

The Tonight Show: JibJab Year In Review 2013

January 2, 2014
JibJab (founded by Gregg Spiradellis WG’99) comes through with another hilarious year-end roundup with “2013: What A Year.”

Which was on The Tonight Show last night! MORE

Forbes: Pet Insurance Is Paying Off For A Pair Of CEOs

January 2, 2014
The founders of PetPlan, Chris and Natasha Ashton, both WG’03, tell Forbes the story of what made them take the leap into entrepreneurship, the biggest mistake they ever made, and more. MORE

Forbes: 10 Founders On What They Don’t Tell You About Building A Startup

January 2, 2014
“Every company, big and small, is a mess.” –Neil Blumenthal, WG’10, co-founder of Warby Parker

When Forbes asked 10 founders what they don’t tell you about building a startup, that’s what Neil said. Love it, Neil.

Read more surprising insights from founders. MORE

Philadelphia Business Journal: Yards Brewing Co. expands in Philadelphia

January 2, 2014
Love beer? Want to support Wharton alumni? Then drink more Yards! COO Trevor Pritchett is WG’06. Also, check out this article about how the craft brewery just can’t stop expanding.

What’s your favorite Yards beer? MORE

Latin Post: Latino-Owned & Focused Startups to Keep an Eye on in 2014

January 2, 2014
The Latin Post notes some Latino-owned startups to watch in 2014.

Regalii, founded by Edrizio de al Cruz WG’11, makes the list! MORE

Chronicle of Higher Education: The ‘Blue Book’ of the Future

January 2, 2014
The ‘Blue Book’ of the future is Emerald!

The Chronicle of Higher Ed visits Emerald, founded by Alex Rattray W’14 and Pulak Mittal ENG’14/W’14, to learn about their software for administering tests via computer. Bye-bye to those old blue books. MORE