Archive for the ‘Alumni in the News’ Category

The Economic Times (India): Ecommerce marketplace: Flipkart, Amazon, eBay use digital literacy as a bait to draw in more sellers

May 8, 2014

Clever, clever: Snapdeal (founded by Kunal Bahl W’06) is promoting digital literacy as a way to draw in more sellers to the “booming ecommerce marketplace.” Read more HERE.

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CBS News: Smart pill bottle could help you take your meds on time

May 8, 2014

CBS News ran a segment on AdhereTech’s smart pill bottle, which could help you take your meds on time. Great press for founder Josh Stein WG’12! Watch the video and read more HERE.

HLN: Clear vision: Warby Parker eyes business & giving

May 8, 2014

Warby Parker, founded by 4 Wharton alumni, was honored, along with their philanthropic partner Vision Spring, at the Tribeca Disruptive Innovation awards. Way to disrupt, guys! Read MORE

Philly.com: New Jersey slowly gets into craft distilling

May 5, 2014

A Wharton alumnus is New Jersey’s second craft distiller: James Yoakum W’07, founder of Cooper River Distillers, has just gotten the go-ahead to start making rum. Read MORE

Philly.com: Digital health startup wants to disrupt how health-care professionals care for patients

May 5, 2014

Divya Dhar WG’14 tells Philly.com how Seratis is going to disrupt how health-care professionals care for patients. Read MORE

Philly.com: Civilian Military Combine to honor hometown hero

May 5, 2014

Tomorrow, Saturday, April 26 Civilian Military Combine, founded by Keith Gornish WG’12, will host an event to honor local war hero Travis Manion.

“CMC’s mission is to promote patriotism through athleticism,” says Keith Gornish, CEO and co-founder of CMC. “The Travis Manion Foundation is a partner of CMC and we support their vision and transformative impact supporting our country’s heroes and families.” Read MORE

Philadelphia Style Magazine: From the Editor-in-Chief

April 24, 2014

Philly Style Mag is dong a Women of Influence issue, and who is that pictured? Of Mercer founders Emelyn Northway and Dorie Golkin, both WG’13. Women of influence and style, we’d say. See MORE

Technically Philly: 4 Philly startups make finals of Milken-Penn edtech competition [Startup Roundup]

April 24, 2014

So much Wharton here that we can hardly stand it! Shout outs to Professor Word, Wash Cycle Laundry, and Seratis, and Grand Round Table.
Did we miss any? Read MORE

Forbes: 10 Simple Tricks For Getting More Out Of Conventions And Trade Shows

April 18, 2014

David Adelman WG’11, founder of ReelGenie and Reel Tributes, give 10 tips for attending conventions and trade shows. Read MORE

TechCrunch: SeedInvest Raises Series A On Its Own Crowdfunding Platform, $2M Committed So Far | TechCrunch

April 18, 2014

Raising money on your own crowdfunding platform. That’s pretty impressive, SeedInvest (founded by Ryan Feit WG’12 & Alex Vargas WG’13). Even more impressive: the $2M that’s already committed. Read MORE

Mashable: 15 Colleges With Powerhouse Entrepreneurship Programs

April 18, 2014

Who are these 15 “Powerhouse Entrepreneurship Programs”? Oh, there’s a familiar name. Read MORE

Daily Pennsylvanian: App encourages positivity on campus

April 18, 2014

More than 600 Penn students are already using this new app, created by Wharton senior Edward Lando and Engineering freshman Yagil Burowsky, to compliment each other: Read MORE

NYCEDC: NYCEDC Announces Senvol as Winner of “NYC Next Idea” Global New Venture Competition

April 18, 2014
Wharton sweeps the NYC Next Idea Global New Venture Competition, with VIP company Senvol, founded by Zach Simkin (C’06/WG’14) and Annie Wang (C’06/G’13/WG’13), taking grand prize, and another VIP company, AirCare Labs, founded by Rushil Goel (WG’13) and George Zeng (WG’13) as the runner up! So proud of our Wharton Entrepreneurs!
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How to Spend It: Stone & Strand: a clicks-and-mortar jewellery store

April 18, 2014

How To Spend It suggests that you spend some of your it at Stone & Strand, a luxury online jewelry story and offline concierge and stylist service, founded by Nadine McCarthy WG’12: Read MORE

Forbes: Tired Of Hustling As A Freelancer? These Companies Will Find Gigs For You (For Free!)

April 11, 2014

Skillbridge (founded by Raj Jeyakumar & Brett Lewis, both WG’13) isn’t just making it easier, and cheaper, for companies to hire consultants — it’s also helping freelancers get well-paying work. MORE

Entrepreneur: 6 Hot Healthcare Companies: From Smart Pill Bottles to Smart Diapers, What’s Driving Innovation in Medical Tech

April 11, 2014

Entrepreneur Magazine rounds up 6 Hot Healthcare Companies that are driving innovation in medical tech — no surprise that AdhereTech, founded by Josh Stein WG’12, made the list. MORE

Philly.com: They haul thousands of pounds of laundry on bikes

April 11, 2014

Wash Cycle Laundry wants to both clean your clothes and make you feel good about it. Founded by Gabriel Mandujano W’05, it’s green, it’s cheap, and it’s all done via bike. MORE

India Economic Times: Kunal Bahl, founder-CEO of Snapdeal talks about his favourite restaurants & culinary cravings

April 11, 2014

The favorite eats of Snapdeal founder Kunal Bahl (M&T’06) in his student days and beyond: MORE

Reuters peHUB: Startup seeks to match up projects with consultants: Buyouts

April 11, 2014

Reuters peHUB takes a look at Skillbridge’s disruptive business model for consulting. Some more great press for founders Raj Jeyakumar and Brett Lewis, both WG’13: MORE

60 Minutes: Tesla and SpaceX: Elon Musk’s industrial empire

April 11, 2014

“Musk may be changing the car the way Steve Jobs changed the phone.”
60 Minutes does an amazing segment on Tesla and SpaceX: Elon Musk’s Industrial Empire. MORE

Philly.com: Office Style: Curalate

April 3, 2014

Sartorial as well as entrepreneurial success: Apu Gupta WG’05 and his team at Curalate model their Office Style for Philly.com: MORE

NPR’s Marketplace: Shop and charge: stores offer cellphone charging

April 3, 2014

NPR’s Marketplace looks at whether Wharton alum Doug Baldasare’s ChargeItSpot actually translates to more sales for brick-and-mortar shops. MORE

Forbes: Dogs, Cats And A Moneymaking Machine: Meet Petplan

April 3, 2014

Forbes tells the tale (pun intended!) of PetPlan, the wildly successful pet insurance company founded by Chris and Natasha Ashton, both WG’03. MORE

Axis Philly: Innovation, Inc.

March 31, 2014

“He took a place that was just a bunch of laboratories and some office buildings, and made it a vibrant centerpiece of our entrepreneurial ecosystem.”

That’s Steve Goodman W’62,L’65, longtime Morgan Lewis startup lawyer and WE board member, talking about Steve Tang WG’92, and all he’s done to transform the University City Science Center. MORE

New York Times: LiveSafe, a Safety App, Raises $6.5 Million From IAC and Others; Diller Joins Board

March 31, 2014

Big congrats to LiveSafe, founded by Jeff Grass WG’99, for raising $6.5M!
Fun fact: Jeff’s team was a finalist in the very first Wharton Business Plan Competition in spring 1999. See where the WBPC takes you? MORE