Archive for the ‘Teaching/Learning’ Category

New York Times: Digital Trade School Raises $35 Million in Financing Round

March 11, 2014
Congratulations are due to General Assembly, school for “digital business skills” and supporter of entrepreneurs, founded by Jake Schwartz WG’08, for raising $35M in funding: MORE

Technically Philly: Vote for these 12 Philly tech orgs in the Philly DoGooder Awards

March 5, 2014
VOTE for Alejandro Gac-Artigas, VIP alum and Penn grad, founder of Springboard Collective, for Best Community Leader in the Philly DoGooder Awards! MORE

VentureBeat: Seamless for booze: Minibar Delivery’s iOS app summons alcohol to your doorstep

February 19, 2014
Minibar, founded by Lara Crystal and Lindsey Andrews, wants to bring you booze.

But only if you live in NYC. When’s this coming to Philly? MORE

GOOD: The Grave Mistake Many Social Entrepreneurs Make, and How to Avoid It

June 28, 2013

If you want to found or fund a social enterprise, Wharton’s Professor Ian MacMillan and Jim Thompson suggest 4 critical questions you must ask. MORE

AVC: Video Of The Week: Going To The Blackboard To Talk About Online Higher Education

February 25, 2013

Fred Wilson’s (WG’87) Video Of The Week on Online Higher Ed comes from his talk at Wharton on “being contrarian”. WATCH HERE

Mashable: How Tech Will Transform the Traditional Classroom

March 23, 2012

Coursekit (a Wharton Venture Initiation Program alumni company) is named as a “way forward” for how new technologies can improve education. MORE

BetaBeat: “Popular NYU-Stern Professor Offers His Classes For Free on Coursekit, 1,800 Sign Up”

February 3, 2012

BetaBeat: “I believe in a future where you don’t need to go to school to get an ‘education.’ This is a taste of that,” says Coursekit co-founder Joe Cohen. (2/2/2012) MORE WEP and VIP featured in “More Business Schools Embracing Do-gooders”

January 3, 2011

Wharton Entrepreneurial Programs Managing Director Emily Cieri discusses the growing interest of MBA students in social enterprise. MORE

Wharton Launches New Family Business Fellows Program Modeled on Successful Entrepreneur-in-Residence Series

September 28, 2010

As a result of the Family Business Fellows program, students will have the opportunity to meet one-on-one with a successful family business member and discuss various aspects of family business governance.

zawya: New Wharton Center in Abu Dhabi Featured

November 13, 2009


The recently inaugurated Wharton Centre for Entrepreneurship and Family Business Research, and new partnership between the Higher Colleges of Technology and the University of Pennsylvania, will support enhanced learning about entrepreneurship, innovation and family business in the Gulf and the Middle East. MORE

DP: Wharton Field Challenge Features Johnny Money Game

October 21, 2009

Today the DP features the Wharton Field Challenge which introduced the business building simulation Johnny Money, for which Prof. Ian MacMillan and the Societal Wealth Program contributed, to West Philadelphia High School students.  Along with Prof. MacMillan, Field Challenge faculty advisor Prof Keith Weigelt is interviewed, as is a Wharton junior involved in the WFC. MORE

The Baltimore Sun: Wharton Assistant Professor Quoted about Finance Games

October 5, 2009

In an article discussing the possibility of making finance fun via online simulations,  Wharton assistant professor of management Ethan Mollick is quoted on the benefits of first-hand experience found in finance simulations and games. MORE Wharton SBDC Mentioned

June 26, 2009

The Wharton SBDC is included in a article on how students help businesses as consultants. Leslie Mitts is interviewed and a photo of Eric Bradlow is featured. MORE

“Get It Started”, Mar 2009: BPC Semi-Finalists 2009; Hitting the Ball Wherever It Was Pitched

March 1, 2009

Some of this month’s stories include: “WEP in Action: BPC Semi-Finalists 2009″ featuring interviews with 6 of the 25 semi-finalists, and “Hitting the Ball Wherever It Was Pitched”, an article relating Wharton Entrepreneurship Conference speaker Comcast founding partner Julian Brodsky’s words of wisdom.

“Get It Started”, Feb 2009: Bridge to Innovation; Developing Web-Based Services

February 3, 2009

Some of this month’s stories include: “Bridge to Innovation” about WEP and Weiss Tech House collaboration, “Four Days + Four Nights = Six Businesses” detailing Prof. Karl Ulrich’s Wharton West workshop, and the featured clip “WEP in Action: Developing Web-Based Services.”

New York Times: Instructor Lawrence Gelburd on “Small Business Outlook 2009”

January 13, 2009

WEP lecturer Lawrence Gelburd says “private equity may remain a viable funding source.”   MORE

“Get it Started” Oct, 2008: Fred Wilson, VC; Undergrads’ Analysis of Gelato Co.= Sweet Results

October 16, 2008

Some of this month’s stories include: “Fans of Fred,”–Fred Wilson (WG’86) Alumni Impact Interview and “Finding the Sweet Spot“–Wharton Small Business Development Center Helps Undergrads Help Gelato Business Revamp Marketing Strategy.