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WIBC-FM – Online: Teen Bringing Nationwide “Threads for Teens” Tour to Indy

July 1, 2013

Incoming freshman Allyson Ahlstrom, (W’17) founded Threads for Teens to combine her love of fashion with her desire to serve underprivleged teen girls. MORE


Gigaom: Penn students build Firefly to make co-browsing drop-dead easy

April 2, 2013

“Patrick Leahy [W’13], co-founder of startup Firefly, turned down a prestigious Wall Street investment banking internship to build software that takes the messy plug-ins and downloads out of web-based customer support services.” MORE

Pando Daily: Philly student-investors choose Dorm Room Fund’s first deal

December 4, 2012

Firefly (founded by Dan Shipper C’14, Patrick Leahy W’13 and Justin Meltzer W’12) is the first company in First Round Capital’s Dorm Room Fund portfolio. MORE

Business Insider: THE SILICON ALLEY 100: The Coolest People In New York Tech This Year

October 26, 2012

Congrats to all the Penn & Wharton grads on the Business Insider Silicon Alley 100: Coolest People in New York Tech!
On the list are: Waiby Parker co-founders Neil Blumenthal, Dave Gilboa, Andrew Hunt and Jeffrey Raider (all WG’10); Iqram Magdon-Ismail ENG’05/ENG’06, Andrew Kortina C’05 of Venmo; Meredith Perry C’11 of uBeam; Nat Turner and Zach Weinberg (both W’08) of Flatiron Health; David Tisch C’03 & Adam Rothenberg W’07 of TechStars; Nihal Mehta C’99/ENG’99 of Local Response; Bryan Burkhart W’97 of H. Bloom; Cyrus Massoumi W’98 of ZocDoc; Jake Schwartz WG’08 of General Assembly; Ben Lerer C’03 of Thrillist and Lerer Ventures; Fred Wilson WG’87 of Union Square Ventures; Phin Barnes WG’09 of FIrst Round Capital; and David Pakman ENG’91 of Venrock. MORE

TechCrunch: Wharton U/G company Wanderfly raises $1M in funding

February 2, 2011

Wanderfly has raised $1 Million from Charles River Ventures and has partnered with, Jetsetter, Quintessentially and Business Traveler. MORE features Wharton Entreprenurial Programs’ Megan Mitchell

December 17, 2010

Megan Mitchell, WEP’s Senior Associate Director and coordinator of the Wharton Business Plan Competition shares some great tips and insights in “How to Win a Business Plan Competition” MORE

NYT: Prasad Thammineni, Wharton MBA alum and co-founder of Office Drop, discusses employee background checks

December 1, 2010

In a New York Times article, Prasad Thammineni, Wharton MBA alum and co-founder of Office Drop, discusses his company’s approach to balancing client security with employee privacy


Harvard Business Review: Prof. Ian MacMillan & Societal Wealth Program Director James Thompson on “A New Approach to Green Tech Opportunities”

October 11, 2010

Prof. Ian MacMillan and Societal Wealth Program Director James Thompson, (with M. Gruber) discuss how existing technologies can be used to tackle environmental challenges.

The Economist: Assoc Prof. David Hsu on so-called “Super-angels”

October 4, 2010

In an article entitled “Angels or Demons” Assoc Prof David Hsu weighs in on the recent trend of angels to make larger investments //

Wall Street Journal: Wharton MBA alums and former VIP company highlighted

September 30, 2010

Wharton MBA alums and former VIPs, Warby Parker, are highlighted for giving eyewear to those in need in “In Tom’s Shoes” MORE

Wall Street Journal: Alum of MBA for Executives program featured

September 30, 2010

Wharton | San Francisco MBA for Exec alum, Brian Thompson, who founded Powergetics Inc. as student is featured in “Going Solo”

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.

Bloomberg BusinessWeek’s Best Entrepreneurs list names WEP alumni start ups Innova and Milo

September 28, 2010

WEP alumni start-ups Milo and Innova named as 2010 Finalists on Bloomberg BusinessWeek’s list of America’s Best Young Entrepreneurs. Vote now!

Reuters: WEP instructor Lawrence Gelburd, Expert panelist, weighs in on “Are turnkey hospitals possible? 

September 14, 2010

In an article for the “Grow Your Own” column, instructor Lawrence Gelburd assesses the merits of a business concept focused on establishing high quality hospitals in geographies worldwide.

Harvard Business Review: “Making Social Ventures Work” by Professor Ian MacMillan & Societal Wealth Program Director, James Thompson

September 7, 2010

Professor Ian MacMillan and Societal Wealth Program Director James Thompson discuss how “socially-minded entrepreneurs” can succeed in “emerging economies” and “uncertain markets”. MORE

Inc.:Wharton Lecturer Quoted on Expanding Businesses

May 20, 2010

Wharton lecturer and CEO of The Chalfin Group, Robert J. Chalfin advises INC. readers on “How to Decide Whether Your Business Should Build or Buy.” MORE

WSJ: WBPC Video Series “Packed With Valuable Insights”

May 18, 2010

The Wharton Business Plan Competition’s video series was highlighted by the Wall Street Journal yesterday in their special small business section. MORE

ETNow TV: Entrepreneurship@Wharton

May 5, 2010

India’s ETNow TV network features Entrepreneurship@Wharton and WEP faculty in its video segment “Starting Up.” MORE

Philadelphia Inquirer: “Students Lead the Way” in the WBPC

May 5, 2010

The Philadelphia Inquires features the WBPC and highlights the grand prize winner Cortical Concepts and the people’s choice award winner Kembrel. MORE

NYT: WBPC Dominated by Life Sciences

May 5, 2010

The New York Times covers the Wharton Business Plan Competition, noticing that life sciences dominate the business plans. MORE

San Francisco Chronicle: Wharton BPC is “Worth Watching”

April 24, 2010
San Francisco Chronicle discusses up-and-coming business leaders and features the Wharton Business Plan Competition as one where business plans are “worth watching.” MORE

Philadelphia CP: VIP Company Hydros Bottle is “Genius in a Bottle”

April 23, 2010

An article in this week’s Philadelphia City Paper features VIP company Hydros Bottle and the two Penn grads behind the startup. MORE

WSJ: Wharton Evolved Carbon-offset Retailer Highlighted

April 20, 2010

The Wall Street Journal features an article on carbon-offsets retailers and highlights TerraPass, a retailer started in Prof. Karl Ulrich’s Wharton course. MORE

Bloomberg: Professor Amit Quoted

February 17, 2010

Professor Raffi Amit weighs in on Quattrone’s comeback IPO featured on Bloomberg today. MORE

Philadelphia Inquirer: Wharton VIP & SBDC Advisor’s De-Mining Robot Receives Funding

February 18, 2009

Government funding is announced for further development of the de-mining robot developed by Humanistic Robotics co-founder Samuel Reeves, a Wharton undergrad alumnus and former Venture Initiation Program member who now serves as an advisor with the Wharton Small Business Development Center. MORE