Archive for the ‘WBPC finalists/winners’ Category

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

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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

Entrepreneur: How Warby Parker Used the Element of Surprise to Win Over Customers

March 20, 2014

What would you do differently, if you could do it all again?
Neil Blumenthal WG’10, co-founder of Warby Parker, tells Entrepreneur Magazine that he’d “take more creative risks”. For what else 20/20 hindsight has taught Neil, read on: MORE

Wall Street Journal: South by Southwest turns more of its focus to health care

March 14, 2014
The Wall Street Journal spotted Josh Stein WG’12, founder of AdhereTech, talking to investors at SXSW!
“I can’t imagine an executive of his stature listening to health-technology pitches even a few years ago,” Mr. Stein said. “Now we’re at the forefront.” MORE

Technically Philly: These 10 Philly tech founders made Business Journal’s ’40 under 40′

March 14, 2014
Hey, that’s Eric Heil, president and CEO of RightCare Solutions, the 2012 WBPC Grand Prize winner, on the Philadelphia Business Journals annual ’40 under 40′ list! MORE