Archive for the ‘WEP Students in the News’ Category

Harbor Light News: In the Lab: Lorious

July 11, 2013

Lorious, founded by 2nd year MBA students Henry Hund, Ran Tan and JM Diebold, is creating an online marketplace where users can buy and sell expertise and knowledge. MORE

The Hamburg Sun: Young success: Grasso to hold leadership workshop for young girls

June 28, 2013

Wharton Entrepreneurial Intern Fellow Katlyn Grasso (W’15) asks “Why aren’t more girls pursuing more unique, versatile positions?” READ ARTICLE

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Upstart Business Journal: Badminton player, winemaker, almost-Thiel Fellow join Brandery class of 2013

June 28, 2013
Co-Ed Supply, founded by Marissa Hu (WG’13), joins Brandery, a national accelerator for consumer marketing companies. MORE

Pando Daily: Why Are You In Such A Rush

June 11, 2013

Dan Shipper (C’14), Firefly co-founder, has learned that “Moving as “quickly” as possible feels good. It feels productive. But ultimately I think being in a rush often slows you down.” MORE

PhillyInc: Accelerating 11 ‘social-impact’ enterprises

June 6, 2013

Venture Initiation Program company ProfessorWord, founded by Betty Hsu (WG’14) and Ivan Chang, joins GoodCompany Group’s business accelerator program. MORE

Region’s Business: Penn Inspires Creative Thinking Through Business Competitions

May 20, 2013

Region’s Business – Philadelphia highlights Wharton Entrepreneurship programs for “inspiring creative thinking”. MORE

Penn Gazette: Pimp My Robot

May 15, 2013

In “Pimp My Robot”, Venture Initiation Program member Dick Zhang (ENG’15) talks about winning Penn’s Y-Prize for his plan to commercialize flying robot technology from GRASP Lab – UPenn (with co-founders Kelsey Duncombe-Smith EE’15 & Andy Wu GRW’16). MORE

Coverage of 2013 Wharton Business Plan Competition Perlman Grand Prize winner Zenkars

April 29, 2013

Zenkars, founded by Jim Chabas (WG’13) and Venkat Jonnala (WG’13), is an online retailer of used cars. For the consumer, Zenkars sells the best-priced used cars online with a peaceful buying experience.  The company removes middlemen and gets cars directly from commercial sellers – bypassing auto auctions, wholesalers and dealers. For the corporate seller, Zenkars offers the first direct to consumer remarketing channel.

Zenkars is the winner of the 2013 Wharton Business Plan Competition Perlman Grand Prize. The WBPC Venture Finals event and Zenkars’ win has been featured in India West, the New York Times You’re the Boss blog, the Philadelphia Inquirer, the New York Daily News, the San Francisco Chronicle, The Times of India, Knowledge@Wharton, Penn News, Silicon India, Technically Philly and ClearAdmit.

Pando Daily: Dorm Room Fund heads to San Francisco, Philly team backs Whamix in second deal

April 10, 2013

First Round Capital’s Dorm Room Fund launches on the West Coast and Philly team invests in it’s second company – Whamix, founded by Ashish Parikh WG’13. 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

Philadelphia Business Journal: Doing it in the dorms

April 2, 2013

Ashwin Muthia W’15 and Alexander Izydorczyk W’15 cite the creation of  The Dorm Room Fund as a great incentive to start their own business while still in school. MORE

Entrepreneur: College Entrepreneurs Create Software to Help Businesses Thrive

March 26, 2013

“The experience of running two successful software companies is paying huge dividends for the three students: ‘Coming up with a concept, building a product, marketing it and talking to investors has been an incredible learning experience’.” says Dan Shipper C’14 about he and his Firefly & Airtime co-founders Patrick Leahy W’13 and Justin Meltzer W’12.

Inc. Magazine: 2013 Coolest College Startups

March 13, 2013

List includes FamilyLeaf, founded by Wesley Zhao (on leave from Wharton) and Firefly, co-founded by Dan Shipper (C’14), Patrick Leahy (W’13) and Justin Meltzer (W’12). MORE

Huffington Post: Dorm Room CEO: Top 5 Most Predictable College Startup Ideas

February 28, 2013

Jonathon Youshaei (W’13) says “it’s never too early to bring your idea to life.” MORE

Wharton Magazine: Watch List – Startups

February 8, 2013

Wharton Magazine shares their list of alumni start-ups to watch – MORE

Daily Pennsylvanian: Wharton grad contribute $1.65 million for business competition prize

February 6, 2013

Ellen and Richard Perlman (W’68) will fund the grand prize, now named Perlman Prize – MORE

Wharton Magazine: Startup Enterprise: The Next Generation

February 4, 2013

“‎Wharton Magazine profiles some amazing Wharton-founded startups, including CommonBond Co, PoverUP, CarHound, Prajwalbharat (Lightup India), & Curalate – MORE

Wharton Magazine: A Day in the Life – Student Startups

February 1, 2013

The Wharton Magazine gives us a glimpse into the lives of student entrepreneurs Lisa Lovallo (G’13/WG’13) and Daniel Fine (W’15). MORE

Knowledge@Wharton High School: Fashion Meets Function: Deepa Gandhi’s ‘New Dawn’ for Handbags

February 1, 2013

Lessons from Wharton Venture Award winner Deepa Gandhi (WG’13) – “Whether you succeed or fail with your first venture or your second venture, you’re always going to learn something, and it’s going to make you that much stronger as a person.” MORE

Penn Current: Student Spotlight with Catherine Kipsang

January 10, 2013

Penn Current interviews Catherine Kipsang (C’13), Founder of Givenumbers, a social platform for Kenyan politics. MORE

Business Insider: 50 Must-Have Holiday Gifts For $50 Or Less

December 20, 2012

Business Insider names Co-Ed Supply (founded by Marissa Hu WG’14) to its list of  50 Must-Have Holiday Gifts For $50 Or Less. MORE

Wharton Journal: Innovative Start-up connects brands and retailers

December 5, 2012

Thomas Baldwin (WG’13) interviews Mona Bijoor (WG ’05), Founder and CEO of JOOR, an “online global marketplace for wholesale buying that directly connects brands and retailers.” MORE Fund lets students follow entrepreneurial dreams

December 5, 2012

“The Dorm Room Fund will make investments of $10,000 to $20,000 to about 12 to 25 companies a year over two years. The thinking is that by getting close to the young entrepreneurs, the Dorm Room Fund – and First Round – have a shot at grabbing the next Facebook.” MORE

The Next Web: Hemishare wants to help Brazilian startups recruit top US university talent with RecruitLab

December 5, 2012

“According to its founder and CEO, Lisa Lovallo [G’13/WG’13], its mission is to “connect US recruits with Brazilian startups to take the risk and cost out of long-distance startup recruiting.” MORE

Business Insider: A Bunch Of Students Think They Have Found The Next Mark Zuckerberg

December 5, 2012

Interview with Dan Shipper C’14, co-founder of Firefly, the first company in First Round Capital’s Dorm Room Fund portfolio. MORE