Archive for the ‘Wharton Business Plan Competition’ Category They connect patients suffering rare diseases to experts who can treat them

February 19, 2014
“They connect patients suffering rare diseases to experts who can treat them.” That’s Speso Health, founded by Jonathan McEuen and Rajiv Mahale, who gave a great interview to

Thanks for the shoutouts to the WBPC and VIP! MORE


Gigaom: How do you manufacture huge amounts of graphene for a fraction of the cost? Printing presses

October 30, 2013
Graphene! It may be the miracle material that takes us beyond silicon.

Mike Patterson (WG’12) and his company Graphene Frontiers, are working on a way to produce it on a large scale. MORE

Tech Crunch: Ask A VC: Emergence Capital Partners’ Kevin Spain On The Next Disruptions In Health Tech And More

October 8, 2013
Watch Now: Kevin Spain (WG’99), from Emergence Capital Partners, talks disruptions and investing in the health tech. MORE

Technically Philly: ZenKars: Wharton Business Plan Competition winners ring NASDAQ Bell

August 16, 2013


Philadelphia Inquirer: Pinning their hopes on online car sales

June 3, 2013

The ZenKars founders “hope consumers who are confident shopping for all sorts of things online will be bold enough to buy a car that gets delivered to their door for a flat $299 fee – without ever test-driving it.” 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

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.

Philadelphia Inquirer: New firm works to reduce hospital readmissions of elderly patients

April 5, 2013

Coverage of the 2012 Wharton Business Plan Competition winner RightCare Solutions, founded by Mrinal Bhasker, WG’12 (WEMBA-East) ; Kathryn H. Bowles, Penn professor; Eric Heil, ENG’05/WG’12 (WEMBA-East) ; and Matt Tanzer, W’02/WG’12 (WEMBA-East). MORE

Financial Times: Entrepreneurs see pet project develop into a thriving venture

March 26, 2013

Chris and Natasha Ashton (both WG’03) have built a thriving pet insurance business (PetPlan) with support from a number of Wharton resources, faculty and alums. 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: 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

The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania Announces $1.65 Million Contribution from Ellen Hanson Perlman and Richard E. Perlman

January 30, 2013

Many thanks to Richard (W’68) & Ellen Perlman for the $1.65M gift to support our Wharton Business Plan Competition! MORE

Coverage of the Perlman gift in the Philadelphia Business Journal and CBS Philly.

May 14, 2012

The 2012 Wharton Business Plan Competition Venture Finals were featured in a number of media outlets, including Forbes, The San Francisco Chronicle, FlyingKite Media, Digital Journal, Philadelphia Business Journal and Technically Philly.

Vogue Magazine: “ 10 Websites to Organize Your Life”

April 10, 2012

Vogue Magazine recommends 2011 Wharton Business Plan Competition winner Stylitics to help tackle spring cleaning and wardrobe organizing. MORE

The New York Times – Style: “Virtual-Closet Web Sites Like Pinterest and Stylitics Revise Online Fashion Shopping”

March 1, 2012

Co-founder Rohan Deuskar WG’11 “compared his site to, the personal-finance tracking site. Once Stylitics’ [winner of the 2011 Wharton Business Plan Competition] algorithms become familiar with a user’s taste, it can make personalized recommendations, like a sartorial Netflix.” (2/29/2012) MORE

Creme Magazine: Top Entrepreneurs To Watch In 2012

January 11, 2012

Creme Magazine names Rohan Deuskar WG’11 – co-founder of Stylitics (winners of the 2011 Wharton Business Plan Competition) – as one of their top entrepreneurs to watch. He says, “Wharton has been an incredible resource for us. We have a professor who is an advisor and investor, the entrepreneurial center has made key introductions, and my classmates have gone out of their way to help in any way they can. Most people would be surprised to learn how entrepreneurial the Wharton community is. There are 8 startups founded by my classmates focused just on the fashion industry!” (1/4/2012) MORE

CMIO Magazine: “FDA OKs handheld device to detect skull bleeding”

December 15, 2011

The Infrascanner Model 1000 was developed by 2004 Wharton Business Plan Competition winner InfraScan, Inc. From the 2004 press release: “[the original technology, the HematoScope is based] on the patent of co-founder, 90 year old University of Pennsylvania Medical School Prof. Britton Chance.” You can read more about InfraScan, Inc. in the Wharton Magazine and to read the full CMIO article, please go here.

India Knowledge@Wharton features Stylitics – winners of the 2011 Wharton Business Plan Competition

November 23, 2011

India Knowledge@Wharton: According to Wharton OPIM professor Kartik Hosanagar, Stylitics (co-founded by Rohan Deuskar WG’11) “can help fashion brands get better visibility into their customers’ tastes and preferences [and] allow them to make better management decisions.” (11/17/2011) MORE

Inc. Magazine features Grand Prize winners of 2011 Wharton Business Plan Competition

October 7, 2011

Winner of 2011 Wharton Business Plan Competition Stylitics (co-founded by Rohan Deuskar WG’11 & Zach Davis) in Inc. Magazine’s “Market Research is the New Black” MORE

Economic Times features Rohan Deuskar, cofounder of Stylitics – winner of the 2010-11 WBPC

August 19, 2011

Wharton alumnus Rohan Deuskar (WG’11), whose start-up Stylitics won the Wharton Business Plan Competition, will ring the closing bell at Nasdaq on August 23.  MORE

The Times of India-Education Times features Wharton Business Plan Competition winner Rohan Deuskar

June 27, 2011

Rohan Deuskar (WG’11), co-founder of Stylitics and winner of the 2010-11 Grand Prize in the Wharton Business Plan Competition talks about his lessons learned and the future of entrepreneurship. MORE

Wall Street Journal features Wharton Business Plan Competition winner Stylitics

June 14, 2011

In “At Business Schools, Race for Cash Heats Up” Michelson Grand Prize winner and Stylitics co-founder Rohan Deuskar (WG’11) talks about preparing for the Wharton Business Plan Competition. MORE  (6/3/2011)

Silicon India News features Rohan Deuskar, winner of 2010-11 Wharton Business Plan Competition Grand Prize

May 25, 2011

Silicon India News profiles Wharton alum Rohan Deuskar, winner of the 2010-11 Wharton Business Plan Competition Grand Prize for his venture, Stylitics, which he plans to have become the “Neilsen of clothing”. MORE interviews WBPC Grand Prize winner Rohan Deuskar WG’11

May 23, 2011

In “Fashion Site Wins Wharton Business Plan Competition”, Stylitics co-founder Rohan Deuskar (WG’11) discuss the rigorous competitive process that led his venture to win the WBPC Grand Prize. MORE

NY Times Dealbook quotes Wharton grad Davis Smith, 3rd prize winner of Wharton Business Plan Competition

May 3, 2011

In ” Rejecting Wall Street, Graduates Turn Entrepreneurs Instead”, Davis Smith (WG’11) says ” the whole reason I went back to school was to build a business”.  MORE