Archive for the ‘Women entrepreneurs’ Category Digital health startup wants to disrupt how health-care professionals care for patients

May 5, 2014

Divya Dhar WG’14 tells how Seratis is going to disrupt how health-care professionals care for patients. Read MORE

Philadelphia Style Magazine: From the Editor-in-Chief

April 24, 2014

Philly Style Mag is dong a Women of Influence issue, and who is that pictured? Of Mercer founders Emelyn Northway and Dorie Golkin, both WG’13. Women of influence and style, we’d say. See MORE

How to Spend It: Stone & Strand: a clicks-and-mortar jewellery store

April 18, 2014

How To Spend It suggests that you spend some of your it at Stone & Strand, a luxury online jewelry story and offline concierge and stylist service, founded by Nadine McCarthy WG’12: Read MORE

USA Today: Strategies: Best route to venture capital? Be a man

April 3, 2014

The Remington Steele theory of how to raise venture capital for the female entrepreneur, with quotes from Wharton prof Laura Huang. MORE

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

Technically Philly: PopInShop: ‘online dating service for stores and brands’

March 5, 2014
“It’s like an online dating service for stores and brands,” says Allison Berliner WG’13 about PopInShop, the business she and Roopak Majmudar G’13/WG’13 co-founded to help online-only brands find “the perfect partnership” with a retail store.
Technically Philly has the story: MORE

Her Campus: WICK: A Collegiate Clothing Line

March 5, 2014
“I think the business and entrepreneur resources at Penn are unparalleled.” — This from Penn student an entrepreneur Sanibel Chai, who is partnered with her Princeton friend to make party dresses out of workout fabrics for comfort and style.
A little black dress with pockets and moisture-wicking ability? I kind of want one. MORE

March 5, 2014
Shelby Zitelman W’07 and her sisters are making some amazingly delicious tahini right here in Philly: Soom Foods. It’s the only tahini used at beloved Philly restaurant Zahav, and now the Philadelphia Inquirer has the story: MORE

Moneylife: Meghna Mittal & Namrata Kothari of

March 5, 2014
Terrific interview with Meghna Mittal W’06 & Namrata Kothari W’06, do-vounders of Indian shopping portal, in Moneylife.
Wharton entrepreneurs have been all over the Indian press lately! MORE

TechCrunch: RocksBox Gets A $1.5M Seed Round for Valentine’s Day

March 5, 2014
Possibly the best Valentine’s Day gift ever: $1.5M seed round for jewelry subscription startup RocksBox, founded by Meaghan Rose WG’06. 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

The Hindu: Numbers and nutrition

February 19, 2014
The malnutrition rate is 42 percent among children in India. As many as 1500 children die everyday due to lack of a balanced diet. That’s why Ridhima Parvathaneni W’13/ENG’13 started Indian Impact–the “first and only online platform” with the goal of reducing malnutrition among Indian children.

Read about her in this terrific profile in The Hindu: MORE

Idea Mensch: Megan Smyth – Co-Founder and CEO of GoRecess

February 19, 2014
Megan Smyth WG’05, tells Idea Mensch all about founding GoRecess, which will help you find the workout you want.

Did you know she was a WBPC semifinalist? Go Megan! MORE

Forbes: Designer Spotlight: Of Mercer Aims To Outfit Career Ambition

February 19, 2014
Forbes shines its Designer Spotlight on Of Mercer, founded by Dorie Golkin and Emelyn Northway, both WG’13, comparing their stylish, direct-to-consumer women’s workwear startup to fellow alumni companies like Warby Parker and Harry’s.

Here’s hoping Of Mercer has just as much success! MORE

PandoDaily: How ElectNext found its native ad groove

October 30, 2013
A pivot for ElectNext (founded by Keya Dannenbaum WG’12 & Paul Jungwirth PhD’18) to native ads. MORE

E Online: Trendsetters at Work: RocksBox

October 30, 2013
“I’ve always wanted to start my own business. When I was a kid I would make up pretend products and make fake commercials for them with my sister.” — Meghan Rose WG’06

Learn more about founder of jewelry membership site RocksBox in this interview: MORE

Huffington Post: A NYLON Affair

September 10, 2013

Anastasia Roumelioti WG’12, founder of Lady & Lara (which will meet all of your fashion-forward pet’s needs), writes in the Huff Post about founding a business in NY, but moving to London–in part because her visa expired. MORE

TechCrunch: Co-Ed Supply Whisks Curated Boxes Of ‘College Essentials’ To Busy Students

September 9, 2013

Place your orders for curated care packages, courtesy of Co-Ed Supply!

Co-Ed Supply, co-founded by Marissa Hu, gets some great press from TechCrunch: MORE

An Entrepreneurial Life: Of Mercer: Apparel for Modern, Professional Women

September 5, 2013

“Wearing pantsuits make many women feel like they are imitating their male counterparts. We want to produce something more feminine and fashionable that allows women to feel confident.”

That’s how Emelyn Northway, co-founder, with Dorie Golkin (both WG’13) of Of Mercer, describes their aesthetic.

This terrific article describes their journey from dorm-room startup to full-time business. MORE

Philadelphia Business Journal: City startup offers online training for autistic learners

August 19, 2013

Autism Expressed (CMO Jessica Stoller, C’08/WG’13) wants to get autistic students the digital-skills training they need to find jobs. MORE

How To Build A Company That Warren Buffett Would Invest In

August 19, 2013

What would Warren invest in?

Not a bad question for the entrepreneur to ask — and then use to guide decisions on how to grow his or her own company. Lisa Lovallo G’13/WG’13 co-authors a Forbes article that can teach you how to turn your company into Buffett-bait. MORE

Forbes: How To Transform An Industry And Raise The Venture Capital To Do It

August 16, 2013

Forbes writes what amounts to a love letter to Mona Bijoor C’98/G’98/WG’05. And if Forbes is impressed, then we are too. MORE

Huffington Post: Inclusion Versus Innovation

August 16, 2013

Yana Watson Kakar WG’05 wants you to know that she’s inclusive — not necessarily innovative — in her West African business, bring private sector development to women-owned enterprises.

I love the thoughtful way she parses these ideas. MORE

Poets & Quants: The Women of Wharton

August 16, 2013

Lindsay Stewart WEBMA 2014 gives major props to the Wharton Women in her class. I’m inspired just reading about everything these women are achieving. MORE

Philadelphia Business Journal: Pet insurer just scratching surface of emerging market

August 16, 2013

Natasha and Chris Ashton, both WG’03, founded PetPlan while they were students–they won the BPC and then were members of
VIP–and now they’re making headlines with their pet insurance company: MORE