BioCellection Wins 5 Wharton Business Plan Competition Awards–Including Perlman Grand Prize!

By Nadine Kavanaugh, Associate Director, Wharton Entrepreneurship

BioCellection won the $30,000 Perlman Grand Prize of the 2016 Wharton Business Plan Competition—as well as the Wharton Social Impact Prize, the Gloeckner Undergraduate Award, the Michelson People’s Choice Award, and the Committee Award for Most ‘Wow Factor,’ making them the first team in BPC history to win five awards. Founded by University of Pennsylvania undergraduates Miranda Wang, Alexander Simafranca, and Eric Friedman, and their teammates Jeanny Yao and Daniel Chapman, BioCellection is the first undergraduate team to win the Grand Prize. The prizes were awarded at the Wharton School’s annual Venture Finals on April 28, 2016, where student finalists received more than $125,000 in combined cash prizes and in-kind legal/accounting services.

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2016 Wharton Business Plan Competition Grand Prize winners Jeanny Yao, Miranda Wang C’16, and Alexander Simafranca C’18, founders of BioCellection.

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