Jan 7, 2016
Forbes: 30 under 30
Alumni in the News, VIP alumni in the News
We counted 26 Wharton or Penn alumni on this year’s Forbes 30-under-30 list. Seven are in VC, and eleven are entrepreneurs. We are especially proud of Dan Fine W’15, Founder of Glass-U who received a Wharton Venture Award and was a member of VIP with two different ventures while he was a student, and Danny Cabrera ENG’14 and Ricky Solarzano ENG’13, Co-founders of Biobots, a VIP company.
Nov 18, 2015
New York Times: At Of Mercer, Making Workwear Less Work
Alumni in the News, Women entrepreneurs
“’There is no word in English for chic,’ the fashion writer Elizabeth Hawes wrote in 1938. She was right, and Wharton is probably the last place in the English-speaking world where you might expect to find anything approaching that term.” This hilarious gem of a quotation appears midway through a glowing story about Of Mercer (founded by Dorie Smith WG’13 and Emelyn Northway WG’13) in the New York Times.
Oct 25, 2015
Philadelphia Magazine: Philly’s Coolest Companies 2015
Alumni in the News
Philadelphia Magazine named Philly’s coolest companies, and two Wharton alumni founded startups made the list: Curalate, founded by Apu Gupta WG’05 and RJMetrics, co-founded by Jake Stein W’06. Read the story here.
Sep 10, 2015
CCTV: Charting a new course for growth
China, WE Faculty in the News
Can China replicate Silicon Valley? Karl Ulrich of Wharton and Dean Vijay Kumar of Engineering were interviewed about innovation on Chinese television in Beijing. See the clip here.
Jul 6, 2015
CNBC: What to know before giving to a crowdfunding project
WE Faculty in the News, WE Research in the News
Why is fraud fairly rare in crowdfunding? Wharton Professor Ethan Mollick has the answer: “You have a lot of eyeballs on it, and it’s likely someone is going to spot a problem.” CNBC has the story.
Jun 15, 2015
Yahoo: Girl On The Millennial Train
Alumni in the News, VIP alumni in the News, Women entrepreneurs, WVA Winners
Katlyn Grasso #W15, founder of GenHERation, was 1 of 25 young social innovators from around the globe who rode the Millennial Train this spring! Read about her adventures here.