Nov 17, 2014
Wall Street Journal: Warby Parker Adds Storefronts to Its Sales Strategy
Alumni in the News, VIP Companies in the News
Warby Parker (founded by 4 Wharton MBA students), has expanded from their original online model to brick-and-mortar. How’s that working out for them?
“The stores sell an average of $3,000 a square foot annually, higher than most retailers not named Apple Inc.” Okay, then. Read more here.
Sep 3, 2014
Hindu Business Line: Lending a hand to the urban poor
Alumni in the News, India, social entrepreneurship
After a career in banking, Samit Ghosh #WG74 became an entrepreneur with a mission to help the Indian urban poor: he founded Ujjivan Finaical Services, a microfinance institution, in 2005. It now has 350 branches in 23 states, serving 1.3 million customers. Read more.
Aug 19, 2014
The Economist: Everybody have fun tonight
WE Faculty in the News
The Economist digs into Wharton prof Ethan Mollick’s new research on gamification. The takeaway: if you’re forced to play, it’s often not really fun. Read more here.
Aug 6, 2014
Philly.com: They like to think of themselves as the Uber of health care
Alumni in the News, Healthcare, Philadelphia, Technology, VIP alumni in the News, VIP Companies in the News
Curbside Care is in the Venture Initiation Program and the University City Science Center digital health accelerator, and First Round Capital’s Dorm Room Fund has invested. How plugged in to the Wharton/Penn entrepreneurial community are Scott Ames #WG15 and Grant Mitchell #WG14/#M14! Read more here.
Aug 5, 2014
The New Yorker: Companies With Benefits
Alumni in the News, social entrepreneurship, VIP alumni in the News, WBPC finalists/winners
“We wanted to build a business that could make profits. But we also wanted to build a business that did good in the world.” –Neil Blumenthal WG’10, co-founder of Warby Parker. Read more about The New Yorker’s take on B corps here.