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Sep 2, 2014

Fast Company: What It’s Like To Drink Bulletproof Coffee Every Morning For Two Weeks

Alumni in the News

A Fast Company writer spent two weeks breakfasting on Bulletproof Coffee (founded by David Asprey #WG04) every day for two weeks. Here’s how he felt.

Aug 29, 2014

Economic Times: From banker to baker, Neha Arya Sethi is a sweet cookie!

Alumni in the News, India, Women entrepreneurs

The identity of the Sweetish House mafia (SHM), Mumbai’s renegade cookie baker, is revealed: Neha Arya Sethi #W07, who went from banker to baker. Read more here.

Aug 29, 2014

Financial Express: Snapdeal snaps $1-billion sales, to sell homes now

Alumni in the News, India

Huge congratulations to Kunal Bahl #W06/#ENG06 and his company Snapdeal, which has just surpassed $1 billion in gross merchandise sales! Read more here.

Aug 28, 2014

Forbes: 6 Secrets of Great Resumes, Backed By Psychology

Alumni in the News

Jon Youshaei, Huntsman Program 2013 grad, has a column in Forbes! Today, he wants to help you get your dream job by giving 6 tips for a great resume. Read more here.

Aug 25, 2014

Business Insider: Four UPenn Students Built A Smart Thermometer To Help Parents Monitor Their Kids’ Fevers Anytime, Anywhere

Healthcare, Undergrads

Now you can measure your kid’s fever from anywhere. Is there anything a smartphone can’t do, once 4 Penn students put their minds to it? Read more here.

Aug 22, 2014

Entrepreneur Magazine: Help Select Our ‘College Entrepreneur of 2014′

Healthcare, Undergrads

Aaron Goldstein W’16, founder of LifePatch, is one of five finalists for Entrepreneur Magazine’s “College Entrepreneur of 2014″. Read more, and cast your vote, here.

Aug 22, 2014

Philadelphia Business Journal: Student-run retail analytics startup nabs $20,000 from Dorm Room Fund

Undergrads, VIP Companies in the News

$20,000 for student startup Prayas Analytics from Dorm Room Fund! Read more here.

Aug 22, 2014

Business Insider: People Who Work In Tech Say These Are The 10 Best Business Schools In The World

Technology, Wharton entrepreneurship

Business Insider asked 10,00 readers to help them select the World’s Best Business Schools, and then they filtered those polled for those who work in tech. The result is a slightly different list, and we’re proud to see that Wharton rings in at #4! Read more here.

Aug 19, 2014

HuffPost Live: Meet The College Student Making A Difference For The Next GenHERation

Undergrads, VIP Companies in the News, WE Students in the News, Women entrepreneurs

Wharton undergrad Katlyn Grasso, founder of GenHERation, gave HuffPost Live her story. See it here.

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 19, 2014

Ethan Mollick’s new crowdfunding research gets great press

WE Faculty in the News, WE Research in the News

Aug 15, 2014

TechCrunch: With Prayas Analytics, Retailers Can Use In-Store Footage To Become More Efficient

Undergrads, VIP, WE Students in the News

Sick of waiting too long in line? Prayas Analytics, founded by undergrads Yash Kothari and Pranshu Maheshwari, wants to help stores fix this and similar problems with the in-store experience. Read more here.

Aug 13, 2014

The Economic Times: New-age success mantra: Choosing winners through crowdsourcing

India, WE Faculty in the News, WE Research in the News

The Economic Times of India reports on Wharton prof Ethan Mollick’s new study, which asks whether crowds or experts do better at picking winning projects. Read more here.

Aug 11, 2014

Crowdfund Insider: Harvard Business School: CrowdWisdom or CrowdMadness?

WE Faculty in the News, WE Research in the News

Crowdfund Insider takes a stab at unpacking Wharton prof Ethan Mollick’s newest study evaluating “crowd judgment vs. expert prognostication.” Read more here.

Aug 8, 2014

Huffintgon Post: Meet The Penn Student Who Started His Own Business Selling Custom College Sunglasses

Undergrads, VIP alumni in the News, VIP Companies in the News

Even Huff Post want to talk about Dan Fine, current Wharton student and serial entrepreneur. Read more here.

Aug 7, 2014

Business Because: MBA Entrepreneurship: Find Your Dream Team At Business School

Alumni in the News, Healthcare, VIP alumni in the News, Women entrepreneurs

Business school as the place to find your entrepreneurial dream team. Worked for Seratis founders Divya Dhar #WG14 and Lane Rettig #WG’14! Read more here.

Aug 6, 2014

Fast Company: Raising Sustainable, Grass-Fed Beef? There Is, Of Course, Even An App For That

Alumni in the News, social entrepreneurship

Big congrats to the first winner of the CommonBond Social Impact Award! CommonBond was, of course, founded by David Klein, Michael Taormina and Jessup Shean, who met at Wharton. Read more here.

Aug 6, 2014

Business Standard: Flipkart CEO wanted to be a gamer, Snapdeal chief a food and film critic

Alumni in the News, India

Kunal Bahl #W06/#E06 tells India’s Business Standard that if he hadn’t started a wildly successful e-commerce company, he would have like to be “a travelling food and movie critic, and eventually make documentaries.” The path not taken, Kunal.

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.

Jul 31, 2014

Business Insider: Why More MBAs Are Becoming Entrepreneurs Straight Out Of Business School

VIP, WE Faculty in the News

“MBA students are good at seeking where the opportunities are,” says Wharton prof Ethan Mollick, explaning why more and more MBAs are becoming entrepreneurs. Read more here.

Jul 30, 2014

SF Gate: Snapdeal founder keeps close eye on Alibaba IPO

Alumni in the News, India

M&T grad Kunal Bahl, founder of Snapdeal, is seriously considering an IPO, and soon. We’re waiting with baited breath, Kunal! Read more here.

Jul 30, 2014

Washington Post: Start-up advice: How to balance making a difference with making a profit

social entrepreneurship, Undergrads, Women entrepreneurs

Current Wharton student Tess Michaels, founder of Soceana, explains 8 strategies for successful social entrepreneurship. Read more here.

Jul 30, 2014

Technically Philly: Best of Philly 2014: The Best Philadelphians

Alumni in the News, innovation, Philadelphia, social entrepreneurship, Undergrads, VIP Companies in the News

Best Entrepreneur goes to Dan Fine W’15, founder of GlassU and Dosed, and Best Education Innovator goes to Alejandro Gac0Artigas GED’11, founder of Springboard Collaborative. Read more here.

Jul 23, 2014

TechCrowd: How to crowdfund without losing your shirt

WE Faculty in the News

“The danger of fraud is pretty low, but there’s a good chance that your products will be delivered late and potentially in a slightly different form than you originally intended.” That’s Wharton Professor Ethan Mollick’s assessment of the reality of the “fraud” problem on crowdfunding sites.

Jul 22, 2014

Inquirer.net: Fil-Am boutique sells kids’ wear then buys them back for resale

Alumni in the News, Women entrepreneurs

Sammy and Claire, founded by Geralyn Villaflor WG’08, not only sells “pre-loved” luxury children’s clothes–they also buy them back. Read more here.

Jul 22, 2014

Technically Philly: How Wharton MBA startup Tesorio is helping Yards Brewing save money

Alumni in the News, Philadelphia, VIP alumni in the News

Carlos Vega WG’14 and his company Tesorio are helping companies like Yards Brewing pay their vendors sooner — and save money in the process. Read more here.

Jul 21, 2014

Business Standard: Lunch with BS: Kunal Bahl

Alumni in the News, India

India’s Business Standard had dim sum with Wharton entrepreneur and Snapdeal founder Kunal Bahl. Read more here.

Jul 18, 2014

Philly.com: Matt & Marie’s offers new take on Italian sandwich

Alumni in the News, Philadelphia, VIP alumni in the News, WBPC finalists/winners, Wharton Business Plan Competition, Women entrepreneurs

Great Q&A with Nicole Capp WG’14, co-founder of Matt & Marie’s Italian Sandwiches, with a nice shout-out to the WBPC. “Just call these sandwich makers Italian Stallions.” Yes.

Read more here.

Jul 17, 2014

USA Today College: Entrepreneurship programs foster student innovation

Undergrads, VIP, Wharton entrepreneurship

VIP gets a spotlight in this great article in USA Today College. Quotations from students Aaron Goldstein, co-founder of Life Patch, and Adina Luo, co-founder of Black Box Denim.

Jul 16, 2014

Technically Philly: 7 startups in the Science Center’s first Digital Health Accelerator class

Alumni in the News, Healthcare, innovation, Philadelphia, VIP alumni in the News

We count at least two WE companies in the first University City Science Center Digital Health Accelerator: Fitly and Curbside Care. Read more here.

Jul 16, 2014

Philly.com: PhillyDeals: Pet insurers chase a bigger U.S. market

Alumni in the News, VIP alumni in the News, WBPC finalists/winners

PhillyDeals covers Chris and Natasha Ashton, both WG’03, and their pet insurance company Petplan. Read more here.

Jul 16, 2014

Quartz: This company sells Indians beverages with a dose of nostalgia, in a way Coke or Pepsi never can

Alumni in the News, India

India’s traditional, regional beverages, now hygienic and ready-to-drink, courtesy of Neeraj Kakkar and James Nuttal, both WG’10. Read more here.

Jul 16, 2014

Technically Philly: Meet three Penn startups using Radian Apartments as a young startup hub

Philadelphia, Undergrads

Three startups with cofounders from the University of Pennsylvania are being built this summer inside the Radian Apartments, a modern, gray building in University City. All three say they’re sticking around to be closer to each other. Read more here.

Jul 11, 2014

Technically Philly: After their hack went viral, these Penn freshmen got recruited by Nest

WE Students in the News

Four Penn students are now working for Nest in California. But they’ll be back in the fall to start their sophomore year. Read more here.

Jul 11, 2014

Rolling Stone: Beck to Release ‘Song Reader’ LP Featuring Jack White, Fun. and More

Alumni in the News, innovation, VIP alumni in the News, WBPC finalists/winners

Rolling Stone covers Beck’s “most unusual release:” Warby Parker Presents Beck Song Reader. Read more here.

Jul 10, 2014

Ernst and Young: 2014 winners announced

Alumni in the News, VIP alumni in the News

Jake Schwartz WG’08, founder of General Assembly, was named a 2014 Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year in New York. Read more here.

Jul 1, 2014

Business Insider: A Former Hedge Fund Manager Created A Fancy Shuttle Service To Compete With Private Jets

Alumni in the News

Wharton alum Richard Fertig found a problem to solve when he remembered the low-quality ground transportation he’d experienced as a hedge fund manager.
His solution: Brilliant Transportation, luxury vans that rival private jets in comfort, utility, and style. Read more here.

Jul 1, 2014

Crowdfund Insider: 500 Startups Partners with Equity Platform SeedInvest For Investor Verification; Public Fundraising for $100M Fund III

Alumni in the News, VC

SeedInvest, co-founded by Ryan Feit WG’12, is partnering with 500 Startups — together, they’ll publicly fundraise for a $100M Fund.
New rules, new game. Title II of the JOBS Act made this possible. We’re going to be watching with interest. Read about it here.

Jul 1, 2014

The Guardian: FundersClub’s Alex Mittal: the web will make venture capital more transparent

Alumni in the News, VIP alumni in the News, WBPC finalists/winners

Alex Mittal ENG’07/W’07, founder of FundersClub, gave the Guardian the lowdown on the future of venture capital. Read the interview here.

Jul 1, 2014

Philly.com: He ditched med school for software that helps doctors

Healthcare, VIP alumni in the News, WBPC finalists/winners

Penn alum (and VIP member, and WBPC finalist) Eric King is helping doctors make complicated diagnoses, using his software, Grand Round Table.

Read more about Eric here.

Jul 1, 2014

Wired: Is Warby Parker Too Good to Last?

Alumni in the News, VIP alumni in the News, WBPC finalists/winners

So proud that Warby Parker, founded by 4 Wharton MBAs while they were students, has distributed 1 million pairs of glasses to people in need.
Growing a business, changing the world. Read about why this worries Wired here.

Jul 1, 2014

Philly.com: Matt & Marie’s: Italian sandwiches with a side of Wharton

Alumni in the News, VIP alumni in the News, VIP Companies in the News

Matt & Marie’s, founded by Wharton grads Nicole Capp and Justin Sapolsky, is opening on Monday, June 30! Two Logan Square (18th Street, north of Arch).
Yum. Read more here.

Jul 1, 2014

Inc.: Translation at the Click of a Button

Alumni in the News, innovation, VIP alumni in the News

VerbalizeIt, founded by #WhartonGrad Ryan Frankel, made Inc.’s list of 35 Under 35 Coolest Entrepreneurs. Read more here.

Jun 16, 2014

WCPO Cincinnati: ConnXus: Mason company works to connect corporations with women- and minority-owned companies

Alumni in the News

“The roughly 14 million U.S. companies owned by women and minorities represent about half of all the nation’s businesses.
But those same firms account for only 6 percent of the total revenue generated by businesses in the U.S.”
Rod Robinson WG’95, founder of ConnXus, is looking to change those numbers. Read about it here.

Jun 16, 2014

Crack the MBA: Shark Tank and MBA Programs

Alumni in the News

Crack The MBA, founded by Nupur Gupta WG’10, takes a look at how MBAs have fared on Shark Tank. Pleased to see that Wharton’s had the most alumni-founded ventures on so far! Read more here.

Jun 16, 2014

USA Today: Change Agents: Harry’s has shaving in a lather

Alumni in the News, WBPC finalists/winners

The “animals” that Harry’s co-founders Jeff Raider (WG’10) and Andy Katz-Mayfield test their shaving products on? Themselves. This according to the charming video USA Today made about them. Watch it here.

Jun 16, 2014

Popular Mechanics: Tesla Goes Open Source: What Gives?

Alumni in the News, innovation

“We felt compelled to create patents out of concern that the big car companies would copy our technology and then use their massive manufacturing, sales and marketing power to overwhelm Tesla. We couldn’t have been more wrong. The unfortunate reality is the opposite….” wrote Elon Musk C’97/W’97. So now the patent portfolio of Tesla Motors is open. Wow. Read more about it here.

Jun 12, 2014

Philly.com: The Cutting Edge

Alumni in the News, innovation, Wharton Business Plan Competition

Graphene Frontiers, founded by Mike Patterson WG’12, was a WBPC finalist in 2012. Now Mike and his company are changing the world with medical diagnostics of “unprecedented speed and sensitivity”. Read more here.

Jun 12, 2014

Technically Philly: Firefly acquired by Pegasystems

Alumni in the News, Undergrads

Firefly, co-founded by Penn grads Dan Shipper and Justin Meltzer while they were still in school and funded by Dorm Room Fund, was acquired by Pegasystems (for an undisclosed amount). Read more here.