Apr 11, 2015
ABC’s Shark Tank: Budsies
Alumni in the News
Another Wharton entrepreneur was on Shark Tank (that makes five Wharton-alumni founded companies so far): Alex Furmansky W’07 pitched his company Budsies. Watch him pitch here.
Mar 25, 2015
Philly.com: Penn grads win chance to change the world
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Katlyn Grasso W’15, Founder of GenHERation, Wharton VIP member, Wharton BPC semifinalist, Entrepreneurial Intern Fellow, and Wharton WVA winner, was named one of five Penn seniors chosen to receive the inaugural “President’s Engagement Prize.” Read more about the award here.
Mar 5, 2015
Poets and Quants: Wharton’s Big Push Into Startups
Poets and Quants published an extensive Q&A with Wharton Entrepreneurship Academic Director Raffi Amit and Managing Director Clare Leinweber. Read “Wharton’s Big Push Into Startups” here.
Jan 28, 2015
Seventeen: Real Girls Doing Amazing Things!
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Wharton undergrad Katlyn Grasso, founder of GenHERation, is in Seventeen Magazine! One of their featured Real Girls Doing Amazing Things. We couldn’t agree more, Seventeen–Katlyn is amazing. Read more here.
Jan 16, 2015
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Forbes: Several Wharton alumni made the Forbes 30-under-30 list, including Nat Turner (W’08), David Fajgenbaum (MD’13, MSC Public’13, WG’14), Arun Mathew (ENG’07/W’07), Noah Ready-Campbell (ENG’10/W’10), Deepa Gandhi (WG’13) and Stephanie Weiner (W’14).
Jan 12, 2015
Sharktank: Doorman Wants All the Sharks
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Now that’s poise under pressure! Watch Zander Adell , founder of Doorman, negotiate with the Sharks — everybody wants a bite. Watch highlights here.
Dec 18, 2014
Esquire: The Age of Exuberance
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“We had the ability to do something that brought joy and happiness.” Neil Blumenthal on why he and three other (s) founded Warby Parker. Read more here.
Dec 11, 2014
New York Times: Big Ideas in Social Change, 2014
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The Opinionator weighs in with Big Ideas in Social Change, 2014, and includes Springboard Collaborative, founded by Alejandro Gac-Artigas, Wharton VIP alumnus. Read more here.
Nov 17, 2014
Wall Street Journal: Warby Parker Adds Storefronts to Its Sales Strategy
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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.