2016 Wharton India Startup Competition: Crowdfunding Wins

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveiled his “Startup India, Stand Up India” initiative on January 16. Ahead of that, the Wharton School held its India Startup Competition in Mumbai on January 5. The 20th Wharton India Economic Forum (WIEF) hosted the Startup Competition for the third year in a row to promote entrepreneurship in the country.

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Wharton India Startup Competition—In India!

By Deepa Iyer WG’16 and Aditya Nair WG’16, Directors of the Wharton India Economic Forum Startup Competition

A marketplace connecting small businesses to buyers nationwide. A healthcare appointment booking service.  A luxury apparel rental app.  An online grocery store. No, this isn’t a list for a Silicon Valley office park—it’s a tiny sampling of some of the top startups receiving funding in India this past summer alone.

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Three Wharton Startups Enter the Shark Tank

By Matthew Brodsky, Editor, Wharton Magazine

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Editor’s note: This post originally appeared on the Wharton Magazine blog. Zoobean’s Shark Tank episode has since aired. Watch it here (Zoobean runs 15:15-25:00, and it’s an exciting segment!) 

No matter what happens to Jordan Lloyd Bookey WG’07 and husband Felix Brandon Lloyd on Friday night on Shark Tank, they can at least have the consolation that they didn’t have to wait in endless lines to audition for ABC’s hit TV reality show. Although they nearly did. Read more Three Wharton Startups Enter the Shark Tank