Loyalty: A Lesson for Startup Founders

By Ryan Frankel WG’12, Co-founder and CEO of VerbalizeIt

Editor’s Note: This post was previously published on the Wharton Magazine blog.

[tweetthis alt=”What is happening to employer and employee loyalty? asks @Verbalize_It Founder Ryan Frankel #WG12 via @WhartonEntrep” shorturl=”http://whr.tn/1Lw6YBT”]”What is happening to employer and employee loyalty?”[/tweetthis] Call me idealistic, but there used to be a time when allegiance and commitment mattered. Today, businesses and even employees are more willing to shed previous ties in order to pursue the next lucrative opportunity.

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San Francisco Through Student Eyes

By Lauren Li W’16

Students in Professor Lori Rosenkopf’s new course WH 297x: Wharton Industry Exploration Program: The San Francisco Bay Area Tech Sector spent a week in early January 2015 in San Francisco. The trip featured visits to tech-sector businesses, lectures at Wharton ǀ San Francisco, extracurricular activities, and networking opportunities with alumni in the Bay Area. Wharton junior Lauren Li agreed to give us her insider’s view of this exciting new course.

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A Day in the Life of an M&T Alum: Max, Class of 2004

By Max Galka W’04/ENG’04

This post originally appeared on the M&T For Life blog.

M&T’s ‘A Day in the Life’ series highlights alumni in various fields and positions, offering a glimpse of what life after graduation is like. This post comes to us from M&T alum Max, currently an entrepreneur in New York.

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Connecting the Dots

By Andrew Dunn W’12

Shortly after graduating in 2012 I submitted a WE Blog post that captured my enthusiasm for pursuing a road less traveled, and encouraged other aspiring entrepreneurs to take advantage of the universe of opportunities available. Two years later, I’m back to share some relevant findings from my entrepreneurial journey around so far:

Andrew Dunn W'12 and his coworkers at a Bima Cambodia launch event.
Andrew Dunn W’12 and his coworkers at a Bima Cambodia launch event.

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Building Transformative Relationships: Entrepreneurs Summit at WhartonǀSan Francisco

By Nadine Kavanaugh, Associate Director, Wharton Entrepreneurship

WhartonǀSan Francisco and Wharton Entrepreneurship co-hosted a very successful Entrepreneurs Summit last week, connecting entrepreneurs with investors and talent in the Bay Area. Relationships are at the heart of every entrepreneurial endeavor, and this summit gave entrepreneurs a chance to learn more about the importance of relationships—and to build some new ones.

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Taking the Leap of Faith: Penn alumni reflect on what made them jump into the startup world

By Karthik Sridharan W’07/ENG’07, Co-founder and CEO of Kinnek

When I started Kinnek with my co-founder in early 2012, a lot of people told me that I was taking a big risk. I was quitting a lucrative hedge fund job, and it seemed on the surface that I was throwing away a chance at stable career progression. And yet I was very comfortable with my decision.

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The Very Entrepreneurial Class of 2016

By Nadine Kavanaugh, Associate Director, Wharton Entrepreneurship

The beginning of the school year is always an exciting time on campus. Students return, and suddenly Locust Walk is again crowded with people and leaflets, lines at the bookstore wend through the building, and we at Wharton Entrepreneurship put the finishing touches on the semester’s programming. We can’t wait to see new faces (and welcome back familiar ones) in our WE Weds workshops, WBPC info sessions, and VIP application pool.

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FANAFI: Why Entrepreneurs Should Find a Need and Fill It!

Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on the Wharton Magazine blog.

By Bob Natiello WG’56, Author, Retired Advertising Executive

More than 50 years have passed since Corning Inc. launched CorningWare in 1958, its most important consumer product since the 1915 introduction of Pyrex brand bakeware. With pre-World War I homemakers marveling at the concept of baking their cakes in clear glass, Corning believed that 1960s housewives were sure to spark to its newest ceramic advance. Imagine being able to fry in a beautiful opaque dish placed directly on an open flame. Made of space-age Pyroceram, CorningWare astonished saucer-eyed housewives with its ability to move directly from freezer to flame without cracking because of extreme temperature changes. At the end of this shocking journey, CorningWare could be conveniently brought, in all its appealing whiteness, directly to any formal table setting.

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