2015 VIP Holiday Gift Guide

By Nadine Kavanaugh, Associate Director, Wharton Entrepreneurship

This holiday season, support student entrepreneurs by buying gifts from their startups! Members of our Venture Initiation Program have delightful gifts that your loved ones would be thrilled to unwrap:

Barring Eyewear Stunning sunglasses made from premium woods or high-grade matted acetate make a terrific fashion statement, and you’ll be pleased at the low price for these luxury frames. A portion of the price funds cancer research as well, making Barring just the latest Wharton-founded glasses company with a social mission.

Photography by J.N. Anderson on behalf of Barring Eyewear
Photography by J.N. Anderson on behalf of Barring Eyewear

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Cancer Doesn’t Get A Winter Break

By Erica Sokol SPP16, Founder of StudentsCare

Holiday season is officially among us! While most of us are making plans for New Years or worrying about what to get for the class/office White Elephant gift exchange, there are over 40,000 children fighting cancer, whose parents are worrying their child might not make it to Christmas. Unfortunately, cancer doesn’t get a Winter Break.

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NOMsense Bakery Celebrates the Holiday by Giving, Collaborating, and Innovating

By Alina Wong C’16 and Roopa Shankar W’16, Co-founders of NOMsense Bakery

‘Tis the season to celebrate indulgent moments through dessert with NOMsense Bakery, an e-commerce start-up that specializes in gourmet and handcrafted cookie sandwiches. The business, now officially a part of the Wharton Venture Initiation Program, is led by Alina Wong (C’16) and Roopa Shankar (W’16) and aims to add some innovation to the dessert space on the Penn campus… and to make the experience surrounding dessert fun again for Penn students.

Red velvet cookies, chocolate ganache filling, sugar drizzle, crushed Oreo topping.
Red velvet cookies, chocolate ganache filling, sugar drizzle, crushed Oreo topping.

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