Launching Our Launch Pad Podcast!

We are terrifically proud to launch our new podcast, Launch Pad from Penn Wharton Entrepreneurship!

Launch Pad the podcast will feature the most entrepreneurially exciting interviews from the radio program Launch Pad on Business Radio Powered by the Wharton School on Sirius XM, channel 111. Hosted by our very own Karl Ulrich, Vice Dean of Entrepreneurship & Innovation, and Rob Coneybeer WG’95, Managing Director and Co-Founder of Shasta Ventures, each week offers fascinating interviews with successful entrepreneurs.

We begin this week with Holly Shelton, Founder of Movewith, and we’ll post a new interview every week. Subscribe on Soundcloud, iTunes, or Google Play!

In addition, once a month, Karl will pick the Elevator Pitch of the Month, featured on Forbes.

We can’t wait to share with you the insights, ideas, quips, plans, stories, and entrepreneurial adventures that take place on Launch Pad.


What Did Winning the #WhartonBPC Mean To You?

By Marissa Carberry WG’17, Marketing Director for the 2016 Business Plan Competition

While at Wharton, Tom Austin and Zack Stiefler, both WG’15, founded Bungalow Insurance, an online platform that leverages data and design to improve the experience of sourcing renters’ insurance. Bungalow partners with insurance companies and distributes contracts directly to consumers, who, in turn, source insurance without having to meet with agents. In 2015, the founders won the Business Plan Competition’s $30,000 Perlman Grand Prize.

We checked in with Tom and Zack to see how things have been going since winning the Business Plan Competition.

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Q&A with Prayas Analytics

Yash Kothari W’15 and Pranshu Maheshwari W’15/C’15 started their company, Prayas Analytics, out of their dorm room as undergrads at Wharton. Their software gives brick-and-mortar businesses the ability to test their stores, the way eCommerce companies test their websites. Flash forward to today and Prayas is now a part of this summer’s cohort at Y Combinator, the premier accelerator based in Mountain View, CA.

We caught up with Yash and Pranshu to talk more about their recent move to the West Coast, their influences, and what’s next for their company.

Yash Kothari W'15 and Pranshu Maheshwari W'15/C'15, Co-founders of Prayas Analytics.
Yash Kothari W’15 and Pranshu Maheshwari W’15/C’15, Co-founders of Prayas Analytics.

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