The Last Piece of the Puzzle

By Nadine Kavanaugh, Associate Director, Wharton Entrepreneurship

Richard Perlman W’68 met the founders of RightCare Solutions, Eric Heil ENG’05/WG’12, Matt TanzerW’02/WG’05, and Mrinal Bhasker WG’12, at the 2012 Venture Finals of the Wharton Business Plan Competition. RightCare Solutions had just won the Grand Prize, and at the awards event, he introduced himself to the team. While giving Eric his business card, Richard told him, “The ball is in your court, please call me.”

Unsurprisingly, he heard from Eric within less than a day.

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Bungalow Insurance Wins Wharton Business Plan Competition Perlman Grand Prize

By Nadine Kavanaugh, Associate Director, Wharton Entrepreneurship

Bungalow Insurance won the $30,000 Perlman Grand Prize of the 2015 Wharton Business Plan Competition. The prize was awarded at the Wharton School’s annual Venture Finals on April 30, 2015, where student finalists received more than $128,000 in combined cash prizes and in-kind legal/accounting services.

2015 Business Plan Competition Perlman Grand Prize Winners Zack Stiefler WG'15 and Tom Austin WG'15, founders of Bungalow Insurance.
2015 Business Plan Competition Perlman Grand Prize Winners Zack Stiefler WG’15 and Tom Austin WG’15, founders of Bungalow Insurance.

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Funniest Moments from the Wharton BPC

Editor’s note: This post originally appeared on the Wharton Magazine blog.

The Wharton Business Plan Competition (BPC), in all its 15 years, has hardly been merely a ha-ha affair. Among the first and best in academia, the competition spans two semesters every year, during which time students strive through multiple grueling rounds to reach the Finals and their chance to be number 1 startup on campus. It’s a legitimate opportunity to earn prize money and recognition that could help propel a startup closer to sustainability and success.

Co-chairs of the Wharton Business Plan Competition Committee, first-year MBAs Manasa Tanuku and Johannes Quodt, present during the Finals closing reception. Photo credits: Alyssa Cwanger, C’04, CGS’06.
Co-chairs of the Wharton Business Plan Competition Committee, first-year MBAs Manasa Tanuku and Johannes Quodt, present during the Finals closing reception. Photo credits: Alyssa Cwanger, C’04, CGS’06.

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Slidejoy Wins Wharton Business Plan Competition Perlman Grand Prize

By Nadine Kavanaugh, Associate Director, Wharton Entrepreneurship

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Slidejoy team: (from left to right) Diana Kattan W’12, Jaeho Chung (on leave), Robert Seo WG’12, and Sanghoon Kwak G’14/WG’14 (Team Leader)

Slidejoy, founded by Sanghoon Kwak G’14/WG’14, Jaeho Chung alumnus, Robert Seo WG’12,  has won the $30,000 Perlman Grand Prize at the 2014 Wharton Business Plan Competition. The prize was awarded at the Wharton School’s annual Venture Finals, May 1, 2014, where student finalists received more than $125,000 in combined cash prizes and in-kind legal/accounting services. Read more Slidejoy Wins Wharton Business Plan Competition Perlman Grand Prize