Coming to an Innovation District Near You

By Jeff Voigt WG’85, Principal, Medical Device Consultants of Ridgewood

A not-so-quiet revolution around medical innovation is taking place in the Philadelphia area. The Penn Center for Innovation at the University of Pennsylvania, the Bossone Research Center at Drexel University and the Jefferson Innovation Center are all helping startup medical companies get to market.Innovation District 600 x 450 Read more Coming to an Innovation District Near You

Why We’re Staying In Philly

By Justin Matt Sapolsky W’08/WG’12, co-founder of Matt & Marie’s Modern Italian Sandwiches

It was an easy decision for Matt & Marie’s to open in Philadelphia. “Philadelphia” was even part of our logo long before we found our first location at 100 North 18th Street. And judging by the many familiar faces who have stopped by in our first few weeks, it seems that more and more student entrepreneurs are choosing to stay in Philadelphia after graduation.

The Italian Stallion, from Matt & Marie's
The Italian Stallion, from Matt & Marie’s

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An MBA Sent This Entrepreneur To The Dogs (Literally!)

By Natasha Ashton WG’03, co-founder of Petplan

There’s little debate that an MBA is a great foundation for building a business—but is it a magic bullet for budding entrepreneurs? For us, the answer was an unequivocal “yes!” While many MBA graduates go on to work in relatively narrow fields and only use a fraction of what they learned, entrepreneurs will—at some point—tap into nearly every aspect of the curriculum. In fact, taking an entrepreneurial leap is the ultimate way to put newly acquired business school skills into real-world action.

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