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The PolarNews Story — Putting MBA Resources to a Mission

The PolarNews Story — Putting MBA Resources to a Mission

Have you heard about PolarNews?  It is a daily news reader that pairs two articles with polarized perspectives on topics to let readers see two sides to every issue.  After two months, we just reached a milestone of 3,000 messages delivered with over 50% engagement.  And there is more good news: three Wharton MBAs are

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Date My Closet – the Airbnb for Fashion!

Say bye to buy! Date My Closet is a peer to peer designer fashion rental platform for the urban Indian woman, which actualises aspirations affordably and lets fashion pay you back. DMC was recently launched in India by co-founders Sakhi Gandhi (WG’17) and Siddharth Shah (WG’17). WJ got together with Sakhi to know the story

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Summer Star(tup): Burrow

Burrow is a direct-to-consumer sofa company that manufactures and sells high-quality, designer sofas for a fraction of the price of comparable retailers. Founders, Stephen Kuhl (WG’17) and Kabeer Chopra (WG’17) started Burrow at Wharton. We asked Stephen Kuhl to share the Burrow story with Wharton Journal: Did you come into Wharton knowing that you want

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The Millennial Economy

With a fantastic lineup of speakers including Next Step CEO Blair Brandt, CEO Umang Dua of Handy, Co-Founder Luke Sherwin of Casper, and Gabby Etrong Cohen, the SVP of PR & Brand Strategy at Soul Cycle, The Millenial Economy Panel at Wharton on 18th February 2016 had some great lessons for potential entrepreneurs. Here, the most interesting things we picked

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Cube26 CEO on the Opportunities and Challenges of Running a Startup in India

Saurav Kumar is the CEO of Cube26, an India based technology startup building smart services and products. Last week we sat down with the entrepreneur who came to speak at the Wharton Tech Conference about the challenges of running startup in emerging markets and the startup boom in India.   What is cube26 all about?

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Q&A with the Winners of the Penn Design Challenge

What is the premise of the Penn Design Challenge and what was this year’s challenge? The Penn Design Challenge is a competition that brings together students across Wharton, Penn Design and Penn Engineering to apply design thinking toward real world problems. The Wharton Innovation & Design Club (ID) partnered with American Express and innovation accelerator

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Real Talk with Rent the Runway

It’s no surprise that women continue to lag behind men in the startup community. Few women join startups and even fewer found their own companies. Yet Rent the Runway—one of most successful ventures largely run by women—has proved that women can make a mark in the retail/tech industry. Beth Kaplan, COO of Rent the Runway,

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