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A WG’15 in VC: Meet Dana Rosenberg

A WG’15 in VC: Meet Dana Rosenberg

By Jon Yeow (WG’15) Dana is an MBA student at Wharton with a passion for startups and venture capital. Dana is currently working with Maveron, a consumer-only venture firm based in Seattle and San Francisco. Prior to Wharton, Dana was active in digital health startups, first leading user acquisition and engagement at consumer health startup,

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Finding Apartments Made Easy By VeryApt

by Kalpi Desai (WG’16) We’ve all experienced the nightmare of finding housing in Philly. Ashrit Kamireddi (WG ’14), Scott Bierbryer (WG ’14), and Andrew Mackowski decided to do something about it. In 2013, they launched VeryApt.com, a website that uses an intelligent apartment search algorithm to help people find the right apartment. How did you

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Inside TechCrunch Disrupt

by Sean Moran (WG’15) Silicon Valley is obsessed with itself.  On one hand, this is for good reason: the region has arguably driven all meaningful new economic growth in the United States in the past 50 years.  On the other hand, as the region’s eponymous HBO show has captured so brilliantly, the self-promotion has become comically

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First Year Perspectives: Meet Andrew Wilkinson (WG ’16), Founder of Non-Profit, studentdonate.com

by Kalpi Desai (WG’16) We all know getting your education is not cheap. Have you ever wondered if you could crowdfund your education? Andrew Wilkinson (WG ’16) created studentdonate.com, a nonprofit that helps student collect micro-donations through an online platform. Studentdonate.com has helped over 500 students and in total, studentdonate.com has raised over $85K.   How

Firefly Redux – From Founding To Acquisition

Firefly is a “co-browsing” tool that lets a user share their browser screen in real-time without any additional software. The Wharton Journal first introduced Firefly this time last year. Founded and bootstrapped right here at the University of Pennsylvania by Dan Shipper (UPenn’14) and Justin Meltzer (W’12), Firefly was Dorm Room Fund’s first investment and

Y-Prize Business Plan Competition Finalist: Y-Prize

by Izzy Park WG’15   TRHex: Emily Plumb (M Eng’14) TRHex (Teaching Robot Hexapod) is a six legged robot based curriculum designed to facilitate hands-on experience with STEM topics for K-12 students. This robotic platform is to be used with dedicated curriculum designed to inspire interest in engineering careers by providing concrete links between theory

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Jasper Insights

  Founder: Harman Singh Narula WG’15 Tell us a bit about your startup. Jasper Insights is a big data company that helps hotels personalize guest service. We do this by providing hotels with intelligence on their guests, before they arrive. Here’s an example: John is checking in. He is the CEO of a Fortune 500

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Winner of Social Impact Prize At WBC: An Interview With Susli Lie (WG’14), Founder of Dana Cita

by Faten Alqaseer (WG ’15) and Salimah Nooruddin (WG ’15) Dana Cita won the inaugural Social Impact Prize at this year’s Wharton Business Plan competition. What is Dana Cita’s mission? Dana Cita strives to overcome the financial barriers to higher education for youths in Southeast Asia, starting in Indonesia. At our core, we want to

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