Entrepreneurship & Tech articles

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

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

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

Yonatan Sela (WG’14) & Israeli Co-founders Launch First Friends Referral Engine For Local Service Providers

Bookn’tell is the first referral engine for local service providers, powered by your friends’ reviews. Bookn’tell provides a community that allows users to find and book service providers (e.g. hair dressers) based on friends’ reviews, rather than searching through reviews from people you don’t know such as Yelp. And unlike existing recommendation sites, whenever a


Team members: George Zeng (CEO, Health Care Management program alum), Stephanie Hwang (Chief Clinical Officer), Kevin Langdon (CTO), Andrew Taylor (Clinical Associate), Jin Ge (Business Associate), and Jason Barkanič (Software Engineer)   So tell us a bit about your startup AirCare is a healthcare platform that allows any clinician the ability to remote monitor or

Wharton Entrepreneurship

By Nadine Kavanaugh, Associate Director, Wharton Entrepreneurship Whether you’re exploring entrepreneurship, developing your idea, or ready to launch, Wharton Entrepreneurship can help. We’re here to enable entrepreneurship at Penn, through academics, with the Goergen Entrepreneurial Management Program; through research, with the Sol C. Snider Entrepreneurial Research Center; and through our many co-curricular programs, competitions, and