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Featured Alumni Companies


Founded by Samir Malik (C'08/W'08; WG'12/E'12). With 1DocWay, doctors and patients caninteract face to face — anytime, from anywhere.


AirCare is a remote monitoring and telehealth platform that enables any clinician to remotely monitor and interact with, any patient, at any time and any where. Our focus is on preventing re-admissions for healthcare institutions. Founded by George Zeng (WG'13)

Allazo Health

Founded by Cliff Jones (WG'12), Allazo Health's analytics service helps clients turn data into actionable insight, revealing the most effective way to influence the behavior of each individual member.

Ampush Media

Ampush Media delivers performance based marketing solutions to customers across multiple industry verticals. Co-founded by Chris Amos (W'06), Jessi Pujji (W'06/C'06), and Nick Shah (W'06)

Avanti Food Corp.

Founded by Marco Lentini (C'96, WG'02), Avanti Food Corporation delivers healthy food options at their Gia Pronto restaurants in Philadelphia. Visit the location near the Penn campus at 37th and Spruce!


Axibase Corporation is an independent software vendor focusing on performance management and capacity planning for the enterprise IT. Founded by Sergei Rodionov (WG'02).


Online baby necessities in Brazil. Founded by Davis Smith (WG'11/G'11).

Bandar Foods

VIP alum Dan Garblik (WG'11) and co-founder Lalit Kalani (WG'11) have launched Bandar Monkey Sauce, hot sauces with uniquely Indian flavors!


Happy hour how you want it. Founded by Derek Kleinow and Chris Brigleb (both WG'13)

Bet Trade

Bet Trade created the first exchange where users can bet and trade among them purely on their perception of risk and luck. No more complicated stock market analyses or casino commissions – fair and square, you against others. All we ask is, “how lucky do you feel today?” Founded by George Georgiopoulos (WG'13).

Big Refunds

Puts money in your pocket even after you've shopped! Founded by Deb Bardhan (WG'11).


Bionée is a new skin care brand dedicated to pregnant women, young mothers and babies.The products are organically certified by ECOCERT®. Founded by Georges (WG'10) and Ewa Asmar.


BoxMyDorm, founded by Peter Handy (W'07), Joe Leary (C'08/W'08) & Dan Abrahamsen, ships and stores college students' belongings.


Bucksprout is the fun, social, and mobile way to save and spend better.


An ecommerce platform that takes consumers direct to wholesale auctions, eliminating friction in the buying process.


Gayle Laakmann (WG'11), author of Cracking the Coding Interview and The Google Resume, is the founder of CareerCup.com


CarHound takes the price haggling out of buying a new car. Our mission is to take traditional car buying sites a step further by helping new car buyers negotiate the best final "Out-the-Door" price without ever walking into a dealership. Founded by Andrew Liu (WG'11)


Ground transportation search. Founded by Adam Waaramaa (WG'11) and Jenny Cheng (WG'11).


Celery was created to help makers and builders succeed. The founding team previously built e-commerce and mobile experiences for LinkedIn, Groupon, and Foursquare. Celery is made byAirbrite Inc., which is backed by Y Combinator, SV Angel, and other top investors. Founded by Brian Nguyen (WG'13) & Chris Tsai.

ChargeItSpot, LLC

ChargeItSpot provides free, lock-away mobile phone charging stations in locations near you.


ChronoWake utilizes advanced signal analysis and processing in order to wake its users at an ideal time within preference metrics. Founded by Ryan Goldstein (BSE'09) and Rob Goldstein (W'10).


CloudMine is a platform that eliminates the need for mobile app developers to build custom backend solutions for their mobile apps. Founded by Brendan McCorkle (EMTM'11)


Connects student borrowers with alumni investors. Co-founded by David Klein (WG'12), Michael Taormina (WG'13), and Jessup Shean (WG'12/JD'12).


Crederity is laying the groundwork for a better, trusted Internet. Co-founded by Alex Mittal (W'07/E'07)and Rakesh Antala (EMTM'08).

Dagne Dover

Personalized luxury. Effortless organization. Chic competence. The only handbag that has evolved as much as you have. Co-founded by Deepa Gandhi (WG'13).


Over 1,000 students have used dictionarysquared to improve their vocabulary. Founded by Adam Kapelner (Ph.D.'14)


DocAsap lets patients book last-minute medical appointments online. Founded by Puneet Maheshwari (WG09) and Vicente de Baca (WG09)


Founded by Tal Raviv (BSE'09) and Paul DeJoe, Equire (formerly dropcard) allows you to use any mobile phone to share business card information.


Offers deals on the go in India! Founded by Anirudh Suri and Vikas Sekhri (both WG'12).


Founded by Keya Dannenbaum, ElectNext helps you discover the candidates that share your values. It's like eHarmony for elections.

Embrace Hearing

By selling high-quality hearing aids at affordable prices, our mission is to make them accessible to Americans who do not wish to pay thousands of dollars in retailer markups. Founded by Sam Tanzer (WG'12) and Ross Porter.

Embrace Pet Insurance

Customizable pet insurance company founded by Laura Bennett and Alex Krooglik (both WG'03).


Be discovered for your talent! Founded by Edward Lando (W'14/C'14) and Guillaume Hajek (W'12/E'12).

Gamma Basics

Gamma Basics is dedicated to the development of next-generation software tools for the medical physics market. Founded by Mike Kijewski (MM'10,WG'12).

General Assembly

VIP alum Jake Schwartz (WG'08) went on to co-found and become CEO of General Assembly. VIP alum Matt Owens (W'10/BSE'10 and MSE'10) is currently Programs Producer for GA.


Glass-U was launched in the summer of 2012 with the simple mission of giving fans, students, and anyone else a chance to express themselves through the magic of custom sunglasses! Founded by Dan Fine (W'15).

Grand Round Table

Grand Round Table (GRT) is an innovative clinical decision support tool integrated into the electronic health record. Founded by Kristy Leong (C'06, WG'13) and Eric King (C'06).


GridGlo is a premier energy usage and end-user behavioral data aggregator and data fusion service provider. Rich Viens (WG'08) is CFO/COO.

Gridless Power

Founded by Jason Halpern (W'10/BSE'10/MSE'10), Gridless Power (formerly PowerFlower Solar) is developing the world’s first truly mobile, scalable power platform.


Take the risk out of startup recruiting from a distance. Now you can recruit for Brazilian startups in the US during traditional university recruiting cycles.

Henry A. Davidsen Master Tailors

Co-founded by Alex Avendano (W'07) and Brian Lipstein (C'06). See this Philadelphia business for your custom suit.


An all-in-one solution for providing great support to your mobile users. Ayo Omojola (W'04/WG'11), CEO & Co-founder.

Humanistic Robotics

Founded by Samuel Reeves (W'05), the company focus is on design and technological solutions for safe landmine removal.


Hydros Bottle eliminates the need for bottled water. Your purchase funds water projects through Operation Hydros. Founded by Aakash Mathur (W'09/C'09) and Jay Parekh (Eng'09)


Invisergy has developed a cost-effective, transparent solar energy generating window that will revolutionize building sustainability. John Foye (W'13/E'13) and Ryan Marschang (W'14/E'14).


Founded by 3 Wharton students, Kembrel is an online club that allows students to access their favorite fashion, food, and fun for a fraction of the retail price. Aymeric de Hemptinne, Cherif Habib, & Stephan Jacob (WG'11)

Kickir Studios

Simplifying startup technology. Founded by Roopak Majmudar (WG'13).

Knit Collage

Unique, vibrant, hand-spun yarns. Amy Small and Kathryn Harrison (WG'12).

Kusuri Enterprises

Merging story & design, Kusuri Enterprises products are born from a story about Mina, whose world crashes when she sees that celebrities are demons taking over the world by keeping people stupid. There’s hope: a global pharmaceutical firm, Kusuri Enterprises, is actually a front for beings that are here to save our souls. Founded by Lauren Bitar (WG'12).


Founded by VIP alum Nikhil Nirmel (W'08), Lawdingo is the premier marketplace for getting legal advice online.


Bringing life to books. Layers is the word's most advanced digital publishing platform. Founded by Evan Rosenbaum (W'14).

LongTail Grants

Individual projects leading to big changes. Founded by Dan Garblik (WG'12)


We give instructors and students amazingly designed tools to manage their courses. Founded by Joseph Cohen (W'13) and Dan Getelman (W'12/E'12). (Formerly Coursekit).


MAVN was founded by Eurie Kim (WG'09) with the vision of providing sophisticated women a line of luxury bags, business accessories, and travel goods to live every aspect of their lives.

Memunatu Magazine

Promotes literacy, female leadership, and economic development through a magazine for teenage girls in Sierra Leone. Co-founded by Fatmata and Mariama Kabia (both C'12).


MicroMRI has developed an innovative method to measure bone quality using high resolution MRI and was founded by Onne Ganel (WG'03).

Of Mercer

A new brand of women's workwear. Founded by Dorie Golkin and Emelyn Northway (both WG'13).

One Degree Solar

One Degree Solar provides high-quality, durable, and affordable solutions that can be used by anyone living with limited access to electricity.


OneAway is a mobile application that notifies you when people nearby are friends, friends-of-friends, or college alum. It then allows you to engage them in real-time to plan something fun. Co-founded by Nadim Gharios and Anis Harb (both WG'12).


OwnEnergy partners with landowners to develop renewable energy projects. Founded by Jacob Susman (WG'04)


Founded by alums Chris and Natasha Ashton (both WG'03), Petplan is the world's largest pet insurance provider.


Adam Erlebacher and Greg Neichin (both WG'08) founded PlaceVine, a web-based information service that facilitates brand integration transactions across film, television, and the web.


Lets motivated people give to their favorite nonprofits without changing their daily habits by allowing users to tie donations to everyday activities. Founded by Vik Bellapravalu and Lenny Fishman (both WG'12).

Prajwal Bharat

Energy efficient street lighting in India. Founded by Anuj Kulkarni (WG).

Printed Onion

A place where locals design the clothes, locals choose the best designs, and locals can buy clothes about where you live and love! Founded by Mauricio Zuniga (WG'12)

Prosper Lifesciences

The mission of Prosper Lifesciences is to be the next generation powerhouse of innovation. The management and scientific personnel of Prosper Lifesciences are working to advance the frontiers in medicine and biotechnology. Founded by Te-Lang (Brian) Wu (C'05, Bio Med Ph.D.'14).


Founded by Jason Gurwin (W'08), Pushpins is currently seeking beta testers! For more info visit the website.


WVIP alum Eric Lesser (W'07) is now Director of Corporate Development for Rentricity - "clean, renewable hydrokinetic energy recovery for drinking water, wastewater & industrial infrastructure".

Reunion Technologies

Co-founded by John Weaver (WG'05), Reunion Technologies, LLC develops hosted software solutions that maximize affinity, participation and loyalty.


Founded by VIP alumnus Aymeric de Hemptinne (WG'11/G'11), Sacriana is based in Europe and is an online gateway to "the finest selection of wines".


Founded by David Kreiger (WG'07), SalesRoads is the nation’s leading B2B appointment setting & lead generation provider for midmarket and enterprise level organizations.


Bright professionals at the ready. Welcome to the most trusted online platform for the world’s elite strategy, finance and marketing freelancers. Founded by Brett Lewis and Raj Jeyakumar (both WG'13).


SocialMoola is the bench mark for measuring social capital generated from meeting friends in the real world

Somnio Hostels

Somnio brings an entirely new concept to today’s travel market – a chain of hostels with a uniform standard of excellence for discerning young travelers. Founded by Lauren Gonzalez (WG'12) and Lee Gonzalez (W'03).

SpeSo Health

SpeSo provides safe, secure second opinions from the best research hospitals in the country, brought to you digitally.

Springboard Collaborative

Founded by Alejandro Gac-Artigas (MS Education'11). Our vision is to close the literacy gap by transforming the summer from a barrier into a springboard for financially disadvantaged students and families.

Stone & Strand

Stone & Strand is founded upon a contemporary expression of old values—returning authentic style to jewelry shopping. Founded by Nadine McCarthy (WG'12).


Founded by Daniel Hughes (EMTM'11), StorageByMail enables you to ship packages to storage and retrieve them at the time and location of your choosing.

Tamara Kanes

London-based bespoke suits and shirts, exclusively for women, was recently launched by Tamara Rajah (WG'08).

The Pocket Grill

The first full-sized grill that fits in your pocket. Founded by Ben Ashpole (MSE'07)


Compare real-time results from leading online bookstores in India in one place. Co-founded by Aneesh Satnaliwala (W'13) and Shiv Kapoor (W'13).


Founded by VIP alumnus Chris Stanchak (WEV'03), TicketLeap is an online event planning and ticket sales service.


TutorChatLive.org is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides free, live, online tutoring to students around the world. Founded by Matthew Capeletti (W'12) and Diana Kattan (W'12).

Ultimate Rugby Sevens

An interactive media and development platform for rugby sevens, promoting the sport globally. Founded by Tim Lacey (WG'08)


VenturePact partners with entrepreneurs and tranforms their ideas into real products. We apply a VC model, but provide product development instead of capital.


VerbalizeIt delivers real-time access to a global community of translators to facilitate cross-language conversations. Co-founded by Ryan Frankel (WG'12) and Kunal Sarda (WG'11).


WallStreetOasis.com is one of the fastest growing, most entertaining finance communities online. Founded by Patrick Curtis (WG'10)


WanderPlayer is a console right in your phone, that lets you play games on any screen. Co-founded by Ayo Omojola (WG'11).


Your ultimate fashion wish list. Co-founded by Josh Wais (W'11)

Warby Parker

Jeff Raider (WG'10) co-founded Warby Parker to provide boutique quality, vintage-inspired eyewear at competitive prices. For every pair purchased, one will be given to someone in need.


Create deeply interactive mobile content without coding


Nathaniel Stevens (W'10) founded Yodle, a leading provider of online advertising services.


Founded by Abi Mandelbaum (WG'10), YouVisit (formerly YourCampus360) provides 3D walking tours of college campuses with virtual tour guides.


ZenKars partners with corporate fleet management companies and financing companies to offer you cars at extremely low prices with a peaceful buying experience.

From Idea to Implementation

VIP is an educational incubator program managed by Wharton Entrepreneurship which assists University of Pennsylvania students as they build businesses.

Under the program's guidance, students develop their ventures through the real-world experience of executing the initial stages of their ventures. While in VIP students become part of an entrepreneurial community that provides office space, educational programming, professional advising and a support system of fellow VIP members who form a vibrant entrepreneurial student community on campus.

Wharton Entrepreneurship and the Venture Initiation Program are grateful to our contributors who believe in the need to inspire and educate young entrepreneurs.


Eric S. Aroesty C'92

Alan J. Gold W'55

Stephen W'62, L'65 and Janis G'89, SW'91, SWP'05  Goodman 

The Heller Family Foundation

The Isakow Family Foundation

Jason H. Karp W'98

Sergei Rodionov, WG'02

Emil K. Woods W'94