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Prevent Plagiarism, Teach Political Correctness, Be a Boss in Business

Prevent Plagiarism, Teach Political Correctness, Be a Boss in Business

It’s really pretty tragic when you think about it. Imagine: You spend your entire life in a hyper-competitive system fighting for a spot in a prestigious university. You get to school at 6:30 am for an hour of intense pre-class reading. After classes get out at 5:30pm, you dine with your classmates for an hour


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?


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,


Supporting Women Entrepreneurs

This summer, Erin and I were preparing to pitch LashBee as part of an accelerator program. We had spent the better half of our Wharton second year working on LashBee, a semi-permanent eyelash extension service that uses product engineering and salon partnerships to make extensions safer, faster and more accessible. While not our first pitch, this


Entrepreneurship in the Middle Kingdom

At Wharton, we’re often encouraged to find our stretch experience. No one I know has leapt out of his comfort zone in pursuit of entrepreneurial success more than Robert Fried (WG’16). It was 2007 when the Virginia native first visited China. He was fascinated by the country’s eclectic activity, from its unprecedented economic growth to


What It’s Like to Intern at Uber

Right before the last week of my internship, I was hanging out with a few classmates and told them that, despite the awesomeness of second-year at Wharton, I actually felt bummed that my Uber internship experience was almost over. Looking back at the summer, I undoubtedly had high expectations for my internship. I was very