Startup Challenge and Showcase Special, Part 3
We’re proud to announce this year’s Semifinalists for the 2018-2019 Penn Wharton Startup Challenge. Teams consist of students from The Wharton School, The College of Arts and Sciences, The School of Engineering and Applied Science, The School of Social Policy and Practice, Penn Nursing, and Penn Law. The Startup Challenge and Showcase attracts the best and brightest entrepreneurial minds from across the Penn community as they compete for a chance to win $135,000 in cash and prizes.
- Aerate: Aerate is designing a membrane-dehumidifier evaporative-cooler air conditioner for the Indian Market. Aerate plans to capture this $20 billion market through superior technology designed for high humidity environments; Aerate’s air conditioner is up to 20x more efficient over the course of a year.
- TEAM MEMBERS: SPENCER COLLINS (ENG ’19, GEN ’19), JAKE FINE (ENG ’19, GEN ’19), ASHWIN KISHEN (ENG ’19, W ’19, GEN ’20), YANN PFITZER (ENG ’19, C ’19, GEN ’20), CONNOR SENDEL (ENG ’19, W ’19), SAM WEINTRAUB (ENG ’19, GEN ’20)
- Text-911: Text-911 is an advocacy non-profit that strives to bring emergency text capabilities to all Americans. By working directly with county dispatchers, legislators, and community groups, Text-911 is able to expedite the process of bringing emergency text capabilities to counties nationwide.
- TEAM MEMBERS: KIRTI SHENOY (W’21); ANTHONY SCARPONE-LAMBERT (NU’21)
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Rob Coneybeer's Sabbatical52:16Rob Coneybeer, co-founder of Shasta Ventures and a 24-year veteran of the venture capital industry, joins Professor Karl Ulrich to talk about his three month Sabbatical all around Europe! https://medium.com/theclutchpedal/why-i-flew-my-land-cruiser-to-europe-a35df754f124
CEO & Co-founder, Goodr Sunglasses26:19Stephen Lease, the CEO (Chief Executive Octopus) of the sunglasses brand goodr and the co-host of the CULTURE goodr podcast, joins Karl Ulrich to talk about the company's explosive growth, product designs, partnerships and plans for the future!
Co-founder & CEO, Bombas26:40David Heath, Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Bombas joins Karl Ulrich to talk about launching the company, revolutionizing the modern sock, growth, and staying true to their mission of helping those in need!
Meeting People's Needs With NeuroFlow30:09Chris Molaro talks with Karl about NeuroFlow and how it "delivers the actionable behavioral health intelligence you've been missing, so you can deliver the whole-person care that has never been more essential."
Zwift- More than just a cycling community52:17Eric Min, CEO of Zwift shares his story with Rob about how he and his team transitioned traditional outdoor cycling to the convenience of ones home. Soon after, the concept expanded and led to a vast social community of Zwifters cycling together from all around the world.
Medicine in a bottle? It's GT Dave's Kombucha27:46CEO and Founder, GT Dave of GT Dave's Kombucha shares the story of this medicinal beverage, full of natural health benefits and the path that lead to "Living Foods."
Bonus Episode! "Winning in China"08:53Bonus Episode! Karl Ulrich on Wharton Business DailyKarl Ulrich, Wharton Vice Dean of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, joined Wharton Business Daily host Dan Loney to discuss his new book, Winning in China: 8 Stories of Success and Failure in the World's Largest Economy.
Get Outdoorsy!31:21Jeff Cavins, Co-Founder and CEO, Outdoorsy shares Rob how his idea became a reality for people to go "Outdoorsy."
All in one with 01 Advisors53:25Dick Costolo, former CEO of Twitter explains his journey throughout the business world from Twitter to today as a managing Partner @ 01 Advisors.