Reaccepted to Wharton VIP

To continue in the Wharton Venture Initiation Program, all current members must reapply each semester. The reapplication results have been announced, and we’re happy to say that ChronoWake has been accepted to its fourth consecutive semester in the program, effective through the end of 2009.

In addition to the reapplications for existing members, an unprecedented 14 new companies have been accepted into the program. The ChronoWake Team would like to congratulate the below ventures and welcome them to the Wharton Venture Initiation Program!

Bashpole Group: Product design and development group.
CouponKong: CouponKong is a revenue-enhancement tool for retailers and restaurants that lets customers design their own custom coupons.
Gamma Basics: Gamma Basics produces GrayCAD, a software package that visualizes radiation.
Innovation For All, Inc: IFA provides a self-management tool for patients with chronic disease based on SMS technology; this “low-tech” application, based on patient interactions, is a unique offering in the health care IT space.
Juncanoo: Juncanoo provides an application which allows tourist institutions such as museums, distribute audioguides onto mobile devices.
LineBreeze: Mobile-phone ordering for food and concessions at sports stadiums and theme parks.
MG Legal Solutions, LLC: Online SaaS (software as a service) legal/compliance tools, products, and services.
MVD Consulting: The consulting group provides state of the art text and data mining services to pharmaceutical and health care related companies.
myGreek.org, Inc.: The one-stop organizational and social utility for fraternity and sorority chapters.
PayDivvy: PayDivvy is a financial technology company providing collective payment and finance services for roommates.
Portfolio Art Management: Wealth management firm focused on advising clients on art portfolios.
StorageByMail LLC: StorageByMail.com is a unique alternative to traditional self-storage that offers downloadable prepaid shipping labels, centralized storage and online tracking.
Textaurant: Textaurant is a waiting list management application for businesses whose patrons experience waits of longer than 45 minutes, which allows those patrons to wait anywhere and be alerted via mobile phone or text message.
TutorChatLive: TutorChatLive is a nonprofit free, online, live tutoring service that aims to help struggling students around the world while fostering an online academic community.

Note: If any of the companies would like to edit their company name/description or add a link to their website in this post, please comment below or contact us.

View the list of all current VIP members. Once again, congratulations to the newly accepted ventures; we look forward to working with you!

OnDC 100 Competition Nomination

ChronoWake has been nominated for the OnDC 100 Competition, organized by AlwaysOn.

We are looking for top emerging private companies that are having the most impact on the public sector. This includes private companies that are demonstrating significant market traction and pursuing game-changing technology.

We’re thrilled to have been nominated for this renowned competition, contending with such companies as Clearwire, Education.com, and FireEye.

The winners will be honored at OnDC 2009, taking place October 19-21 at the Four Seasons Hotel Washington DC.

Summer Updates

While our friends have been traveling and relaxing for the summer, the ChronoWake Team has been hard at work in the lab, ordering materials and equipment with our $15,000+ in funding. We have also been attending monthly advising meetings and receiving legal guidance as a part of Wharton VIP.

We’re happy to announce that we’ve been featured by University Startups, including a well-written article by Ashish Sharma. Additionally, our news feed has been added to Wharton Entrepreneurial Programs’ Entrepreneurial Advantage Blog. This increasing publicity has been fostering even more interest in our company.

We’re enthusiastic about the progress we’ve been making. It’s nothing short of exhilarating to witness the evolution of our product from a concept to a physical, functional entity!