Today marks the first anniversary of the founding of ChronoWake. As the President and CEO, I’d like to share some of my thoughts about entrepreneurship, in addition to specific insights about our company.
Entrepreneurship requires intense dedication to a vision. An entrepreneur’s vision is challenged constantly. The more revolutionary an idea, the more difficult it is to make a reality. Though the concept behind a venture may (and should) be refined and developed over time, the revolutionary aspects of a venture should never be minimized.
It can be very tempting, when faced with seemingly insurmountable challenges, to diminish an entrepreneurial vision. To be more conventional. To be less innovative. To rely on established methods and technology.
“Do not go where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path, and leave a trail.”
— Ralph Waldo Emerson
Since our inception, this axiom has guided our company’s strategy. The most successful entities in the world have all forged their own paths, later followed by others.
Going where the path leads is often enticing; it’s safe and proven. However, ChronoWake will not simply be a follower. Where others have given up and returned to the conventional path, we will create our own way, through dedication and perseverance. We eagerly anticipate our company’s limitless future.
Here’s to another year of accomplishments and success!
The ChronoWake Team would like to welcome Joshua Qin. He is joining our company in the capacity of a Research Associate.
A Sacramento, CA native, Joshua is a second-year undergraduate at the University of Pennsylvania. He has experience in both business and the life sciences as a member of the Vagelos Program in Life Sciences and Management. He will conduct sleep research and serve as a liaison between the science-oriented and business-educated members of the team.
Joshua’s work at ChronoWake will be subsidized entirely by the University of Pennsylvania’s Vagelos Program in Life Sciences and Management, as a part of the LSM Summer Internship portion of his curriculum.
We appreciate the support of the Vagelos Program in paying for Joshua’s employment, and we look forward to working with him over the summer and beyond.
At the end of each semester, all current Wharton Venture Initiation Program members must submit reapplications to remain in the program. The results of the reapplication process have been released, and we are proud to announce that we have been selected to continue in Wharton VIP for the summer of 2009.
The ChronoWake Team would like to congratulate and welcome the newly accepted ventures:
American Resource Conservation, LLC: ARC funds land and resource conservation by monetizing ecosystem services, leasing renewable energy sites, and developing limited real estate products.
Code Blue: Through developing the Code Blue reusable water bottle with modular filter, our mission is to address the global water crisis by increasing consumer awareness and providing safe drinking water to the ever more mobile and urban world.
Dropcard: Dropcard empowers salespeople to capture every interaction, be remembered, and share contact information anywhere.
Initiative to Develop Entrepreneurial Ability (IDEA): IDEA will be a non-profit venture that aims to train college students in developed countries and link them to young entrepreneurs in developing countries as a means of providing entrepreneurial knowledge and expertise.
NIR Diagnostics: NIR Diagnostics specializes in near-infrared diagnostic technologies, and its device (InfraVue) provides a rapid and non-invasive method to quantitatively assess the healing process of complex wounds.
ONE VISION: Transformational designer, marketer, and retailer of fashionable eyewear sold online at 1/5 the price of traditional glasses.
Philadelphia’s Old Original Walking Tours: Philadelphia’s Old Original Walking Tours offers insightful, engaging walking tours in the city of Philadelphia to give tourists memories that will last for years.
Serenity Maternity & Baby Organic Skin Care: Organic maternity and baby skin care line formulated with 100% safe, natural, and organic ingredients for a mum to be, a nursing mum, a sexy mum, and a happy baby.
Seven Rivers: Seven Rivers will provide purified and enhanced water products to on-the-go college students who desire the purity of filtered water but want to go green by reducing plastic bottle waste.
View the list of all current VIP members.