Wharton Venture Award Winner!

We are extremely proud to announce that Rob Goldstein, Chief Financial Officer, was selected as a Wharton Venture Award winner after presenting to the selection committee alongside Ryan Goldstein, President/CEO. Consequently, he is awarded $10,000 cash for financial support to develop the venture over the summer. Most of this money will be infused directly into ChronoWake to help fund future company activities, such as product development, research, and marketing.

The Wharton Venture Award is the largest of all of the awards provided by Wharton Entrepreneurial Programs. As with all funding and support received to date, no equity position will be taken, meaning that ChronoWake management still retains 100% ownership of the company.

In the announcement of WVA winners, ChronoWake was featured on the homepage of Wharton Entrepreneurial Programs, pictured below.

Wharton Entrepreneurial Programs Homepage
Wharton Entrepreneurial Programs Homepage

This site receives over 1,500,000 visitors each month according to TrafficEstimate.com. Being featured on the WEP homepage has significantly increased our already substantial publicity and exposure.

We want to extend our most sincere appreciation to Wharton Entrepreneurial Programs, and especially to the Heller Family Foundation, for providing this seed funding and associated publicity to help support our venture.

Philly Startup Leaders Entrepreneur Expo

The ChronoWake Team will be exhibiting and presenting our venture at the Philly Startup Leaders Entrepreneur Expo on April 2, 2009. From the press release:

Bright Ideas? Philly has them. The Entrepreneur Expo, a Philly Startup Leaders, Inc. event, sponsored in part by the Science Center and University City Keystone Innovation Zone, will showcase the work of top Philadelphia-area entrepreneurs in a tradeshow setting, with an estimated 50 exhibitors and a select number presenting keynote addresses about their emerging businesses.

The Expo welcomes entrepreneurs, students, educators, and investors; leaders in the political, legal, and business communities; as well as those who are thinking about starting a new company, to actively participate in this event. Participants will experience a vibrant setting while networking with future business leaders to learn about their exciting new businesses.

This event is free and open to the public.

  • Date: Thursday, April 2, 2009
  • Time: 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
  • Place: University City Science Center (3711 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA)

Register to attend and get your free ticket here. If you’ll be there, feel free to stop by and say hi!

Science Center Networking Event

Earlier this evening, the Science Center hosted a Wharton VIP networking event.

Please join Wharton Entrepreneurial Programs and the University City Science Center in a Networking Event with students from the Wharton Venture Initiation Program on Wednesday, March 25 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM at the University City Science Center. Join us for refreshments and mix with Wharton/Penn’s best and brightest student entrepreneurs along with some of the Philadelphia region’s leading business professionals including numerous alums.

We were given the honor of being invited to exhibit our company along with five other startup ventures. Consequently, Ryan Goldstein, President/CEO, presented an overview of ChronoWake to the 100+ attendees of this event, including renowned venture capital, angel, legal, and financial service professionals. We have gathered significant additional interest in our venture, plus several offers of resources and support.

We greatly appreciate the effort and resources of Wharton Entrepreneurial Programs and the Science Center to put together this excellent event.