Student Rel Lavizzo-Mourey on Launching a Startup in School

Rel Lavizzo

Wharton San Francisco second-year EMBA student Rel Lavizzo-Mourey recently launched her luxury outerwear company called Silver Lining on Kickstarter. More than half-way to her fundraising goal, we asked Rel to tell us more about her “double bottom line” venture and how her Wharton experience is helping her build her business.Read More

Amilcar Chavarria Talks Diversity at Wharton

Wharton Executive MBA alumnus Amilcar Chavarria

We invite you to join us at our inaugural Wharton Diversity Night on Thurs. Nov. 20 at our San Francisco campus. We’ll be talking with alumni, students, admissions and career management staff about our EMBA program, and a panel of students and alumni will speak candidly about their experiences here.Read More

Wharton EMBA Alumni Ventures Named “Startups to Watch”

Benjamin Young, WG’09, Cofounder of Nexercise.

Several Wharton executive MBA graduates are featured in the most recent issue of the Wharton Alumni Magazine. In “The 2014 Startups to Watch,” Nexercise cofounders Benjamin Young, WG’09, and Gregory Coleman, WG’09, and Graphene Frontiers cofounder Michael Patterson, WG’12, talk about how they launched their ventures during the EMBA program.Read More

Wharton EMBA Alumna Rings NASDAQ Bell in Celebration of IPO

Maxine Gowen, WG'02, founder of Trevena, Inc., celebrates her company's IPO by ringing the bell at NASDAQ.

When we last blogged about Wharton EMBA alumna Maxine Gowen, WG’02, she had recently launched Trevena, Inc., a privately-held pharmaceutical company located in King of Prussia, PA. On Jan. 31, 2014, Trevena celebrated its IPO on the NASDAQ Stock Market. To mark the occasion, Maxine, president and CEO, rang theRead More

Entrepreneur Vinod Khosla Guest Lectures at Wharton | San Francisco

Arun Kumar, WG'14

Second-year Wharton EMBA student Arun Kumar recently invited venture capitalist Vinod Khosla to guest lecture to his classmates in San Francisco. We asked Arun, who is a research scientist at Medtronic in Minneapolis, Minn., to tell us about this event and the importance of guest speakers in the executive MBARead More

Program Participant Review of Wharton Finance Programs

Dr. Alpana Verma-Alag, WG '13

Dr. Alpana Verma-Alag recaps her Wharton MBA for Executives experience and journey, with special emphasis on Wharton finance programs. Dr. Verma-Alag is a physician turned entrepreneur. She is a 2013 graduate of the program and co-founder and CEO of (, an early stage start-up focused on using big data, andRead More