Inaugurated: Social Startup Competition

Victory at the first-ever Wharton Social Venture Business Plan Competition went to 1DocWay, an online platform that helps hospitals expand psychiatry inpatient and outpatient revenue through telemedicine technology. Launched by Samir Malik, W’08, C’08, WG’13, GEN’13, the startup has already facilitated more than 2,000 doctor-patient sessions. The Social Venture Business Plan Competition was co-sponsored by the Sol C. Snider Entrepreneurial Research Center, the Wharton Private Equity/Venture Capital Club and the Wharton Consulting Club.

Undergrad’s New Vice Dean

Lori Rosenkopf, the Simon and Midge Palley Professor of Management, was appointed vice dean of the Undergraduate Division, effective July 1, 2013. Rosenkopf joined the faculty in 1993. Her research examines technological communities and social networks. Her predecessor, Georgette Chapman Phillips, the David B. Ford Professor of Real Estate, will remain as vice dean and special assistant to the dean for technology-enhanced learning. She also will continue to serve on the University Steering Committee for Re-Accreditation.

Conquering Nova Nation

Four Wharton undergrads (now-graduated Jay Yang, W’13, and then juniors Eric Wright, Joseph Slosberg and Michael Mirski) won first place at this spring’s 4th Annual Villanova Real Estate Challenge. Sixteen teams from various business schools competed, representing some of the top real estate programs (Cornell, NYU, USC, Georgetown and Villanova). Two members of the Wharton winning group were part of the victorious team at the 2012 Cornell International Real Estate Competition.