Monica Kwok, who founded her own clothing line in the fall, will be launching a video game company called Playzon Interactive next year. Although she has not yet secured outside funding for the venture, she estimates the company may be worth around $20 million.
The Perelman School of Medicine received $7.5 million last month to improve breast cancer screening techniques in the hopes of catching cancer earlier and with more accuracy.
Both Piper boutique owner Alessandra Coffenberg and Bonded BoutiqueCleaner owner HanNa Jung agreed that business has been good this fall.
Entrepreneurship is not just for Wharton kids. College freshman Monica Kwok is celebrating the continuing success of her one-month-old clothing line called Monumentality.
A study from Ohio State and Michigan-Dearborn universities has found that college freshmen do not gain 15 pounds. On average, women gain 3.1 pounds and men 3.5 pounds their first year of college.
Unlike chains that crowd campus, House of Our Own, The Last Word Bookshop, Penn Book Center, The Marvelous and Avril 50 were all created by a character with a unique vision. They continue to flourish even in the face of tough economic times by offering not only specialized products but also specialized knowledge.
Wednesday, the University City District will celebrate the opening of a new green space located just outside of 30th Street Station in an effort to welcome travelers to Philadelphia and provide a gathering place for the community.
Despite University City’s thriving cosmopolitan image, three restaurant vacancies continue to haunt Penn’s campus — Marathon Grill, La Terrasse and Philly Diner.
Occupy Philadelphia’s tent village continues to grow outside City Hall, despite the city’s plans to begin construction of an ice skating rink in the lower plaza in mid-November.
Despite a successful run serving Penn students last semester, Kitchen at Penn closed shop May 1, unable to renew their lease for the coming semester.
After a decade at Penn, the Philly Diner at 39th and Walnut streets served its last batch of pancakes Sunday.
After four days of construction, Bonded on 37th and Spruce Streets reopened on Oct. 1 as Bonded BoutiqueCleaner, a combined dry cleaning and women’s clothing shop.
Piper, a ‘trendy and affordable’ boutique, will open on 34th Street between Walnut and Sansom after the University’s Fall Break.
The new store will feature a Ben & Jerry’s, a Philly Soft Pretzel Factory and Wholly Cow Chocolates, all behind one counter.
Known for “brunch all day” at its Italian Market and Fairmount locations, Sabrina’s Café has a new location on Drexel’s campus.
The Fresh Grocer wine kiosk closed yesterday following disputes between the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board and the machine’s supplier, Simple Brands L.L.C.
Bounded by the cement and steel of urban traffic ways, Penn Park — which opened to fireworks and celebration on Sept. 15 — marks a historical development in Penn’s eastward expansion.
DreamIt Ventures offers $5,000 to every new start-up they team up with, as well as an extra $5,000 per member. Additionally, DreamIt eliminates many of the hurdles that keep professionals from working on the “core” of their business
Despite some students’ reported horror stories, BoxMyDorm claimed that, for the most part, deliveries have run smoothly this September.
Four more burglaries this April caused a spike in crimes against property compared to April of last year, Vice President for Public Safety Maureen Rush said.