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Wharton Business Plan Competition to Ring the NASDAQ Stock Market Closing Bell




Wharton Business Plan Competition participants will visit the NASDAQ MarketSite in New York City's Times Square.

In honor of the occasion Wharton Business Plan Competition Michelson Grand Prize Winning team, Stylitics, will ring the Closing Bell.


NASDAQ MarketSite – 4 Times Square – 43rd & Broadway – Broadcast Studio


Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011 – 3:45 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET


Peter Winicov

(215) 746-6471

NASDAQ MarketSite:

Jen Knapp

(212) 401-8916

Feed Information:

The entire Closing Bell is available from 3:50 p.m. to 4:05 p.m. on AMC-3/C-3 (dl 3760H). The feed can also be found on Ascent fiber 1623. If you have any questions, please contact Jen Knapp (212) 401-8916.

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About the Wharton Business Plan Competition:

The Wharton Business Plan Competition (WBPC) - - fosters the entrepreneurial spirit and business literacy of University of Pennsylvania students, helping to promote the creation of new ventures. Founded in 1998, the WBPC is managed by Wharton Entrepreneurial Programs - - and a management committee comprised of students from throughout the University of Pennsylvania. Open to all Penn students, the WBPC has annually drawn students from nearly every school in the university. In 2010-2011, more than 200 student teams participated in the WBPC.

During this year-long educational experience, students may participate in three phases that provide milestone-driven deadlines. Students receive feedback from business experts, attend workshops, meet with mentors, and vie for a spot as one of eight finalists in the WBPC Finals in April. At the WBPC Finals teams compete before a panel of venture capitalists and other experts for cash and in-kind prizes to propel the launch of their business. Past winning teams have raised substantial funds through both grants and venture funding, sold their business to successful multi-national corporations, and received industry recognition for their innovations.


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