Winners of 2017 Penn Wharton Entrepreneurship Startup Challenge to Ring The Nasdaq Stock Market Closing Bell

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ADVISORY, June 15, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --

What: 
The Perlman Grand Prize winners of the 2107 Penn Wharton Startup Challenge, Twine, will visit the Nasdaq MarketSite in Times Square.

In honor of the occasion, Jill Anick, Penn Wharton Entrepreneurship Associate Director, and Nikhil Srivastava & Joseph Quan, Twine founders and winners of the Startup Challenge Perlman Grand Prize, will ring the Closing Bell. 

Where:
Nasdaq MarketSite – 4 Times Square – 43rd & Broadway – Broadcast Studio

When:
Friday, June 16, 2017 – 3:45 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET          

Penn Wharton Entrepreneurship Startup Challenge Contact:
Peter Winicov, Director, Media Relations, The Wharton School
(215) 746-6471
winicov@wharton.upenn.edu

Nasdaq MarketSite:
Emily Pan
(646) 441-5120
emily.pan@nasdaq.com

Feed Information:
Fiber Line (Encompass Waterfront): 4463

Gal 3C/06C 95.05 degrees West
18 mhz Lower
DL 3811 Vertical
FEC 3/4
SR 13.235
DR 18.295411
MOD 4:2:0
DVBS QPSK

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Webcast:
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About the Penn Wharton Entrepreneurship and the Startup Challenge
Penn Wharton Entrepreneurship is a resource for any University of Pennsylvania student who is interested in entrepreneurship and innovation. We maximize the ability of our students and alumni to address important challenges through entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial thinking.

Ignited by great ideas, faculty, students, and alumni turn innovative concepts into scalable and sustainable businesses, and bring entrepreneurial development to existing companies eager for change. In a world hungry for productive innovation, our disciplined approach challenges concepts, focuses ideas, and provides the know-how to turn fledgling businesses into strong, enduring organizations.

This year, Penn Wharton Entrepreneurship evolved its nearly two decades old Business Plan Competition into the Startup Challenge, keeping all the elements that students have found valuable in the BPC, but making the competition newly relevant to the entrepreneurial world of today.

About the Wharton School
Founded in 1881 as the first collegiate business school, the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania is recognized globally for intellectual leadership and ongoing innovation across every major discipline of business education. With a broad global community and one of the most published business school faculties, Wharton creates economic and social value around the world. The School has 5,000 undergraduate, MBA, executive MBA, and doctoral students; more than 9,000 participants in executive education programs annually and a powerful alumni network of 95,000 graduates.

About Nasdaq:
Nasdaq (Nasdaq:NDAQ) is a leading global provider of trading, clearing, exchange technology, listing, information and public company services. Through its diverse portfolio of solutions, Nasdaq enables customers to plan, optimize and execute their business vision with confidence, using proven technologies that provide transparency and insight for navigating today's global capital markets. As the creator of the world's first electronic stock market, its technology powers more than 90 marketplaces in 50 countries, and 1 in 10 of the world's securities transactions. Nasdaq is home to 3,800 total listings with a market value of $11 trillion. To learn more, visit: http://business.nasdaq.com

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