Monthly Archives: October 2014

Carson Kressley and Jay McCarroll Talk Fashion, Stress Collaboration at Discover Fashion Day

Some 170 prospective fashion students, parents and guests packed the Kanbar Campus Center Performance Space on Oct. 29 to participate in a conversation with Emmy Award-winning fashion celebrity Carson Kressley and “Project Runway” veteran Jay McCarroll. Kressley, who serves on …

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PhilaU Faculty Member Wins Top Blackstone LaunchPad Prize: Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia Business Journal

PhilaU sustainable design faculty member Gabriel Mandujano, founder and CEO of eco-friendly Wash Cycle Laundry, won the top prize of $25,000 at the Blackstone LaunchPad Demo Day pitch event in New York Oct. 28, the Philadelphia Business Journal and Philadelphia …

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Sustainable Design Faculty Member Wins Blackstone LaunchPad Pitch Competition

Sustainable design faculty member Gabriel Mandujano, founder and CEO of the eco-friendly firm Wash Cycle Laundry, won the first-place prize of $25,000 at the Blackstone LaunchPad Demo Day pitch competition in New York on Oct. 28. “We are extremely honored …

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PhilaU Coach Herb Magee Aiming for 1,000 Wins: Philly Man Magazine

PhilaU head men’s basketball Coach Herb Magee, who is on target to reach 1,000 career wins in January, was featured in the October issue of Philly Man and Jersey Man magazines. Magee, who was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Hall …

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Sustainable Design Faculty Member to Compete in National Blackstone Pitch Event

Philadelphia University sustainable design faculty member Gabriel Mandujano will represent PhilaU’s Blackstone LaunchPad as one of just 20 finalists nationwide selected to pitch their businesses at the first Blackstone LaunchPad Demo Day on Oct. 28 in New York. Mandujano, founder …

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President Spinelli On Entrepreneurship Education: Philadelphia Inquirer

President Spinelli comments on approaches to teaching entrepreneurship, including PhilaU’s interdisciplinary Kanbar College of Design, Engineering and Commerce, in an Oct. 26 Philadelphia Inquirer story.

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PhilaU Faculty Member To Pitch Sustainable Firm To Blackstone LaunchPad: Philadelphia Business Journal

Sustainable design faculty member Gabriel Mandujano was selected to pitch his eco-friendly firm Wash Cycle Laundry at Blackstone LaunchPad Demo Day on Oct. 28, the Philadelphia Business Journal reported Oct. 24. At stake is $50,000 in business development funds. Mandujano, who …

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True Hollywood Story Features Jay McCarroll: E! Entertainment

Jay McCarroll, PhilaU fashion design alumnus and faculty member, was featured on E! Entertainment’s True Hollywood Story on Oct. 23 at 10 p.m. The show, an update on where several reality stars are today, will re-air tomorrow, Oct. 25, at …

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President Spinelli Shares Entrepreneurship Insights at Science Center Talk

PhilaU President Stephen Spinelli Jr. shared his insights on entrepreneurship and lessons learned from co-founding Jiffy Lube as a featured speaker last week at the University City Science Center Smart Talk. Although a lot has changed since he helped start …

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MilkCrate Founder Morgan Berman ’14 Competes in Forbes $400,000 Funding Pitch

Sustainable Design graduate Morgan Berman ’14 is one of just five entrepreneurs nationwide who will vie for $400,000 in start-up funding and advertising at this week’s influential Forbes Under 30 Summit in Philadelphia. Berman will have just five minutes on …

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