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Winners of 2016 Wharton Business Plan Competition to Ring the NASDAQ Stock Market Closing Bell

ADVISORY, June 30, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --

What:
Winners of the 2016 Wharton Business Plan Competition, a comprehensive platform that helps University of Pennsylvania student entrepreneurs and their teams develop and launch new businesses will visit the Nasdaq MarketSite in Times Square.

In honor of the occasion, Nellie Gaynor, Associate Director, Wharton Entrepreneurship will ring the Closing Bell, along with the Wharton Business Plan Competition Grand Prize winning team, BioCellection.

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

When:
Friday, July 1, 2016 – 3:45 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. EDT

Wharton Entrepreneurship Media Contact:
Peter Winicov
(215) 746-6471
winicov@wharton.upenn.edu

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

Feed Information:
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Webcast:
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Photos:
To obtain a hi-resolution photograph of the Market Close, please go to http://business.nasdaq.com/discover/market-bell-ceremonies and click on the market close of your choice.

About the Wharton School and the Wharton Business Plan Competition
For over 40 years Wharton has been a resource for any University of Pennsylvania student who is interested in entrepreneurship and innovation. Wharton Entrepreneurship maximizes the ability of 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, their disciplined approach challenges concepts, focuses ideas, and provides the know-how to turn fledgling businesses into strong, enduring organizations, such as through the Business Plan Competition. To learn more visit http://entrepreneurship.wharton.upenn.edu/.

The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania — founded in 1881 as the first collegiate business school — is recognized globally for intellectual leadership and ongoing innovation across every major discipline of business education. The most comprehensive source of business knowledge in the world, Wharton bridges research and practice through its broad engagement with the global business community. The School has 5,000 undergraduate, MBA, executive MBA, and doctoral students; more than 9,000 annual participants in executive education programs; and an alumni network of 93,000 graduates.

About NASDAQ
Nasdaq (Nasdaq:NDAQ) is a leading provider of trading, clearing, exchange technology, listing, information and public company services across six continents. 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 70 marketplaces in 50 countries, and 1 in 10 of the world's securities transactions. NASDAQ is home to more than 3,700 listed companies with a market value of approximately $9.3 trillion and nearly 17,000 corporate clients. To learn more, visit: nasdaq.com/ambition or business.nasdaq.com.

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Source:NASDAQ, Inc.