When Joseph Quan arrived at the Wharton School of Business as an MBA, he knew he was set on starting a company.

Two years later, his HR software startup Twine, which uses a proprietary algorithm to help companies put their employees in best-fit roles, has won well over $50,000 in no-strings-tied grants and received funding from two on-campus venture capital funds in the same year.

Much of Twine’s early success has to do with the proactivity with which Joseph and his team sought out resources at his university.

Joseph and his team has also sought free-of-charge legal support from Penn’s IP clinic, the nearby Drexel IP clinic, as well as Ballard Spahr’s BASE program.

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