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Podcast - How One Startup Is Solving a Major HR Challenge

June 1, 2017View for printing

The winner of Penn Wharton Entrepreneurship's first 'Startup Challenge' is Twine, an HR startup that uses algorithms to find the best internal candidates to fill a company's open positions to boost employee retention and reduce the cost of new hires.

Founders Joseph Quan and Nikhil Srivastava, Wharton MBA students from the class of 2017, won in a field of 29 semifinalists after making their pitch to alumni and others to compete for funding, services and support. They received a grand prize of $30,000 plus $15,000 worth of legal, accounting and strategy services. Twine also is a member of the university's VIP-Xcelerate, a 4-month startup incubator program.

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