Pure Vision: Anil Jha’s Next Chapter

Pure Vision: Anil Jha’s Next Chapter

Spend a little time with Anil Jha, MET ’68, HON. ’15, and one of the things that comes through is his optimistic outlook: a confidence that technology and innovation can solve even the world’s most challenging problems. Take clean drinking water, for example. “In 50 years, we will have enough water for everyone,” he says. “I think...

Forever Flipping

Forever Flipping

When it comes to his work, Peter Souhleris isn’t easily distracted. But today his son, Athan, is turning four years old, and Souhleris is picking him up to shop for a new bicycle. Never mind that Souhleris, BEN ’15, and his friend and business partner, David Seymour, are in the midst of the biggest property rehab  venture of their careers and...

No Average Joe

No Average Joe

“Think big and challenge failure.” Joe Fallon, CE ’77, had these words of counsel for Wentworth students last fall during a conversation before a standing-room-only audience in the Flanagan Campus Center. It’s advice Fallon himself has taken to heart on the path to becoming one of the most successful real-estate developers in Boston. The...

Fashioning an Elegant Solution

Fashioning an Elegant Solution

It’s a challenge every fashionista faces daily, in cluttered drawers and cramped cabinets: the struggle to contain unruly nail polish. Now, thanks to longtime friends and Wentworth classmates Stephanie Nannariello, BIND ’14, and Deborah Massaro, BARC ’14, a new product may soon make this worry a thing of the past. This startup story began in Rockland...

Cuppow Runneth Over

Cuppow Runneth Over

In many ways, Aaron Panone, BEET ’08, is his own best customer. His company, Cuppow, and its first product of the same name—a drinking lid adaptor—grew out of a simple, personal need: to find a better way to drink out of mason jars. “We always drank out of jars,” Panone says of he and his business partner, Joshua Resnikoff. “It wasn’t like ‘Hey,...