Milken Scholar 2009
Scholar Profile

Alixandra Kriegsman



Ali Kriegsman is the co-founder of retail technology company Bulletin, which was just acquired by Emerald Holding (EEX:NYSE). A recipient of "Forbes 30 Under 30" and named one of Fast Company’s "Most Creative People in Business," Ali has helped thousands of brands expand their distribution and sell in both offline and online stores all around the US and Canada. She is a salesperson, self-taught publicist, marketer, and growth strategist and has experience scaling both bootstrapped and venture-backed businesses. Her first book, How to Build a Goddamn Empire, is the no bullsh*t book on entrepreneurship you've always needed, and it is now available in both hardcover and audiobook formats. Using the questions she's most frequently asked as her guideposts, Ali writes about her experience launching and growing Bulletin directly from the trenches, and features words of triumph, failure and wisdom from 30 other women-owned businesses. The book has been featured in Forbes, Entrepreneur Magazine, The Today Show, and more, and is now available internationally in the UK, Australia, Finland, Denmark, South Africa, Germany and beyond. Kriegsman graduated from the University of Pennsylvania and enjoys reading, writing, listening to and making music, cooking and cuddling with her beagle Winnie.

High school:  Milken Community High School


College Year Degree
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA
2013 B.A. Middle Eastern Studies and Creative Writing

News and Highlights

Alixandra Kriegsman (MS '09)

Entrepreneurial Word: Alixandra Kriegsman, MS '09, launched her new book, How to Build a Goddamn Empire, a personal "how-to" guidebook that tells the story of her work as co-founder and C.O.O. of Bulletin and features stories from more than 30 other female entrepreneurs.  Along with the book launch, Ali was featured in a national segment on the Today ShowCongratulations on all the success!

Alixandra Kriegsman (MS '09)

Ali Kriegsman, MS '09 was featured as one of Fast Company’s Most Creative People in Business 2018. Her company Bulletin brings female-run brands to creatively curated retail stores around New York City, plus they donate a generous percentage of their profits to support women's health!

Alixandra Kriegsman (MS '09)

In Successful Fashion: following her graduation from Penn this spring, Alixandra Kriegsman, MS '09, will begin her job as a marketing coordinator for Conde Nast, the publishing house for magazines such as Vogue, New Yorker, GQ, and Vanity Fair.