2nd Annual Wharton Startup Un-Convention

By Tisha Vaidya WG’15

Last year’s inaugural Wharton Startup Un-Convention was a huge success, bringing together students, members of the Philadelphia business community, and entrepreneurs in a highly interactive format.  And we’re excited to announce that the Wharton Startup Un-Convention is back for 2014!  The Wharton Entrepreneurship Club and Wharton Entrepreneurship present “From Idea to Action,” bringing together some of the nation’s most savvy startup leaders to share their wisdom with budding entrepreneurs.  We’ve organized some incredible keynotes and a series of interactive workshops to give students and professionals a chance to learn from experts in a variety of industries to help them progress “From Idea to Action.”

Some of the brightest minds in the entrepreneurial world, including Liz Crawford from Birchbox, Jared Hecht from GroupMe, Davis Smith WG’11/G’11 from baby.com.br (and, coming soon, Cotopaxi), and Iqram Magdon-Ismail ENG’06 from Venmo, will speak to the group about their experiences, struggles, and accomplishments in each of their entrepreneurial pursuits.

Furthermore, the day is filled with interactive workshops that are both specific and intimate in nature, focusing on the various obstacles that every entrepreneur faces.  We want every attendee to get personal attention on his or her specific business idea – benefitting from the expertise of the various workshop leaders we have – in order to help each one move forward from the idea phase and into action.

We hope you can join us on Saturday, February 22, 2014 at The Hub Cira Centre, located at 29th and Arch (adjacent to 30th Street Station). Come at 9:00AM to check in, register for workshops, and enjoy some breakfast.  Each workshop has limited capacity, and seats will be granted on a first-come, first-served basis, so be sure to arrive on time!  The afternoon keynote will conclude at 4:00PM, and we’ll finish out the day with drinks and networking at The Hub until 5:30PM.

Get your early bird ticket!

Tickets are currently available for sale through CampusGroups. RSVP and get yours today!  A limited number of tickets are available, so act fast!

Find out more…

This website is your source for all things Un-Convention.  Here you can check out our incredible lineup of keynotes and workshops, find out where to be for the Un-Convention, and learn more about our esteemed speakers and workshop leaders.  Stay tuned for updates, and follow us on Twitter!

tisha picBio: Tisha Vaidya is a first year MBA candidate at Wharton.  Prior to Wharton, she worked for Vornado Realty Trust, a publicly-traded commercial real estate REIT, focusing on commercial real estate investments in NYC, Washington, DC, and San Francisco.  A fourth-generation jeweler, Tisha launched her own branded jewelry collection called “Pratiksha Jewelry” this past summer. Tisha graduated from Emory University with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance and Real Estate.  At Wharton, Tisha is a member of Cluster Council, Follies, Wharton Charity Fashion Show, and the Entrepreneurship Club.