By Lauren Li W’16
Students in Professor Lori Rosenkopf’s new course WH 297x: Wharton Industry Exploration Program: The San Francisco Bay Area Tech Sector spent a week in early January 2015 in San Francisco. The trip featured visits to tech-sector businesses, lectures at Wharton ǀ San Francisco, extracurricular activities, and networking opportunities with alumni in the Bay Area. Wharton junior Lauren Li agreed to give us her insider’s view of this exciting new course.
By Will Mroz WG’15
In venture capital and entrepreneurship, you learn from experience and from others. During MGMT 804: Venture Capital and Entrepreneurial Management with lecturer Henry Han, I was able to sharpen my investing skills through extensive in class discussions, a term sheet negotiation simulation, and enriching readings. Though the class is only a quarter long, I was able to dig deep into valuation, deal structuring, term sheet mechanics, due diligence frameworks, and fund arrangement.
By Daniel Reardon C’15/W’15, Co-founder and CEO of Athways
This fall, I enrolled in Management 231: Entrepreneurial Venture Initiation in order to receive mentorship and advice on launching Athways, a startup I have been working on with some friends. Though we made solid progress over the summer, as undergraduate students who have never launched a company before, we felt that we could use some guidance in building this startup. This class has been incredibly helpful in that regard; it has enabled us to go from a group of students with an idea and a landing page to a company with a written plan and communicable vision that will launch a product in a matter of weeks.