San Francisco Through Student Eyes

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.

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Bringing Together the Venture Capitalist and the Entrepreneur: Management 804

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.

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Work On Your Startup In Class: Management 231

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.

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