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Admissions Events: MBA for Executives Program
Small Group Luncheon: Los Angeles, CA
December 11, 2013
Join us for a small group lunch at Drago Centro with Wharton admissions officers, students and alumni to learn more about the Wharton MBA Program for Executives. Register Now.
Information Session: Palo Alto, CA
December 11, 2013
Join us at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati for an information session that includes a presentation by members of the Admissions Committee and time to mingle with students, alumni and staff. Register Now.
Other Upcoming Events
Design Means Business presents: The Amazing, Incredible, Unbelievable History of Silicon Valley Design
Dec. 11, 2013
After decades of obscurity, design leaders today can be seen addressing Fortune 500 CEOs at TED and mingling with heads of state at the World Economic Forum in Davos. In this talk, Professor Barry Katz will describe the formation of a professional design practice in Silicon Valley, the transformations it has undergone over the course of its 60-year history, and its astonishing rise to prominence. In today's business environment, sound engineering is merely the price of admission to the market; it is increasingly recognized that a product must exhibit good, and even outstanding, design if it is to compete. Barry Katz is Professor of Industrial and Interaction and Design at the California College of the Arts, Consulting Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Stanford University, and Fellow at IDEO, the global design consultancy. He has been editor of the Design Book Review and his writings on the history and philosophy of design have appeared in many academic, professional, and popular journals. His most recent books are Change By Design (with Tim Brown), NONOBJECT (with Branko Lukic), and Ecosystem of Innovation: The History of Silicon Valley Design (to be published by the MIT Press). Register HERE.
The Entrepreneur’s Toolkit: Resources, Tools and Shortcuts to Ramping Your Company
Dec. 20, 2013
The capital costs for launching and building the typical startup have dropped dramatically in the last few years, in large part due to the expanding “toolkit” of resources now available, either for free or at a modest price. These resources can help the entrepreneur work more intelligently and more efficiently in getting the company started, compensating employees and seeking venture financing. Knowing the resources that are available is becoming a key factor that can impact the success (or not) of the company. Our speakers will identify and comment on a wide range of resources that every entrepreneur should know about, including normative benchmarks for compensating early employees and key hires, capitalization guidance, term sheet generators, industry mainstream practices for key terms in financing rounds, market data, websites and other ways to shortcut the organization and growth process. Russ Keefe is currently CFO of Animoto and has worked as finance and operations executive at several top tier VC-backed and public companies, and brings both an operating and finance perspective to the discussion. Herb Fockler, a senior partner at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, will speak to various resources that founders and entrepreneurs should know that are relevant to organizational, financing and capitalization matters. During the session, guests in the audience will be invited to offer up the various tools and resources that they have used in startup companies not mentioned by our speakers. Register HERE.
For more information about events at Wharton | San Francisco, e-mail Faye Silag.