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The Wide World of Sports Analytics: The Present and Future State of Moneyball
Nov. 6, 2014
This Southern California presentation looks at how “big data” is being applied today in analyzing on-the-field performance of professional athletes. This is “moneyball” at a whole new level. Professor Shane Jensen, Associate Professor of Statistics and Co-Director of the Ph.D. program, will offer insights on the technologies currently used in the professional sports arena (baseball, football and ice hockey) and address a remarkable dimension of performance analysis that is changing the way athletes are both recruited and evaluated. He will also talk about the current state of big data analytics in professional sports and expected future applications. Tickets are $25. Register here.
Movie Night: "Something Ventured: Risk, Reward and the Original Venture Capitalists"
Nov. 13, 2014
Wharton Entrepreneurship and Wharton | San Francisco invite you to join Ashmeet Sidana, WG’03, Independent Venture Capitalist, at a private screening of the film, “Something Ventured,” which tells the story of the creation of the venture industry and how it went on to become the single greatest engine of innovation and economic growth in the 20th century. It is told by the visionary risk-takers who dared to make it happen: Tom Perkins, Don Valentine, Arthur Rock, Dick Kramlich and others. The film also includes some of the finest entrepreneurs sharing how they worked with these venture capitalists to grow world-class companies like Intel, Apple, Cisco, Atari, Genentech, Tandem and others. The screening will be preceded by a discussion about current trends in the venture capital industry and the evolving relationship between venture capitalists and entrepreneurs. Register HERE by Nov. 3; space is limited.
LLC to C-Corp to B-Corp: Transformation of a serial entrepreneur, and why the world needs more social entrepreneurs
Nov. 21, 2014
Davis Smith, a serial entrepreneur (founder and co-CEO of Baby.com.br, Brazil’s leading ecommerce retailer in the baby space; and now founder and CEO of Cotopaxi based in the U.S.), discusses his transition from small business owner to CEO of a large venture-backed corporation, and then to his most recent startup which is aiming to tackle global poverty through business. He will address the emergence of Benefit Corporations and the need for business leaders to start thinking beyond their bottom line in this tutorial as part of the Wharton Entrepreneurs Workshop series. Register HERE.
For more information about events at Wharton | San Francisco, e-mail Allison Grant.