Let’s Work Together to Propel the Next Wave of Wharton Alumni Businesses!

Wharton Entrepreneurs- Education and Resource Network (WE-EARN) Affinity Group

Our next event will be Business Incubator Night, a collaborative intra-group strategy workshop facilitated by Kaihan Krippendorff (W '94).  Kaihan is a renowned strategist, former McKinsey consultant and author of four business strategy books, including “Outthink the Competition.”  He now works with leading companies (e.g., Microsoft, eBay and L’Oreal) and hundreds of fast-growing ventures to design disruptive growth strategies. He has trained over 5,000 entrepreneurs and executives using his unique creative strategy process!

“We have been using Kaihan Krippendorff’s concepts for years now to grow our company and they just work.”
          Roy Hessel, CEO and founder of EyeBuyDirect

We’ll select a few companies from the audience to present an issue they’re facing and, with Kaihan’s guidance, we will collectively explore new strategic options to propel the company forward.  If you’re an entrepreneur, this is a fantastic opportunity to leverage the insights, expertise and networks of a savvy group of Wharton alumni, including angel investors, consultants, bankers and, of course, fellow entrepreneurs.   In addition, this is a great opportunity to hone your strategic creativity, while networking with the Wharton start-up community.

This is sure to be a fun, social event, as we creatively problem solve together.

Please contact us with any questions at weearn@whartonny.com. We look forward to seeing you there!

Ross Klenoff and Marcus Dahllof, Co-Chairs, Wharton Entrepreneurs - Education and Resource Network (WE-EARN).

Wednesday, May 9, 2012
6:30 PM-6:45 PM - Registration and Networking
6:45 PM -8:45 PM – Collaborative Strategy Session with Kaihan Krippendorff
8:45 PM-9:00 PM - Networking


Midtown location (Address will be emailed to registered guests prior to event)

WCNY Supporting Members - $10 (WCNY basic membership costs $95/year at Join/Renew Membership)
Other Wharton alumni (and guests) - $40

Note: Attendees are welcome to bring snacks.

When you register, we encourage you to include the following optional information:
(i) employer, (ii) job title and (iii) areas of interest or expertise.  This will help us make value-added connections for all members.

Click here to register

Due to building security requirements, you must pre-register for this event.  Walk-ins cannot be accepted.
Registration is subject to availability and will close on Tuesday, May 8th at 4:00pm - No Exceptions! 

For more information on WE-EARN, please visit the Wharton Entrepreneurs - Education and Resource Network page.

About Kaihan Krippendorff
Kaihan Krippendorff is a business strategist and the author of four business strategy books – The Art of the Advantage, Hide a Dagger Behind A Smile, The Way of Innovation and, most recently, Outthink the Competition.  Each text explores the keys to competitiveness and innovation.  A former consultant with McKinsey & Co., Kaihan regularly works with ambitious large and medium‐sized corporations, including Microsoft, Wal‐Mart, and Johnson & Johnson, teaching executives how to unleash their strategic creativity to improve their organizations.  Click here to see what people are saying about Kaihan.

Kaihan is an expert blogger with FastCompany.com and is regularly featured in the media (e.g., Businessweek, Fox Business, FastCompany and MSNBC).  Kaihan earned MBA’s from Columbia Business School and London Business School, a BSE in Finance from the University of Pennsylvania ’s Wharton School and a BSE in Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania ’s School of Engineering.