How to Fundraise by 2 Serial Entrepreneurs!

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

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Join the Wharton Entrepreneurs Education and Resource Network for our next event, Wednesday, March 13th, 6:30-9:00PM for a discussion about fundraising from the perspective of two seasoned entrepreneurs.  We will talk about what it takes to successfully raise capital from top angels and VC's, how to manage the process, associated expectations, and key do's and don't's.  As always our discussion will be driven by your questions, so bring those (even if not about fundraising).

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Our two panelists are:

Steven Cohn is a multiple time entrepreneur.  His first start-up was acquired by LivingSocial in 2009 and became its Daily Deals product that took the company from $3 million in revenue to over $550 million in 2012.  He is now working on ProdThink, a communication platform between product teams and customers.  ProdThink just launched its MVP and the team is actively signing up customers and iterating.  Steven is also an alumni of DoubleClick, Quantcast and Harvard Business School.

Evan Schwartz is the CEO and founder of ActionX, a mobile customer acquisition platform. Prior to founding ActionX, Evan was the CEO and co-founder of Thumbplay where he acquired more than 5 million mobile customers for the mobile entertainment service and sold the business to Clear Channel in 2011. Evan was SVP of Online for Columbia House and part of the start-up team at the pioneering ecommerce site CDnow. Evan graduated from the University of Pennsylvania. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife and two children.

Please contact us with any questions at We look forward to seeing you there!

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


Wednesday, March 13, 2013
6:30PM - 7:00PM - Networking
7:00PM - 8:30PM – Speakers
8:30PM - 9:00PM - 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.

Membership is limited to those that both: 1) are Wharton undergrad or Wharton MBA alumni and 2) are or were actively (a) pursuing an entrepreneurial venture or (b) serving as an advisor/financing source for entrepreneurial ventures. Membership is not open to vendors at this time.

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.

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, March 12th at 4:00pm - No Exceptions! 

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