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

Our next event, Outthink The Competition, will be comprised of two parts:

First, Kaihan Krippendorff will deliver a presentation, which (i) blends Eastern philosophy, military theory and modern business strategy and (ii) draws upon examples of ingenious outside-the-box thinking throughout history, with a view towards teaching you how to develop innovative growth strategies; and

Second, Kaihan will facilitate an intra-group strategy session.  In advance of the event we’ll select a few companies and, with Kaihan’s guidance, we’ll collectively explore new strategic options to propel the companies 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.   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.

Want to present your start-up for this event?  See the instructions at the bottom of this page.

Kaihan Krippendorff (W '94) 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! 

Click here to see what people are saying about Kaihan.

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

Wednesday, May 22, 2013
6:00pm - 6:15pm - Registration and Networking
6:15pm-8:00pm - Collaborative Strategy Session with Kaihan Krippendorff
8:00pm-8:15pm - 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

Click here to register.

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

To join WE-EARN, send an email to weearn@whartonny.com with:

1. Your Wharton graduation year(s),
2. A short two-liner about your activity in entrepreneurship/new ventures,
3. Your professional email address and contact info., and
4. Your personal email address to keep in touch throughout your career.

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.


Send a paragraph describing your business, team, milestones/status and key business challenges, to weearn@whartonny.com.  We can only select a limited number of startups for this event. 

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 21st at 4:00pm - No Exceptions!