Strategy Bootcamp: Business Model Brainstorming

**SOLD OUT....Waitlist Available**
Wharton Entrepreneurs Education and Resource Network (WE-EARN)

This event has sold out.  A waitlist is available.  Please complete the form on the right with your email and best contact number.  You will receive an email or phone call should a slot open up.

Our next event is Strategy Bootcamp: Business Model Brainstorming.

First, Kaihan Krippendorff will deliver a presentation designed to prime your outside-the-box thinking.

Second, Kaihan will facilitate an in-depth intra-group strategy session designed to help you generate new and innovative growth ideas. 

If you are an entrepreneur, this is a fantastic opportunity to bring your team together to generate a new and innovative growth idea, product, or service, while leveraging 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.  (Note: this event runs longer than typical WE-EARN events, because there will be a lot of ground to cover.)

Kaihan Krippendorff (W'94) is a renowned strategist, former McKinsey consultant and author of four business strategy books, including "Outthink the Competition."  He regularly applies the process we will work through together to help Microsoft, VMWare, Red Bull, Lockheed Martin, and hundreds of fast-growing ventures design disruptive growth strategies. He is regular lecturer at Wharton Exec Ed and a popular blogger.

"If we execute the ideas we came up with in Kaihan’s session, we will double our revenue next year."
- Mobile technology CEO

"Just one idea from Kaihan’s session tripled our revenue over three years."
- Technology finance group head

Click here to see what people are saying about Kaihan.

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


Thursday, September 4, 2014
5:15pm - 5:30pm – Registration and Networking
5:30pm - 8:30pm - Strategy Session
8:30pm - 8:45pm - Networking


Midtown Location (Note: Address will be sent via email to all registered guests 24-48 hours prior to the event to the "Primary Email" address listed in your profile. Please review your profile to confirm that the email address listed is correct.)

WCNY Supporting Members - $15 (WCNY supporting membership costs $95/yr at Join/Renew Membership)
Silver, Gold & Benefactor Members - $0
Other Wharton Alumni/Guests - $40.00

This event has sold out.  Please complete the form on the right if you would like to be added to the waitlist.

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

To join WE-EARN, send an email to 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.

Due to building security requirements, you must pre-register for this event.  Walk-ins cannot be accepted.
Registration will close on Wednesday, September 3 at 4:00 PM
- No Exceptions! 

Note: If you'd like to be selected to present before experienced venture capitalists at We-Earn’s next "Mock Pitch Night" later this Fall, send a paragraph describing your business, team and milestones/status to  We can only select a limited number of startups for this event.  This event will be for educational purposes only.

If (i) you'd like to be considered for speaking and/or panel opportunities or (ii) your organization can, on occasion, host Wharton Entrepreneurs events, please reach out.