The 9th Annual Wharton Entrepreneurship Conference

The Co-Chairs of the 9th Annual Wharton Entrepreneurship Conference are delighted to invite you to…

The 9th Annual Wharton Entrepreneurship Conference
“Reaching Beyond Your Grasp”

The theme for this year’s conference exemplifies the global spirit of entrepreneurship. We have outlined an ambitious agenda that endeavors to bring together over 40 speakers from a variety of industries, from around the world and from all walks of life. By exploring the breadth and depth of entrepreneurship, we hope to inspire our conference attendees in their pursuit of innovative enterprises and help them find the right balance between risk and reward while following their passion. The Wharton Entrepreneurship Conference is entirely student-run and is a much anticipated highlight of Wharton’s calendar attracting over 500 attendees last year. We hope you can join us at one of Wharton’s proudest traditions!

Friday, November 11, 2005 @ 7:30 AM

The Union League of Philadelphia
140 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102


C. Howard Wilkins, Jr.
Founder, Pizza Hut Corporation of America
Former U.S. Ambassador to the Netherlands

Omar S. Amanat
Vice Chair, Acumen Fund
Founder and Ex-CEO of Tradescape (Acquired by E*Trade)

Tedd Alexander III, Founder and Managing Member, Credo Capital Management, LLC
Raphael (Raffi) Amit, Chairman, Wharton Global Family Alliance
Stacey Bendet, Founder and CEO, alice + Olivia
Robert J. Chalfin, C.P.A., J.D., President, The Chalfin Group
William Cody, Managing Director, The Baker Retailing Initiative, The Wharton School
Gary Dushnitsky, Assistant Professor of Management, The Wharton School
Marc Ganzi, Founder and CEO, Global Tower Partners
Nelson Gayton, General Partner, Crayon Venture Partners
Jeffrey Ginsberg, Founder and Chairman, Eureka Networks
Rajiv Goel, Managing Director, Intel Capital
JC Heckman, Founder, CEO and Director,
Thomas Knobel, Founder and CEO, Nobel Limited Company
David G. Marshall, Chairman and CEO, Amerimar Realty Company
Todd Millay, JD, Executive Director, The Wharton Global Family Alliance
Ami Miron, Venture Partner, Vertex Venture Capital
P. Sherrill Neff, Managing Director, Quaker BioVentures
Jason Olim, Founder and CEO, CDNow
J. Brian O'Neill, Founder and Chairman, O'Neill Properties Group
Vivek Pandita, Principal, Eastward Capital Partners
Gregory Peck, Founder, loungeSleep Hotels
Jay Penske, Founder, Chairman and CEO, Velocity Services
Hal Real, Founder, Real Entertainment Group
Rich Riley, VP and General Manager, Yahoo! Small Business
Stephen Sammut, Venture Partner, Burrill & Company
Paul Schoemaker, Founder, Chairman and CEO, Decision Strategies International
Sam Schwartz, Senior Managing Director and Founding Partner, Comcast Interactive Capita
l Joel Shaps, CFP, President and CEO, Bedrock Capital Management; Founder, ShapsGroup, Inc.
Philip L. Smith, Ph.D., General Partner, SR One
Michael Tomcysk, Managing Director, Emerging Technologies Management Research Program
Neil Vogel, Co-Founder and CEO, Recognition Media


Entrepreneurship 101:
Turning Your Idea into Reality
Negotiations Workshop
Risk Transfer Workshop
Avenues to Venture Financing

Industry Verticals:
Real Estate Entrepreneurship
Media & Entertainment Entrepreneurship
Consumer & Retail Entrepreneurship
Emerging Technologies
Advisory Firms & Investment Funds

Entrepreneurial Settings:
Corporate Entrepreneurship
Entrepreneurship via Acquisition
Emerging Markets Entrepreneurship
Family Business

Young Entrepreneurs:
Under 40 Success Stories

We look forward to meeting you at the 9th Annual Wharton Entrepreneurship Conference!

Andrew G.W. Chung, Bhakti Vithalani, Romahlo Wilson

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