Conference Theme:“Pain” has often been embedded in entrepreneurship. The pain of a personal frustration inspired a new venture. The pain, sweat and tears of an idea turned it into a viable business. The growing pains of the start-up helped it morph from being in a league of its own, into one in which it became an industry leader. Pain has often revealed opportunity.
This year’s conference theme, "Turning Painpoints into Opportunity" focuses on entrepreneurs from various industries who have used both personal painpoints and consumer painpoints to identify new business opportunities. We will showcase new industry trends in e-commerce, tech and health & wellness, along with traditional entrepreneurship, service-based start-ups and a discussion with VCs.
We hope to demonstrate the accessibility of entrepreneurship from any professional background and from various life experiences. We invite you to come join us for a fantastic day of programming!
Wharton Entrepreneurship Conference Overview:The Wharton Entrepreneurship Conference is one of the country's most widely attended entrepreneurship conferences. Over its sixteen year history, it has attracted thousands of students, professionals and academics, as well as coverage from media companies such as the Wall Street Journal, Forbes and CNN. This student-run conference has also vastly benefited from various speakers and their entrepreneurial and business knowledge in the form of keynotes as well as panelists. Past participants in the conference include Thomas Stemberg (Founder and CEO of Staples), David Neeleman (Founder and CEO of JetBlue Airways) and Darius Bikoff (Founder of Glaceau, maker of VitaminWater).
This year, over 350 professionals, entrepreneurs and students will participate in the conference. We are especially thrilled to present Scott Hilton, Executive VP of Operations at Quidsi, Mark Payne, Co-founder and President of Fahrenheit 212, and Veeral Rathod, Co-founder of J. Hilburn as our keynote speakers.