Scale School Entrepreneurship San Francisco

Wharton Scale School

The Wharton Scale School workshop series in San Francisco guides entrepreneurs making the transition from a successful startup to a large enterprise. Hear from experts who share solutions to critical challenges faced by rapidly growing companies.

Leadership and The Importance of Company Culture

Intensifying demands for high performance are pressing new and established firms to become more quick-acting and fast-growing.  Companies are finding that such initiatives demand an energetic leadership and a compelling mindset, and this has become all the more critical in an era of change and uncertainty.  Swift scaling depends upon a capacity to think strategically, communicate persuasively, and decide decisively, and drawing on their own tangible experiences, panel members point to the essentials of leadership and culture for ramping-up and sustaining growth.

Mike Useem

Professor of Management

Director, Center for Leadership and Change Management

About Mike

Joseph Ansanelli, W’92

CEO of Gladly

Partner at Greylock Partners

About Joseph

Jane Fisher, WG’17


Harper Wilde

About Jane

Who Should Attend?

Founders and leaders who are growing their firms and business units
and looking to do it in a scalable manner.

DATE Thursday, December 6, 2018
TIME  5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Wharton San Francisco
2 Harrison Street, 6th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94105


5:30pm: Registration & Networking
6:30pm: Presentation
8:00pm: Program Concludes

FEE $25
Hors d’oeuvres and drinks included.
Tickets required in advance. No refunds after November 29.


What You’ll Learn

Scale School is your guide as you move beyond initial product-market fit to the creation of a large enterprise of tremendous value, giving you the opportunity to:

  • Gain insights from cutting-edge Wharton research as well as from experienced leaders who have effectively scaled their organizations.
  • Apply key principles in small group working sessions.
  • Ask questions of the experts about the challenges you face in scaling your own organization.

How Wharton Scale School is Scaling

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Gain the Business Skills to Scale

Ideas are essential to innovation, but it takes real business skills to transform a great idea into a sustainable business. That’s why Penn Wharton Entrepreneurship launched this initiative in partnership with Wharton Lifelong Learning in March 2016.

Hosted at Wharton San Francisco, these workshops feature expert Wharton faculty, alumni entrepreneurs, and Bay Area industry executives who share their insights about how to address common challenges like finding new customers, growing your workforce, managing supply chains, and navigating complex regulations as you scale your business.

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