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.

Scaling Through Machine Intelligence and Data Science 

As a company’s customer and employee count grow, scaling poses new challenges as many of the activities that worked well in a startup stage are no longer practical. For example, close and frequent interactions with customers by founders or customer success teams are ideal during an early stage but become expensive as businesses grow. Taking the business to the next level requires taking many of these successful approaches and automating them through internal or external tools. This session will focus on how to scale operations, customer acquisition, servicing, and retention through machine intelligence. We will discuss some of the tools available to businesses and whether to build or buy.


Kartik Hosanagar

John C. Hower Professor of Technology & Digital Business

Professor of Management at the Wharton School

About Kartik


Stacey Epstein



About Stacey


Ashu Garg

General Partner

Foundation Capital

About Ashu


Gaurav Mendiriatta, GEN’05



About Gaurav

Who Should Attend?

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

DATE Wednesday, March 27, 2019
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 March 19.


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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