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Product-market fit with Andy Rachleff — May 5, 2020

Join WAFFA for a conversation with Andy Rachleff, co-founder and CEO of Wealthfront, co-founder of Benchmark Capital, and a Penn alumnus.

How do you find product-market fit and how do you know when your company has found it? These are the most important questions for a startup to answer and are the two questions we will be exploring with Andy. We will also discuss his Wealthfront journey and future of banking services.

This is an online event and it will have large amount of time dedicated to Q&A.

Date: May 5, 2020
Time: 5 PM PST
Location: Online
Cost: $15 (WCNC member), $20 (non-member)

About Andy Rachleff

From 1995 until 2004 Andy was a co-founder and General Partner of Benchmark Capital. Upon his retirement from Benchmark, Andy joined the faculty of the Stanford Graduate School of Business to teach a variety of courses on technology entrepreneurship. In 2011 he co-founded Wealthfront Inc. where he now serves as President & CEO. Prior to his 10 years at Benchmark Capital, Andy spent 10 years with Merrill, Pickard, Anderson & Eyre. 

Andy serves as a trustee of the University of Pennsylvania, a member of its executive committee and Chairman of its endowment investment committee. He also sits on the board of the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation with whom he and his wife partnered to provide funding for early-career investigators to conduct high risk/high reward research to significantly impact the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of cancer. 

Andy earned his BS from the University of Pennsylvania in 1980 and MBA from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business in 1984.

About our sponsor

The Silicon Valley office and DigitalBCG Immersion Center opened in January 2019 to serve BCG’s local clients while providing the valley with a state-of-the-art office and events center.  The unique space enables us to showcase our digital capabilities and build on our strong connections to Silicon Valley’s innovation ecosystem.

About WAFFA

The Wharton Alumnae Founders & Funders Association (WAFFA) is a 501c3 non-profit organization. Our mission is to accelerate the success of Penn Wharton female founders and investors. Today, 13% of Penn founders are women but they raise just 6% of venture capital. WAFFA harnesses the power of the Penn Wharton network to educate, support, and foster connections for female founders and funders.

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Brand Strategy AMA with Superkin & Bartlett Brands — April 10, 2020

Join Superkin Co-founders Miriam Williams (C’04 WG’15) and Tara Elwell Henning and their award-winning agency, Bartlett Brands.

Superkin founders, Tara Elwell Henning and Wharton grad Miriam Williams, share their recent rebrand journey and reveal their brand superpowers in this fun-not-stuffy 60min zoominar. Hear why they decided to rebrand, how they came to select Bartlett Brands, what went down—and where their post-COVID-19 journey may go. Award-winning boutique branding agency, Bartlett Brands, lends their all-girl power expertise and provides pointers for this unexpected, constantly evolving and weird time. Cape optional.

Date: April 10th, 2020
Time: 1-2PM PST
Where: Online
Cost: $5

About Superkin

Superkin is Not a Maternity Brand. Superkin makes high tech, low maintenance clothing for exceptional women. Founded by women who were sick and tired of being asked if they were sick and tired, our wear-everywhere essentials are deliberately designed to dress you—not just your bump. Because when we create the generations of tomorrow, we deserve to be well-dressed and well-respected today.

About Bartlett Brands

Bartlett Brands is an award-winning boutique branding agency. From cosmetics to consumables, we bring the all-girl power to creating brands that challenge the status and cut through the quo.

Our snappy strategies, stylish stories and standout designs attract the attention of even the world’s most distracted humans, engaging and entertaining them for the long haul. We never met a branding boundary we couldn’t break.

About WAFFA

The Wharton Alumnae Founders & Funders Association (WAFFA) is a 501c3 non-profit organization. Our mission is to accelerate the success of Penn Wharton female founders and investors. Today, 13% of Penn founders are women but they raise just 6% of venture capital. WAFFA harnesses the power of the Penn Wharton network to educate, support, and foster connections for female founders and funders.

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60 min break with WAFFA — March 27, 2020

Join us for 60 min for our first online event. Take a break from this madness and meet other incredible women and men at this casual yet intimate event. 

Date: March 27th
Time: 5:30PM PST
Location: online
Cost: FREE

About WAFFA

The Wharton Alumnae Founders & Funders Association (WAFFA) is a 501c3 non-profit organization. Our mission is to accelerate the success of Penn Wharton female founders and investors. Today, 13% of Penn founders are women but they raise just 6% of venture capital. WAFFA harnesses the power of the Penn Wharton network to educate, support, and foster connections for female founders and funders.