Forty undergraduate students spent a week in San Francisco in early January for pilot course WH 297x, titled Wharton Industry Exploration Program: The San Francisco Bay Area Tech Sector. The course provided a unique on-site look at what Lori Rosenkopf—vice dean of Wharton’s Undergraduate Division, Simon and Midge Palley Professor and the course’s instructor—termed the “Silicon Valley ecosystem.”

The four-day-long class included several panel discussions at Wharton | San Francisco, including one featuring prominent Silicon Valley entrepreneurs Mark Pincus, W’88 (founder of the game developer Zynga) and Andy Rachleff W’80 (co-founder of the online investment service Wealthfront), and moderated by Dean Geoffrey Garrett.

Enjoy the photos below taken before, during and after the presentation.



Read more about the Wharton Industry Exploration Program from a student’s perspective in the Wharton Entrepreneurship Blog post, “San Francisco Through Student Eyes.”