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Innovation Mixer

October 06, 2015

Tuesday, October 6 | 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM EDT
School of Design, Meyerson Hall

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Innovation Mixers are co-sponsored by Wharton Entrepreneurship.

Interact with fellow innovators!

Whether you are a founder, engineer, developer or designer, our series of Innovation Mixers will provide a social forum for entrepreneurial minds. The mixers will foster an environment of authentic connection, with a featured speaker and networking opportunities to foster collaboration.

Please join us on Tuesday, October 6th at 5:00 p.m. in the lower gallery of Meyerson Hall. A reception and networking event will immediately follow in the lobby. Light (non-alcoholic) refreshments will be served. The networking event will be followed by an Innovation Social at New Deck Tavern (3408 Sansom St) which will feature happy hour specials for attendees.


4:45 p.m. — Registration

5:00 p.m.–5:05 p.m — I-Corp Announcement

5:05 p.m.–5:30 p.m. — Faculty and Student Speaker

5:30 p.m.–6:30 p.m. — Formal and Informal Networking

6:30 p.m.–8:00 p.m. — Innovation Social @ New Deck Tavern

Featured Speakers

Sarah RottenbergSarah Rottenberg
Associate Director, Integrated Product Design Program

Sarah Rottenberg is the Associate Director of the Integrated Product Design Program at the University of Pennsylvania, a Master’s Program that brings together design, business and engineering, and a Lecturer in the School of Design. She also works as a consultant to innovation strategy consultancies and corporate clients, training teams in design research methodologies and facilitating strategic product and business design sessions.

Sarah specializes in bringing people together to design products, experiences and businesses that are desirable, meaningful, feasible and viable. She is adept at articulating and explaining design processes and methods and draws from a robust set of tools. Sarah has worked with companies in a broad range of industries including automotive, consumer packaged goods, education, financial services, food and beverages, healthcare, pharmaceuticals and retail. She has a Master of Arts in Social Sciences from the University of Chicago, where she specialized in anthropology, and a Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service from Georgetown University.

Anjali Bhatia & Erin Soletski
Founders, LashBee

Anjali and Erin both met at Wharton at an event for entrepreneurial incoming Wharton MBAs called the Founder’s Retreat. They then worked together on the board of the Wharton Entrepreneurship Club and decided to brainstorm startup ideas together. By October of 2014, they came up with the concept of LashBee (www.LashBee.com), a beauty startup using engineering + design thinking to make semi-permanent eyelash extensions faster, safer, and more affordable. Over the summer of 2015, they participated in Penn’s inaugural I-Corps program. LashBee partners with salons to offer their extensions and their first location is at 12th and Walnut.

Anjali is a recent MBA graduate of The Wharton School in 2015. She is majored in Entrepreneurial Management and Marketing & Operations during her time there. Prior to Wharton, she worked as a Strategy & Innovation Consultant for Accenture, in which she had a focus on customer engagement and growth strategies for retail and nonprofit clients. She has previously founded two nonprofits, Discover Worlds (’06) and ChangeEducate (’09). She completed her undergraduate degree in Neuroeconomics at Duke University.

Erin also recently graduated with her MBA from The Wharton School, where she majored in Entrepreneurial Management. Before entering Wharton, she worked in the Strategy & Operations group at Deloitte Consulting. Her work at Deloitte centered on operations and global M&A / divestitures for Fortune 500 retail, manufacturing, and healthcare companies. She completed her undergraduate degree in Finance at the University of Minnesota.


We’ll be setting up informal networking as well as station-based, one-on-one speed networking so that you can meet other attendees whose interests match yours. Please register to attend by completing the RSVP form below. The information you provide will help us match you to other attendees to maximize your benefit.



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  • Date: Tuesday, October 6
  • Time: 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM EDT

Event Organizer

  • Samantha Ortiz