Look out world, your startup is coming. It may disrupt an industry. It may be the next hot thing everybody has to have. It may solve a crucial, behind-the-scenes problem, or just make life simpler. The important thing is, we’re here to help.
Work on your venture (MGMT231/806), and learn about venture capital (MGMT804), tech strategy (MGMT731), negotiations (MGMT291/691), marketing and ecommerce (MKTG227/727) and more in our entrepreneurship classes.
your business, for when you’re ready to launch
VIP-Xcelerate is an intense 3-month accelerator program on the Penn campus. Applications are by invitation only, and ventures must already be members of VIP-C. With individual advising, dedicated seed funding and awards, access to mentoring, advanced workshops, and all the resources of VIP-C, including co-working space and a strong community of fellow entrepreneurs.
Our Bay Area accelerator, open to students and alumni. VIP-San Francisco brings the resources of the Penn community to the West Coast with an intensive accelerator which runs twice a year, in spring and fall. With individual advising, dedicated seed funding and awards, networking with and mentoring from entrepreneurial alumni, and access to co-working space at Wharton San Francisco.
Startup Challenge winners receive cash and prizes worth over $135,000 to help them launch their ventures, and finalists pitch in front of a live audience and judges at our signature event, the Startup Showcase.
A showcase of the best student ventures from across the University of Pennsylvania, plus the finals of the Startup Challenge. This is the biggest entrepreneurship event of the year at Penn.
Apply for a Penn Wharton Innovation Fund award to get seed funding for your innovative startup (rolling applications).
Summer Venture Award
$10,000 to work on your startup over the summer, instead of a traditional internship, from the Summer Venture Award.
Meet with experts in law, business, tech, design, research, PR, communications, and more who can help you with the practical problems of launching a startup through our Experts in Residence program.
Haft Entrepreneur in Residence
Meet one-on-one with alumni entrepreneurs and ask them anything; another side of our Experts in Residence program.