Accelerate your business when you’re ready to launch!

VIP-X is an intense, 3-month accelerator program for the most dedicated student and alumni entrepreneurs and the most advanced startups in VIP-C.

When your startup is ready to launch, VIP-X provides the additional resources and mentoring that you need to take your venture to the next level.

Applications are by invitation only, from current members of VIP-C.

You’re a passionate entrepreneur, with an idea that can change the world. We’re here to help. 

Applications by invitation only

Questions? Email Valentina Goutorova

VIP-X runs three times annually: fall, spring, and summer

  • Individual advising
  • Dedicated seed funding
  • Advanced workshops and guest speakers, with subjects tailored to the interests of that cycle’s members
  • All the resources available to members of VIP-C, like co-working space and a strong community of fellow entrepreneurs

Meet the Fall 2019 members of VIP-X

Robert Dowling (EE’21, ENG’21, W’21)

Alphagora offers subscription access to automated cryptocurrency trading.

Vikram Krishnamoorthy (C’20, W’20)

We’re enabling clonal selection to be used for Allogeneic Genetically Engineered T cell (AGENT) manufacturing using our proprietary cell engineering and culture process.

Kevin Weschler (WG’20)

Fuego has created a line of dance sneakers made for Zumba, Hip-Hop, Salsa, and more.

Ron Kerbs (G’20, WG’20)

A social media monitoring service that helps parents of 5-15-year-old kids to protect their kids from cyberbullying and online predators.

Aswin Mannepalli (C’09, G’18)

We help PR professionals find and engage opinion leaders.

Meet the Fall 2019 VIP-Xa Cohort

This Fall we are piloting additional track for early-stage ventures founded by Penn alumni.  Please meet two ventures on this track.

Peter Chung (GFA’16)

We enable You to casually and meaningfully engage with Your City’s Brunch-Scene!

Joshua Evans (C’14)

Jove is the fastest way for house hunters to get through the door of homes for sale.

Previous VIP-X Members:

Summer 2019:

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Fall 2018:

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