Venture Initiation Program (VIP)
Description

Become a member of the Venture Initiation Program (VIP) and join a thriving community of Penn student entrepreneurs!

VIP exists to help students in the early stages of venture development. It is open to all students in degree-granting programs at the University of Pennsylvania.  Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

VIP provides the community, support, and resources you need to grow your startup. Any student or student team that wants to start a venture  are welcome to apply, any stage (from very early concept stage to launch), industry or business type are welcome too! 

 Once accepted to VIP, you become part of our entrepreneurial community, and gain access to:

  • Workshops and Coaching;
  • Group and individual advising;
  • A support system of fellow VIP founders.

While in the program, students are expected to work on their ventures to reach established milestones and develop a product or service, market, and team. You may remain in VIP as long as you are engaged in the program and making progress on your venture.

 Apply now to VIP!

 Questions? Please contact Valentina Goutorova (goutorov@wharton.upenn.edu), Director, Venture Initiation Program.

Venture Initiation Program (VIP)


Become a member of the Venture Initiation Program (VIP) and join a thriving community of Penn student entrepreneurs!

VIP exists to help students in the early stages of venture development. It is open to all students in degree-granting programs at the University of Pennsylvania.  Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

VIP provides the community, support, and resources you need to grow your startup. Any student or student team that wants to start a venture  are welcome to apply, any stage (from very early concept stage to launch), industry or business type are welcome too! 

 Once accepted to VIP, you become part of our entrepreneurial community, and gain access to:

  • Workshops and Coaching;
  • Group and individual advising;
  • A support system of fellow VIP founders.

While in the program, students are expected to work on their ventures to reach established milestones and develop a product or service, market, and team. You may remain in VIP as long as you are engaged in the program and making progress on your venture.

 Apply now to VIP!

 Questions? Please contact Valentina Goutorova (goutorov@wharton.upenn.edu), Director, Venture Initiation Program.