Wharton Venture Initiation Program General Information
Wharton Venture Initiation Program is an educational incubator program managed by Wharton Entrepreneurship that assists University of Pennsylvania students as they build businesses. VIP students become part of an entrepreneurial community that provides office space, educational programming, professional advising, seed funding awards and a support system of fellow VIP members. The VIP program operates under three divisions of VIP-Community, VIP-Xcelerate and VIP-San Francisco. VIP-Community provides advisory services, co-working spaces and workshops on entrepreneurship basics to the companies. VIP-Xcelerate is an intense 4-month accelerator program on the Pennsylvania campus. VIP-San Francisco brings the resources of the Pennsylvania community to the West Coast with an intensive accelerator which runs twice a year, in spring and fall.