Venture Initiation Program Overview

  • Investor Type
  • Accelerator/​Incubator

  • Status
  • Active

  • Professionals
  • 1


  • Investments
  • 278

  • Portfolio
  • 97

  • Exits
  • 161


Venture Initiation Program General Information

Company Description

Venture Initiation Program is an accelerator/incubator arm of Venture Lab (University of Pennsylvania) based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Business Details

Formerly Known As
Wharton Venture Initiation Program
Investor Status
Actively Seeking New Investments
Primary Investor Type
Corporate Office
  • 115 South 40th Street
  • Philadelphia, PA 19104
  • United States

Venture Initiation Program Investments (278)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Company Stage Lead Partner
Mascara Club 29-Jan-2024 Equity Crowdfunding 000.00 Personal Products Generating Revenue
coBlossom 01-Jun-2021 000000000000 000 Social/Platform Software Startup
Artswrk 01-Jan-2021 000000000000 000 Application Software Generating Revenue
Odynn 01-Jan-2021 000000000000 0000 Financial Software Generating Revenue
Prophet Models 01-Nov-2020 000000000000 000 Financial Software Generating Revenue
Solstar (Alternative Energy Equipment) 01-Aug-2020 000000000000 Alternative Energy Equipment Generating Revenue 01-Jun-2019 000000000000 Educational Software Profitable
Avior Analytics 01-Jun-2019 000000000000 000 Other Healthcare Technology Systems Out of Business
BioAlert Technologies 01-Jun-2019 Accelerator/Incubator 000 Monitoring Equipment Out of Business
ConnectED Mobile 01-Jun-2019 Accelerator/Incubator 000 Telecommunications Service Providers Generating Revenue
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Venture Initiation Program Exits (161)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size
CommonBond 24-Mar-2024 Out of Business
Coco & Ives 14-Mar-2024 000 00 00000000
myQs 09-Mar-2024 000 00 00000000
Dagne Dover 01-Nov-2023 00 000000000000000
Openbook Lab 17-Oct-2023 000 00 00000000
ChronoWake 01-Oct-2023 000000000 00000000
Take Command 19-Sep-2023 00 000000000000000 0000
Harper Macaw 29-Aug-2023 000 00 00000000
Silver Lining 29-Aug-2023 Out of Business
InstantEval 01-Aug-2023 Secondary Transaction - Private
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Venture Initiation Program Management, Team & Partners (2)

Name Title Deals Funds Boards Office
Valentina Goutorova Director 0 Philadelphia, PA
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Venture Initiation Program Co-Investors (2)

Name With Exits Lead Partner Series Industry
VIP-Xcelerate 1 Series chart Industry bar
Weiss Tech House 0 Series chart Industry bar
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Venture Initiation Program FAQs

  • What is Venture Initiation Program?

    Venture Initiation Program is an accelerator/incubator arm of Venture Lab (University of Pennsylvania) based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

  • Where is Venture Initiation Program headquartered?

    Venture Initiation Program is headquartered in Philadelphia, PA.

  • How many investments has Venture Initiation Program made?

    Venture Initiation Program has made 278 investments.

  • What has Venture Initiation Program invested in?

    Venture Initiation Program has made numerous investments in companies like Mascara Club, coBlossom, and Artswrk within the Personal Products, Social/Platform Software, and Application Software industries.

  • What has Venture Initiation Program invested in recently?

    Venture Initiation Program's latest investment was on 29-Jan-2024 in Mascara Club, a company within the Personal Products industry.

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