Venture Initiation Program Overview

  • Investor Type
  • Accelerator/​Incubator
  • Status
  • Active
  • Professionals
  • 1
  • Investments
  • 278
  • Portfolio
  • 142
  • Exits
  • 128

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.

Contact Information

Formerly Known As
Wharton Venture Initiation Program
Investor Status
Actively Seeking New Investments
Primary Investor Type
Primary Office
  • 3733 Spruce Street
  • Vance Hall, 4th floor
  • Philadelphia, PA 19104
  • United States

Venture Initiation Program Investments (278)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Company Stage Lead Partner
coBlossom 01-Jun-2021 Accelerator/Incubator 000 Application Software Startup
0000000 01-Jan-2021 000000000000 000 Social/Platform Software Generating Revenue
0000 0000000 01-Jan-2021 000000000000 0000 Financial Software Generating Revenue
00000000000 (00000 01-Nov-2020 000000000000 000 Financial Software Generating Revenue
0000000 01-Aug-2020 000000000000 Alternative Energy Equipment Generating Revenue
00000.00 01-Jun-2019 000000000000 Education and Training Services (B2B) Profitable
00000 000000000 01-Jun-2019 00000 000 Other Healthcare Technology Systems Startup
00000000 000000000 01-Jun-2019 000000000000 000 Monitoring Equipment Out of Business
ConnectED Mobile 01-Jun-2019 Accelerator/Incubator 000 Telecommunications Service Providers Startup
Frutero Ice Cream 01-Jun-2019 Accelerator/Incubator 000 Food Products Profitable
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Venture Initiation Program Exits (128)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size
Shero Housecalls 27-Apr-2022 Out of Business
0000000 26-Apr-2022 000 00 00000000
00000000 01-Feb-2022 000 00 00000000
0000000000000 10-Jan-2022 000 00 00000000
00000 000000 09-Dec-2021 000000000000000000
0000000000 0000000 20-Oct-2021 000000000000000000 00.000
0000000000 01-Oct-2021 000000000 00000000
00000 000000 29-Sep-2021 000 00.000
Eduqo 01-Jul-2021 Merger/Acquisition
BioAlert Technologies 10-Jun-2021 Out of Business
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Venture Initiation Program Team (1)

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

Name With Exits Lead Partner Series Industry
VIP-Xcelerat 1 Series chart Industry bar
Weiss Tech House 0 Series chart Industry bar
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