Wharton Venture Initiation Program Overview

  • Investor Type
  • Accelerator/​Incubator
  • Status
  • Active
  • Professionals
  • 1
  • Investments
  • 275
  • Portfolio
  • 158
  • Exits
  • 110

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.

Contact Information

Investor Status
Actively Seeking New Investments
Primary Investor Type
Primary Office
  • 3733 Spruce Street
  • Vance Hall, 4th floor
  • Philadelphia, PA 19104
  • United States

Wharton Venture Initiation Program Investments (275)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Company Stage Lead Partner
Avior Analytics 01-Jun-2019 Grant 000 Other Software Startup
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000000000 000000 01-Jun-2019 000000000000 000 Telecommunications Service Providers Startup
0000000 000 00000 01-Jun-2019 000000000000 000 Food Products Profitable
000000000 14-Feb-2019 000000000000 0000 Education and Training Services (B2B) Generating Revenue
0000, 000000 01-Jan-2019 000000000000 Personal Products Generating Revenue
00000 01-Jan-2019 000000000000 Accessories Generating Revenue
000000 0000 0000 01-Jan-2019 000000000000 Pharmaceuticals Generating Revenue
Smile Culture Dental 01-Jan-2019 Accelerator/Incubator Clinics/Outpatient Services Generating Revenue
myQs 01-Jan-2019 Accelerator/Incubator Application Software Generating Revenue
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Wharton Venture Initiation Program Exits (110)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size
WeTrain 26-Nov-2020 Out of Business
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00000'0 0000000 28-Apr-2020 000 00 00000000
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Mwayi 01-Sep-2019 Out of Business
Stefan's Head 01-Sep-2019 Out of Business
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Wharton Venture Initiation Program Team (1)

Name Title Deals Funds Boards Office
Valentina Goutorova Senior Associate Director 0 Philadelphia, PA
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Wharton Venture Initiation Program Co-Investors (19)

Name With Exits Lead Partner Series Industry
DreamIt Ventures 1 Series chart Industry bar
Founder.org 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Imagine K12 0 Series chart Industry bar
NewSchools Venture Fund 0 Series chart Industry bar
Sinovation Ventures 0 Series chart Industry bar
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