Bet on Entrepreneurship
The Bet on Entrepreneurship program provides First Generation and/or Lower Income members of the Class of 2025 at the University of Pennsylvania with an eight-week, summer immersive placement with San Francisco/Bay Area-based charter venture capital firms.


Admitted students are required to attend a six-week Spring pre-program Bootcamp. This co-curricular program will provide the BoE cohort with hands-on and actionable training to prepare them for their summer immersive experience. This will take place on campus from March 14, 2022 to April 25, 2022.

Program Timeline

Applications Open
December 6, 2021
Application Deadline
January 14, 2022
Admissions Decisions
February 11, 2022
Spring Bootcamp
March 14, 2022 to April 25, 2022
Start of Summer Immersive Program
June 6, 2022
End of Summer Immersive Program
July 29, 2022


Personal Introduction Video
Upload a 2-minute video introducing yourself and tell us why you’re a good candidate for this program. Submit .mp4 format only.


  • Name, year, program, hometown
  • What is your motivation to apply for BoE?
  • What do you hope to gain from the program? 
  • How is it relevant to your future goals?
Please submit your resume as a PDF file. Resumes should be no longer than two pages.
Letter of Recommendation (optional)
Applicants may submit up to 2 letters of recommendation. Please submit letters as a PDF file.
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