VIP-X is an intense, 3-month accelerator program for the most dedicated student and alumni entrepreneurs and the most advanced startups in VIP-C.

VIP-X runs three times annually: fall, spring, and summer

What We Offer

When your startup is ready to launch, VIP-X provides the additional resources and mentoring that you need to take your venture to the next level.
Individual advising
Dedicated seed funding
Advanced workshops

Fall 2022 VIP-X Cohort

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Amelia Cohen, WG'23; Tara Balakrishnan, WG'23
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Yash Dhir, ENG'24
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George Eliadis, ENG'24; W'24

Media Mentions

, June 17, 2022 10:33 AM
An interview with Peter Bertone, founder of Expansa and a Engineering Graduate.
3 Min Read
, June 10, 2022 11:06 AM
An Interview with Jacob Donnini, founder of Nobo Robotics and an Engineering Freshman.
2 Min Read
, June 10, 2022 11:06 AM
An interview with Rohan Parikh, Wharton graduate and one of the three co-founders of Keye.
3 Min Read
, June 09, 2022 11:12 AM
An Interview with Wharton graduate Bridget O'Carroll, female founder of Studio Qila, the first native-owned digital fitness studio.
5 Min Read
, May 25, 2022 02:10 PM
William Danon and Luka Yancopoulos, winners of the 2022 President’s Innovation Prize, will offer a software solution to make the health care supply chain more efficient.
1 Min Read

Previous Cohorts

Summer 2022
Spring 2022
Fall 2021

Spring 2021


Fall 2020


Spring 2020


Fall 2019


Summer 2019

  • Air23: (Sieva Kozinsky, WG’20; Vishnu Rachakonda, ENG’18, GEN’19) Helping Pharma Companies Recruit For Clinical Trials
  • Avior Analytics: (Ryan Wosick, ENG’19; Joseph Scheidt) Improving Patient Engagement in Physical Therapy
  • BioAlert Technologies: (Marc Rosenberg, C’18, GEN’19; Soleil Carrero, GEN’19) The First Continuous Infection Monitoring System
  • ConnectED Mobile: (Andie Kaplan, WG’20) Cell phone service made easy
  • Frutero Ice Cream: (Mike Weber, WG’20; Vedant Saboo, WG’20) Sweet Treats Straight From The Tropics

Spring 2019

  • Elix: (Lulu Ge, WG’20) Personalized Plant-Based Healing Formulas
  • Cobare: (Jelece Morris, WG’19) Sustainable Solutions For Feminine Care
  • Keaton: (Melina Flabiano, WG’19) Carefully Crafted Office Workwear For Women
  • Polyview: (Amreeta Gill, WG’19; Tyler MacBroom, WG’18) Enhancing Operational Productivity with Management Software
  • Synovium: (Elston He, L’20, WG’20; Rajiv Patel-O’Connor, C’19; Evan Zou, C’19, W’19) Leveraging Data For Treating Autoimmune Diseases

Fall 2018


Summer 2018


Spring 2018


Fall 2017


Summer 2017


Spring 2017


Fall 2016


VIP-X in San Francisco is an accelerator open to Penn alumni and student entrepreneurs in the Bay Area who are founders or leaders of early-stage ventures. This four-month program runs twice per year, in the fall and in the spring. The company must have traction, and the team must be based in the San Francisco Bay Area during their time in the program.
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