VIP-X in Philadelphia
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
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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

By  Emilee Gu
, November 11, 2022 10:44 AM
In May 2022, Nemu took home the Ashton Family Award for Female Founders in the 2022 Venture Lab Startup Challenge. In this article, Sarah Powers (WG '23), Nemu's founder, unveils the mission and values of Nemu. Follow her journey below!
5 Min Read
By  Emilee Gu
, October 25, 2022 11:00 AM
When Shivani Desai (W ‘25) first came to Penn as a freshman studying in the Wharton School of Business, she did not envision herself as an explorer in the entrepreneurship space.
4 Min Read
, 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

Upcoming Events

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

  • brEDcrumb: (Scott Elfenbein, WG’17) Getting Low-Income Kids to Great Colleges
  • E-Health Now: (Kelly Xu, WG’17; Vinayak Kumar, C13, G13, M18, WG18; Ram Prasadat) Bringing Hope to Chinese Cancer Patients
  • Eager Academy: (Chris Hanson, C’17)  Teaching Students How To Learn
  • Fellow Hunter: (Parker Barnett, GEN’18A) A Sharing Economy for Hunters
  • Neuroflow: (Chris Molaro, WG’17; Adam Pardes, GR’19)  Curing PTSD with Wearables
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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