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Have a startup idea but don’t know where to begin? Lead by Founder-in-Residence, Jimmy White IV, OnRamp is designed for aspiring entrepreneurs and founders hoping to launch tech and tech-enabled startups.

This free cohort-based 10-week program is for aspiring entrepreneurs with an idea and the drive, but without previous startup experience. OnRamp is an open enrollment engagement for participants to apply on a cohort-basis.

Sessions held in person and virtually from 4:30 - 6 p.m. each Thursday at Venture Café Philadelphia.
Free and open to all.

Cohort runs March 31 to June 2, 2022

Apply for onramp

Apply by March 30th
FIFTH cohort
Meet our Founder-in-Residence

Jimmy White IV, Director of Engineering, Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia

Jimmy White IV is a South Philadelphia native and Operation Iraqi Freedom veteran who served in the US Navy as a nuclear electrician aboard the submarine USS Montpelier. He is a husband, father of 3 boys, minister, and currently serves as the Director of Engineering for Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia at the Comcast Center. As a passionate, professional speaker, Jimmy presents to audiences on the topics of character, leadership and personal/professional growth through his company, Jimmy White Speaks LLC. With the creation of his second company, Inner City Sustainable Solutions LLC, he endeavors to promote environmental and financial sustainability in urban communities through green affordable housing construction. Jimmy is a national award winning youth/veteran advocate, a TEDx speaker, a Leadership Philadelphia alumnus, and a GW Bush Center Presidential scholar.

What you'll learn

How to Present & Pitch Your Idea

Idea Development / Business Model Canvas

Building & Launching a Product / Your MVP

Financial Models and Cost Structure

Business Structure / Ownership Equity / Co-Founders / Legal

Establishing Your Team / Culture & Side Venturing

Branding / Marketing / Sales

Pitching / Pitch Decks


Reach out to us to learn more.

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