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Funding the Hustle

About OnRamp

Have a startup idea but don’t know where to begin? Lead by a rotating Founder-in-Residence, 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 4:30 - 6:00 p.m. each Thursday at Venture Café Philadelphia.
Free and open to all.

Details on the next cohort to come!

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Jen Rajchel

Jen Rajchel

Senior Director, Experience and Digital Transformation

Who is this program for?

What you'll learn at OnRamp

Week 1

What is an Entrepreneur?

  • Identity-Value-Goals Alignment
  • Assignment: Mission Statement

Week 2

Are You a Subject Matter Expert?

  • “Fill the Gap”
  • Assignment: 5-word pitch

Week 3

Define Your Business Model

  • Model Canvas
  • Assignment: 1-minute pitch

Week 4

Become a Legal Business Entity

  • What Structure is Best for You?
  • Assignment: Blueprint to EIN

Week 5

Team Building with Culture First

  • Identify Your Team
  • Assignment: 3-minute pitch

Week 6

Financial Plan - Sales - Profitability

  • Financial Models that Work
  • Assignment: 3-minute pitch

Week 7

Fundraising and Bootstrapping

  • Pod “Shark” Tank
  • Assignment: Full Pitch Deck

Week 8

What is Your Blueprint to Success?

  • What are our Values?
  • Assignment: Peer-Reviewed Pitch Deck

Week 9

Pitch Competition

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