Investing in aspiring entrepreneurs to create first-time founders.
Have a startup idea but don’t know where to begin? Hosted 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 8-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.
The first cohort is launching soon!
May 6th - July 8th
Sessions run from 4:30 - 6 p.m. each Thursday at Venture Cafe Philadelphia
Free and open to all
Application deadline: April 30th
Meet our Founder-in-Residence!
Thom is an experienced business leader and entrepreneur in the creation and development of for-profit and non-profit organizations in both the private and public sectors. He has over thirty-five years of experience with assisting organizations as a senior advisor in the planning and development of business strategy; the launching and expansion of new divisions; and the financing and capitalization of programs. Thom currently serves as a Management Advisor to BASE Architecture, Planning, & Engineering, one of the most successful and experienced nationally owned and operated African-American Architectural and Engineering Firms; and to The Alpha Enterprise Group, ranked by Black Enterprise Magazine as one of the top 100 largest African American owned businesses in America.
What you'll learn at OnRamp
Problem Identification / Customer Discovery & Validation
Building & Launching a Product / Your MVP
Financial Models / Cost Structure
Business Structure / Ownership Equity / Co-Founders / Legal
Establishing Your Team / Culture
Fundraising / Investors / Bootstrapping
Branding / Marketing / Sales
Pitching / Pitch Decks
5/25 | Event
4/27 | Event
4/15/21 | Interview
3/30/21 | In the News
3/30/21 | Press Releases
3/18/21 | Interview
3/11/21 | In the News
3/4/21 | Success Story
2/23/21 | In the News
2/18/21 | Article
Reach out to us to learn more.