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About OnRamp

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 second cohort is set to launch July 29th!

Now accepting applications through July 29th.


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

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Angela McQuillan

Program Manager & Experience Designer, Venture Café Philadelphia

Who is this program for?

Meet our Founder-in-Residence

Tanya T. Morris

Tanya T. Morris, aka The Mentor Mogul, has been helping professional women increase productivity and achieve goals through coaching and mentoring for the bulk of her professional career. It was this passion to help entrepreneurs and nonprofit leaders that led Tanya T. to start Mom Your Business in 2017.

With over twenty years’ experience in nonprofit management as an outreach specialist, manager and advocate, Tanya T. developed a wealth of knowledge in small business development, strategic planning and marketing. She now uses all of her resources, skills and network at Mom Your Business to support mompreneurs by connecting them to resources and opportunities that lead to success in business and in life. Mom Your Business is the curator of Founders to Funders Cultivating Female Startups. Its mission is to move Black/Brown female entrepreneurs from bootstrapping to bankability through education, relevant networks, mentorship and funding opportunities.

An accomplished author of three books, Divine Inspirations, Drop Your Baggage, and The Power of One: How to Impact Lives by First Changing Your Own; Tanya T. is a graduate of Temple University and has an MBA in Executive Leadership from Strayer University.

What you'll learn at OnRamp

Week 1

July 29

Problem Identification / Customer Discovery & Validation

Week 2

August 5

Building & Launching a Product / Your MVP

Week 3

August 12

Financial Models / Cost Structure

Week 4

August 19

Business Structure / Ownership Equity / Co-Founders / Legal

Week 5

August 26

Establishing Your Team / Culture

Week 6

September 9

Fundraising / Investors / Bootstrapping

Week 7


Branding / Marketing / Sales

Week 8


Pitching / Pitch Decks

Week 9


Pitch Competition

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