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UPstart’s mission is to maximize the potential of Penn’s pioneering research to the benefit of the university, the investigative team, and society in general through the creation and stimulus of entrepreneurial endeavors.
UPstart, a virtual incubator at the University of Pennsylvania, is dedicated to supporting technology commercialization within the Penn community. Since 2010, UPstart has worked with over 200 faculty and staff members to form and launch new companies based on selected inventions and innovative technologies.
While there are many paths to commercialization of a new technology, the UPstart team works with Penn inventors to develop a commercial strategy that utilizes company creation as a means to increase the value of the technology while giving it exposure in the marketplace. We are committed to assisting the business team through the entire commercialization process with an array of services that includes matching a strong entrepreneur to each    more / less

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Name and Mailing address
Name: UPstart Web-site: UPstart
Street: 3401 Grays Ferry Ave
Bldg 176, Ste 229
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City: PA 19146, Philadelphia Phone/Fax: +1() / +1()
Country: United States Networks:     
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Virtual Business Incubator Services

Business Support
Business information
Business Development Advisory
Company Formation

Incubation Program
Business model advice
Help with Business Plan development
Mentoring / coaching

Facilitation of contacts to financiers

Networks & Synergy
Events (content focused)
The goals of the Virtual Business Incubator: Specific Target Groups:
Type of IncubatorType of OrganizationFinancial Model
Virtual Business Incubator (no office space offered)

Mixed use / without technological focus

Virtual Business Incubator Data Year (statistic): 2017
Rental SpaceClient FirmsOn-site clients that at the same time are tenants of your incubator / parkOff-site clients that use your services without being tenants of your incubator or park
total sq.m. available in incubatorTotal number of clients servedTotal number of cleints served since beginning of incubator operation. Only clients that have been advised regarding business start-up (not, for example, counting participnats of trainings, seminars, etc).
sq.m used for incubator services/administrationNumber of client firmsNumber of client firms at this time in on-site or off-site incubation program repsectively.
sq.m. rented by client firmsNumber of employees in client firms
Incubator Staff
number of staff working in management / services
Business areas of client companies
Last Updated
August 11, 2018