Founded In Philly is our accelerator that immerses entrepreneurs into a supportive and thriving startup community, increasing their likelihood of success.

Founded in Philly is comprised of two programs: one for idea stage entrepreneurs and one for MVP stage (minimum viable product) entrepreneurs. In each program, founders participate in a series of experiential learning workshops designed and led by successful startup leaders. The programs will accelerate business growth and embed founders into a supportive entrepreneurial network.

HEAR WHAT OUR FOUNDERS ARE SAYING in the video below!

 
 

for idea stage entrepreneurs

From idea to reality

This program teaches aspiring founders the mindset, skills, and endurance needed to pursue entrepreneurship. Participants will work alongside their peers, experienced entrepreneurs and other startup leaders over the course of 12 weeks. The program ends with the opportunity to demo at Entrepreneur Expo, Philly’s largest tech trade show during Philly Tech Week.

The details: 20 - 30 entrepreneurs selected | February - April | Weekly sessions  (5:00pm - 7:00pm) | Office Hours with community leaders and mentors | $250 per person (scholarships available)

Application Open October 1st - November 15th 2019


for early-stage entrepreneurs

Preparing for growth

This program teaches current founders with a minimum viable product (MVP) the networking, storytelling, and fundraising skills needed to build a sustainable company. Participants will work alongside their peers, experienced entrepreneurs and mentors over the course of 12 weeks. The program ends with the opportunity to demo at Founder Factory, Philly’s largest founder-focused conference featuring local and national startup leaders.

10 startups selected | September - November | Weekly sessions (4:00pm - 7:00pm) | Office Hours with community leaders and mentors | $500 per startup

Application Open June 1st - July 1st 2020

Interested in mentoring one of our startups? Complete the form below.


Perks

 
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Events

Attend all PSL signature events at no cost. Demo during our Entrepreneur Expo, the largest tech trade show in Philadelphia

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Education

Participate in experiential learning workshops designed and led by successful startup leaders

 
 
 
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Acceleration

Get immersed in a highly engaged and interactive learning environment to help develop your idea and grow your business

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Community

Become a part of an active, supportive community of  entrepreneurs & mentors during the program and beyond

 
 
 
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Mentorship

Receive mentorship from high-quality, experienced startup leaders

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Network

Join our engaging alumni network to confidently grow your business after the program ends

 

Mark Switaj, Founder and CEO of Roundtrip

"The PSL Accelerator was and will continue to be one of the greatest catalysts of our organization's growth."

Mark and team raised a seed round of $1.9M after the program and recently announced a $5.1M Series A.


 for questions contact ideas@phillystartupleaders.org