Weisslabs @ Upenn

Innovate With Us

Apply for Our Summer '17 Cohort

Our Mission

WeissLabs is a student-run startup incubator located at the Weiss Tech House.
Our mission is to catalyze innovation by engaging students through lessons,community, and mentorship—leveraging
resources across the University of Pennsylvania to foster entrepreneurship.


The incubator features 5 weeks of hands-on lessons related to entrepreneurship and delivered by industry-experts and mentors.


WeissLabs provides support to teams through our associated professors at the University of Pennsylvania, distinguished professionals and student-peers.


WeissLabs also provides a physical workspace which allows teams to interact, work on their ventures or to simply be innovative.

The Team

Here is the amazing team behind WeissLabs!

Naomi Kadish


Sonia Sarda


Kevin Ho

Logistics & Planning, Front-End Developer

Connor Sendel

Logistics & Planning

Jenna Barton

Logistics & Planning

Ayush Goyal

Steward of Innovation

Andy Liu

Steward of Innovation

AJ Nandi

Steward of Innovation, Marketing

Duong Nguyen

Marketing and Social Media

Joy Wang

Front End Developer

Monica Vyavahare

Marketing and Social Media

Ethan Abramson


Rochelle Shen


Guthrie Gintzler


Ernest Tavares III



Check out the amazing companies from our current and past cohorts!

OtterMedical (Summer '16)

Xeed (Summer '16)

Bright Idea (Summer '16)

Lilu (Summer '16)

Root (Summer '16 & Spring '16)

Lightbox (Summer '16)

Slice Capital (Spring '16)

Crescent Plate (Spring '16)

Emery & Elizabeth (Spring '16)

Factor Place (Spring '16)

Patos (Spring '16)

WeTrain (Spring '16)

In the News

Patos and Sliced Capital in Inc.'s 16 Coolest College Startups

WeTrain featured in Philly.com

Spring '16 Cohort Demo Day in the Daily Pennsylvanian

XEED featured in TechCrunch


Have a look at our curriculum design.

Week 1: Incubator Crash Course

During the first week participants will be introduced to the incubator format, expectations of the program, listen to a keynote speaker and be able to meet the other companies in the incubator.

Jan 14

Week 2: Product

During the second week participants will hear from a guest speaker and learn how to develop a good product idea, how to go through the process of developing, designing, engineering, and management.

Jan 18

Week 3: Market

During the third week participants will be taught about market timing, target markets, product/market fits, and market demographics.

Jan 24

Week 4: Business plan and Risk Mitigation

During week four participants will learn how to craft a preliminary business plan and learn about mitigating risks.

Feb 14

Week 5: Demo Day

During week five participants will have the opportunity to demo their product in front of investors.

Feb 18

What are you waiting for?

Apply Now! Feb 26


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