Our mission

Venturef0rth provides tech startups and early-stage companies a physical home in Philadelphia designed for coworking and collaboration, a community of peers, and guidance from entrepreneurs-in-residence including strategic and operational support.  We also provide a range of educational events spanning the subjects of entrepreneurship, technology and design that are open to the public while also serving as a venue for larger-scale events such as Meetups, Startup Weekend and Lean Startup Machine.

Venturef0rth was founded to support the continued growth and success of Philadelphia’s early-stage tech community.  Irrespective of the industry they serve, these upstarts face common challenges in the early stages of life. Venturef0rth exists to enable our members to to stay lean, efficient and unrelentingly focused on successful execution.

Meet the team

  •  About

    Elliot Menschik

    Over-educated serial entrepreneur helping the next generation of founders more effectively take earth-shattering ideas to a successful conclusion.

    In addition to founding and leading Venturef0rth, Elliot is a Managing Director of DreamIt …

  •  About

    Jesse Kramer

    Hyperconnected marketing rockstar. Founded, built + successfully sold groundbreaking Philadelphia creative agency.  Seeking to use his talents for good.

    Outside of Venturef0rth, Jesse is VP of Marketing at AWE …

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    Jay Shah

    Finance and ops ninja.  Voice of reason to founders around the world (dozens between PHL and NYC).  Too many financings, exits and other transactions under his belt to count.

    Outside of …