The Enterprise Center
Matt Bergheiser currently serves as the Vice President of Entrepreneurial Programs for The Enterprise Center, managing the entrepreneurial training and assistance program for more than 30 companies at The Enterprise Center's small business incubator.
Since joining The Enterprise Center in 1996, Mr. Bergheiser has recruited more than twenty-five emerging companies as new tenants at the center and has implemented an innovative business "league system" designed to take entrepreneurs through the business development process in a systematic manner. He designed and implemented StartUp!, a 6-week training curriculum for prospective entrepreneurs that has served more than 300 students since its inception.
Beginning in May 1999, Mr. Bergheiser has served as The Enterprise Center's project manager for The Prudential Young Entrepreneur Program, an innovative training program designed for would-be entrepreneurs aged 18-30. Mr. Bergheiser also leads the efforts of The Enterprise Center in initiating Cities Beyond, a turn-key incubator licensing program targeted toward community organizations in urban areas.
In 1998, Mr. Bergheiser was recognized by the Philadelphia Business Journal as one of the region's rising business leaders with its "40 Under 40" Award. In November 1997, Mr. Bergheiser was elected President of the Board for the West Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce. In 1999, The Enterprise Center was selected by the National Business Incubator Association as Incubator of the Year.
Prior to joining The Enterprise Center, Mr. Bergheiser worked as a consultant for the Wharton Small Business Development Center, advising a portfolio of thirty clients in various industries. From 1991 through 1994, he served as an Associate for Lewin-VHI, a health services firm based in Fairfax, Virginia.
He received a BA from Princeton University in 1991, and earned his MBA in 1996 from the Wharton School, where he was selected as a Palmer Scholar and a Gruss Public Management Fellow.