Are Ben Franklin’s TechCelerator Boot Camps Right For You?

Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Central & Northern PA (BFTP/CNP) provides startup funding not only for tech-entrepreneurs and small manufacturers, but we also invest in innovative, entrepreneurial development programs that mentor and support emerging startups.

With a large footprint comprised of areas with diverse needs, BFTP/CNP has developed a systematic approach to engaging with potential tech entrepreneurs at the earliest stages of their concept development.

Activities and programs that accelerate a region’s early-stage deal flow help create an environment that allows those who have considered starting a tech-business to explore the likelihood of success with the benefit of professional guidance. For example, emerging entrepreneurs who participate in our tech-startup Boot Camps, offered by the BF TechCelerators, are more likely to make an educated decision on how to move forward with their business concept and learn how to apply for startup funding.

Successful participants receive stipends to assist with initial legal and accounting expenses and have the opportunity to pitch their business concepts to a panel of local professionals with the possibility of winning prizes totaling $10,000.

Fall 2017
South Central (Harrisburg, Lancaster, York)
1010 N. 7th St. – Suite 307
September 21, 2017  – November 9, 2017 (8 Week Session)


Fall 2017
State College – Tech Center
September 26, 2017 – December 5, 2017 (10-Week Session; closed Thanksgiving)


Winter 2018
Altoona – Catalyst Space
January 23, 2018 – March 13, 2018 (8-Week Session)


Spring 2018
State College – Tech Center
March 27, 2018 – May 29, 2018 (10-Week Session)


Summer 2018
Somerset -Somerset Ed Center
July 10, 2018 – August 28, 2018 (8- Week Session)


Fall 2018
State College – Tech Center
Sept 25, 2018 – December 4, 2018 (10-Week Session; closed Thanksgiving)


Winter 2019
Johnstown – JARI Center
January 22, 2019 – March 12, 2019 (8-Week Session)

Fall 2017
South Central (Harrisburg, Lancaster, York)
1010 N. 7th St. – Suite 307
September 21, 2017  – November 9, 2017 (8 Week Session)


Fall 2017
State College – Tech Center
September 26, 2017 – December 5, 2017 (10-Week Session; closed Thanksgiving)


Winter 2018
Altoona – ABCD Corp.
January 23, 2018 – March 13, 2018 (8-Week Session)


Spring 2018
State College – Tech Center
March 27, 2018 – May 29, 2018 (10-Week Session)


Summer 2018
Somerset -Somerset Ed Center
July 10, 2018 – August 28, 2018 (8- Week Session)


Fall 2018
State College – Tech Center
Sept 25, 2018 – December 4, 2018 (10-Week Session; closed Thanksgiving)


Winter 2019
Johnstown – JARI Center
January 22, 2019 – March 12, 2019 (8-Week Session)

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