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10-week TechCelerator @ State College is Taking Applications until March 28

The TechCelerator @State College is inviting area entrepreneurs to participate in their next 10-Week Boot Camp for business startups. This exciting program has launched 20 companies in the first two years!  If you have a new, tech-based business idea that you’ve been wondering how to commercialize, this Boot Camp is for you. The sessions run for 2 hours per week, on ten successive Tuesdays, starting April 8, 2014 – June 10, 2014 / 3:00 P.M. – 5:00 P.M.

If you are chosen to participate in this amazing opportunity, you could receive up to $1,000 toward legal and accounting startup costs and will have the chance to pitch your business idea to a panel of entrepeneurs at the completion of the course.  The top presenter will receive $10,000 to help get the business off the ground.   Business mentoring from Ben Franklin’s Transformation Business Services Network and Penn State’s Small Business Development Center staff will be available at no cost.  You’ll come away from this experience with a list of best practices, lessons-learned, and a valuable toolbox that will help you start your own tech-business.

The Boot Camp is free of charge. Contact Don McCandless at 814-865-2040 or


About the TechCelerator @ State College

A partnership designed to offer the region’s entrepreneurs, students, faculty members, and small business owners designated space, loan and investment programs, business support and mentoring services, and entrepreneurial training all housed in one location.  This innovative, one-stop-shop approach to business incubation will encourage an entrepreneurial climate, increase technology transfer opportunities, and help develop a robust “startup” culture in State College and the surrounding area.