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A Tech Business Idea Could WIN You Up To $10,000!

STATE COLLEGE, PAIn the past eight years, more than 100 teams have graduated from Ben Franklin’s TechCelerator@State College.  This successful partnership with the Invent Penn State initiative is offering local entrepreneurs, grad-students, professors, and university researchers a 10-Week Business Startup Boot Camp.

The weekly sessions will run on Tuesdays, April 7, 2020 – Tuesday, June 16, 2020 from 2:00 – 5:00 P.M.  One-hour mentoring/coaching sessions will also be provided each week.

This is a no-cost opportunity!  Assistance with legal, accounting, or customer discovery costs will be provided, and you’ll have the chance to pitch to a panel of judges at the completion of the course. The winning team will receive up to $10,000 in seed funding to help get their startup UP and running.  In addition, select teams may also be eligible for a grant from the Invent Penn State NSF I-Corps Site.

Business mentoring from Ben Franklin’s Transformation Business Services Network and Penn State’s Small Business Development Center staff will also be available.  You’ll come away from this experience with a working business model, networking contacts, and the confidence that comes from knowing if it’s the right time to start developing your innovation.

Apply now:

Space is limited, so don’t hesitate. The deadline for applications is March 26, 2020