Upcoming BF TechCelerator Schedule

Winter 2022

32-County TechCelerator Program Held Via Zoom – Applicants from counties located in central & northern PA are eligible

10-Week Sessions begin January 11, 2022 and run through March 22, 2022 / 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM

One on One mentoring sessions included

Application deadline is December 10, 2021

Contact:  Bob Dornich, 814-865-7332


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

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  10-week business startup boot camps 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 prototyping and customer discovery expenses as well as initial legal and accounting advice. Our participants have the opportunity to pitch their business concepts to a panel of local professionals with the possibility of winning prizes totaling $10,000.

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