Are Ben Franklin’s TechCelerator “Accelerators” Right For You?

Spring 2020

State College – 200 Innovation Blvd, Room 221 – Tech Center

10-Week Session – April 7, 2020 through June 16, 2020

Contact  Bob Dornich / 814-865-7332

Note:  Applicants must be able to commit to at least eight of the ten week sessions.

Summer 2020

Bedford – 

10 – Week Session – July 14, 2020 – September 17, 2020/Deadline for applications is July 3, 2020

Contact Bob Dornich / 814-865-7332

Note:  Weekly Sessions Will Be Held Virtually Via Zoom


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.

If you’re interested in attending a TechCelerator program, please select the location below for more information.

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