State College – Virtual via Zoom
Weekly Zoom sessions to be held on Tuesdays, September 22, 2020 – December 8, 2020
2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Application deadline is September 11, 2020
Contact: Bob Dornich, 814-865-7332
Southern Alleghenies – Virtual via Zoom
Weekly Zoom sessions beginning January 5, 2021 – March 17, 2021
Application Deadline: December 20, 2020
Contact: Bob Dornich at 814-865-7332 or Jose Otero at 814-525-3283
NWPA – Virtual via Zoom
Weekly Zoom sessions beginning mid-January 2021
Contact: Brian Slawin at 814-230-0080
Application Deadline: TBD
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.