Upcoming BF TechCelerator Schedule

Summer 2021

Indiana / Quad County – Virtual via Zoom

Weekly Zooom sessions to be held on Tuesdays beginning June 8, 2021 – August 10, 2021

Finale Pitch Event:  August 18, 2021

Application Deadline:  May 27, 2021

Contact:  Jose Otero – 814- 525-3283

Spring 2021

State College – Virtual via Zoom

Weekly Zoom sessions to be held on Tuesdays, March 23, 2021 – June 2, 2021

2:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Application deadline is March 10, 2021

Contact:  Bob Dornich, 814-865-7332

South Central PA – Virtual via Zoom

Weekly Zoom sessions on Tuesdays, April 6, 2021 – June 8, 2021 / 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Application deadline is March 23, 2021

Contact:  Julie Bratton / 717-948-6339 – JulieBratton@cnp.benfranklin.org

Winter 2021

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 to March 23, 2021

Contact:  Brian Slawin at 814-230-0080



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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