State College – 200 Innovation Blvd, Room 221 – Tech Center
Note: The deadline to apply is March 6, 2019
March 19, 2019 – May 14, 2019 (10-Week Session) – One-on-One mentoring available.
Note: Applicants must be able to commit to at least eight of the ten week sessions.
Ben Franklin’s office in Knowledge Park
5240 Fryling Road, Erie PA 16510
Mid-June 2019 – August 2019
Currently accepting applications
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 tech-startup “Accelerators”, offered by the BF TechCelerators, 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.