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

Winter: 2020

TechCelerator@Dubois – North Central PA Launchbox – 2 East Long Avenue, Suite 300 – Dubois, PA

10-Week Session – Wednesdays, beginning January 15, 2020 until March 19, 2020 – 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM/ Coaching sessions to follow

Deadline for applications is January 3, 2020

Contact John Siggins at 814-865-2879


TechCelerator@ JD Brown Center for Entrepreneurship at York College – 410 Kings Road – York, PA 17401

10-Week Session – Thursday, February 6, 2019 – Thursday, April 9, 2019/ 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Deadline for applications is January 29, 2019

Contact Joe Hackett at 717-858-3046 or


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.



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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