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Ben Franklin’s BIG IDEA Business Plan Contest Starts October 18!

You could win one of two $25,000 Cash Prizes in Ben Franklin’s BIG IDEA Business Plan Contest.  This year’s competition will focus on the counties located in Central and South Central Pennsylvania.

 In addition to the (2) grand prizes totaling $50,000, the winners will also receive:

  • One-year website hosting offered by Netrepid
  • The opportunity to participate in a BF TechCelerator Boot Camp for Startups
  • Six months free rent in the BF TechCelerator @ Carlisle (for a winner from that area)
  • Assistance from the Innovation Partnership in preparing a proposal to receive federal SBIR funding
  • Access to all Ben Franklin’s business support services at no charge

You are eligible to apply if you:

  • Reside in one of the 25  counties located in central and south central PA
  • Have developed, or are developing a new, innovative tech-product      or process
  • Have no significant sales      if a product has already been developed
  • Have less than 50      employees if a company has been formed
  • Never received previous  BFTP funding.

The contest application website – – opens on October 18, 2013.