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Ben Franklin’s TechCelerator@Carlisle by CREDC is Now Taking Applications for its Next Business Startup Boot Camp!

CARLISLE If you have been kicking around a great business idea, why not Accelerate it! The BF TechCelerator@Carlisle by CREDC, a partnership between Ben Franklin Technology Partners and the economic development arm of the Harrisburg Regional Chamber is inviting budding tech-entrepreneurs to apply for its upcoming 10-Week Startup Boot Camp which begins on September 10, 2015. The program, which is now in its fifth year, provides designated, shared workspace, focused business startup mentoring, entrepreneurial support, and networking in an incubator setting.

During the course of the Boot Camp, you will have the opportunity to hear from successful entrepreneurs, business support professionals, and even private and institutional investors on how to develop a solid, fundable business model. You’ll come away from this experience with a list of best practices, lessons-learned, and a comprehensive toolbox that will help you decide if the time is right to start your own tech-business. What’s more you could be eligible to receive up to $10,000 to help you launch your business endeavor!

 We are offering this program free of charge, but space is limited! The only commitment you have to make is for your time – two hours a week starting Thursday, September 10, 2015 from 4:00 – 6:00 PM at 453 Lincoln Street in Carlisle. Those chosen to participate in this exciting opportunity will have the chance to compete for $10,000 to help get their business off the ground.

Don’t hesitate – Accelerate! Apply on line through our website at 

About Ben Franklin Technology Partners, an initiative of the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development and funded by the Ben Franklin Technology Development Authority, provides operational assistance, entrepreneurial support, and investment capital to emerging tech-based companies and small, existing manufacturers for the purpose of creating and retaining jobs in Pennsylvania.  For more information, visit 

The Harrisburg Regional Chamber & CREDC serves as a catalyst for promoting growth and quality of life in Cumberland, Dauphin and Perry Counties by providing a unique blend of business, community and economic development and advocacy services under one roof to boost our economic vitality and livability as a region. The Chamber & CREDC has been accredited with five stars from the United States Chamber of Commerce.