Business Mentoring / Commercialization Support

Transformation Business Services Network

It takes more than startup funding. Ben Franklin offers its clients business and mentoring support provided by a team of seasoned business professionals. This valuable, hands-on assistance on topics such as strategic planning, market validation, financial management, accounting and office set-up, human resource planning, and advertising strategies, is available at no charge.

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The Shale Gas Innovation and Commercialization Center

If you are developing a safe, clean technology that targets the shale gas industry, where do you take it for market validation? Since its inception, SGICC’s focus has been primarily on identifying and commercializing technologies that enhance responsible stewardship of the environment, while supporting the shale gas energy asset in Pennsylvania and West Virginia. SGICC’s annual Innovation Contests, which are judged by a panel of industry experts, usually attract nearly 100 applicants and have become more popular every year.

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