Erie TechCelerator Finale: Celebrating Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Join us in celebrating eight groundbreaking, Erie County based startup companies who have completed the intensive 10-week Erie TechCelerator program sponsored by the Erie County Gaming and Revenue Authority. These innovative entrepreneurs are ready to pitch their ideas for a chance to secure up to $15,000 in funding to launch or accelerate their ventures.

Witness the culmination of months of hard work and dedication as eight Erie County based startup companies showcase their innovative ideas and pitch their business concepts to a panel of judges. These entrepreneurs have undergone intensive coaching and mentorship to refine their business models, develop comprehensive pitch decks, and prepare for potential funding opportunities.

Hosted by Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Central and Northern PA, Sponsored by the Erie County Gaming and Revenue Authority and in partnership with the Small Business Development Center at Gannon University.

Event Details & RSVP

FREE to attend and following there will be networking, complimentary beverages and food!

Date: March 20, 2024
Time: 3:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Location: 5240 Knowledge Parkway, Erie, PA 16510

Meet the Finalists

AI (Karl Cadet and Sathish Pammi) – Utilizing Big Five personality traits and AI algorithms, Bodha.AI provides a comprehensive solution for performance measurement and job matching.

Eventive AI (Erin Kerner) – An AI-powered platform for event planning, offering personalized and detailed event management solutions.

Premier Manufacturing – d.b.a Zenedge (Marva Morris) – Zenedge is revolutionizing the energy drink market by enhancing packaging, introducing new flavors, innovating the formula, and prioritizing healthier ingredients.

Brokenstraw Outdoors (Jeremiah Pfadt) – Introducing the BOSS shooting rail for hunters, providing stability and safety in any hunting scenario.

Hikes and Hoses (Lisa Hansen) – Offering eco-friendly outdoor gear made from recycled fabrics and firehose materials.

PureLine Putting (Michael Irvin) – A revolutionary putting aid for golfers, streamlining the putting process and improving game pace.

Erie Applications (Jacob DeHart) – Addressing content creation challenges for businesses by leveraging local talent and top-of-the-line equipment and software.

Hydrant Care (John Fink) – Large-scale deployment of IoT sensors on fire hydrants for enhanced safety and monitoring.

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