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Win up to $30,000 with your Food or Beverage Innovation!

Ben Franklin’s Food & Beverage TechCelerator is offering a 10-week virtual Business Boot Camp for entrepreneurs and start-up companies that are developing scalable, innovative, and technology-focused products/services in the food and beverage industry.

You’ll expand your network, engage with other successful entrepreneurs, discuss your business model with experts and develop a pitch that could win you up to $30,000! This is a no-cost opportunity to local entrepreneurs.

As a TechCelerator participant, you will:

  • Explore likelihood of your business’s success and learn to minimize risks
  • Develop a working business model, proformas, and gain market insights
  • Participate in one-on-one mentoring with business coaches from Ben Franklin, and Penn State and Gannon University’s Small Business Development Centers
  • Expand your network and engage with other entrepreneurs
  • Create an investor pitch and present to a panel of local judges for an opportunity to win up to $30,000.

The weekly ZOOM classes are Tuesdays starting January 10, 2023, through March 14, 2023. One-hour on-line mentoring/coaching sessions will also be provided each week.

The deadline to apply* is December 2, 2022.

*Must be in Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Central & Northern PA’s 32-County footprint to apply.