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Have You Heard About our 10-Week Boot Camp for Business Startups?

STATE COLLEGE, PA The TechCelerator @State College is inviting area entrepreneurs, graduate students, researchers, or anyone with an innovative idea, to participate in our next 10-Week Boot Camp for business startups. This exciting program has already launched more than 42 companies that have raised $5.3M in start-up funding and generated $4M in revenue!

If you have a new, tech-based business idea that you’ve been wondering how to commercialize, this Boot Camp is for you. The sessions run for two hours per week, on ten successive Tuesdays, starting September 29, 2015 to December 8, 2015, from 3:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity! You could receive up to $1,000 to help with legal and accounting startup costs plus have the chance to pitch your business idea to a panel of entrepreneurs at the completion of the course. The top presenter will receive $10,000 to help get the business off the ground.   Business mentoring from Ben Franklin’s Transformation Business Services Network and Penn State’s Small Business Development Center staff will be available at no cost.

You’ll come away from this experience with a viable business model in addition to a list of best practices and lessons learned. But, perhaps the most important thing you will gain, in less than three months, is the confidence that comes from knowing if it’s the right time for you to start your own tech-business – or not.

The Boot Camp is free of charge, but space is limited. Contact Don McCandless at 814-865-2040 or The deadline for applications is September 18, 2015.

About the TechCelerator @ State College

A partnership designed to offer the region’s entrepreneurs, students, faculty members, and small business owners designated space, loan and investment programs, business support and mentoring services, and entrepreneurial training all housed in one location. This innovative, one-stop-shop approach to business incubation will encourage an entrepreneurial climate, increase technology transfer opportunities, and help develop a robust “startup” culture in State College and the surrounding area. Click on