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In Just Eight Short Weeks You Could Be On The Way To Launching A Tech-StartUP!

Johnstown, PA – If you have a new, tech-based business idea, or you are developing an innovative product, process, or software application, you’ll want to check out this programAs part of the Startup Alleghenies initiative, the BF TechCelerator@Johnstown is providing a business startup accelerator, along with one-on-one mentoring sessions, for emerging tech-entrepreneurs.

Beginning Tuesday, July 10, 2018, the eight-week program will be held in alternating locations which include 814 WORX and JARI. Our Accelerators are free of charge, but space is limited. Contact Jerry Hudson at jrh498@psu.edu or Jose Otero JOtero@Jari.com.  For more information click on https://cnp.benfranklin.org/techcelerator-johnstown/

Business mentoring from Ben Franklin’s Transformation Business Services Network and local economic development and startup experts will be available at no cost.  General topics to be discussed over the eight weeks include customer discovery, business and revenue models, value propositions, legal issues, and cost structures to name just a few.  You’ll come away from this experience with a viable business model as well as a list of networking contacts and a concrete path forward.  However, perhaps the most important thing you will gain is the confidence that comes from knowing if it’s the right time for you to start your own tech-business – or not.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity! Not only will you receive up to $1,000 to help with your initial accounting, legal, or customer discovery costs, you will also have the chance to pitch your business idea to a panel of judges at the completion of the eight weeks.  If you win, you could be awarded up to $10,000 in seed funding to help get your startup UP and running. Not sure if a TechCelerator is right for you? Check out this video of a recent graduation event held in Altoona: https://youtu.be/MWWz-bvxpE0