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Join Us On November 21, 2019 For Ben Franklin’s $50,000 BIG IDEA Pitch Event!

DUBOIS, PA – Do you know Jeff Billett with Billett Electric, Keith Billotte with Doing Time, Dave Conklin with Wilds Sonshine Factory, Peter Schramm with Lattus, Joe Lanich with Laughing Owl Press, Daniel Meier with Lightdrop Harvest, Royce Novosel-Johnson with NoJo Forest Creations, or Harb Nayar with TAT Technologies?  If not, you soon will!  Someone will walk away with up to $50,000!

Dozens of emerging tech entrepreneurs and small manufacturers from North Central Pennsylvania recently applied to Ben Franklin’s $50,000 BIG IDEA Contest.  The eight finalists selected will make their pitch to a panel of judges on November 21, 2019 at the North Central PA LaunchBox.  Come out and support these innovators, but stay for the fun, catered networking reception that follows.  Our BIG IDEA pitch events are attended by not only the friends and family of the presenters, but also community partners, local dignitaries, economic development professionals, other startups, and even potential investors.


When:             November 21, 2019

Where:           North Central PA LaunchBox – (Old Deposit Bank Building) – 2 East Long Avenue, Dubois, PA

Time:              Presentations begin at 2:00 PM – Networking at 5:00 PM

                          Winner Announced at 6:00 PM

RSVP:             Link:    Dubois BIG IDEA CONTEST RSVP