SEED YOUR BIG IDEA AND WATCH IT GROW – YOU COULD WIN UP TO $25,000!
STATE COLLEGE, PA – Did you know Ben Franklin Technology Partners is an award-winning, tech-based economic development program? We’ve been investing in tech startups and small manufactures for nearly 40 years. And now, we’re looking for innovators with BIG IDEAS who are developing new products or processes in the agriculture (AG) and food/beverage industries.
A BIG IDEA in your field of interest could include drone or smart farming, soil and crop health, pest management, AG machinery and automation, robotic solutions, sensor applications, supply chain, energy, food/juice/beverage production, or even dairy management to name just a few.
You Could Win up to $25,000!
So why should you apply to this BIG IDEA Contest? Because you want to win! Since we started running these contests, more than $2 million in cash prizes have been awarded throughout our program’s 32-county footprint in central and northern Pennsylvania. Winning the grand prize of up to $25,000 will go a long way in helping you further develop your BIG IDEA and grow your AG-based or food/beverage startup with some much-needed seed funding. But, the pitch experience you’ll gain, the business training offered, and the contacts you’ll make are often more valuable than the money.
If you have not previously received funding from Ben Franklin or won a cash prize in an earlier contest, visit WWW.BIGIDEA.BENFRANLIN.ORG for contest rules, FAQ, and to check out the application process. The deadline for entries is August 29, 2022.