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More Than Sixty Startups Got Their “START” With Ben Franklin’s TechCelerator @State College!

STATE COLLEGE, PAWith 66 companies launched that have created 150 jobs and generated $8M in revenue, this proven methodology can work for you too!  Ben Franklin’s TechCelerator @State College is inviting area entrepreneurs, researchers, and grad-students to participate in their next 10-Week Boot Camp.  If you have a new, tech-based business idea, check out this program. The weekly sessions run on Tuesdays, March 27, 2018 – May 29, 2018, from 2:00 – 4:00 P.M.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity! We provide up to $1,000 toward startup costs plus the chance to pitch your business idea to a panel of entrepreneurs at the completion of the course.  The top team will receive $10,000 in seed funding to help get their business off the ground.   Not sure if the TechCelerator is right for you? Check out this graduation video

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 networking contacts and a path forward.  But, 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.


The Boot Camp is free of charge, but space is limited. Contact Bob Dornich at 814-865-7332.  The deadline for applications is March 14, 2018.