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HARRISBURG, PA – Ben Franklin’s TechCelerator Program is inviting area entrepreneurs, researchers, software developers or anyone with a new business idea to participate in our next 8-Week Boot Camp for Business Startups. This exciting program has already helped launch dozens of companies in the area. Held in a convenient downtown location with off-street parking, the…

The TechCelerator@State College Announces Two Boot Camp Winners!

State College, PA – On Tuesday, May 23, 2017, the Ben Franklin TechCelerator@State College awarded cash prizes to two graduates of its latest Business Startup Boot Camp. Six local entrepreneurs, who had been attending the Tuesday evening sessions for the past ten weeks, made pitches to a three-member team of judges based on the market…

Two Startups Each Won $5,000 from the BF TechCelerator@Carlisle by CREDC!

CARLISLE – Ben Franklin’s TechCelerator@Carlisle by CREDC’s spring cohort wrapped up on Thursday evening, April 7, 2016. The business startup program, which is a partnership between Ben Franklin Technology Partners/CNP www.cnp.benfranklin.org and the economic development arm of the Harrisburg Regional Chamber, provides designated, shared workspace and focused business support services in an incubator setting to…

Why enter a Business Plan Contest?

Why enter a Business Plan Contest? After all, when done properly, writing a business plan can be very time consuming. A panel of judges you have never met will pass judgment on not only your idea for a new product or service, but how well you define the opportunity and explain the market execution.

Funding Options for Start-Up Companies

The development and commercialization of new technology is a very expensive process. Yet, even today nearly 30 years after the inception of the Ben Franklin program, an entrepreneur or small business owner has very few options when it comes to potential money sources.

“Practice Makes Perfect”

If equity funding is part of your company’s financing strategy, it’s more than worth the time and effort to learn how to make a good pitch