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Take A Seat In Our No-Cost Startup Boot Camp And You Might Take Home Up To $10,000!

STATE COLLEGE, PA –Ben Franklin’s TechCelerator@StateCollege; a partnership with the Invent Penn State initiative, is again offering local entrepreneurs, grad-students, professors, and university researchers its VIRTUAL 10-Week Business Startup Boot Camp. You’ll expand your network, engage with other successful entrepreneurs, discuss your business model with experts and develop a pitch that could win you up to $10,000!

The weekly ZOOM sessions will be on Tuesdays, March 23, 2021 – June 2, 2021 / 2:00 – 5:00 P.M.  One-hour on-line mentoring/coaching sessions will also be provided each week.

This is a no-cost opportunity!  Assistance with legal, accounting, or customer discovery costs will be provided, and you’ll have the chance to pitch to a panel of local judges at the completion of the course.  In addition, a “People’s Choice Award” of $1,000 will also be awarded at graduation.  Friends, family, and co-workers of the participants will be invited to join the Zoom audience to vote for their favorite presentation. Business mentoring from Ben Franklin’s Transformation Business Services Network and Penn State’s Small Business Development Center staff will also be available.  You’ll come away from this experience with a working business model, networking contacts, and the confidence that comes from knowing if it’s the right time to start developing your innovation.

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The deadline for applications is March 10, 2021.

About the Ben Franklin TechCelerator @ State College

A partnership designed to offer the region’s entrepreneurs, students, faculty members, and small business owners designated space, loan and investment programs, business support and mentoring services, and entrepreneurial training all housed in one location.  This innovative, one-stop-shop approach to business incubation will encourage an entrepreneurial climate, increase technology transfer opportunities, and help develop a robust “startup” culture in State College and the surrounding area.  Visit