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Tech-Startups Get Their Start With Ben Franklin’s TechCelerator Program!

LANCASTER, PA – With dozens of tech-startups already launched that have created nearly 200 full or part-time jobs in Central PA, this proven methodology can work for you too!  Ben Franklin’s TechCelerator @TheCandyFactory is inviting the area’s emerging tech-entrepreneurs to participate in an intensive 8-Week Startup Accelerator.   Don’t miss out on this opportunity! We provide up to $1,000 toward initial legal, accounting, or customer discovery costs plus the chance to pitch your business idea to a panel of potential investors at the completion of the course.  The top team will receive up to $10,000 to help get their business from startUP to UP and running!

 When: September 27, 2018 – November 15, 2018

Time:   4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Where: The Candy Factory CoWorking Space – 342 North Queen Street, Lancaster, PA. 

Deadline to Apply:  September 14, 2018 – the program is free of charge, but space is limited!

With funding support from the BB&T Economic Growth Fund at the Lancaster County Community Foundation, the TechCelerator@TheCandy Factory, offers free business-grade WiFi, six conference rooms with large screen TVs and whiteboards, three workshop areas, event space, and parking for guests and clients along with business mentoring and support services provided by Ben Franklin’s Transformation Business Services Network personnel.  After just eight short weeks, you’ll come away with a viable business model, a market research report, a list of networking contacts and a path forward. Interested? Check out this recent graduation pitch event: