TechCelerator @ State College

The BF TechCelerator’s weekly business startup accelerators and one-on-one mentoring sessions target emerging tech-entrepreneurs from the university and the surrounding community. “Graduation” will include a pitch presentation to a panel of local professionals and potential investors. Topics that will be addressed during the ten weeks include:

  • What is the Technology Idea? Intro to “2-minute Stand-up”
  • Basic IP – Documentation, Public Disclosure, Patents, Trademarks etc.
  • Business Model overview
  • Customer Development
  • Value Proposition
  • Customer Segments
  • Channels
  • Customer Relationships – Get/Keep/Grow
  • Basic Financials – Balance Sheet, Income Statement, Cash Flow
  • Estimating Operating & Startup Costs
  • Revenue/Pricing/Costs
  • Funding Options
  • Basic Legal – Business Structure & Ownership


Fall 2019:  Tuesday, September 24 – November 26

(10 week program) – Applicants must be able to commit to at least eight of the ten weeks!

One-on-One mentoring available on Wednesdays and Thursdays: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM, and 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM


200 Innovation Blvd/Room 221 – Technology Center – State College

Contact: Bob Dornich at 814-865-7332


2:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Are You Eligible to Apply?

  • Is your business in the concept or pre-revenue stage?
  • Is there a technology component to your business idea?
  • Can you attend an eight/ten-week program, once a week?
  • Are you planning to commercialize your business concept?

In case you’re wondering, this is what a graduation pitch looks like: