TechCelerator @ The Candy Factory

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

Ben Franklin’s TechCelerator @TheCandyFactory is inviting the area’s emerging tech-entrepreneurs to participate in an intensive 10-Week Startup Boot Camp.   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: Tuesdays, Starting September 10, 2019 – Ending November 12, 2019 (10-weeks)

Time:   3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

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

Deadline to Apply:  September 3, 2019- The Program Is Free Of Charge, But Space Is Limited!

In addition to the money, after just ten short weeks, you’ll come away with a viable business model, a market research report, 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.  Curious?  Check out this recent State College graduation pitch video:


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.

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?