The TechCelerator @ DuBois

Activities and programs that accelerate a region’s early-stage deal flow help create an environment that allows those who have considered starting a tech-business to explore the likelihood of success with the benefit of professional guidance.

Emerging entrepreneurs who participate in our 10-week business startup boot camps are more likely to make an educated decision on how to move forward with their business concept and learn how to apply for startup funding.

Successful participants receive stipends to assist with prototyping and customer discovery expenses as well as initial legal and accounting advice. At the conclusion of the ten weeks, there is the opportunity to pitch to a panel of local professionals with the possibility of winning prizes totaling $10,000.

You will come away from this experience with a viable business model, networking contacts, and the confidence that comes from knowing if it’s the right time to move forward with your business concept.

Topics that will be addressed during the ten weeks include:

  • Week One: Program Overview
  • Week Two: Legal Formation
  • Week Three: Grants and Business Loans
  • Week Four: Marketing Research
  • Week Five: eMarketing
  • Week Six: Patents and IP
  • Week Seven: Human Resources
  • Week Eight: Accounting
  • Week Nine: Capital Formation
  • Week Ten: Pitch Day


January 15, 2020 – March 19, 2020 / Deadline for applications is January 3, 2020

Classes: Wednesdays from 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM followed by coaching sessions
Coaching Sessions: Thursdays at 9:30 AM, 11:00 AM and 2:00 PM


North Central PA LaunchBox (Old Deposit Bank Building)
2 East Long Avenue
Suite 300
Dubois, PA 15801

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 participate in a ten-week program?
  • Are you planning to commercialize your business concept?


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