TechCelerator @ Indiana


Ben Franklin’s TechCelerator@Indiana is offering local entrepreneurs from Cambria, Clearfield, Indiana, and Jefferson counties a VIRTUAL 10-Week Business Startup Boot Camp.   You will have the opportunity to expand your network, engage with serial entrepreneurs, and participate in discussions with experts in marketing, sales and finance to help shape your business.  You will also develop a pitch presentation that could win you up to $10,00.  Apply now.

Time is your only cost. The boot camp entails a weekly three-hour group session with content experts, and a weekly one-hour session with your start up business mentor to discuss individual needs and development opportunities. The goal of the weekly program is to provide a framework that will enable you to have the information needed to determine if it’s the right time to start your tech-business.

Your hard work will culminate in a 6-minute presentation that will position your business to take the first step toward funding. Test your presentation skills at the Final’s session on August 18, 2021 by pitching before a group of judges who have up to $10,000 to award to one or more participants.  In addition, virtual audience members will be able to vote for their “People’s Choice Award” Winner, who will receive $1,000.

The weekly ZOOM sessions will be on Tuesdays, June 8, 2021 – August 10, 2021 / 2:00 – 5:00 PM.

One-hour on-line mentoring/coaching sessions with Ben Franklin’s Transformation Business Services, Small Business Development Center staff and other members of the entrepreneurial community will also be provided each week.

Click here to apply.

The deadline for applications is May, 27, 2021. Space is limited.  

Program Curriculum:

The BF TechCelerator’s weekly business startup boot camps and one-on-one mentoring sessions target emerging tech-entrepreneurs who want to win up to $10,000 while exploring their  startup idea.

Topics that will be addressed during the ten weeks include:

· Business Model overview

· Who’s your Customer? What’s your market?

· What’s your Value Proposition

· 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


June 8, 2021 – August 17, 2021 / Finale Event on August 18, 2021




2:00 PM to 5:00 PM


Jose Otero – 814-525-3283


  • 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?