TechCelerator @ Somerset

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

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 @Somerset 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: January 22 – March 14, 2019

Time:  Tuesday – Group class 10:00 AM – 12:15 PM.  After class, individual company mentoring will be available, first come first serve from 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM and 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

On Wednesdays, there will be four individual company mentoring session times available: 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM, and 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Note: Each company should schedule a once per week  “one-on-one” session with mentors.

Where: Uptown Works – 109 E Main St, Somerset, PA 15501

Space is limited – Deadline to Apply:  Applications close on Jan 10, 2019

In addition to the money, 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.  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: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b5YsnfeHmdw

 WE INVEST IN INNOVATION

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?