TechCelerator @ South Central PA


Ben Franklin’s TechCelerator@South Central PA is offering local entrepreneurs from Adams, York, Lancaster, Lebanon, Dauphin, Cumberland, Franklin, and Perry counties a VIRTUAL 10-Week Business Startup Boot Camp.  If you want to expand your network, engage with serial entrepreneurs, participate in discussions with experts in marketing, sales and finance to help shape your business and develop a pitch presentation, then you’ll want to 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 10-week 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 session, pitching before a group of judges who have up to $10,000 to award to one or more participants.

The weekly ZOOM sessions will be on Tuesdays, April 6, 2021 – June 8, 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 SCORE will also be provided each week.

Ben Franklin’s TechCelerator@South Central PA is inviting local entrepreneurs and startup teams to apply to the next Startup Boot Camp.

Click here to apply.

The deadline for applications is March 23, 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


April 6, 2021 – June 8, 2021




2:00 PM to 5:00 PM –


Joe Hackett (York, Adams, Franklin, Cumberland) – 717-858-3046 /

Andy Long (Lancaster, Lebanon) – 717-948-6763 /

Julie Bratton (Dauphin, Perry) – 717-948-6339 / |

  • 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?