Ben Franklin’s TechCelerator is offering local entrepreneurs, grad students, professors, and university researchers a 10-week business boot camp to help take the first step in launching your startup.APPLY HERE
What can you expect from this program?
Throughout the 10-week program, you’ll be able to explore the likelihood of success, discuss your business model and financials with experts, expand your network, engage with other entrepreneurs, and develop a pitch deck for funding opportunities.
The TechCelerator boot camp involves weekly group sessions with content experts and a weekly one-on-one session with your mentor to discuss individual needs. The goal of the program is to provide a framework that will enable you to have the information needed to decide if it’s the right time to start your business.
At the end of the 10 weeks, you’ll have a pitch presentation that will position your business to take the first step toward funding. You’ll have a chance to test your presentation skills at the final session by pitching before a group of judges who will award up to $10,000 to participants. In addition, virtual audience members will vote for their favorite presentation and award $1,000.
What topics are covered in the 10 weeks?
- 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
- Funding Options
- Basic Legal – Business Structure & Ownership
How much does it cost?
This program is offered at NO COST to entrepreneurs in the following counties: Adams, Bedford, Blair, Cambria, Cameron, Centre, Clarion, Clearfield, Clinton, Cumberland, Dauphin, Elk, Erie, Forest, Franklin, Fulton, Huntingdon, Indiana, Jefferson, Juniata, Lancaster, Lebanon, McKean, Mercer, Mifflin, Perry, Potter, Somerset, Venango, Warren, and York.
How to apply?APPLY HERE
Application deadline is March 17, 2023