Ben Franklin TechCelerator Program

Do you have a food or beverage innovation?

Ben Franklin’s Food & Beverage TechCelerator is looking for entrepreneurs and start-up companies that are developing scalable, innovative, and technology-focused products/services in the food and beverage industry.

If you or your team has an innovation poised to disrupt the Food & Beverage Industry, and improve production, analysis, processing, packaging, sustainability, or supply chain issues – This 10-week VIRTUAL Business Boot Camp is for you!

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No Cost Opportunity for Start-ups to:

  • Explore the likelihood of success and apply learning to minimize risks
  • Discuss business model and financials with experts
  • Expand network and engage with other entrepreneurs
  • Develop an investor pitch

TechCelerator Participants Receive:

  • One-on-one mentoring with business coaches from Ben Franklin and Penn State / Gannon University’s Small Business Development Centers
  • Weekly classes featuring subject matter experts
  • Working business model, proformas, and market insights
  • Contacts and resources for continued support
  • Ongoing Ben Franklin assistance and consideration for investment funding
  • Opportunity to pitch and win up to $30,000

How to Apply: The deadline to apply is December 12, 2022.

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Class Schedule:

  • Weekly ZOOM classes on Tuesdays starting January 10, 2023, through March 14, 2023
  • Must be located in Ben Franklin/CNP’s 32-County footprint to apply.


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