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The BF TechCelerator is Hosting a Pitch Event: Someone Will Walk Away With Up To $10,000!

STATE COLLEGE, PA – On December 6, 2018, six emerging tech entrepreneurs will compete for up to $10,000 at the BF TechCelerator’s graduation “pitch” event. A panel of local judges will evaluate the presenters who have been honing their business concepts for the past ten weeks in an intensive business startup accelerator.
You Won’t Want to Miss This! Come and show support for the entrepreneurs but stay to enjoy the rest of the evening. A fun networking reception follows the presentations.
When: December 6, 2018
Time: 5:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Location: Room 243 – Tech Center – Innovation Park
Here’s a Quick Look at the Presenters:
• Joe Fortenbaugh with Actinic has developed a technology that decreases the curing time for silicones and other thermoset polymers in order that these materials can be used in 3D printing processes.
• John Gershenson with Kijenzi has developed 3D printing capabilities that enable manufacturers in sub-Saharan Africa to make their own replacement parts for medical equipment.
• Paul Hughes with GreenBriq developed a process for transforming invasive plant species into alternative fuel sources in locations in the world where charcoal is scarce and expensive.
• Jason Moore with Medulate developed a suite of medical simulators geared at increasing the efficiency and effectiveness of medical education.
• Adam Ianno with Proptor Hoc Imaging developed a microscopy solution for educational applications that offers high magnification and better resolution at a fraction of the cost of traditional options.
• Yash Parikh and Manny Singh with Go2Gro have developed a delivery system platform to get orders picked up and delivered to a home or business in two hours or less.
• Kerim Moncal with Power Ink developed a method for harvesting collagen (BIO-ink) that can be 3D printed and someday used in surgical procedures.

About the Ben Franklin TechCelerator @ State College
A partnership with Invent Penn State designed to offer the region’s entrepreneurs, students, faculty members, and small business owners designated space, loan and investment programs, business support and mentoring services, and entrepreneurial training all housed in one location. This innovative, one-stop-shop approach to business incubation will encourage an entrepreneurial climate, increase technology transfer opportunities, and help develop a robust “startup” culture in State College and the surrounding area. Visit or click on