The TechCelerator @ JD Brown Center

You Could Win Up To $10,000 While Exploring Your Tech-Business Idea!

Have you ever wondered what it would take to start and run your own tech business? In the past eight years more than 200 teams have graduated from Ben Franklin’s TechCelerator StartUp Boot Camps. Many of these teams turned their ideas into successful tech startups.

Partnering with the JD Brown Center for Entrepreneurship at York College, Ben Franklin’s TechCelerator is inviting students, professors, and the general public to apply to the next 10-Week Business Startup Boot Camp.

Topics that will be addressed during the ten weeks include:

  • Week One: Program Overview
  • Week Two: Legal Formation
  • Week Three: Grants and Business Loans
  • Week Four: Marketing Research
  • Week Five: eMarketing
  • Week Six: Patents and IP
  • Week Seven: Human Resources
  • Week Eight: Accounting
  • Week Nine: Capital Formation
  • Week Ten: Pitch Day

When: Thursday, February 6, 2019 until Thursday, April 9, 2019
Time: 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Location: JD Brown Center for Entrepreneurship at York College | 410 Kings Road, York, PA 17401
DEADLINE TO APPLY: Wednesday, January 29, 2019

This is a no-cost opportunity – all you will need to spend is your time. During the ten weeks, you can receive up to $1,000 in reimbursement for initial startup costs, customer discovery and prototyping. Plus, $10,000 in seed funding will be awarded at a graduation “pitch” event held at the culmination of the startup boot camp.

You’ll come away from this experience with a viable business model, a list of networking contacts and the confidence that comes from knowing if it’s the right time for you to start a tech-business.

Space is limited. Contact Joe Hackett at 717-858-3046 or

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 participate in a ten-week program?
  • Are you planning to commercialize your business concept?


In case you’re wondering, this is what a graduation pitch looks like: