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Win Up To $10,000 Exploring Your Tech Business Idea!

DUBOIS, PAIn the past eight years more than 200 teams have graduated from Ben Franklin’s TechCelerator Startup Boot Camps. These teams turned their ideas, many of which were based on Penn State technology, into successful tech startups.

Partnering with Penn State Dubois and the North Central PA Launchbox, Ben Franklin’s TechCelerator @Dubois, is inviting local entrepreneurs, grad-students, professors, and university researchers to participate in the next 10-Week Business Startup Boot Camp.  The weekly sessions will run on Wednesdays, beginning January 15, 2020 until March 19, 2020 from 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM followed by coaching sessions. 

Location: North Central PA LaunchBox (Old Deposit Bank Building) – 2 East Long Avenue, Suite 300, Dubois, PA 15801.

 Business mentoring from Ben Franklin’s Transformation Business Services Network and Clarion University’s Small Business Development Center will also be available free of charge.

A graduation “pitch” event will enable the winning team to receive up to $10,000 in seed funding to help get their business from Startup to UP and running!

This is a no-cost opportunity – all you spend is your time. During the ten weeks, we provide up to $1,000 toward legal and accounting startup costs. In addition, Invent Penn State’s I-Corps Site status enables eligible, university-related startup teams to receive up to $3,000 for customer discovery. deadline for applications is January 3, 2020

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, so call today! Contact John Siggins at 814-865-2879.