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

STATE COLLEGE, PAIn the past seven years more than 100 teams have graduated from Ben Franklin’s TechCelerator@State College. These teams turned their ideas, many of which were based on Penn State technology, into 114 tech startups.

Partnering with the Invent Penn State initiative, Ben Franklin’s TechCelerator @State College, is inviting local entrepreneurs, students, professors, and university researchers to participate in their next 10-Week Business Startup Boot Camp.  The weekly sessions will run on Tuesdays, September 24, 2019 – November 26, 2019 from 2:00 – 5:00 P.M.  Business mentoring from Ben Franklin’s Transformation Business Services Network and Penn State’s Small Business Development Center staff will also be available free of charge.

A graduation “pitch” event will take place on December 3, 2019. The winning team will 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.

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.  For details or to apply visit

 Space is limited, so call today! Contact Bob Dornich at 814-865-7332