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Win Up To $10,000 in Ben Franklin’s No-Cost Startup Boot Camp!

STATE COLLEGE, PA –Ben Franklin’s TechCelerator@StateCollege; a partnership with the Invent Penn State initiative, is again offering local tech entrepreneurs, grad-students, professors, and university researchers a fun, informative 10-Week Business Startup Boot Camp. This program lets you engage with other successful entrepreneurs, discuss your business model with experts, and develop a pitch that could win you up to $10,000!

The weekly sessions, which can be offered virtually via Zoom, will begin on Tuesday, April 5, 2022, and run through June 14, 2022, from 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM.  One-on-one mentoring/coaching sessions will also be provided each week.

This is a no-cost opportunity!  All you need to spend is your time. You’ll also have the chance to pitch your business concept to a panel of local judges at the completion of the course with the winner taking home up to $10,000.  Invite your friends and family to the pitch event.  A $1,000 “People’s Choice Award” as voted by the viewing audience, will also be awarded at graduation.

Business mentoring from Ben Franklin’s Transformation Business Services Network and Penn State’s Small Business Development Center staff will also be provided at no cost.  You’ll come away from this experience with a working business model, networking contacts, and experience pitching to potential funders.

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Don’t hesitate as seating is limited. The deadline for applications is March 31, 2022.

About the Ben Franklin TechCelerator @ State College

A partnership 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