Take a seat in Ben Franklin’s startup boot camp, and you could take home $10,000


By Staff Writer

Registration is open for this fall’s TechCelerator@StateCollege — a virtual, 10-week business startup bootcamp that helps entrepreneurs expand their network, engage with other successful entrepreneurs, discuss their business model with experts and develop a pitch that could win up to $10,000.

The weekly ZOOM sessions will be on Tuesdays, Sept. 13–Nov. 29, 2022, 2–5 p.m. A one-hour online mentoring/coaching session will also be provided each week.

This is a no-cost opportunity provided by Ben Franklin Technology Partners. Assistance with legal, accounting or customer discovery costs will be provided, and the chance to pitch to a panel of local judges at the completion of the course. In addition, a “People’s Choice Award” of $1,000 will also be awarded at graduation. Friends, family and co-workers of the participants are invited to join the Zoom audience to vote for their favorite presentation.

Business mentoring from Ben Franklin’s Transformation Business Services Network and Penn State’s Small Business Development Center staff will also be available. Entrepreneurs will come away from this experience with a working business model, networking contacts and the confidence that comes from knowing if it’s the right time to start developing their innovation.

The deadline for applications is Aug. 26, 2022. Apply now here. 


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