TechCelerator Boot Camp accepting applications for fall

The TechCelerator Boot Camp is designed to help Penn State Hershey faculty, staff and students think entrepreneurially as they explore the commercial potential of a technology. The eight-week educational program is designed to assist in the transition of research into an operating business venture.  

The TechCelerator @Hershey is a business mentoring service targeting faculty, staff and students with an early stage technology and interest in exploring its commercial potential. As part of the program, participants will receive on-site, one-on-one business mentors, assistance with issues such as legal and accounting, market research analysis and weekly group sessions on startup topics while developing a strong investor pitch.

The first session of the TechCelerator Boot Camp concluded in spring 2013 with seven companies participating. Two Penn State Hershey technologies were awarded seed grants to further develop the commercial potential of the technology. The TechCelerator Program is presented by Ben Franklin Technology Partners and sponsored in part by the Penn State College of Medicine Office of Technology Development, Harrisburg Regional Chamber of Commerce and Capital Region Economic Development Corp.

The eight-week fall session boot camp begins from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25, in the Hershey Center for Applied Research. Participation is by application only. Visit to apply. Participation as a team in encouraged. The program is free to the Penn State Hershey community.

For additional information, contact the Office of Technology Development at 717-531-8496 or

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Last Updated August 28, 2013