TechCelerator@StateCollege to offer Four Week program on starting a business

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. – The TechCelerator@StateCollege is again offering its Four Week course for faculty and graduate students who are interested in starting a business. Beginning 3 to 5 p.m. Sept. 10 and running every Tuesday for a month, participants will have the opportunity to hear from successful entrepreneurs and business support professionals on how to turn intellectual property (IP) into a viable business concept. There is no charge for the course, but seating is limited. Applications will be accepted until Sept. 6. The program will be held in Room 221, Technology Center, across from The Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel. To go register, go to http://www.techceleratorstatecollege.org/application.

This program is co-sponsored by Ben Franklin’s Transformation Business Services Network, Penn State’s Small Business Development Center and the Penn State Office of Technology Management.

Topics covered in the course will include:

-- Intellectual property

-- Market validation

-- Business model development

-- Funding options

About the 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.

About Ben Franklin Technology Partners

Ben Franklin Technology Partners/CNP, an initiative of the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development and funded by the Ben Franklin Technology Development Authority, provides operational assistance, entrepreneurial support and investment capital to emerging tech-based companies and small, existing manufacturers for the purpose of creating and retaining jobs in Pennsylvania.

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Last Updated August 30, 2013